Tips on Preventing Litter Box Problems

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Keeping a litter box up to standards isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if you have more than one cat.  It’s important to keep your litter boxes in tip top shape to ensure the safe of your cat and smell of your house!  In order to get the most out of litter boxes we have provided some helpful tips for you.

Here are 6 tips from the Humane Society that will prove helpful.

The Location of the Box – as they said in real estate, “location, location, location.” Many folks like to keep litter boxes in far away places to keep odor away but that might not be best for your cat. Keep it in a spot where your cat have privacy but also where it’s convenient. Avoid placing them near appliances or outlets. Put the box far away from your cat’s food and water. Put a litter box in each level of your home.

Type of the Box – There are several different types of cat litter on the market. The most popular ones are traditional clay litter, scooping/clumping litter, crystal-based/silica gel litter, and plant-derived/bio-degradable litter.

The Smell of the Box – While smelling like roses might be good for humans, cats have a different sense of smell so if you’re getting a scented litter box be careful. You can put a thin layer of baking soda at the bottom to absorb odors.

The Number of Boxes – General rule of thumb is one box per cat plus one more. However as suggested before if you have a multi level home you generally want one on each level. If you have multiple cats then it’s super important to keep all the boxes clean.

Covered or Uncovered? – Some people prefer covered litters for aesthetic reasons but that might not be the best idea because you might not clean it as often since it’s virtually “out of sight.” Just know if you do decide to cover the box to be conscious of it.

If you have any great cat tips of your own be sure to submit them to us!

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