Toilet training your cat

All you want to do with a new kitten is cuddle it, but if you don’t want to run into a plethora of foul-smelling problems down the line you might want to make sure that toilet training your cat is high on your agenda.

06 Oct 2016 By Leanne Philpott Comments

You can start toilet training your cat from just a few weeks old and really the sooner you instil good toilet habits into your pint-sized pal, the better-and what’s pawsome about kittens (amongst other things of course!) is the fact they’re so much easier to toilet train than their canine counterparts.

When toilet training your cat, think ‘clean’ and think ‘routine’.

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Steps to toilet train your cat

Freshen up

Firstly, your cat will need a clean litter box with fresh litter. A dirty litter tray may prevent your cat from using it. It’ll need to be located in an easy-to-reach spot too. This means not in the bathroom if the door often blows shut.

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Set a schedule

Routine may be boring, but it’s helpful when you’re trying to toilet training your cat. Place your kitten in the litter box a few minutes after you feed him and after he wakes from his catnaps. Let him scratch around and check the place out. You might even need to look the other way if you have a shy cat on your hands.

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Praise puss

When Kitty does eventually do to the toilet give them lots of praise. Making a big song and dance is puurfectly okay.

Preventing kitty mishaps

Don’t give Kitty free range of your pad; this just means more little nooks and corner to do a sneaky wee.

While toilet training your cat, keep them in one room of your home-just so you can keep a close eye on them.

If your cat starts to sniff, scratch or squat in preparation for a pee, pick them up and place them in the litter tray.

Change the kitty litter daily; you don’t want to give your cat and reasons to ditch the tray.

Adding a few drops of vinegar, lemon or water to the litter can help neutralise odour.

Keep the tray in a quiet are of the house, way from your cat’s food and water.

Ensure the sides of the litter tray aren’t too high for your kitten to step in.

Now that you've successfully taught your kitten to use its litter tray, perhaps it's time to teach it to use your toilet. No, really...

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06 Oct 2016 By Leanne Philpott Comments

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