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Greensboro, NC 27455
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Sat: 8 am to 12 pm
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We will have limited hours Thursday, January 18, 2018, due to the weather conditions. Please call ahead before coming to the hospital. Thank you!

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.