Cats & Litter Box

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July 23, 2008 | By Lbd1956 | 3

We put him in the litter box he jumps out. We changed litters, doesn't work. He will use paper sometimes. He knows to scratch. But he will not use the litter box. Thanks' lbd1956

Lbd1956
Karie  B.
kluvseddie

July 23, 2008

A: try shredding some paper and putting it in the litter box. Is your litter box enclosed or open some cats dont like the enclosed ones.

July 9, 2008 | By Eandk | 5

My cat, Sakari, started off using the litter box with no problems. The I got this older cat, Mosi, and Mosi started urinating out side the litter box. This new cat is no longer in the home she had to be put down because she was sick. The Sakari st… more ›

Stephanie
MeepsandMunch

July 10, 2008

A: I agree, it is a territorial thing when your second cat started doing it. But as far as the first, older cat... I would get the vet to check for any kidney problems. I had a cat who started doing that and it turned out she had bad kidney problems. A… more ›

May 30, 2009 | By Shorty7589 | 11

On three separate occasions my cat has used my bed as his litter box (doing both duties mind you), of course he does it when I'm not home, because if I was I would NOT allow it...I'm getting tired of washing my blankets and spraying my mattress, and … more ›

Shorty7589
Ourstaff
ourstaff

May 30, 2009

A: The cleaning suggestions are good ideas. You could also try spreading a large towel on the bed and putting a bowl of dry food on it (after the cleaning). Most cats won't go where they eat and if they begin to associate your bed with food they may s… more ›

May 31, 2008 | By Shelley85 | 1

My mother cat of 5 litters keeps going #2 on the carpet. She has used the litter box before but rarely. She is very needy, wanting petted all the time. She behaves very well otherwise. She is 7+ years old. Any suggestions? We try to pay attention to … more ›

Percysmom
Percysmom

June 1, 2008

A: When you say, she has used the litter box before but rarely, does that mean that she has always behavied this way or is this a new behavior? If the behavior is new you shoud firstly have her vet checked. Once you determine that it isn't a physical pr… more ›

November 18, 2008 | By Savannahbomb | 13

I am in search of a cat litter that is earth friendly but it seems like all of the ones that i've tried don't work well at all. They all start to smell horrible after just a few uses. Feline pine, swheat scoop, the recycled news paper kind... they al… more ›

Savannahbomb
Hgtrader
hgtrader

November 18, 2008

A: I think scoop-away is the best.

April 3, 2008 | By Brenda P. | 13

I live in an apartment and unfortuneatly the only place to put the litter box is in a carpeted room. I am worried about keeping the carpet clean with the cat kicking litter out of the box. Any suggestions?

Melody
MelodyJ

April 3, 2008

A: I have placed an astroturf (the thick kind) "welcome" mat, sized a little larger, under the litter box. The litter goes into the fake "grass" and "holds it". I then every few days take the mat out and shake it to get rid of the collected litter. H… more ›

November 13, 2008 | By Glassterne | 25

I still have not found a brand of cat litter I am satisfied with. I ideally would like non-clay litter, however, all of the flushable kinds I have tried STINK, even with regular cleaning. I also have tried a few brands of clay litter, but it s… more ›

Glassterne
donna w.
dweyer

November 13, 2008

A: someone mentioned cat attract - which is great litter, and there's a less pricy version called prescious cat by the same folks. it's essentially cat attract without the herbs and stuff. my kitties use that and it's great. no stinky scents and othe… more ›

May 23, 2009 | By Meghan S. | 12

i just adopted a new kitten and ive been trying different cat litters i was wonder what anyone would suggest that would eliminate the odor of the cat box ive tried arm n hammer but it still smells bad please help

Meghan S.
Jerry M.
jamannor

May 24, 2009

A: We swear by fresh step (multiple cat/scoopable clumping)... Sometimes we have gone with other brands since they are cheaper. But my wife has a sensitive nose and the other ones are horrible smelling. Tidy cat especially.

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

I thought my cat loved his covered litter pan. Why has he stopped using it?

Mary T.
RogerSegelken

July 11, 2010

A: Something has changed, all right, and it might be your sanitation habits. Often we provide cats with covers for their litter pans because we think they crave privacy. We would rather close the door and go inside a Porta-Potty than squat in the open,… more ›

January 5, 2009 | By Sherie F. | 7

I change the litter box everyday and for some reason the whole room still smells like litter box!

Sherie  F.
Stephanie D.
minnie6565

January 5, 2009

A: What kind of litter do you use. I like to use scoopable cat litter. I have found that clay cat litter always smells like litter box even when still in the bag! I have two cats and I like Fresh Step Multipule cat strength the best. It is the only … more ›

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1

Do these automatic, flushing cat toilets really work?

Mary T.
RogerSegelken

July 11, 2010

A: Yes, automatic flushing cat toilets really work. They do flush, automatically. As with other high-tech gadgets, the young make the best early adapters. When you think of it, it’s pretty amazing that cats even agree to use litter pans in our homes.… more ›

December 16, 2008 | By katelynn H. | 7

are cat uses his litter box but we had moved it to a different room and he knows were its at, lately he has had a few accidents and the litter box stays clean could he be sick? or how do you get him to keep the mess in the box?

katelynn H.
Norman C.
carlisle

December 16, 2008

A: Move it gradually. You've screwed up his whole routine! Good luck!

December 11, 2008 | By Terri C. | 10

Really like the idea if automatic litter box. Reason is it controls ordors amazingly. I guess that's what I'm looking for-Odor Control! Any suggestions for this. I have 4 cats!

Terri C.
Ourstaff
ourstaff

December 11, 2008

A: I loved the idea of a box that would help with odor problems and cleaning. Then I went out and got one. (You can see the exact model that I purchased in my reviews.) I regret having made the purchase. The system requires premium clumping litter. … more ›

November 25, 2008 | By Sally B. | 6

My cat just refuses to use the litter box. I have used just about every type of litter out there. She is accustomed to going out in our yard, but with it getting colder, she doesn't want to go out as much. I would like to get her use to a box, thinki… more ›

Sally B.
Sue16

November 26, 2008

A: Try using some outdoors dirt as kitty litter as it is familiar to her.

August 11, 2009 | By Lynn C. | 2

I want to get one of these and was wondering what type to get. My niece babysat two cats and said these things work great.

Lynn C.
Ourstaff
ourstaff

August 11, 2009

A: I have one and I would not get another. They may be a good choice for single cat households but they can make more work if you have more then one. My box beeped very loudly when it got jammed. It got jammed when the metal rake became caked with bu… more ›

October 2, 2008 | By Anonymous | 8

So my 5 yr old cat has decided he does not need to use a litter box anymore. I have no idea what to do. I can't find where he is going, but it smells. What can I do to get him to start using it again and to get rid of the smell????

Anonymous
Angie S.
AngCMP

October 2, 2008

A: First and foremost, get to your vet to rule out any medical issues. That's the first and most likely cause for a cat who is using a litter box approrpiately for years to suddenly stop. Then, barring any medical issue, here you will find MANY reso… more ›

August 6, 2009 | By Peachess88 | 6

My daughter has a full grown cat who keeps pooping on the floor and not the box. She has recently moved to a home that had a dog. This cat has never did this in any other homes he has been in. Why would he be doing this now and how does she get hi… more ›

Peachess88
Stevecat511
stevecat511

August 6, 2009

A: It may be that there are residual odors from the dog. I would suggest an enzyme odor remover such as ZeroOdor. You can get it online and it is said to be one of the best odor removers on the market. It actually gets rid of the odor instead of masking… more ›

September 23, 2008 | By brittany a. | 4

so i just adopted another kitten she is atleast 2 months old and refused to use the litter box in the bathroom so i bought a smaller one for her and put it in the hallway because thats where she likes to go. and i still cant get her to use it. i dont… more ›

shannon b.
lameasscatlady

September 26, 2008

A: Crate the kitten. The only things that should be in the crate is a toy, water, food, blanket and a litter box. Cats dont like to go potty where they sleep. She will then be forced to use the litter box. You can start by only letting her out when … more ›

August 4, 2008 | By Mysteri0us | 3

Hi everyone, I just adopted two cats from the local humane society and one is expressing dominant behavior by not covering her poop in the litter box. She also expresses dominant behavior over my other cat in other ways. How do I get her to start co… more ›

Jessica H.
xoxojessika

August 4, 2008

A: Some cats are just lazy and won't do it, as unfortunately and annoying as it is. It may or may not be a dominance thing; I've heard both ways. But I've also seen cats in a one-pet household do it too, so it may or may not be a dominance thing. May… more ›

Blogs

July 22, 2009 | By Lisa B. | 0

Hi Lisa Bennett, Does your cat sometimes urinate OUTSIDE the litter box? It's a common problem with cats. In fact, it's something my subscribers ask me about all the time. Inappropriate urination is a big problem, and … more ›

November 9, 2008 | By Diane A. | 0

Tried all kinds of litter boxes with our two cats, including the Littermaid automatic box and the Breeze litter system. Tried two and three litter boxes at the same time ... tried changing out the litter once a day, even twice a day, to no avail. O… more ›

September 22, 2008 | By Diane | 3

Spray away litter box smells This is an indelicate subject, but one cat owners have to contend with. It's easy to find the litter box in hot weather - just follow your nose. SmartScoop Odor Control Litter Box Spray may h… more ›

September 16, 2008 | By Rothycat | 2

I know this isn't offering any training help, but I could use some training advice of my own. I have a three year old orange tabby named Stewart, who is, shall we say, a late bloomer at best. At worst I'd say he has the mental capacity of an earwig… more ›

July 29, 2008 | By rebecca | 8

I woke up this morning to find one of Twiggy's Green Guys (her favorite green fuzzy toy mouse) in her litter box. Now, in the past she has dropped them in to her water dish (to drink, bathe or drown them - who knows), and she has put them up on the w… more ›

June 20, 2008 | By Anjellicle Cats . | 3

What to do! Oh this is awful and so many of us have had to deal with it. What are your thoughts? How did you solve your kitties litter box problem? Retain the kitty. Cage the kitty to retrain. What was your resolution?

February 17, 2008 | By Rod F. | 0

The LitterHouse is a fully enclosed litter box for cats that adds warmth and charm to any room in your home. Inorder to keep your cat happy here are some important cleaning tips. First, use the handles disguised as gable vents on each side to lift th… more ›

August 28, 2009 | By Colemackin | 6

I went out to buy that cat litter that is made of naturally processed wheat thinking this would be a great substitute for the clay litter. Wrong. It brought ants into my house. They came for the wheat in the litter and now I have an ant problem in… more ›

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