Started - Litterbox tips
Here are six reasons why cats
stop using their
1) boxes are not
cleaned enough (1 - 2 times daily minimum)
2) boxes are in
a location that makes the cat uncomfortable
3) they don't
like the litter type - feel or smell
4) cat has an
undiagnosed urinary tract infection or other medical problem
5) litterbox is
too old. After one year odors are impregnated in the plastic
6) litterbox was
cleaned with a chemical cleanser that has an aversive smell instead of soap and water.
you like to use a toilet that isn't flushed?
Most cats prefers you clean the litter box after each use. Felines are fastidious and value cleanliness.
two-story homes, to prevent your cat from getting side tracked
and not making it to the litterbox in time, provide two litterboxes - one on each floor. Provide more than one litterbox in a large home to keep
toileting convenient. For multiple cats, provide one more litterbox
than the number of cats.
Felines are individuals.
just like some people like rap music and others prefer
classical, cats have personal preferences. Try different types of litterboxes,
different types of litters, and different locations for the box
and you will discover
your kitten's personal preferences. Try a plastic under-the-bed
sweater box instead of a traditional litterbox.
cats value their privacy.
Do not place
litterboxes in high traffic locations. Would you feel relaxed
using a public toilet if there were no stall doors provided?