Resolve Litter Box Issues With These 5 Easy Steps

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We found a great article about taking care of the cat’s litter box. The link is at the end, but first, our comments and additional tips.

Ever wonder why domesticated cats had to use cat litter? Well, cats are naturally clean creatures and they always like to take care of themselves. Wild cats would usually do their business in soft or sandy soil so that it will be easy for them to bury their poop.

If you are a first-time cat owner, you need to know some of the most common litter box issues so that you won’t have difficulty when you start litter-training your cat. Litter training is very important because you don’t want your pet to do their business elsewhere.

Your litter should be at least 3cm thick and the length of the tray should be one and a half times the length of your cat so that he/she can move around comfortably. Also put it in a place that is quiet and peaceful. Make sure that it’s a distance away from food and water.

When it comes to choosing the right litter, it depends on your cat’s preference. However it’s really recommended to use biodegradable brands. Many truckloads of cat litter end up in landfills. Biodegradable cat litter contains various plant resources such as pine wood pellets, sawdust and newspaper among other things and this makes obvious sense form an ecological perspective

Clean the litterbox regularly. Remember that their noses are more sensitive than humans. A safety tip – if you are pregnant, ask someone to do it for you, because you might be at risk of getting Toxoplasmosis. This infection is caused by a parasite that is commonly found in cats. This disease is dangerous for both the mother and the child.

Don’t put strong scents in your cat litter because your pet won’t really like the smell. They are strongly repelled by it. After removing the old and dirty litter, spread some baking soda all over the tray and let it soak all the nasty, icky stuff. You can also clean it with warm water and detergent. Don’t wait for the the litter box to smell terrible before you decide to change it.

If you have a kitten or a senior cat, try to place the litter in an easily accessible place to avoid any accidents from happening. You can also place a wide liner underneath for easier cleanup.

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1 Comment

  • By Carol Graydon, August 22, 2017 @ 11:52 pm

    Why not an Electronic Cat Tray it’s so much cleaner & in the long run cheaper to run i’v had a Electronic Cat Tray befor & find them very good 😊 bought from the USA I wish that somebody here could up with one that is made here in Australia that would be so very good 🐈🐾🤗🙋🇦🇺 Thank You 😊 Carol Graydon 🐈🐾

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