How to Litter Box Train a Cat

141736-425x283-housetraining1Litter box or house training a cat is relatively easy, as a cat’s natural inclination leads it to use sandy spots as a toilet. That said, it is erroneous for an owner to believe that he, or she, has to do nothing. Cats, like any other animals, will need to be trained to become fully housebroken. Below you will find ten helpful tips on training your kitten.

1. For those owners who are planning to allow their cats to roam outdoors, it is still necessary to litter box train your pet, as he, or she, will not be able to go outside until all vaccinations have been completed.

2. Potted plants, sand pits and similar spots are ideal for a cat’s toilet. Therefore, it is wise not to have any potted plants indoors and sand pits should always be covered. By removing everything that looks like a toilet to a cat, you are only leaving him, or her, with the option of the litter tray or box.

3. When purchasing a litter box, it is important that it is appropriate for the size of your cat. In other words, if your kitten is unable to get in and out of the box properly, it will not be encouraged to use it.

4. Many owners forget that the type of litter will have an impact on the cat’s willingness to use the litter tray or box. Typically, cats dislike the coarse brands and the scented type of litter is best avoided, as the cat’s sensitive nose will not appreciate the artificial perfumed. Moreover, from a safety point of view, clumping litter is not suitable for use with kittens, as it can cause huge problems if ingested. Continue reading