Tips for Dealing with Kitty’s Potty Problems
Does your kitty go to the bathroom outside the litter box? First take kitty to your vet to rule out any health problems. If it’s not a health issue, it could be a behavioral problem, or your kitty’s environment. Here are some tips to help make your kitty’s trips to the litter box less stressful:
- Place the litter box in a location that’s best for kitty – not you. Cats prefer that their litter box is located in a quiet, easy-to-access location that offers them some privacy, not a high-traffic or noisy area.
- Use a litter that kitty likes. Choose a cat litter, such as Simple Solution 30 day Super Absorbent Litter made from a super-absorbent, lightweight clay, which stays fresh and clean for up to a month.
- Keep the litter box clean. Sift the litter regularly to keep it fresh. Wash the litter box every time you do a complete change of litter using mild soap and water, or an enzymatic cleaner (not bleach).
- Add an attractant on top of the litter to help train kitty to use the litter box again. Simple Solution Cat Litter Attractant, which is made from a natural herb blend, also helps reduce litter box odor, a big plus!
- Have multiple litter boxes if you have multiple cats. The gold standard is one litter box per cat, plus one extra. Make sure they’re big enough, too.
- Find out if your cat prefers covered or uncovered litter boxes. If your cat with issues has a box with a cover, try uncovering it as a test.