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Cleanliness is a Must in a Cat’s Book

No matter what type of litter chosen, the golden rule is you must keep the box clean. If the litter stinks it’s not your cat’s fault. Don’t cover up the odor by using sprays or additives — just scoop twice a day and completely change out the litter as often as necessary. Cats are clean animals and they deserve to have clean litter available to them.

Don’t Keep Switching Brands of Cat Litter

Cats are creatures of habit so don’t make abrupt changes in the brand or type of litter you purchase. When kitty enters the litter box she will expect to feel the same texture on her paws she felt yesterday. If you must make a brand/type change, add a little of the new litter into the current brand so the switch occurs over the course of several days.

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Not Sure What Litter to Buy?

If you’re adopting a cat, find out what litter was being used in her previous environment and start off with that to minimize any disruptions. If it’s not a litter you like, you can slowly make a change after the cat gets settled. If you’re bringing home a kitten, stick with an unscented, scoopable litter. A kitten is still in the learning stage so she doesn’t need to be confused by a highly scented litter or an alternative litter with a strange texture. Make it as easy as possible for the youngster.

 Need More Information?

For more specific information on cat behavior and training, refer to any of the books by best-selling author Pam Johnson-Bennett.

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