Clean your litter box twice a day to stop bad odors and also provide a clean space for your cat to feel at ease during elimination.
 Discover ways to prevent inappropriate cat marking behavior and how to upkeep your litter box to make sure your cat is always comfortable
Make sure you cat has plenty of room in their litter box. A good rule of thumb is the bigger the box the better.
The Litter Box: Home
Place your cats litter box in a safe and quiet place where he or she will have plenty of privacy and feel comfortable.
Feline urination is one of the most common ways a cat will mark their territory and the most common behavior complaint among cat owners.
Inappropriate urination is the most common behavioral problem reported by cat owners.
Cats use elimination to establish their territory.
Feline marking behavior is most commonly seen with urine, scratching and facial marking.
Find solutions to inappropriate feline urination.
Learn how to prevent inappropriate cat spraying behavior.
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Location   •   Size   •   Litter   •   Cleanliness


A number of different litters are available but most cats prefer the scoopable clumping litters. They are soft and sand-like and are considered a perfect elimination substrate for most cats. The litter should be about three to four inches deep.

The new crystal litters are another option. They absorb urine and its odor completely but still need to be scooped daily. Most cats will only urinate in them, so another box with a different type of litter should be provided for defecation.

Do not use scented litters or deodorizing products in the litter. They can irritate a cat’s paws and the odor is generally offensive to cats, whose sense of smell is much keener than ours. Even baking soda can be objectionable to cats. Urine causes it to fizz.

Find a litter your cat likes and stick with it. If you have to change litters, fill the box with the new litter and sprinkle some of the old litter on top. It will get mixed in with the new litter and your cat will adjust to it better.

Litter Box Liners: Litter box liners sound like a great idea, but I find them a nuisance and don’t recommend using them. They tend to pull away from the sides of the box, which renders them useless, and when the cat scratches, they get caught in the claws. Cats don’t like them, and scratching also tears holes in the liner, allowing urine to seep through the holes and increase odor.

Number of Boxes & Location   •   Size   •   Litter   •   Cleanliness

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for persons who live with or take care of cats. It is not a replacement for qualified veterinary care. Please discuss your cat's symptoms and medical conditions with your veterinarian.