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Why Won’t My Cat Use The Litter Box?

The biggest complaint that cat owners have is when their cat suddenly decides that it doesn’t want to go to the toilet in its litter box. Besides the smell, there is the added cost of ruined rugs and the embarrassment when visitors stop by.

Cats by nature are normally naturally clean animals and you will need to investigate as to why this habit has changed.

The first reason cats stop using their litter box is cleanliness. How often do you clean the box? Some cats are happy with the box cleaned once a day, others prefer to have it cleaned each time they have used it. In the latter case, it might help if you can invest in a self-cleaning litter box. If cost is an issue, then try cleaning the box more often and see if this helps.

Have you recently changed the brand of litter that you use? Cats are very much like humans in that most prefer the brand they are used to. This doesn’t have to be the most expensive; some actually prefer the cheaper brands. If you find a litter that seems to make your cat happy, stick with it.

A cat may stop using his litter box due to illness. If you think that this could be the case it is worth taking your cat to the vet to have it checked for a possible urinary track infectiion. A cat with this infection may feel pain upon elimination and associate that pain with the litter box. Most cats will not stop using a litter box once trained and it should be possible to find the cause. Start the process by elimating one things at a time. Have you changed the position of the box? Used a different cleaning agent?

ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box

publisher: Brilliant Pet



ScoopFree® is the self-cleaning litter box you can leave alone for weeks at a time. It is the only self-cleaning litter box that uses disposable litter trays to provide hands-off convenience and unbeatable odor control. You don’t have to see, touch, or smell messy waste. Simply load ScoopFree with the disposable litter tray pre-filled with Premium Blue Crystals. When your cat uses the litter box, the crystals immediately absorb moisture and odor and begin to dehydrate solids. Twenty minutes later, ScoopFree’s rake automatically sweeps the waste into a covered compartment, leaving the litter smelling clean and fresh. Simply replace the disposable tray every few weeks, and the litter box is just like new. ScoopFree is so reliable it comes with a 90-day money back guarantee.

Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box, Pewter

publisher: Omega Paw

ASIN: B005E2S77C


The Roll Away Self Cleaning Litter Box cleans in just seconds without scooping. Inside the litter box there is a unique patented grill that separates out the clumped waste, depositing it into the pullout tray. The Large Litter Box is great for big cats or for multiple cat households. No electricity or expensive filters needed!

Both you and your cat will be happier for the effort. He stays out of trouble and you benefit by a cleaner-smelling house and nice carpet. .

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