how to get your cat to use the litterbox

How to Get a Cat to Use the Litter Box – Free Video

In this video, we’ll talk about how to get a cat to use the litter box.
We’ll discuss the things you need to do to get your cat to use the litter box, and we’ll also discuss the reasons why they may not want to. Thanks for watching! Debra 🙂

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How to Get Your Cat to Use the Litter Box

The best way to get your cat to use the litter box is to follow these steps:

  1. Make sure the litter box is clean
  2. Put the litter box in a location that’s easy for the cat to get to
  3. Don’t use scented cat litter
  4. Get each cat a separate litter box if they won’t share
  5. Always make sure there isn’t a medical problem if your cat stops using the litter box

Why Won’t My Cat Use the Litter Box?

The most common (and serious) issue that prevents a cat from using a the litter box is a medical problem.  Your cat may have a urinary tract infection (common in cats) that causes pain with urination.  Your cat actually thinks it has something to do with the litter box and is trying to find someplace to pee that doesn’t hurt.  If your cat stops wanting to use the litter box or starts peeing on the carpet, on the bed, or in other areas of your home, please take the cat to the vet immediately for a simple urine test to see if there is a problem.

Also, your cat may not like sharing with other cats.  If you have more than one cat, you may need to get more than one litter box.  Some cats insist that the litter box be clean.  You should scoop the litter box at least every other day, and completely change the litter weekly.  Also, make sure your cat isn’t having a problem getting to the litter box. For example, if your cat has become elderly or is sick, they may be having a problem actually getting to the litter box.

I hope this helps!  Thanks so much for visiting.  Debra 🙂

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Hi Everyone,My name is Debra and I’ve been a pet lover for as long as I can remember! I’ve had dogs and cats all my life, beginning with our family’s first pet, a poodle puppy named Pepi (try saying that three times fast!) we got when I was in about fourth grade. He brought so much joy to our family – he made me an animal lover! I’m 47 now and I’ve had lots of pets over the years. Every time a pet passes away, I find I’m so guilt stricken that I swear I’ll never get another. Then of course…I suddenly find myself cuddling yet another little furry friend. I just can’t say no!Unfortunately, part of being a pet owner is having to pay for their medical expenses. I have had thousands of dollar’s worth of pet expenses over the years – not just vet bills, but medications. I’ve spent so much time looking for the BEST prices on pet supplies, that I wanted to make the sites I’ve had the best luck with available to others. And of course it’s not just medical supplies – I’m also guilty of spending tons of money on the fun stuff too! My current pet, a miniature doxy named Taz, has an entire wardrobe, two baskets full of toys and at least four doggie beds!MOST IMPORTANT: You’ll see on my home page that this website donates a portion of all sales to the ASPCA and other pet charities. I’ve donated to various pet charities for years and years. There have been times I could only donate $5 here and there, and other times when I’ve been financially able to donate more. But it’s always been a priority to give as much as I can to help animals. So I decided to start this website as a way to give MORE, via the commissions I make from sales from this website. I am in the process of creating a spreadsheet, which I will make available on this website, containing the names of all pet charities this website is donating to, along with a column for each charity showing how much money has been donated to date. Stay tuned for that – I’m so excited and hopeful we’ll have huge numbers! I really want to make a difference for all the animals who so desperately need our help.Thanks so much for visiting my website and please, if you’d like to leave feedback or give me ideas on how I can make this website better, comment down below. I welcome suggestions! :)Sincerely,Debra

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