Cleaning the litter box is a reality of everyday life for pet parents. It’s not pleasant or fun, but it has to be done.
The hope is that your pet cat makes things easier for you by consistently using his/her box. Unfortunately, cats don’t always hold up their end of the bargain and leave you a mess to clean up.
All hope is not lost! You can do to encourage your pet to use his/her litter box more often.
Purchase the Right One
One reasons Fluffy isn’t eliminating waste within the confines of her litter box is because she doesn’t like it. If she dislikes the size of the box or the access point, you can bet that she will continue to ignore it.
Take the time to pick out the right one for your pet. Here are some pointers for how to select a box for cats with special needs and those who don’t have special needs.
Choose the Right Litter to Use
Now that you have the right box for your pet cat, you can turn your attention to the litter.
Citing the Humane Society, this article from Pet MD notes that most cats prefer fine-grained litter. Start with that but don’t be surprised if Fluffy disagrees with your choice since she has her own preferences.
Finding the right litter to use may be a long process because it involves trial and error, but it’s worth going through for the sake of your pet and your home.
Find the Right Spot for Litter Box
With the box chosen and litter bought, all you have to do is find the perfect spot for your new purchases.
The Humane Society recommends placing it in a spot that your pet has often used for eliminating. You can also try to set up different litter boxes for each level of your home until your pet finds one that he/she likes.
Once your cat has developed the habit of going inside the box, your waste management troubles will be minimized or perhaps even eliminated altogether. Maintaining a clean home remains a possibility even while living with a cat as long you get him/her to like using a litter box.
We at TAILored CAT Services can keep watch over your pet as he/she is undergoing litter box training. Learn more about the services we provide by calling 425-923-7791 or searching our website.