How to Potty Train Your Cat

One of the most common complaints from cat owners is that they can be very difficult to potty train. Your cat might be the cutest, cuddliest thing you have ever seen before. When it comes time to potty train, your kitty seems more like a lion. You wrestle with it over and over until you give in and just let the cat do its business wherever it likes. That won’t work, because you don’t have the time to clean up after the cat all the time. Never fear, there is hope for your cat to potty train.

Some cat mothers potty train their kittens and teach them to use the litter box. Your kitten may have already had its potty training lesson. Some kittens that might have been orphaned did not get the chance to potty train so you will have to do it for them. Newborn kittens are too young to potty train since they need stimulation in order to urinate. You can do this by gently rubbing a warm wet cloth on their genital areas after every feeding.

You will know that it is safe to potty train the kitten once it has started to walk on its own and feed itself. This is the best time to potty train the kitten and let it become acquainted with the litter box. The first litter box that you purchase to potty train the cat should have sides that are low enough for the kitten to step over the top. After the first few feedings, start to potty train your kitten by placing it in the litter box and scratch the litter a little bit. You should do this as soon as possible after the kitten has been fed. This will help to potty train the kitten and let it know that the litter box is the place that it should use as the toilet.

Sometimes these steps might not work immediately to potty train your cat. If this is the case, then you might consider putting the cat in a cage and let him kind of potty train himself. The cage works because there is only enough room for food, water, and the litter box. When you make the cat choose, it will quickly realize which space it is supposed to use for sleeping and which space it should use for letting out its waste. This method is sure to work as cats are relatively tidy animals. They do not want to lay their heads in the same place that they lay their waste.

At first it may seem that the kitten is reluctant to your efforts to potty train. It will take some time for the kitten to get used to especially if it is one that has been orphaned. Be patient and know that eventually you will be able to potty train the kitten. Once you potty train your cat, then you will never have to clean up after him again. Well, except for the accidents.

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