Modern Cat Litter Box Furniture for special kitties

Do you share your home with a nice feline friend? Kitties at home face many issues, one of which is using the litter box. If your kitty is blind or handicap, or just aging, he may have issues using the litter box. Even the young kitties can have problems. How can you make things a lot easy for your special feline friend?

At times a brand new cat just is not big enough to climb up into the litter box furniture. This may be a fleeting problem which will resolve itself as your kitty grows. But you want your little cat to form good cat litter box habits when he is still young. You may have to put a step by the box to make it a lot easy for your little feline pal to get in and out. A block of nice wood or even a tiny cardboard box may do the trick. If your little cat is an old friend who has been with you for quite a period of time, he may begin developing litter box furniture problems. Always have your feline buddy regularly checked by a veterinarian to rule out health problems. Some older kitties develop a disorder called Feline Degenerative Joint Disease, which will keep his joints stiff and painful. Any individual who develop arthritis as he age knows what this disorder is.

Cat Litter Box Alternatives for the special needs of cats

Your feline friend may be hurting too much to take a walk very far. You might have to move his cat litter box furniture closer to his favorite nook, or add more litter boxes in locations where he can have easy access to them. If your special cat is blind, she roams around her home by memory. I remember when our dog had gone blind, she found her way around very well and rarely ran into anything, unless we change around stuff somewhere.

It is the same with your blind kitty. Avoid moving his litter box unless it is really necessary. If you transfer to a new home, you may have to keep your feline buddy in the room where the litter box is located until he learns of its exact location. A cat which is an amputee may run into litter box issues. If your kitty is missing his front leg, he cannot scratch around in the litter and cover what he has just done. This may deter from using his box.

An amputee cat may have a difficult period getting into and out of the litter box. For this case, you can grab a large plastic box. Cut a U-shaped hold in one end, roughly around three inches from the bottom. Your special kitty friend will be able to get into and out of the box without having to jump around a lot, while the cat litter stays in the box. Paralyzed cats present unique challenges. A paralyzed cat cannot tell when he needs to make use of the automatic litter box. Keeping your home from smelling like cat urine is a constant task. Maybe the ideal solution is to keep your special kitty in one room in your home that is spacious and pleasant, but that has a tile or linoleum floor that is not difficult to clean.

Your veterinarian may be able to show you how to express your cat's bladder. Although this will not solve the entire problem, it will reduce the number of accidents. Ask your veterinarian can work together to cut down litter box problems with a paralyzed cat.

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