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The Best Way To Toilet Train A Cat

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Everyone who has owned a kitten right from day one will have different ways of telling you the best way to toilet a cat.  Here in this article, I will share with you the secret of success to toilet train a cat in a logical way that has been tried and tested so you know it will work with minimal or no mistakes from your cat!

Usually the best time to get a kitten is around 8 weeks of age.  Sometimes this can vary depending, but kittens should really not leave their mother younger than 6 weeks of age.  Because of this, the kittens are still being weaned and can tend to have behavioural problems because of being weaned to early and because toileting for a kitten is behavioural, problems can arise if this the case.

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The mother cat has plenty to do with toilet training in the wee kittens first 8 weeks of life.  If possible a litter tray should be kept close to the litter to be able to stumble too and far away enough so bedding and food can not be comtaminated.  The mother will use the litter box, and don’t be upset with this, as she is just showing her babies how to use it (if she has been taught properly of course!)

If this fails and the kitten has been rehomed and is still unable to use the litter tray the best way to toilet train a cat is to for the first few days of getting him or her home, is to place kitten in a smallish confined room with bed, food and water, plus a litter tray.  Line the room with newspaper or towels if you feel you need to do so.

A kitten will get the “call of nature” usually after feeding.  Never try to toilet train a cat after excessive play or sleep as the lesson will not sink in!  After feeding your kitten, place her or him into the litter tray, you can even carefully get a paw and dig around a little.  Digging is instinct and the kitten should pick up on this relatively quickly.  If not show yourself digging a little in the tray while the kitten is watching.  After all you are now considered in the eyes of the kitten, her or his new mother!

Other good times to place your kitten in the litter tray is when it’s sniffing around or you see her or him scratching about, possibly even circling.  Thus the need to go is pretty urgent and will continue after placing kitten into the litter tray and the kitten will relief her or himself, and voila!  A lesson has been learnt!

The other thing to look out for is buying a litter tray with sides too high, kitten needs to be able to climb in and out easy without tripping or falling and good experiences need to be associated with the litter box so never get angry and yell at your kitten, otherwise she or he will associate the litter box for being yelled at.  

They say that a human has to repeat something up to 27 times before it becomes a learnt habit, so if cats are truly smarter than humans, this will make you happy to hear that this will be a breeze for you to toilet train your cat.  

If problems still occur with toileting, there can be underlying medical conditions or behavioural problems so is best to visit your veterinarian in this case.  Patience is the key, and especially lots of praise, love and attention will also go a long way in making your kitten or cat into a successful toilet trainer you will truly be proud of!

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