Where Should I Put My Cat’s Litter Box?

If you’re new to cat ownership, one question you may be asking yourself is where to place the litter box. Find answers from a professional’s point of view—below, your Wake Forest, NC veterinarian gives you a few tips.

 

Away From Food and Water Dishes

We’ve all heard the expression about not using the bathroom where you eat. This applies to our feline friends as well! Cats don’t like to eat near their bathroom zone; some have even been known to stop eating or avoid using the litter box if the dishes and bathroom are placed close together.

 

Easily Accessed Area

Make sure your cat’s box is placed somewhere that is easily accessed at all times of the day, even when you’re not home. It’s all too easy for a swinging door or another obstacle to block your cat’s path to the bathroom.

 

Quiet, Low-Traffic Zone

Cats, much like us, prefer to do their business in peace and quiet. Don’t put your cat’s litter box in a crowded, noisy area. Instead, try a basement room or out-of-the-way bathroom.

 

Would you like more advice on your cat’s health, behavior, and care? Give your Animal Hospital Wake Forest, NC office a call today.