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Our address is: 513 North State Rd. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

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February 18, 2015

5 Simple Tips to Litter Box Train Your Cat

Cat lovers – rejoice! We all know cats are instinctual creatures. They’re naturally tidy and habitually bury their waste. Least we forget to mention they’re fluffy, cute, cuddly and independent animals. But what do you do when you have a litter box-training problem? At Animal Health Center, we’ve got you covered with these five simple tips to litter box train your cat or kitten.

1. Choose the Right Box for Your Cat

Regardless of your choice, your box should be made from heavy, durable plastic to avoid messes and spills.

Also, your cat should be able to easily enter and exit its box comfortably. For kittens, consider the height of the sides of the litter box. Can the kitten jump in and out on its own? For adult cats, is there enough room for them to fit comfortably inside?

2. Keep Two Litter Boxes Per One Cat in Your Home

Prevent accidents by providing multiple litter boxes in your home based on the amount of cats you own. For example, if you have one cat, keep two boxes in your home. If you have three cats, keep four litter boxes in the home.

Be sure to consider the location of the boxes; they should be placed in quiet and easily accessible areas.

3. Show Your Cat His/Her Litter Box(es) from the Start

As soon as you bring your cat or kitten home, show the animal its litter box immediately. Another tip is to place your cat in the box after naps, meals or when you think he/she may need to go. After a couple of days, instinct and adjustment should kick in, and they’ll know where the potty spot is.

4. Keep The Litter Box(es) Clean

Use litter that works for your cat, and be sure to stick with it. Sudden changes in litter can encourage accidents outside of the designated spot.

Scoop the litter box once daily, and wash it one time per week to ensure cleanliness.

5. Be Strategic When Dealing with Accidents

Never scold the cat or kitten while he or she is in the box or a negative association will form. If your pet has an accident, quickly move and place the animal in the litter box. Along with that, praise your kitten when he or she uses the box properly.

Do you still have questions about litter box training?

Give the Animal Health Center a call at 914.941.4904, and we’d be happy to set up a time for you to discuss with our training expert.

 

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