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What is the correct use of Cat Litter?

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Cats use litter to hide odors from their feces. This activity is carried out by instinct. So if the stones fail to camouflage it properly, the cat will not resort to the sanitary bed to evacuate its feces and urine.

How are sanitary sands used?

  1. The first step is to acquire a sanitary bed that has the most appropriate measures for the cat. The length should allow your pet to turn around in it. Its depth should be such that the cat can hide the feces and the sand does not come out of the container.

  2. It is important that the cat litter is in a clear and quiet place. Especially far from where his feeder is located.

  3. The smaller the cat, the faster it will learn to pass its stool in the sanitary bed. If it is the first time, you have to bring the box with the stones closer to the cat and stir the sand. Seeing what you do, the cat will repeat it.

  4. Remember that cats are animals of habit, therefore, you should not move their sanitary bed. Otherwise, it will reject it.

  5. To reinforce the habit, you can give him a prize every time he does his physiological needs in his sanitary bed.

  6. Daily remove from the sanitary bed all the balls that have formed with feces and urine. If the stones are not clumping, you have to remove all the sand once a week, otherwise you can remove it completely every 3-4 weeks.

  7. Wash the sanitary bed with neutral products, so that there are odors that the cat can reject.

What do I do if my cat does not use his litter box?

There are several reasons why the cat does not choose its sanitary bed to fulfill its physiological needs. One of them may be that the size of the stones or their density is not adequate. The more it resembles sand or earth, the more it will accept it. Poor litter hygiene is another major reason why cats reject sanitary litter. Sometimes it's just due to stress or health problems. Some types of sanitary stones have fragrances, even if you prefer them, they can be unpleasant for the cat. If this is the case, switch to odorless litters. Some cats have such sensitive paws that they don't like silica litter because it has sharp edges. In addition, they make a lot of noise when they dig, which can be a reason to rule out the sanitary bed. Other sanitary stones can get stuck to their fur or paws, which can come off in other places in the house. As you can see, the key lies in the choice of sanitary stone and the size of your sanitary bed. By following these 7 steps you will be able to get your cat to learn to do its feces and urine in its own sanitary bed. During this teaching period it is important that you have patience, because we know that the relationship between cats and humans is special, we tell you that in Omnipets you will find everything you need. In addition to quality bentonite and diatomite, we offer food for cats, dogs and birds. We look forward to your inquiry.

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