Do you enjoy scooping the litter box?
It’s one of the most important things to do as a cat parent, and many of us don’t do it properly.
Survey done with cat parents say that, creating the perfect environment for your cat’s litter box requires patience and various techniques, and failure to that, your cat will end up making a mess all over your house.
If your litter box experiences have going downhill, here are five tips to draw inspiration from on how to improve your cat’s litter box.
Choose a Quiet, yet Safe Spot
It’s tempting to stash your cat’s litter box out of sight, in the furthest spot in your living area, but this is not a desirable idea.
Cats, like humans, are social and curious creatures, and as such, they enjoy seeing everything while eliminating, and at the same time, they need to feel safe.
Ideally, you should place the litter box in a quiet location away from any noise-producing machines such as dryers, or heaters.
Keep in mind, do not place the litter box close to where you feed them as cats instinctively do not like litter on or near their feeding area.
To discover what location works best for your feline, place several boxes around the house and let them decide which spot they prefer.
Do Not Use a Covered Box
Pinging on what we’ve mentioned above, cats are like other felines in the wild have predatory instincts meaning they fear getting preyed on.
Well, Cats don’t like the idea of feeling trapped, because a covered box will limit the ways they can escape in case another animal approaches.
A covered box can surely hide the waste but keeping the odor “trapped inside.” However, when you realize that a cat’s sense of smell is a hundred times more powerful than that of humans, you’ll understand why you need to keep the litter box open at all times.
Otherwise, your cat will refuse to use the litter box if it gets too smelly.
Scoop Litter Twice a Day
If you’re a cat parent, you must be lucky if your cat is using a litter box. Well, a big dirty litter is the biggest reason why cats refuse to use a litter box.
And who can you blame really? No one wants to hop through clumps of dirty urine and poop to find a clean spot to do their business.
As such, you need to get into the habit of regularly scooping your cat’s litter box at least twice a day to ensure they have a clean, spotless, and dry place to go.
But beyond enticing your cat to use the litter box, you’ll also be doing yourself a favor as you’ll easily control the cat odor by scooping the soiled litter.
More importantly, however, regular scooping of litter will provide you with the opportunity of monitoring your cat’s state of health. This is particularly true if you’ll be using color changing cat litter from Pretty Litter, which changes color depending on the health state of your cat.
Use Unscented Litter
Scented cat litter units are popular with many feline parents. Why a huge demand? Well, because they help to control the odors.
Fact check : Cats dislike anything scented, especially artificial citrus & floral scents. So, while a scented litter is appealing to you, it’s downright nauseating to your feline.
In fact, a heavily perfumed litter box may just drive your cat to conduct their business elsewhere.
Therefore, fill your litter box with unscented litter.
Replace the Litter Box Every Year
Regardless how fastidious you are at keeping your cat’s litter box clean, it’s still going to need replacement eventually
With time, the odor from the litter will get ingrained into the litter box, not to mention the scratches and grooves made by the felines make for a breeding ground for bacteria.
Just keep replacing the litter box, twice or thrice every year-after all, who does not like new things.
We hope that these tips will be useful. Do you have any DIY tips on Cat Litter experiences? Please let us know in the comments below.