TYPE OF LITTER
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
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 cats 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 dont 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 dont like them, and scratching also tears holes
in the liner, allowing urine to seep through the holes
and increase odor.
of Boxes & Location