Cat litter tracking is one of the most common complaints cat owners have. Litter tracking is caused by bits of litter sticking to your cat's paws and fur after she has used the litter box. Many cats also like to “dig to China” in their boxes, kicking and throwing litter all over the floor.
In this regard, how do I get my cat to stop kicking litter out of the box?
In this article, you will learn seven easy ways to keep cat litter in the box.
- Get a box with higher sides or a shield.
- Get an extra-large cat litter box.
- Use litter with larger particles.
- Get a covered box.
- Use a top entry box, such as the CleverCat or ModKat.
- Place a mat in front of the litter box.
Why do cats dig in their litter box?
Although we hear claims that a particular cat is "litter-trained," such behavior is natural for them and most will be self-motivated to eliminate in substrates where they can dig, such as cat litter, soil or sand. Some cats that do not bury their wastes in the litter box may have an elimination problem.
How deep should litter be?
Depth of litter. Most cats won't use litter that's more than about two inches deep. In fact, some long-haired cats actually prefer less litter and a smooth, slick surface, such as the bottom of the box.