The Carousel Vet Rachele Lowe Talks ‘Kitty Litter Etiquette’ For Your Cat

Rachele Lowe

May 02, 2020

One of the most common behavioural complaints from cat owners is their pet urinating or spraying outside the litter-tray.

There are a number of reasons cats develop this problem, here we’ll run through some litter-tray etiquette which might help in solving the problem for you and your feline friend.

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Kitty Litter Etiquette for your cats
Kitty Litter Etiquette for your cats

If your cat is having problem with its toilet behaviour and your vet has said that everything is fine with its health, then it’s time to talk about kitty litter etiquette.

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Kitty Litter Tray Tips

Make sure you are using the right product. If you are suddenly changing the litter the cat might not like it. And different cats like different litter. Some like the garden clay, others are happy with the recycled newspapers, so just explore that and see what your cat prefers.

After that, you need to look at the tray. As a general rule, cats want a big tray. So the biggest tray you use, the better. Older cats might want a more shallow tray.

Keep the tray clean. Some cats are really fussy. Try to clean very thoroughly every day and rinse it well so you don’t leave a smell of detergent.

The location is important too. They want it to be quiet and private. Don’t put them near the washing machine.

Hopefully, these tips should sort out any toilet problems.

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By Rachele Lowe

Whether it’s pampered pooches or fussy felines our relationships with our domestic creatures is unrivalled. Here to shed light on how to care for our much-loved family animals is experienced Vet Dr. Rachele Lowe. With extensive training in Surgery and interests in Animal Behaviour, Rachele will be on hand to help pet-lovers exclusively for The Carousel. Contact:



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