House training can be simpler than you think. When housebreaking your cat these are things that you will need to bring into consideration. Cats are interesting animals and a little different concerning their character. Cats are independent and will spend majority of their time to themselves. Here are a few helpful tips to housebreaking your cat.
1. The Litter Box
Cats will not use the litter box if they feel crowded or if they feel stressed. There are many different factors that can go into making a cat feel stressed out. If you recently got a new cat, you’re gone away on vacation, too many children over, too many cats around, a new home, all of which are factors that could go into your cat not being able to use its litter box. Your cat’s litter box has to become it’s best friend. Cat are generally independent and private animals, so the first step you need to take is putting the litter box in a somewhat private area. Put the litter box the corner of the laundry room, or out in the garage, or even in you had the capacity to dedicate a room for your pets, somewhere that your cat can feel safe to do its business. Also, always make sure you keep the litter box clean. If you have a dirty litter box your cat will not use it.
2. Getting In and Out of Your Home
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3. Scratching the Furniture
The best way to stop your cat from scratching your furniture is to give your cat a place where it can scratch. Try even putting a little food next to your scratching post when introducing it. Another problem many cat owners face, is their cat scratching up all their furniture. Scratching can exercise their shoulders, claws, back, also its how cats stretch out their muscles. Cats do not do this to frustrate you, because they know how much you like to buy new furniture. Cats do this to exercise, they scratch because it’s a normalcy for them. If a cat doesn’t scratch, they will more than likely have underdeveloped muscles, which can lead to other health problems. Cats scratch as a way to mark their territory, kind of like how a dog pees.
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