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14 July 2009

Preventing litterbox blues

If you keep a cat in a flat, or it does not always have access to the Great Outdoors, a litter tray is non-negotiable.

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If you keep a cat in a flat, or it does not always have access to the Great Outdoors, a litter tray is non-negotiable. Unfortunately, a lot of kittens don’t take to the litter box immediately and end up using a different part of the house.

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The best you can do is to move the box to where the kitten is going at the moment and then slowly move the box to a place which is acceptable to you. This can be done slowly – 30cm at a time. The cat might have negative associations with the litter box – always praise him when he uses it, or even better, leave the room. Cats can sometimes be very private creatures.

Read more: 12 interesting facts about cats

 
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