There are a few BIG advantages to cats over dogs.
|My mom and her kitty Ramsey.|
At 15 years old he had been chronically vomiting.
An ultrasound revealed an intestinal mass. It was removed and he has made a full recovery.
There’s the whole compact design, portability, and ease of care. Cats require a smaller space and have simple needs and demands. They also learn quickly
The list of items to provide your cat is short.;
Remember there are some guidelines for litter boxes.
Two for the first cat and one additional for
each additional cat.
Also remember that cats prefer unscented,
non-clumping sand-like litter.
In a large low sided open litter box.
Away from any electric outlets, noisy areas,
high traffic spots, or dark scary areas.
It should also be kept on the floor in an area that
your cat isn't afraid to go to.
If your cat seems to be missing or avoiding the
box, rethink everything associated with it. Size, shape, litter, and placement.
Cats are discerning, complex individuals. They are far more sensitive to smell,
touch, and their environment. Think like your cat, and provide them what they
prefer, not what you prefer.
It is important to keep the litter box clean.
Scoop out waste daily and dump all of the litter weekly. Every week the litter
box should be cleaned and dried. Be careful to not use any harsh chemicals that
might cause your cat to not want to visit the box again.
|Jitterbug, scoping and claiming his spot on the bed.|
The puppies stand quietly and let him do whatever he wants.
I know many of my clients don’t want to share their living space with their cats litter box, but putting the litter box in the basement, in the laundry room, or garage is fine as long as it is in a place your cat can get to easily, safely, and quickly.
|This is my art studio. |
There are four cats in my house and Magpie has decided she prefers to not be with them all of the time. So, Magpie has claimed it as her space.
Can you see her litter box?
Litter box issues are one of the biggest complaints I hear from clients. For the simple demands that our cats place on us, the continual use of the litter box is the single greatest demand we ask of them. If your cat starts to have issues with inconsistent use of the litter box see your vet immediately to rule out a medical problem first. Then take a good long well thought out look at your cats litter box and ask yourself if there is anything about it that you would change if you were a cat? Remember the longer there is a problem the harder it can be to fix or resolve it.
|Magpie's room has a bed, windows, and her own litter box.|
|She may not be affectionate with two of the other cats, |
but she loves her own time on the couch with me.
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