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Q: Is there a trick to get cats to not track litter all over the house?

March 13, 2009 | By ashley s. | 18 answers | Expired: 2092 days ago

ashley s.

My cat gets litter stuck between his toes and tracks it all over the place.

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Chrissy
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Mar 23, 2009

The litter mat worked well for us. Just make sure you take it outside every week and shake it. And if you have a hose spray it down occasionally to help with any odors. Good luck!

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m s.
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Mar 19, 2009

i know -- my cats have a kittie condo consisting of scratch poles -- they go on that and scratch and they are satisfied -- prior to using the scratch poles and right after leaving the litter pan, you see them pawing at the floor to remove the pebbles -- but nothing works like the scratch poles.

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Cindy C.
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Mar 16, 2009

Ugh I hate this problem! I picked up a mat to put in front of the litter box as well as purchased an automatic litter box that has a step coming out of the box that helps grip litter. Its improved the problem a lot but there is still a little litter here and there that has to be cleaned up a few times a week.

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Jill B.
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Mar 13, 2009

Like most of the others, I put a rug in front of the litter box. I also have a covered litter box so they have to go out the door. What has also helped is that I turned the litter box around so that the door is about a foot from the wall with the rug in front. The cats have to leave the litter box and turn a corner. So they have to go slower which means less litter flying everywhere.

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Todde
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Mar 13, 2009

We use the litter mat, but what really helped us is the Booda Dome Litter box. It is a big round dome that has some steps that spiral up inside of it. We originally got it so some very small kittens we were fostering could get in and out of the litter box. We will not buy any litter boxes besides these now.

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Haze46
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Mar 13, 2009

We use an indoor outdoor mat which seems to work for us. There is always a little that tracks but it seems to catch the majority of it.

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Percysmom
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Mar 13, 2009

I've been gradually changing my cat's litter to a pellet litter. There are a few on the market. Although they didn't love it in the beginning they seem to be adjusting and I don't have litter everywhere.

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Doran359
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Mar 13, 2009

The rug trick works great... just make sure it has strudy fibers to knock out the litter!

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kenya
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Mar 13, 2009

you could aways put a area rug down or a rug that is old down and let your kitten walk on that and later just vaccum the rug when need be. that might be useful for the time being. good luck though

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rebecca  p.
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Mar 13, 2009

I have a rug in front of my litter box and it gets most of the litter off before they track it through the house. Also my friend has one of those welcome mats that looks like grass in front of hers.

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