How to choose a litter box
Pet owners rarely think much about their cat’s litter box – until it’s time to clean it out. However, it’s important to choose a litter box that will make your cat happy. Knowing your cat’s personal preferences and also your cat’s behaviors can help you choose a litter box for your pet.
Know Your Cat
Cats can be very particular about litter boxes. Knowing what your cat likes and how your cat behaves can help you pick the right litter box.
Does Your Cat Spray or Kick?
Some cats are messy in the litter box, and others are not. Cats that do not spray or kick generally need a litter box with walls between 5 and 7 inches high. However, messy cats require boxes with wall heights between 8 and 12 inches.
Does Your Cat Have Joint Problems?
Cats with joint problems have a hard time getting into and out of litter boxes with high thresholds. They make litter boxes with low thresholds just for this reason. These boxes can also be very useful for young kittens that have yet to grow tall enough to get into the litter box.
Does Your Cat Like Covered or Not?
Some cats like covered litter boxes, others do not. It’s hard to tell what your cat will think about a covered litter box until you’ve tried one out. If you’re worried about the litter box being a success with your cat, choose one with good ventilation and lighting. Look for a box with a hole in the top cover so your cat will still be able to see once they’re inside.
Be Prepared To Try Multiple Boxes
Some cats change litter boxes as they progress through various stages of life. Be prepared to either change litter boxes as your cat requires, or buy a litter box that is flexible, with removable walls or a removable cover.
Find What Works Right For You
Your preferences are just as important as your cat’s. Since the litter box will be kept in your home, it’s important to find a litter box that will work in the space that you’ve got.Remember to measure the area where you plan to keep the litter box, then check out the dimensions of the litter box you’re thinking about buying before choosing the right model for your home. Consider how much space will be around the litter box, and buy a box that will provide adequate protection for any furnishings and personal items that might be in the path of spray from your cat. Self-cleaning litter boxes are great for those on the go.
Shop Around Until You’ve Found the Right Box for Your Pet
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