In our later years, many of us begin simplifying our lives; getting rid of things we don’t use or need any more and scaling back our possessions including smaller houses, smaller cars, maybe even smaller pets. Downsizing can make things easier for us in many ways, but there are certain items that it is better not to reduce in size. One of those, new research tells us, is your cat’s litter box. There is a temptation to go to a smaller litter box when we move to a smaller home, but don’t do it!
The most common cat behavior problem reported to pet behaviorists is cats not using their litter boxes consistently. To prevent this common but very serious problem, it’s good to review from time to time what makes a good cat litter box. Use this check sheet to evaluate your cat’s litter box(es) to see if you are meeting all your cat’s needs.
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