Litter Box Basics
One of the biggest reasons cats are returned to shelters is because of litter box rejection. Don’t let that happen to your new fur baby. Follow these tips so kitty is always thinking inside the box:
PRIVACY PLEASE: Cats like to have their privacy as much as humans. Place the litter box in a quiet, accessible location that’s easy to clean, like a bathroom. In a multilevel home, it’s recommended that you put a litter box on each level.
SET THE STAGE: Cats can be finicky about their litter box surroundings, and may reject litter that isn’t clean (wouldn’t you?). Place the litter box on a carpet remnant or a piece of AstroTurf®. Some cats prefer the privacy of a closed box (and it can promote less tracking), while others prefer the fancy-free openness of a basic box.
DUDE, WHERE’S MY BOX?: Avoid moving the litter box once your cat has acclimated to its new environment. Your cat will become understandably confused. If you must move it, scoot it over about an inch per day.
A BOX FOR EVERY CAT: Got more than one cat? Make sure each has his/her own litter box. Many people say it’s a great idea to even have an extra box. For example, for two cats, have three boxes.
KEEP IT CLEAN: If only cats could flush (well, you can train cats to go and flush in a toilet, but it’s definitely an advanced cat-jedi move). Instead they look to you to keep their litter clean. Remember to scoop out solids once a day and follow the instructions on your Fresh Step® package on regular cleaning.