Cat Attract Kitty Litter

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The most common behavioral problem reported by cat owners is the failure of a cat to use the litter box.

Over nine million cats in the United States alone suffer from litter box aversion. It’s a leading reason why cats are abandoned or surrendered to animal shelters.

The article titled, Poor Litter Box Habits discusses in detail the steps you can take to correct this serious problem.

And there is now an additional "aid" that you try if you have a cat with poor litter box habits - you may want to try a litter product called Cat Attract.

How Does Cat Attract Work?

Cat Attract is a brand of kitty litter designed especially for cats that do not consistently use their litter box. The litter features the perfect texture, particle size and “paw feel” to create the ideal litter box environment for the cat.

Cat Attract is also formulated with a unique herbal scent that attracts a cat's curiosity. It has an outdoorsy-woodsy smell. Although you may not be aware of Cat Attract’s scent, your cat will :-).

Cat Attract scoopable litter comes in several varieties: Classic, Ultra and Ultra Scented. They are 99.6% dust free. Each bag also includes a booklet inside discussing problems with answers to help solve your cat's litter box aversion.

Basic Steps To Solving A Litter Box Problem

There are five basic steps that you should take to solve the problem of a cat with poor litter box habits:

  • Thoroughly Clean the Litter Box
  • Replace your current litter with Cat Attract
  • Thoroughly Clean the Environment
  • Consider A Litter box Makeover
  • Reduce Stress

Freshen Up

A cat's sense of smell is 1000 times better than a human's, so a clean litter box is the first step to encouraging better bathroom habits in your cat.

You don’t like a dirty bathroom, and neither does your cat.

Remove feces and urine clumps daily.

Often it is a good idea to start over by purchasing a new litter box. Old boxes may be scratched and permeated with a scent your cat may find offensive. Replace it and set up a second litter box in different area. Having one more litter box than you have cats is a good idea. Be sure the litter box is roomy enough for the size of your cat.

Replace Your Current Litter With Cat Attract

Next, replace your old brand of kitty litter with Cat Attract.

Destroy the Evidence!

Once a cat has marked an area with urine or feces, problem cats naturally regard it as an appropriate area for relieving themselves.

Do all that you can to eliminate any trace of odor from the "trouble spot."

  • Clean it thoroughly with a liquid enzymatic odor cleaner.
  • Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, which actually contribute to the problem because of their urine like scent.
  • Try to keep your cat away from the trouble spot by covering the area with a plastic carpet runner, spike side up, or tin foil (cats dislike the feel of foil).
  • A lemon scented air freshener will also help in both repelling the cat and neutralizing the odor.
  • If your cat still can’t resist the area, try placing its food there; cats are unlikely to urinate or defecate where they eat.
  • Try using your cat’s own fragrance to your advantage: rub a cloth between your cat’s eye and ear to pick up its scent, then rub the cloth over the problem area. Recognizing its own scent on the carpet, floor, or furniture, a cat may be reluctant to soil the area again. Do this two to three times a day to be most effective.

Consider a Litter Box Makeover

Other things to consider include:

  • Do you have a hooded litter box? Some cats feel trapped or cornered in one. Try removing the hood.
  • Rethink the location of the litter box. It should be in quiet, out-of-the-way places with convenient access for the cat.
  • Prevent the family dog from being able to get too near the litter box. Some dogs will stay around a litter box and make the cat nervous.
  • Keep the litter box away from bright lights, loud noises, and vibrations from washing machines or furnaces.
  • Set up one more box than you have cats in your household to cut down on traffic and mess.
  • If your house has several floors, have a box on each level for your cat’s convenience.
  • Do not put a litter box near the cat’s food dishes – this is no more appealing for a kitty than it would be for you!

Reduce Kitty Stress

Stress is a leading cause of litter box problems. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to ease your cat’s worried mind - so treat your cat to some R&R.

Cats are territorial by nature. They need to feel secure in their environment in order to relax.

  • In multiple cat households, make sure each cat has a separate "zone" with its own food, water and litter box.
  • Make sure each cat has a safe, elevated perch for relaxing.
  • Give your cat a new kitty bed - they even come heated!
  • A carpeted Cat Condos makes an excellent retreat for a stressed feline.
  • Play with your cat for at least 15 minutes every day.
  • Give your cat plenty of toys to stalk and chase.

Conclusion

Few things are as frustrating as the cat who won't use its litter box consistently. Cat Attract is a specially formulated cat litter for felines with bathroom problems - and just one more option you may want to consider if you have a cat with this problem.

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