Owning a cat doesn’t mean it’s easy to understand him. As a responsible pet owner, you do your best to keep your cat happy and healthy but there is one are that often ends up being a problem.
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Let’s face it, the litter environment can be viewed as a problem. It can be a problem especially if your fur-baby decides not to use it!Understanding the importance of the litter box is essential, if we want our cats to remain happy, New Arm & Hammer™ Clump & Seal™ Slide™ Cat Litter was developed so that you can have an easy clean-up.
Solid clumps with heavy-duty odour eliminators is great; however, the EZ Clean Technology formula renders your cats’ litter to easily slide right out of the box … with no scraping, scrubbing, or odour! Now that’s fabulous!As mommy to 4 cats, this is exactly the kind of help I need. Do you realise how often I have to clean my litter boxes? Often. Very often.
Since cat behaviour issues arise surrounding litter usage; or lack thereof, many cats end up being surrendered to shelters! Can you believe it?! The majority of the time it’s not your cat’s fault! Do you clean the litter box often enough?
Did you know?
- you should have one litter box for each cat, plus one more
- scoop litter 1 to 2 times daily
- every 30 days you should change the litter
- cats prefer uncovered boxes, so as to give them the sense/ability to escape quickly if feeling threatened
- cats actually do need some light at night – try leaving a night-light for them
In my opinion, often one can use common sense and apply it to each cat in order to deal with perceived behavioural issues. All my cats are rescue cats so behaviour often stems from before they came into our house.
Recently, I received an invitation to attend ‘Breaking the Cat Code’ Discussion with internationally acclaimed cat behaviourist Mieshelle Nagelschneider. I was thrilled and instantly accepted the invite. Being able to get insights and tips from a cat behaviourist is exactly what I needed. Jasper Jr. has been attacking Josie since day one, and after trying:
- food puzzles
- pheromone treatment
- introduction of a cat tree
- new toys
and even …
- a new cat (one that is close to his age)
Nothing has stopped him from attacking Josie!
And so, on March 22, 2017 I got to meet Mieshelle in a small group setting and was able to get a few of my questions answered. I received confirmation that I was just in my attempts at remedying my cat’s behaviour. Fortunately, she was able to offer a few more suggestions that I hadn’t yet thought of. In particular, a stationary 5-level food puzzle! I think this just might do the trick! I’ll be purchasing one shortly and implementing the suggestion as soon as possible.As cat owners, we need to understand our cats’ natural ‘wild cat’ instincts. Cats may be aggressive for a variety of reasons; such as:
The reality is, our cats need mental and physical stimulation. Our cats, like the wild cat, demand freshness in water, food, and litter. Their instincts tell them that their food/water contain bacteria and the same goes for their litter. In the wild, predators track cats by their use of certain sites (where they choose to relieve themselves) … if they’re smelly, it’s even easier. By understanding our cats’ natural instincts, we learn that if our cat isn’t using their litter box it might not be a bad behaviour after all!
Keep yourself happy alongside your kitties. Try New Arm & Hammer™ Clump & Seal™ Slide™ Cat Litter! You’ll discover when changing the litter box that the litter will slide right out.
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