EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAT LITTER BOXES
Calling all our fellow cat pawrents! Let's talk about the one thing we all dread: cleaning the litter box. It's not the most pleasant task, but it's a necessary one. We've done some research and put together a list of frequently questions about cat litter boxes to help make your life a little easier. So, without further adieu, we’re jumping right in.
QUESTION 1: HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN THE LITTER BOX?
The answer to this question depends on how many cats you have and how often they use the litter box. As a general rule, it's best to scoop out any waste once or twice a day and replace the litter once a week. However, if you have multiple cats or a particularly fussy feline, you may need to clean the box more frequently.
QUESTION 2: WHAT TYPE OF CAT LITTER SHOULD YOU USE?
There are many different types of litter available, including clay, clumping, crystal, and plant-based options. The best litter for your cat will depend on their preferences and your personal preferences. It's im-paw-tant to choose a litter that is dust-free and doesn't have any harsh chemicals or additives that could harm your kitty's health.
QUESTION 3: SHOULD YOU USE A COVERED OR UNCOVERED LITTER BOX?
This is another question with no clear answer. Some cats prefer covered boxes for privacy, while others prefer open boxes. Covered boxes can help contain any bad smells, but they may also trap moisture and odor, making cleaning more difficult. It's best to experiment with different options and see what works best for your furbaby.
QUESTION 4: HOW MANY LITTER BOXES SHOULD YOU HAVE?
The general rule is to have one litter box per cat plus an extra box. This ensures that each cat has their own space and reduces the likelihood of litter box problems like spraying or inappropriate elimination.
QUESTION 5: HOW CAN DOOR BUDDY HELP WITH LITTER BOX ISSUES?
Door Buddy is a great tool for pawrents with both cats and dogs. It helps keep dogs out of the litter box, which can be dangerous for their health. With Door Buddy, you can keep the litter box in a separate room and give your cat easy access while keeping your dog out. Who knew creating a dog-proof litter box would be so easy?
Our adjustable door latch is the purrrfect baby and pet gate alternative, and it installs without any tools, cutting, or drilling. Our foam door stopper will prevent the door from shutting cats in or out. By creating a dog-proof litter box, you’re not only protecting your dog’s health but also your cat’s sanity!
QUESTION 6: WHERE SHOULD YOU PLACE A LITTER BOX?
You should place a litter box in a quiet, low-traffic area of your home. As you can imagine, our kitties prefer privacy when using the litter box, so avoid placing it in a busy or noisy area. Door Buddy can help with this by creating a sanctuary for your furbaby. Additionally, keep the litter box away from your cat's food and water dishes.
If you’re wondering why your cat isn’t using the litter box, you’ll definitely want to give this blog post a read. If it’s tips on how to litter train a cat that you’re after, we share our top tips here. Remember to keep the litter box clean and choose the best litter for your cat's health and comfort. If you have a multi-pet household, Door Buddy’s here to keep your furry friends safe and happy.