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4 Creative Litter Box Alternatives

  • June 13, 2011
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4 Creative Litter Box Alternatives

Life with a pet that can do its business indoors makes Sunday mornings a little more restful, but not necessarily sweeter.

By Shannon, MyPetHealthGuide.com

Kitty litter, for all of its wonderful practicality, can create quite a mess. There are strategies for helping your cat cope with missing the box from time to time and things you can try to reduce the smell. But the straight poop is that some folks just can’t make peace with the concept of an open box in the bathroom.

If your concern is more philosophical than actual, here are some nifty ways to dispose of your dilemma:

Sweeten the Pot

Try a scented or natural product, like a litter made of pine to at least alter, if not completely eliminate, the odor.

Automatically Change Things

A self- changing litter box sweeps the solids from the pan, keeping litter from staying in the box where the cat goes. They can range from basic to extreme, but they can be well worth the scratch if you hate to clean the box. Plus, if your cat is prone to urinary tract infections, a self-changing box will help to keep bacteria from growing close to where your cat will be going.

Kitten litter training made easy

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2:30AM PDT on Jul 3, 2014

Thank you :)

3:44AM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

WhY IS the cat lying in its litter box? That is for "doing his business" not
taking a nap. Puzzles me.

7:05PM PDT on Jun 7, 2014

@ Tommy K.
Absolutely, they can! My Bluberri did, some cats are very easily trained.

1:52AM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

Can the cats flush too?

11:42PM PDT on Jun 5, 2014

Thanks

11:04PM PDT on Jun 5, 2014

Cats that have been declawed (Some countries in Europe have banned this thankfully),developed tender paws & some litter is painful to them. Try finding the softest litter. Self clumping litter is easy to clean and doesn't smell with regular care

12:59PM PDT on Jun 5, 2014

I'm not sure I would want my cat toilet trained, then have to worry if she missed every time I went to the bathroom LOL.

10:34AM PDT on Jun 5, 2014

Thanks

4:46AM PDT on Jun 5, 2014

Thanks for the scoop on the poop.

12:01PM PST on Mar 9, 2013

thanks

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