Let’s face it, dealing with your pet’s litterbox is probably not at the top of your list of favorite things to do. But it’s an important part of being a responsible pet owner! If you’re having trouble training your pet or dealing with common litterbox issues, don’t worry – we can help. Let's go over some tips and tricks for solving common litterbox problems.
Cleaning the Litterbox Regularly
First and foremost, it is important to make sure that the litter box is kept clean on a regular basis. This means scooping out feces and clumps of urine every day, as well as cleaning out the entire box once a week. It is also important to use an unscented litter because cats have a sensitive sense of smell and scented litters can be off-putting to them. Additionally, if you are using a self-cleaning litter box, make sure that it is cleaned regularly according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Providing Enough Space
It is also important to ensure that there is enough space in the litter box for your cat. Generally speaking, it should be 1 ½ times larger than your cat's body length and width combined so they have plenty of room to move around while they use their business. If you're still having trouble getting them to use their box properly, try adding another one so they have more options available.
Check for Medical Problems
Another common cause of litterbox avoidance is medical issues such as urinary tract infections or kidney stones. If you suspect your cat is having medical issues, take them to the vet immediately for a checkup. If your cat does have an underlying medical issue, the vet will be able to diagnose it and provide treatment options that will help your kitty feel better and return to using her litter box properly.
Keeping Things Calm
Finally, try keeping things as calm as possible when you're around the litter box area; cats tend not to like loud noises or sudden movements which can make them feel uncomfortable or scared and deter them from using their boxes properly. Make sure that children and other pets know not disturb your cats when they are in their boxes and avoid making any loud noises around them while they're using theirs.
Litterboxes can be a challenge for many pet owners but with these simple tips and tricks you should be able to train your pets and solve any common issues easily! Remember – always keep the area clean, provide enough space for your cat(s), and keep things calm when they are in their boxes. With these guidelines in mind you should have no trouble keeping your cats happy and healthy!
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