Kingsbrook Animal Hospital's Blog: How to Make Your Cat Love the Litter Box

Friday, April 16, 2010

How to Make Your Cat Love the Litter Box

By far, the most important way to make cats love their litter box is to keep their litter boxes clean- scoop at least once a day.

You should have one more litter box than the number of cats you have (ex. 2 cats = 3 litter boxes).

The boxes should not all be in one place (if you have stairs, at least one on each level) and need to be in a private, quiet area.

Make sure your litter boxes are large.

Most cats prefer boxes that are NOT hooded.

Make sure the litter is at least 3-4 inches deep at all times.

Most cats prefer unscented, perfume-free,clumpable litter (Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter is excellent).

Completely dump out and wash the litter boxes with a mild soap (not bleach or ammonia) every 2-4 weeks.