The Perfect Litter Box for Your Kitten
Raising a kitten is hard work! Between putting up with playful scratching, endless energy, and getting his diet just right, caring for a baby kitty can be exhausting. One of the most difficult aspects of owning a cat is setting up the perfect litter box. Getting the litter box set up just right is extremely important for young felines. Fortunately, it isn’t hard when you follow these tips.
The right box
It all starts by finding the right box. Most standard litter boxes are made for fully grown cats. It may be tempting to bring a large box home, especially if it means only having to buy one litter box throughout the lifetime of your feline. Unfortunately, these boxes are usually very deep and have a high entrance, which can make getting in and out difficult for your little kitty.
Instead, choose a simple pan and only place a few inches of litter in the box. If your cat can get in and out of the box easily, he’ll be more likely to use it. You can also purchase disposable pans. For recommendations on which box is right for your kitty, talk with your veterinarian.
Placement of the box
Getting the right box is important, but the placement of the box is equally as important. Most people don’t want to look at or smell the litter box, so it ends up in a dark corner of the home. Unfortunately, your kitten isn’t likely to travel far in order to use the box. While litter training, it is important to place the box in an area of your home that provides quick, easy access for your furry friend.
You should also make sure that you have more than one box in your home. In general, you should have one more box than you have cats. This is especially true for a kitten that’s just learning!
The litter you choose is ultimately up to you, but don’t be afraid to change litters if it becomes obvious that your cat doesn’t like the litter you’ve brought home. In addition, make sure you scoop the litter box often.
If you’re still having trouble litter training your pet, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to eliminate the possibility of a urinary tract infection.
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