Large Flushable Cat Litter Box
Large Litter boxes are important to cats and are considered to be the next in importance to their food.
Like people who love their toilets clean, cats don’t really love messy and smelly Large litter boxes.
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Cats are very lovable creatures. They are tame, cuddly and are indeed beautiful.
Most cat owners want them to be indoors, to keep them safe and clean always.
However, keeping cats indoors poses the problem of dealing with their wastes.
Thus it is necessary to toilet train the cat.Toilet Training Essentials1. Cats should be trained early on. It should start when the kitten is around 8 weeks old.2.
Before starting with the toilet training, make sure that the cat already responds to its name. This will be very helpful in responding to the behavior of the cat.3.
Cats generally are not difficult to toilet train. For one, they have the instinct already to bury their wastes. Thus all that is needed is to provide a Large litter box.This can be bought in pet shops. A litter tray usually is made of plastic or enamel. The container should be filled with soil, sand, sawdust or commercial cat litters.4.
Generally, a kitten that is raised together with a mother that uses the Large litter box will learn to use the tray itself eventually.5. For kittens or cats that still have to be trained, it is best to acquaint them with the litter tray. The cat should be placed inside the tray after being fed, after play or when it wakes up.6. Make sure that the litter tray is placed in a quiet and secluded place. Cats would not like to be seen when they use the litter tray.7.
When the cat uses the Large litter bo, make sure that you praise it for the good behavior.The best way to praise the cat is to pet it or pat it on its head. Food rewards are also good tools to praise the cat.8. However, a cat or kitten being trained that failed to make use of the litter tray should be reprimanded. The cat must be corrected immediately.
A loud and sharp “no” or squirting the cat with water are the usual ways to reprimand the cat.
Never use physical punishment. It is not a good practice. It also affects the relationship of the cat to the owners.The cat has to be constantly praised or reprimanded for its toilet behavior until it finally learns to go to the litter tray by itself.
Owning a toilet trained cat can be very rewarding. Attention and consistent effort will be greatly needed at the toilet training stage. Just be patient always.
Cats are neat animals. They are also intelligent enough to be trained. Given those characteristics, it will be very easy for owners to teach their pets.
Here are some tips to guide owners in training their cats to use Large litter boxes
.1. Cleanliness is a must for cats.Sometimes, even if the cat is already trained in using litter boxes, the owner usually finds his pet urinating or defecating just a few inches away from the Large litter box. The cat wants to use the Large litter box, and this can be proven by the proximity of the waste to the litter box. However, because the litter box is dirty, the cat opted not to use it.The point here is that cats prefer to expel body wastes on clean areas. So make it a point to regularly check if the litter box is always clean and ready for your cat’s use. The cleanliness of the area where the litter box is situated must also be checked frequently.
2. Cats do need privacy.Do not expect your cat to defecate or urinate in busy areas because they also have the need for privacy. That is why most cats prefer to do their thing behind furniture, or in corners of rooms.To solve the problem, place Large litter boxes in areas where cats would be less likely to be disturbed.
3. Cats must be comfortable in using their large litter boxes.Comfort is an issue in training cats to use litter boxes. If cats don’t find using litter boxes convenient on their part, why will they use it?Check if your cat is comfortable using open or closed large litter boxes.
4. Take it easy.Most cat owners who train their pets for litter box use lack patience. Thus, after a short period of time, they give up, or they use force in training their cats. Both actions are wrong.One must learn that patience is an important trait needed in training cats.
5. Cats seek rewards for a job well done.If your cat uses the large litter box, but did not feel that you appreciated its efforts, there is no reason for your cat to repeat using it again.Make the task of using the litter box enjoyable and fulfilling for your pet by giving rewards. After a while, your cat will be accustomed to the habit.
6. More cats = more litter boxes.Place more large litter boxes to accommodate all your pets. Place them based on your cats’ preference.Generally, training cats to use litter boxes is an easy thing for an owner who knows his cat well.
Automatic Litter Boxes are important to cats and are considered to be the next in importance to their food.
Like people who love their toilets clean, cats don’t really love messy and smelly large litter boxes.
They want some place where they can move around and do their stuff. Litter boxes are available on the market and come in different size and shapes.
Be sure to buy something your cat won’t outgrow easily.
Most cats, especially those below 5-6 months old can easily outgrow their large litter boxes. Make sure to buy something that your cat will not out-grow or you’ll end up buying more litter boxes in a short time.Another thing to keep in mind is that some cats don’t want to poop in the same box they pee in. Peeing is an animal’s way of marking her territory and she may not want to poop because it will erase her scent.
So if your cat is like this, just buy another litter box and put it some place far away from the first one so she will not look at it as another box to pee in.
Automatic litter boxes are for people who don’t cherish the chore of cleaning litter boxes each day. These boxes are not cheap but a great idea when time is of importance.These self-cleaning boxes use robotic trays where your cat’s waste is automatically raked into a sealable container shortly after your cat uses the litter box. These will not operate until your cat leaves the box since it uses motion detectors and a safety bar to stop the cleaning rake from harming your cat.
The best thing about these automatic litter boxes is that you’ll find that the odor is greatly reduced.
Once the cat’s waste is in the container, it will automatically seal itself and cause the odor to be trapped inside.
However, you must remember to empty this container once it is full or close to being full or its odor will become unbearable. Simply empty the storage container and reinsert it or purchase a replacement container.One thing about automatic large litter boxes is that they generally need electricity to run so you should place it close to a power outlet.
There are some automatic litter boxes that can be operated with batteries so it is advisable to keep extra batteries on hand.Another thing to remember is that the automatic litter box should be one-half to three-fourths full of litter. Use premium litter with it because some litter clumps will break up and cause the box not to be properly cleaned.
Most of the cat owners who have tried automatic litter boxes are happy with them and would prefer them to scooping up a mess.. Other cat owners though have a hard time adjusting to it. Automatic litter boxes, especially when the rake is in motion are not that quiet and the noise is something that needs to take time to get used to.
One good reason for using automatic litter boxes is health considerations. There are certain flu-like diseases that are caused by cat’s waste and can cause a person to have swollen glands, muscle pain, fever and headache.
In some cases it can also cause brain damage and damage to your eyes and internal organs. For newly born children, this could cause mental retardation and/or hearing and sight loss. This is often caused by coming in contact with a cat’s waste and accidentally swallowing the virus in it. This can happen by touching your face after cleaning your cat’s litter box so wash your hands thoroughly after contact.Cats will have certain problems when using non-automatic litter boxes also. Cats can have UTI (urinary tract infection) after using a dirty litter box.
After using litter boxes, cats usually clean themselves up by licking their paws causing them to ingest the virus and cause them to get sick. Although not really fatal, this will cause discomfort for your pet and can only be cured by consulting a veterinarian.