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Cat rubbing face in litter box?

My can often buries his face in the litter before using the box, frequently leaving his forehead covered in dust. He's three years old, and has been doing this since he was a kitten. What can cause a ...
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How long should neutered cat use shredded newspaper litter box?

I neutered my cat yesterday and changed his litter box so that it's full of shredded newspaper. For how long should he stay away from his regular sand litter box? Cleaning a litter box full of ...
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Best location for litter box?

We've had the cat's litter box in the laundry room for as long as I can remember. Recently someone mentioned this is a bad place because of the exposure to all the clean clothes. What is the most ...
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How can I train my cat to successfully bury her poop

I have a 19 week old ragdoll kitten. I got her at 3 months from the breeder and she was well trained, good with her litter box and knew to use a scratching post. The exception being that when she ...
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my kitten is litter trained but does a poo on his bed and blankets

I recently got my kitten, the owner says he is litter trained, yet he hasn’t used the litter box and has only done a poo on his bed and a blanket. I am using a different ,scented, litter to what he ...
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Puppies started peeing on litter mat instead of in the litter box

Our 7 puppies were trained, at 3 weeks, to pee and poo in a cat litter box (introduced into their whelping pool.) In week 4, we moved them to a kennel with a small, fenced yard. Outside the kennel, we ...
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What size litter box do I get for my cat?

What size litter box do I get for my cat? People recommend: at least 1.5 times the length of the cat at least 1.5 times longer than your cat Which one is correct/better? the first = 1.5L the ...
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Is there a difference between the super scoop, double duty and multi-cat litters?

I went to a pet superstore recently searching for clumping clay litter, and they only sell cat litter from two different companies... let's call them CompanyA and CompanyB. Even though these two ...
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Aquarium sand and small pebbles as cat litter

My neighborhood is implementing a new trash disposal mechanism. They said that they will be composting pet poop. However, cat litter is not compostable (from what I know which could be limited ...
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Can a cat/kitten suddenly stop liking her litter?

This question goes hand in hand with my other, open thread: Kitten stopped using litter tray after having had diarrhea Is it possible for a cat to suddenly stop liking a specific type of litter, that ...
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Cat is eating and drinking but hasn't gone to the bathroom since I got him a different kind of litter yesterday

My cat is normal overall, but usually I get up in the morning and there's something to clean. There was nothing. Yesterday I got him a new litter box with new silica litter. Up until this point, he ...
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Is biodegradable cat litter safe to use in rat litter box?

I currently use bathing sand in my rats' litter box but I'd like to change it to something I can just flush down the toilet (it would be much more convenient). I tried using tissues but they just take ...
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Kitten does not clean herself after using the litterbox / only after a few minutes

So, I'm having a hard time with my new kitten. She uses the litterbox just fine. After using it, she gets out and only cleans her butt after a few or so minutes. By the time she does, she was on a lot ...
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Why does my cat scratch wall around litter box? [duplicate]

We have a single cat in my apartment around 10 months old. We notice that after he is done peeing/pooping he covers his waste in the litter box but starts scratching the wall around the litter box. It ...
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How do I retrain a cat to use the litterbox I prefer?

A friend's cat is going to live with me for the next few weeks while my friend is out of town. This cat is used to using the bathroom in showers, which her usual owner simply cleans out regularly. ...
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How to stop my cat from urinating on the new carpet?

My kitty is 12 years old. He's indoor/outdoor. We moved a couple months ago and now either the door is left open so he can come and go freely, or he's trapped inside. He hasn't tried to get me to open ...
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In a multiple cat home, how many litter boxes should you have?

I have seen a few suggestions in answers to other questions about it. But when I look I can never find it. If I have multiple cats in my home, how many litter boxes should I have?
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How much depth of sand in litter box is ideal for cats?

This question is really puzzling for me. My cat is comfortable with any depth and has never shown any problematic behavior. She is not even concerned with the company that makes the sand, and any ...
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Is flushing or landfilling cat litter more environmental friendly?

I've tried to google that one - is it more environment friendly to flush cat litter (assuming it is flushable) or landfill it? I can see that flushing has disadvantage of polluting water, while we ...
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