July 19, 2020

Biggest Mistakes People Make with Their Cat Litterboxes

Whether you are thinking of adopting a little furball of your own, or already have one, or two, or seven, this advice is very useful for you to know if you want to keep the peace in your home. Here are 5 big mistakes you may be making when it comes to your kitty cat’s litter box, and all the issues to come! 

Location 
If you have a multi-floor home, make sure you have at least one litter box on each floor. If you have multiple litter boxes on the same floor, don’t place them in a line, but spread them out on the floor in areas that give your cat full view of his surroundings, but also a little privacy. Why? Cats are difficult and observant. If they don’t feel safe, they will use your new shoes instead, and on occasion they’re just too lazy to go down to the first floor to use the bathroom. 

Amount of Boxes 
If you have more than one cat, have more than one litter box. It’s that simple If the litter box is too crowded, they may refuse it. Doing this not only makes things easier for you, but it also may even improve relationships between the cats that share the house. 

Amount of Litter 
All too often people use way too much litter, and it goes to waste by either being tossed in the trash or tossed on the floor. In all reality all you need is an inch maybe an inch and a half of litter in a litter box. And every time you scoop it, just refill it to its original amount until it needs to be dumped. 

Scooping Vs. Dumping 
This is another big mistake. You see a lot of dumping, not enough scooping. And if you see scooping it is probably excessive. There is no need. Scoop the litterbox(es) once a day, refilling the litter box to its original amount, and dump once a week. It’s that easy. 

Type of Box 
If you are a cat person, you will know that cats love to observe. So, when shopping for a litter box do not get a closed in type, but one that allows view of the cats surroundings to where it feels safe as it uses the bathroom. 

Believe it or not, these are not all the mistakes, but the biggest. However, remember nobody knows your cat as well as you do.