How Many Litter Boxes Should you Have for your Cats?
Hi to all my pet-lovers... this week is ALL about the kitties as we continue on my “All About Litter Boxes” series... and today I answer a very common question of How Many Litter Boxes should you have for your cat/s?
The answer is that you should actually always maintain one additional litter box in your home than you have cats. So, it looks like this:
1 Cat = 2 Litter Boxes
2 Cats = 3 Litter Boxes
3 Cats = 4 Litter Boxes
4 Cats = 5 Litter Boxes ... and so on.
The theory behind this rule is that a cat likes to have options, just like if they were outside in their natural territory they would have a few designated areas as their “bathroom spots” and especially in a multi-cat household, in natural outdoor life, a cat would never typically share the same bathroom area, unless it was in fact to “mark” the area as a show of territorial aggression.
An extra litter box may cost an extra $10, and cost you maybe one additional minute to scoop 2 or 3 boxes instead of only one... however following this SIMPLE rule could be the one thing that keeps your cat-home happy and prevents your cat or cats from ever experiencing painful bladder conditions, or using your HOUSE as their bathroom which becomes incredibly stressful and a ton of work to reverse!
Stay tuned... for next week's Pet-Tip we explore some good places in your home to place your cat's litter box to ensure they are most comfortable in their bathroom space!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.