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How To Manage Your Cat's Litter Box

Litter box is a significant tool for a cat's healthy and happy life.

Batool Khan

This makes it important for us to properly maintain and manage the litter box for our feline friends

The litter box rule is to use one litter box per cat plus one extra. For instance, if there are two cats in a household then three litter boxes would be the ideal recommendation. This is particularly important in situations when the pet is dealing with problems like inappropriate elimination.

The ideal litter box should be large enough for your cat to enter, scratch, eliminate and freely turn around, and should be placed in quiet corners of the house. Litter boxes should be made available for outdoor cats as well.

If you have more than one cat, always place their litter boxes in different areas of the house. This not only makes the litter boxes easily accessible to your cats but also prevents one cat from guarding the litter box to prevent the other one from using it.

If your cat does not use the litter box then try placing the box at a new site (temporarily or permanently) as this will help the cat to start using the litter box again.

Avoid placing food and water close to the litter box. Always place the litter box in a well ventilated area. Keep in mind that a warm litter box will produce odour which will make it stinky for your cat to use. Thus, keep it away from household appliances that produce heat. If it is placed ne


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