How to Retrain Your Cat to Use the Litter Box

Do you want to retrain your cat to use the litter box again? Are you having problems with your cat peeing on the carpet or furniture? There could be many reasons why this is happening. Please read this short article to find out why your cat is not using their litter box, and how you can get them back on the right track.

In the past I have had many problems with cats urinating in the house. Thankfully it has only taken a couple of days to solve the problem, and it was all down to a few simple tips and tricks. Cat urine can be one of the most pungent smells, especially when its stale and has had chance to soak into fabrics. Carpets are notorious for allowing cat urine to soak in, so choosing a room for your cat litter tray that is carpet free is essential.

How to retrain your cat to use the litter box again. A few simple tricks to solve the problem.

1. Has your cat’s litter box been moved to a new area or room? Cats don’t like small and cramped spaces, so allowing them space to go to the toilet is essential. They might be rebelling, and you are paying the price.

2. A tried and tested method for me but only when necessary, is to confine your cat to one room. A room which is not carpeted is better. Place a clean litter box away from the food and water and also a clean bed. Your cat will learn within a couple of days what their routine should be.

3. Cleaning materials are one problem I have faced in the past. Many cat litter freshening sprays or powders are not for every cat, and mine does not like the smell of the refresher sprays used to keep cat litter smelling clean. He simply refuses to go in if we use any of these products.

4. If you are seeing a couple of days when nothing is happening in the cat litter box, and also nowhere else in your house, then your cat may have a urine infection. I have had this problem in the past, and it can be tricky to notice. If you think this could be a problem, don’t waste anytime getting your cat to your local vet for a health check.

There are many reasons why your cat has decided not to use their litter tray, and getting back on the right track sooner, rather than later is essential.