We’re not ordinary cats, we’re cool cats! Finding the right litter is only step one.
We litter-lly get so many questions about litter and we are here to give you some experienced tips.
Where should I put the box in my house?
Place the box in a quiet, well-ventilated place that is away from the cat’s food and water dishes. Choose a spot that is open and easily accessible for the cat.
Is the size of the litter box important?
Very! It’s crucial to give your cat plenty of space to dig in the litter comfortably and turn around inside the box. The general rule is the litter box should be 1.5 times as long as the cat’s body. Deeper boxes may also help keep the litter in the box, but needs to be placed in an area with a lower entry point for easier accessibly, especially for older and heavier cats.
Should I use a covered/hooded litter box?
While some cats prefer covered boxes for privacy, some cats prefer an uncovered litter box so they don’t feel trapped and can see everything around them. In addition, larger cats may have difficulty turning around in a covered box.
What is litter aversion?
Litter aversion is a cat’s strong dislike of a particular litter. Cats with litter aversion may partially or totally avoid the litter box. Common signs of litter aversion the cat may exhibit include;
-Rushing while using the box
-Not digging in the litter or burying waste
-Scratching the area around the box
-Trying to balance on the edge of the boxChoosing to go right beside the box
What causes litter aversion?
Rapid changes to the type of litter used can cause litter aversion. Litters that are strongly scented are more likely to create aversion issues. Cats naturally have more sensitive noses than humans; your cat may not like the same scents you do. Cats often prefer unscented litter, such as HempyCat™. Other common causes include having too much or too little litter in the box, not receiving enough privacy in the box or the litter box may not be clean enough; most cats prefer their litter as clean as possible.
How can I overcome litter aversion?
Make sure the box is cleaned on a daily basis. Select a litter with excellent odor control, such as HempyCat. Always transition to a new litter, litter box size and box location slowly. If your cat continues to go outside the box, seek advice from your veterinarian to rule out health problems, such as gastrointestinal and urinary tract infections; afflictions that can limit you cat’s ability to control bowels and bladder. Never punish a cat for going outside the box; this can make the problem worse by stressing out the cat more. If you have multiple cats in the household, there may be too many cats using the same box; most cats prefer their own box and it’s recommend each at should have their own box.