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How to train a cat to use cat litter

How to Litter Train a Cat

As Galaxy stated, using the litter box should come naturally to most cats and kittens. In fact, in the majority of cases, litter training can be broken down into five simple steps.

Step 1: Choose the correct litter box.

As explained above, you want to select a box that your cat can easily get in and out of. Sometimes, senior cats stop using the litter box because of an achy body, so consider using a low-sided box for older cats, and for kittens who may not be big enough to climb into a bigger box.

Step 2: Find the perfect litter.

Use a natural, unscented litter; sometimes crystal litter, clay litter or ones with a heavy scent may discourage cats from using the litter box. Be consistent in what litter you use, as changing the litter could cause your cat to stop using the litter box temporarily.

Step 3: Location, location, location.

Place the litter box in a quiet area of your home where there isn’t a lot of foot traffic. If you have multiple floors, consider placing additional litter boxes throughout your home.

Step 4: Give them the grand tour.

Make sure your cat knows where the litter boxes are; most will find it, but it never hurts to show them.

Step 5: Keep it clean.

Scoop the litter box often. Some cats are just as grossed out by pee and poop as we are and will temporarily stop using the litter box if it’s full; you can try a self-cleaning litter box, like the ScoopFree Original Automatic Cat Litter Box


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