When you bring your cat home, one of the first things you want to focus on is house training the cat. The sooner you can do this training, the more you will have a well-behaved cat that will only go to the toilet where you want it to go! House training your cat is a step towards ensuring that you and your cats live as clean and happy as possible – because face it, you don’t want to clean up after your cat every day!
A well-trained cat makes you happy and also ensures its happiness. Making an effort to house a cat is therefore worthwhile and not difficult at all. Cats are clean animals by nature, they are endowed with strong instincts to relieve themselves in a specific place without dirtying their entire surroundings. Although training a cat is easy, other factors can come into play to make the task more difficult. Some cats may suffer from certain emotions due to medical and behavioral problems. For example, they may stop crying in their litter box and start spraying urine around the house. If this happens, it’s a good idea to invest in a cat behaviorist or talk to your vet.
How to house your cat
First you need to decide where you want your cat to relieve herself. The litter box is the most common choice, but people also train their cats to use the human toilet! For the purposes of this article, we will focus on using the trash can.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of trash cans on the market today. They come in all shapes and sizes and come in a variety of prices.
Choosing the best bedding
When choosing litter for your kitten or cat, you need to think about the size, type, and additional features you want. The correct size will depend on the size of the cat and the availability of space in your home. In most cases, it is recommended that the length of the box is 1 times the length of the cat and the width is around the length of the cat.
Below are some of the types of waste bins available.
Open Top-It is your cat’s favorite litter and is easy to use and maintain. It comes in two formats, a tall and a low box. High sides keep the litter down and covered, but are not recommended for small and large cats as they do not allow easy access. The low wall is easily accessible for cats, but it is disadvantageous for the cat owner because the litter will spill out.
Covered – this litter is suitable for both the cat and the owner of the house. It offers the cat privacy and also controls odors and prevents litter from falling out.
Self-cleaning – Comes with an automatic cleaning system, making it suitable for pet owners who spend most of their time away. They are expensive and the cat may not like them very much because of the engine noise.
Hidden litter box – the box is hidden and looks like a normal piece of furniture in the house. It’s for people who don’t like a visible cat box.
Where to put the trash can
When you start the training process, try to place the crate in a quiet and comfortable place in the house. The cat should have easy access to it and it should be in a place where the cat feels comfortable and not afraid. It is good to place it somewhere away from objects that the cat is afraid of. For example, if the cat hates the vacuum cleaner, do not put the litter box next to the vacuum cleaner. For hygiene reasons, it is also recommended not to leave it in the kitchen. A great location for a litter box is in the bathroom or laundry room, or on a balcony or deck that is out of sight.
Train your cat to use the litter box
A cat has strong instincts to hide its biological waste, which is why most cats get the concept of a litter box very quickly. At the beginning of the training process, make sure to take the cat to the litter box after sleeping and eating. Wait a few minutes or until the cat revives. If so, have a treat ready to give him and show him lots of love and praise. You should do this until she gets used to the idea, even if it means limiting her there. Encourage your cat to use the toilet and give treats if she cooperates.
If your cat uses another place to relieve itself, you can transfer some of the solid waste and urine to the litter box. The smell of the waste will draw the cat there for additional relief. Make sure other areas the cat used to relieve themselves are cleaned with liquid vinegar or an enzymatic cleaner to remove the odor. When the cat gets used to the litter box, you should clean the box because over time the cat will start to hate a dirty place.
Why does the cat urinate in the house
Sometimes you can find that the cat does not follow the training and urinates wherever and however. Possible reasons for this are:
Feline health problems including bladder stones/blockage, urinary tract infection and feline interstitial cystitis.
A cat may feel threatened by a new cat or new people in the house. In that case, he urinates to mark his territory.
The smell of urine can send a cat to the place where she peed before
The cat is not neutered
How to stop an indoor cat from crying
Once you know what is causing the strange behavior, try the following tips.
Remove all traces of odor from the area where he peed or deny him full access. Use an enzymatic cleaner or any other suitable cleaning agent to remove the smell.
If it’s a new cat in the house, give each of its litters. This can stop the aggression shown by accidental urination.
If it’s a new person, baby, or other change, give your cat some time to adjust Moving your cat to a new place can cause big changes in her life. It may even react to the scent of another cat, making it aggressive.
Be sure to remove all pennies from the new home so the cat doesn’t mark its territory.
Spay the cat.
If you manage your cat well and ensure that all of the above issues are resolved, you will create a warm and rewarding relationship.