Cat Attract litter is the brainchild of Dr Bruce Elsey who is a feline veterinarian with 30 years’ experience caring for cats. Across his years of working with cats, he discovered the top behavioral problem cat owners face is non-use of the cat box. It is also one of the top reasons why cats end up being abused or abandoned to pet shelters.
Dr Elsey decided to use his expertise to create a product that would help solve this problem and create a litter aimed at cats who don’t consistently use their litter tray. Amongst the range of products, that the brand have produce is the Cat Attract (20 oz). This one bottle is enough to treat 100lbs of litter so can last the average cat around three months. It works by attracting the cat to the litter tray with its proven formula and is also great for controlling the unpleasant odours associated with the tray. It is also an ideal product to help learn kittens about using a litter box.
If you prefer a simple litter that nothing needs to be added to, the range also includesCat Attract Problem Cat and Kitten Training Litter (20 lb. ) which contains the herbal blend to attract cats and kittens to it. It has superior clumping ability to make cleaning easy and is equally great for adept litter users and those who have issues.
Amongst their range are also special litters for Senior cats as well as for long hair cats and also those with respiratory problems that the dust in litter aggravates.
Training cats to use litter trays
When you first get a cat, litter training is one of the most important things because finding unexpected deposits around the house is very unpleasant. If you have a cat already then this can make the process easier, as the new cat will quickly copy the older cat. But if this is your first and only puss, then there are a few ideas to help get the process start.
Firstly, until the cat is house trained, don’t let them have free run of the house because they will find someone secluded to use as a toilet and habits can be quickly formed. When you go out of the house, keep the cat in one room such as a kitchen or bathroom. Leave them water, food, somewhere to curl up to sleep and a clean litter tray.
Another tip is until the cat has got the hang of using the tray, feed them on a regular schedule so that going to toilet will also be regular and you can limit their movements at this time.
Make sure the litter tray is placed somewhere easy to access but not near where they sleep or eat as this could put them off using it. If you are unsure where is best, try placing a few different trays around the house and monitor which one the cat chooses for the best location.
Litter tray avoidance
One of the main reasons that a cat doesn’t use its litter tray can be the most simple – it is dirty. Now it might not seem dirty to you, but cats have a better sense of smell than we do and while it might look clean to us, they can see it differently, or smell it.
Cat litter boxes need to be cleaned daily and around 1 ½ inches of litter added to what was left. When cleaning out the tray, use a little vinegar or lemon juice to help get rid of the urine smells – don’t use anything with ammonia, as this will actually make the smells worse.