Where Should I Put the Cat Litter Box?

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Where Should I Put the Cat Litter Box?

Staff Writer · Apr 2, 2010

Every cat owner will want to keep their cat happy and comfortable. That’s why it’s so important to place the cat litter box in an appropriate spot. In an apartment, finding the right place to put the litter box might not be so easy. It’s not something you can put just anywhere. Here are 4 ideas for helping you find a good spot for the litter box.

1 – Select a Private Spot

Cats love their privacy. It’s important place the cat litter box away from high traffic areas in the apartment. Cats like a private area for the litter box, because it makes them feel safe. Putting it in a place that is subject to lots of noise and activity will stress it. Cat experts believe felines are fearful that predators will attack them when they’re not looking, so a private spot is important.

2 – Keep Cat Litter Far away from Food

Keep the litter away from the cat food. Cats will not like that arrangement, and it’s not sanitary. They can be very picky animals. Kitchens are a bad place to put a litter box unless the cat food is somewhere else, which is not likely. You’re eating and cooking there, so that location won’t be appealing to you, either.

3 – Avoid the Laundry Room

Laundry rooms are not recommended for a cat litter box location. If that’s the only place you have room to put it, place it as far away from the washer and dryer as you can. Those appliances may scare your cat.

4 – Keep the Cat Litter Box Accessible

If you don’t situate the litter box in a place that’s accessible for the cat, your efforts will have been useless. If the cat doesn’t have easy access to the litter box at all times, he may go to another place that suits him. Keep it in a spot where the door can easily open and close. If it closes on its own, you should use a door stop or something else to keep it open.

5 – Avoid Carpeted Areas

Some cats can be messy when it comes to using the litter box. The litter can stick to their paws, and they’ll track it all over the floor. It’s a good idea to keep the box away from a carpeted room. Surfaces like linoleum or wood will be better, because they’re easier to clean. If you’re in an apartment that doesn’t have a hardwood floor, you could find an out-of-the-way spot in your bathroom for the litter box.

For most standard two-bedroom apartments, there aren’t many options for where to place the cat litter box. This often leaves only one option on where to place the litter box, which is the bathroom. Take a good look around your apartment, and keep the above tips in mind to help you find the perfect spot for it. Your cat will thank you for it.

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