- Most kittens are ready to begin litter training at about three to four weeks of age.
- Keep the litter box in a private, quiet area and ensure that the kitten can easily use the box.
- Place the kitten in the litter box when he looks ready to urinate.
- Never rub your kitten's nose in his waste if he urinates in the wrong spot. This is ineffective as a training tool and will make your cat fearful of you.
- Clean all inappropriate waste areas completely and spray with an odor neutralizer.
- Be patient and observant. You're establishing the habit of a lifetime.
If you're training your cat to use a litter box, keep the following suggestions in mind:
What to do if your cat stops using the litter box: * Note the progression and duration of the behavior. * Make sure the box is in a secure and private location, and they can climb in and out with no extra effort. * Limit your cats' opportunities to make messes in the house. Watch them and put them in their box during their usual time of eliminations (after waking and eating, for example). * Clean the inappropriate soiled areas to make them undesirable, otherwise your cat will return to the same location. This can be achieved by spraying the previously soiled area with an unappealing scent or with an odor neutralizer, which will ultimately discourage your cat from soiling there again. * Lastly, make sure your cat's litter box is clean. Most cats will not go in a dirty litter box.
- Only dispose of used cat litter in trash. Do not flush, bury or dispose of it outdoors, in gutters or storm drains to avoid environmental contamination.
- Not for internal use. Not meant for use as compost or as a traction aid.
- Store in a cool, dry place. Product filled by weight; some settling may occur.