The reason I started this site was to help cat owners find solutions to their litter box woes. I never want to hear about a cat being taken to the shelter because of peeing (or pooping) issues. There are solutions! Sometimes they are quite simple. That’s why I LOVE getting emails from you guys like this one from reader Maxine:
“Lucy started pooping outside of her litter box, not a lot, but a portion, and I didn’t know what to do. Well, one of your emails had some suggestions for this problem, so I tried the easiest one first – I bought a plastic storage container (bigger than the standard litter box), poured a little of her “used” litter in it, filled it the rest of the way with new litter, and she hasn’t missed the box since! She just got too big for the standard size and I had been looking for a larger kitty litter box, but couldn’t find any. Hadn’t even thought about what you suggested, so thank you! No more problem.”
Here’s an example of the type of clear storage box she was referring to: Sterilite Under Bed Storage Box
I’m doing the Happy Litter Box Happy Dance over here! Thanks, Maxine, for making my day!
Readers, please send me your success stories and I’ll post them here. Hopefully they can help others! Email me at caroline(at)highpaw.com.