5 Litter Box Training Tips

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Choose the Right Litter Box
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Choosing the right litter box can mean the difference between immediate litter box training triumph and life-long cat box blues. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration, but the type of litter box you choose is really important. Here are a few points to keep in mind when making your selection:

1. Kittens need a box with sides low enough to allow them to enter and exit easily.

2. If your cat has bad aim, choose a box with higher sides. This helps keep litter and waste off the floor.

3. The best material for a litter box is heavy, durable plastic since it's easy to clean and holds up well over time.

Another important consideration for a litter box is that it be large enough for your cat to turn around and give the litter a few good kicks. According to the Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health, cats have a natural tendency to cover their waste, so be sure to buy a box that allows them to do so.

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