One of the most common problems that cat owners face is bad litter box behavior. It may seem like the end of the world if you can’t get your cat to properly use their litter box, but there are some tips you can follow to, quite literally, clean up your pet’s litter box behavior.
The doctors at the Avon Lake Animal Clinic suggest that cat owners try these tips as a foolproof way of ensuring your pet’s proper use of their litter box.
- Nobody likes a dirty bathroom, not even your cat! Keep the litter box as neat and tidy as possible, changing out litter frequently.
- Ensure that your cat has enough space. The main rule that cat owners should abide by is one litter box for each cat, plus one more. In theory, if you have two cats, your home should have three litter boxes.
- In addition to having the necessary number of boxes, it is also important to place them correctly. There should be ample space in between each box, because if they are too close, the cats will see it as one big litter box.
- Noise can also affect your cat’s litter box behavior. By placing litter boxes away from noisy and high-traffic areas, you are increasing your cat’s comfortability.
Still Experiencing Problems? A Visit to the Veterinarian is Recommended
After following these tips, if you notice that your cat is continually passing stool or urinating outside of their box, there is a chance that it could be due to a medical or behavioral issue. In this case, a visit to a veterinarian and a full medical workup is recommended.
Need More Advice? Get it from the Vets at Avon Lake Pet Health Campus
With a team of 11 veterinarians, combined with a superior support staff, Avon Lake Animal Clinic offers a complete solution for your pet’s care, and can help you decide what products and tactics are best for your pet’s needs. A full service AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited animal hospital located in the Cleveland area, we care for many species including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, pocket pets, birds, reptiles and other non-traditional species.