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Q. When my cat urinstes, the clump sticks to the side of the litter pan. What litter will not stick to the pan? Thanks.

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. Try lining the pan including approx 1" up the sides with newspaper and just cover base with litter. To clean, fold paper to center and lift out or turn out into bin, the paper will contain the clumps and you should only need to rinse the pan

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. Some cats seem to "enjoy" or "prefer" peeing on the side of the box as opposed to right in the middle, where it would be much easier to clean. This seems like it's especially a problem with large cats, who may be a little cramped in typical litter boxes.

I've had good luck getting clients to purchase large plastic bins to use as litter boxes. In the U.S. We can get under-the-bed storage boxes for this. Sometimes I'll have people take a sharp knife or hacksaw and cut a "door" in the side for the cat to enter and exit. You don't have to completely fill the box, just place the litter in about half of the box. This usually helps to resolve litter box wall issues.

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. Try placing a single sheet of newspaper or even paper towel under the litter as cats prefer 'clumping litter' and some resent any change in texture or scent and he may then refuse ot use litter tray at all!


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