Cleaning the Litter Box How Often Is Best

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A cat may dislike his litter box for a variety of reasons.

The litter box is filthy, which is one of the most important reasons, and thankfully the easiest to fix. Our feline companions will put up with a lot in terms of poor litter box hygiene, but every cat will eventually say, “No way!”


Unscooped, filthy litter box are the cat equivalent of that public restroom with toilet paper all over the floor and unflushed toilets – you wouldn’t want to go there! This problem is exacerbated by having too few litter boxes for your cats; the rule of thumb is to have at least one more litter box than the number of cats in the house.


Litter boxes should be scooped at least once or twice a day, preferably right after your cat has done his business. While self-cleaning litter boxes that use a sensor to detect when a cat enters and exits the litter box are excellent for keeping up with scooping duties for humans, they have a tendency to scare at least some cats away from using their litter box and would not be a good choice for a timid cat.

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