5 Litter Box Tips for Litter Box Issues
As much as your cat embraces the creature comforts of living and lounging inside, your domesticated kitty still has many of the same instincts as wild cats — especially around survival. If you’re dealing with litter box issues, it may be because of this: a wild cat’s bathroom sites leave them vulnerable to predators. So, if your favorite feline is testing your patience by going outside of the box, here are 5 tips that can make them feel safe when going inside their box.
Just like wild cats, domesticated cats have survival instincts that drive their behavior. With these tips, you can respect their instincts and help stop litter problems that come up, so you have a happier cat — and a cleaner home.
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1 “Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling.” Cornell Feline Health Center, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Web 21 Aug 2017. http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/brochure_housesoiling.cfm
2 Drake, Samantha. “Litter Box Training: Why Setup and Placement Matters.”Petmd.com. Web 21 Aug 2017.http://www.petmd.com/cat/care/litter-box-training-why-setup-and-placement-matters
Tips to freshen things up
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To fight cat fur, put clothes in the dryer for a few minutes before washing to loosen hair.
Go Big on Litter Boxes
Litter boxes should always be large enough for your cat to cover their waste with fresh litter.
More Cats, More Boxes
With multiple cats, vets recommend multiple litter boxes — one per cat, with another as a spare.
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