There are two reasons for a cat to avoid the litter box.
1) A physical issue requiring medical attention
2) An emotional issue requiring changes in the environment.
Regardless of the cause, inappropriate litter box use or it’s avoidance is the #1 reason cats are abused or surrendered to a shelter where most end up being euthanized. It’s not a cat’s fault and it doesn’t need to be that way.
This post is one of our more personal ones for an unexpected reason. When we received a bag of Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter With Cat Attract, everything was normal. All our cats have meticulous litter box habits until one day a few weeks ago I noticed a bloodied, wet spot in the bed and then another. Merlin our 19-year-old cat with CKD dribbled urine everywhere except the litter box.
Naturally, we rushed him to the vet. It turned out to be a urinary tract infection (UTI) and he was placed on antibiotics. The incontinence continued and we placed puppy pads every where. Someone suggested diapers. No, it was time to try the Cat Attract™. We knew it would take time for the antibiotics to kick in and thought it would be wise to gradually introduce the Cat Attract™ to our numerous litter boxes. As a behaviorist, I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of the right litter box in the right location with the right litter.
Senior and geriatric cats or those with kidney disease need to have litter boxes they can easily climb in and out of and placed in convenient locations. I once had a client with a senior cat who had one little box in the basement. It was the human equivalent of a football field away. No wonder she had a problem.
Convenient isn’t always attractive. We have a litter box in our bedroom now. Maybe it’s not so beautiful but so what? At least it doesn’t smell. What attracted me to the Precious Litter Cat Attract™ was the subtle natural herbal smell and I wasn’t the only one. All the cats took to it immediately. Best of all, Merlin ambled over and did his business. I did a little happy dance and breathed a huge breath of relief. We went back to the vet for a follow-up urine analysis to be sure the infection was all gone. It was and Merlin has not had one out of the box mishap since.
Precious Litter Cat Attract™ clumps well and is 99% dust free. Clumping hard not only makes it easier to scoop but it locks in odors. The texture and particle size is on the smaller side which most cats prefer.
Visit Precious Cat to see all their litter products including those specifically for kittens and senior cats.
Cat Attract Giveaway:
To enter our giveaway to win one large 20 lb. bag of Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter With Cat Attract simply leave a comment before 11: 59 pm ET April 7, 2014. For extra chances to win, please social media share this post and use the hashtag #PreciousCat when sharing your post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Tell us in a separate comment where you share.
Please note: There is limit of one winner per household. Winners that win on multiple blogs will only be eligible for one (1) prize. Winners must be 18 years of age and reside in the U.S. Winners will receive an email to provide delivery instructions. Prize delivery can take 6 – 8 weeks.
This post is sponsored by Precious Cat on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Precious Cat’s Cat Attract formula, but Cat Wisdom 101 only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Precious Cat is not responsible for the content of this article.