by Aria Nadii
Why Won’t My Cat Use The Litter Box?!
There are many reasons why a cat might have toilet issues, but one of the most common (and fortunately, most easily solved) is the litter box itself. Here’s a quick checklist that can help you identify problems and correct them.
It has to be clean … but not TOO clean. Cats are fastidious creatures and a smelly, soiled litter box can be such a turn-off that they simply stop using it. Scoop daily and do a complete litter change on a regular basis, but don’t clean it so rigorously or so often that the box smells like disinfectant. Cats depend on their sense of smell and odors like detergent, disinfectant, etc. can be both off-putting and confusing. This is particularly important when you’re dealing with a new arrival or a very young cat that’s still in the process of mastering litter box training.
It has to be the right size. Generally