Setting Up Fluffy’s Litterbox

Cats are very clean, which is one reason they have so many loyal fans. Your furry little friend will groom herself daily, and will discretely use a litterbox to relieve herself. Setting up your kitty’s litterbox isn’t exactly rocket science, but there are some things to keep in mind. A Murrieta, CA vet offers some pointers on this below.

Choosing The Box

One thing to consider when picking out Fluffy’s purrsonal powder room is your pet’s age. Senior cats will be more comfortable getting in and out of something with low sides. If you have a kitten, you may want to start out with a small box. These are usually inexpensive, so you won’t be out too much money when you upgrade in a few months. If you have more than one kitty, you’ll need multiple litterboxes. Our feline friends hate sharing bathrooms! It’s best if your pets each have their own box. We also recommend setting out at least one extra. 


Cats all have their own tastes. Some kitties prefer specific types of litter. If your furry little friend seems to like or dislike certain brands, just go with it. If your feline buddy is still a kitten, avoid clay or clumping litters for now. Baby cats can be quite clumsy, and sometimes accidentally ingest litter. This can cause intestinal blockages, which are extremely dangerous. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Pick The Right Spot

When choosing real estate, you always want to heed the old adage: location, location, location. This also applies with litterboxes. Cats understandably like to have some privacy when doing their business. Choose a spot that’s out of the way, but easy to access. 

Clever Concealments

If you have a house, you may be able to put the litterbox in a closet or laundry room. Consider installing a kitty door, so you don’t have to keep the main door closed all the time. Of course, apartments don’t always offer as many options. You may want to disguise or hide Fluffy’s bathroom. You can buy furniture that was made specifically for this ‘purrpose.’ You can also make something unique. Try upcycling an end table, chest, or buffet. Another option is to get a folding screen, and hide the litterbox behind that. 

Please contact us, your local Murrieta, CA vet clinic, for all of your kitty’s veterinary care needs.  We’re here to help! 

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