If Your Cat is NOT Using The Litter Box - Do THIS! Part 5...
How many times have you been to a public toilet, taken one look at the state of it and decided to hold it in?! I’ll bet this has happened many times!
One of the biggest and most common reasons why your cat may refuse to go in the litter box is that it’s not clean enough.
Having the right litter box in the perfect spot means nothing if it's dirty - a clean litter box is super important to your cat! Cats are extremely clean creatures, they groom themselves a lot and definitely need a clean bathroom in order to be able to use it comfortably and happily.
Ideally, you would scoop the litter box out twice a day, but if this cannot work in your schedule, then you need to make sure there are extra litter boxes available in a quiet spot so your cat has a clean place to do their business when they need to. The general rule of thumb is one more box than you have cats, but if you are only scooping once a day, then you should double that. So 1 cat = 3 litter boxes, 2 cats = 4 litter boxes etc… This also will reduce the amount of times you have to clean them out which is a win-win for everyone.
In addition to regular scooping, you should also do a thorough clean on a regular basis too, where you change out the litter, wash and disinfect the box and add fresh litter. Be sure to clean only with natural products as you don’t want your kitty coming into contact with harmful chemicals.
Keeping your litter boxes as clean as possible is one of the best ways to ensure that your cats actually use them.
Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H