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Rules For Keeping Cats Litterbox Happy

Rules For Keeping Cats Litterbox Happy

  • Keep the litter box clean, which means cleaning once or twice a day.
  • Use a litter box that is at least one and a half times the length of the cat from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail.
  • Avoid covered litterboxes, if possible. If a cover must be used and there are multiple pets in the household, cut a second entrance in the cover.
  • Avoid having the litterbox in noisy, drafty, high-traffic, or otherwise undesirable areas. Washers and dryers sometimes scare cats away to other locations.
  • If the cat is very young, old, or disabled, cut a low entrance into the litterbox.
  • If the cat does not dig in the litter and cover its excrement, simultaneously offer two or more kinds of litter in separate litterboxes and keep a log of the cat’s preference. A number of different litters may need to be tried before the owner can identify one that the cat prefers.
  • If there are multiple cats in the house, provide as many litterboxes as there are cats, plus one more litterbox.
  • Place litterboxes in multiple sites.
  • Use unscented litter if possible – cats can have sensitive noses.