- All indoor cats NEED a litter box. Pick a spot to place the box that is hidden from house guests. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary, but if you must do so, move the box just a few inches per day. Keep in mind that cats won’t use a messy, smelly litter box, so scoop solid wastes out of the box at least once a day.
- Cats need to scratch! When a cat scratches, the old outer nail is pulled off and the sharp, new claws underneath are exposed. You can buy a cheap scratching post at any pet store or even leave cardboard boxes laying around.
- Female cats should be spayed and male cats neutered by five months
- Keep food and water out at all times. Ask your veterinarian what kind of food he/she recommends as there are many brands for different aged cats.
#1 Choose a good location
Choose a location that’s visible and easily accessible to you every day.
#2 Choose the right litter
Some cats are very picky about their kind of litter. Don’t simply buy what’s cheap.
#3 Keep supplies handy
The basics may include a scoop, a small brush and dustpan, a spray cleaner, vacuum, and paper towels.
#6 Buy a good litter mat
Have a mat under the box to reduce scatter of litter!
#7 Consider a box liner
A liner makes cleanup very easy and quick
#8 Use the right amount of litter
Too much litter can actually make it harder for your cat to use the litter box because most cats don’t feel stable digging in deep litter
#9 Be diligent about cleaning
If you don’t clean often enough then your house may start to smell
#10 Use a regular litter box
There are high tech litter boxes out there, but stick to the basics
Clyde recently found my favorite stuffed animal, Quack Quack. She carries this duck all around the house and tries to fight it. She bites and claws the duck, but then cuddles and purrs at the duck. I’ve tried to take Quack Quack away and hide it but, Clyde always somehow finds it!
Clyde has grown so much since we first got her. Even though she has grown physically, she still acts like like a baby.
Clyde found herself a snack… Hopefully she can’t figure out how to eat it.
Clyde is absolutely obsessed with my giant teddy bear. She sleeps on it every night and always pounces on it when she’s feeling playful.