A litter box, sometimes called a sandbox, cat box, litter tray, cat pan, or litter pan, is an indoor feces and urine collection box for cats. Many owners of these animals prefer not to let them roam outside for fear that they might succumb to outdoor dangers. Hence they prefer to buy cat litter sandboxes, which are available both at markets and online.
It can be initially very difficult to teach your cat toilet training. Hence, a litter box may come in handy.
Here we have written a detailed article to assist you in choosing the best cat litter in India.
Table of Contents
- A word of caution when using litter box for cats
- Types of cat litter box
- Best litter for cats in india
- Types of cat litter box filler
- Prevent the odor:Other essential items-scoops, odour and urine smell remover
- Easier and Cheaper alternative to buying cat litter sandboxes
- Cat Spraying No More – How to Stop Cats From Urinating Outside the Litterbox!
- How Often Should You Change Your Cat Litter?
- How do I keep the litter box from smelling in my house?
- Where should I put my cat’s litter box?
- Why do cats get crazy after they poop?
- Should you wear a mask when cleaning cat litter?
- Can a cat get a UTI from a dirty litter box?
- How many cat litter boxes are needed?
A word of caution when using litter box for cats
The cat-box that the litter is poured into can give off a strong odor, if not disposed of properly. It is recommended that the litter box be kept in low-traffic areas of the home, such as a basement or laundry room to avoid litter box aversion. There are commercially available special types of litter to help cover or lessen the odor produced. They contain baking soda, plant extracts, and/or odorized crystals. If kept in a room with an intake vent, an air freshener may be added to the furnace filter to isolate the odor from the rest of the house.
Types of cat litter box
- Open litter pans
- Hooded litter boxes
- Top-entry litter boxes
- Self-cleaning litter boxes
- Disposable litter boxes
- Litter box furniture and cabinets
Best litter for cats in india
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|Trixie Vico Cat Litter Tray with Dome||Check on Amazon|
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Types of cat litter box filler
There are several different types of cat litter on the market. The most popular ones are traditional clay litter, scooping/clumping litter, crystal-based/silica gel litter, and plant-derived/biodegradable litter.
Most cats prefer fine-grained litters, presumably because they have a softer feel. Newer scoopable and “clumping” litter have finer grains than typical clay litter and are very popular because they keep down the odor. But high-quality, dust-free clay litters are fairly small-grained and may be perfectly acceptable to your cat.
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|Catsan Hygiene Plus Cat Litter Refill, 5 L||Check on Amazon|
|Intersand Cat Exclusive Scoopable Cat Litter (10 Kg, Multicolor)||Check on Amazon|
Prevent the odor:Other essential items-scoops, odour and urine smell remover
Many people use scented litter or air freshener to mask litter box odors, but oftentimes, these smells can be repulsive to cats. A thin layer of baking soda placed on the bottom of the box will help absorb odors without repelling your cat.
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|Simple Solution Cat Litter Odour Eliminator, 500 ml||Check on Amazon|
|Petcrux Exclusive Cat Litter Tray & Litter Scooper Multicolor (Litter Tray + Litter Scooper)||Check on Amazon|
Easier and Cheaper alternative to buying cat litter sandboxes
Instead of using a litter box, it is possible to train cats to use a toilet. But for cats, it goes against their instinct of burying waste. Cats may find using a toilet stressful.
Cat Spraying No More – How to Stop Cats From Urinating Outside the Litterbox!
It is an online course to teach your cat toilet training and etiquettes, available at 3000 Indian Rupees only.
How Often Should You Change Your Cat Litter?
Scoop away waste daily. Change the litter completely and wipe the box down with soap and water once every other week or so to keep things fresh. Keep enough litter in the box so your cat can dig a little.
How do I keep the litter box from smelling in my house?
Scoop Daily. The best way to reduce litter box smells is to get rid of the stuff that’s smelly. Wash thoroughly every day. Replace the Boxes periodically. Add More Well-Sized Boxes. Ventilate your house.
Where should I put my cat’s litter box?
The best place for a litter box is a clean, quiet, and low-traffic area where the cat feels it has privacy. Depending on the layout of your house, a quiet corner in a family room or a nook in a spare bedroom might be good enough.
Why do cats get crazy after they poop?
Like humans, cats have a vagus nerve that runs from their brain stem. Pooping can stimulate the nerve, leading to feelings of euphoria. So, cats may be running to burn off the extra energy received from stimulating the vagus nerve.
Should you wear a mask when cleaning cat litter?
You should wear a mask when you clean your litter box. Wearing a mask can help protect you from inhaling any airborne germs. It may also help reduce the amount of litter dust you inhale. If your litter has a lot of dust, you may consider wearing goggles, too.
Can a cat get a UTI from a dirty litter box?
How many cat litter boxes are needed?
The general rule of paw is one litter box for each cat in the home, plus one more. That way none of them will ever be prevented from eliminating in the litter box because it’s already occupied.