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Feature December 2015 Issue

Litter Box Lessons Revisited

Make sure that your cat’s litter box is as appealing as possible. A box that was perfect for him as a kitten will be too small when he grows into an adult cat.

Litter Box Lessons Revisited

Here are some tips to help the cats who have forgotten the golden rules — or never properly learned them in the first place. Hint: Simple is best.

A pile of cat feces in the corner of the dining room, urine-soaked carpets in a guest room closet — such discoveries get too many cats kicked outdoors for good, or surrendered to shelters. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In their scrub-desert habitats in northern Africa, our cats’ ancestors buried their waste in the ubiquitous soft, sandy soil. Most cats take readily to a properly-prepared substitute for the desert sands: a litter box. Because…

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