How can I dog proof my litter box?
8 Strategies for Keeping Your Dog Away From Cat Poop
- Raise Up Your Cat's Litter Box.
- Try An Auto-Cleaning Litter Box.
- Keep Cat in Gated Area.
- Clean Up Poop ASAP.
- Change The Taste Of Your Cat's Poo.
- Covered Litter Box.
- Keep Your Dog Occupied.
- Dog Proof Door Latch.
Filler is important. Don't use regular cat litter in your dog's box. Some cat litter can cause health problems in dogs that ingest poop. If your dog is already used to going on puppy pads or newspaper, start moving these into and around the litter box.
- The first step to litter training is watching your guinea pig. Most guinea pigs have a certain area of their cage where they eliminate. If you set up a guinea pig's litter box in this space, it's more likely to use the box. You can also pay attention when you're cleaning the cage.
- While training the indoor pig to use the litter box, keep him/her confined to a small area of your home. Do not give the pig free run of the house while training. They should be placed in a semi private area that is not too far away from the pigs main digs, but not too close, either.
- Yes, you can litter-train your bunny! But, spaying or neutering has to come first. It is almost impossible to litter train an unspayed or unneutered rabbit. If you can't resist letting bunny have the run of the house immediately, be prepared to have him consider your house as one very large litter box.
While not all chinchillas can be trained to use litter for urination, many are able to do so if trained at a very young age. According to chinchilla owners and vets, it is not possible to train a chinchilla to defecate in a litter box as there is little to no resulting smell with which to train the chinchilla.
- The Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics says the minimum cage size for an adult chinchilla should be at least 3 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet. If you keep more than one chinchilla in a cage -- which chins prefer, as they as social creatures -- make sure it has a minimum of 2 square feet of floor space per pet.
- Chinchillas are one of the most intelligent species of rodent, and many of them have been successfully potty trained by their owners. Most litter-box trained chinchillas still defecate around the cage, but can learn to urinate in the litter-box.
- Typically pet stores charge $150 or more for a standard gray chinchilla; usually more for colored chins if they even sell them. Breeders typically start around the same price, although in areas with lots of chinchillas, the price can be as low as $80 for a standard.
Intestinal Blockage. If your dog eats a significant quantity of clumping cat litter, he is at risk for dangerous intestinal blockage. In your dog's intestinal tract, clumping litter can swell and cause a complete blockage. Surgery might be needed to remove the litter from your dog.
- Others will call about dog, cat or wild animal poop that their child has sampled. Unless the child or animal was sick, eating a small amount of poop is not toxic. Cat litter is not a problem in small amounts. It can become a choking hazard or can cause a blockage in the intestines if larger quantities are eaten.
- Spraying Outdoors. Straight or diluted vinegar can be sprayed around the edges of a garden, and on plants, fences, posts and garden decor to keep cats away. Concentrate the spray on areas that the cats frequent or that you particularly want to protect. Spray every few days or as often as needed to repel cats.
- Kitty won't think of your garden as a latrine anymore if you spread a pungent mixture of orange peels and used coffee grounds around your plants. The mix acts as great fertilizer too. Don't throw out old mothballs. Scatter them around your gardens and flowerbeds to keep cats, dogs, and rodents away.
Updated: 3rd December 2019