When you have a cat, you’re going to need to make sure that you look into more than just feeding them. Yes, you should put out food, and water, but you’ll also need to worry about the litter box. Whether you have one cat or several, the litter box is going to be a point of contention if you’re not careful. Sure, it may seem rudimentary, but you’re going to find that there is a lot to think about here, especially if you have multiple cats.
The Box Itself
There are several boxes that you can work with. Some are small, some are disposable, and some have little covers that can give your pet privacy. Which is going to be best for your cat? Well, you need to consider whether or not you have a large cat or a kitten. If you have more than one, and you expect them to grow larger, don’t get a covered solution. Get an option that is big, and allows for free movement when in the litter box. This will save you headaches when your pet jumps out, and more. Another solution that you want to look into is an automated solution. An automatic box will clean the litter and remove fecal matter so that you don’t have to. You’ll need to empty the reservoir, but other than that, it’s 100% automatic.
Once you have the box, you will need to look for the right litter. The litter that you will need to look for is clumping at the very least. You can go with a lot of other options, but nothing is going to be as easy to clean up or will have a scent. The last thing you want to have sitting around is scentless, smelly litter. Look for options that are clumping and if you have multiple cats, make sure that the box is labeled as such. Do not go cheap here. You don’t need the most expensive option, but you don’t want to go too cheap with the litter. At the very least, you need to ensure that things are going to clump, and clean up with ease.
Keep Things Clean
The above two tips are about getting the right litter and box. But this tip is going to be something that you take with you for the life of your cat. You need to make sure that you keep the box and the areas around the box clean and clear. Cats may cause some litter to spill, so you may want to put down a mat to pick up debris. Furthermore, make sure that you keep your cat’s litter box clean, clear, and full of litter. If you don’t, they will resent it and could leave a deposit outside of the box. By keeping things clear and clean, you will be able to ensure that the smell doesn’t permeate the area, and your cat will show you mutual respect. If you can’t keep it up, get an automatic litter box, and keep things easy on yourself.