Cats: Toilet Training
Your new pet will require a tray containing kitty litter. The best filling for the trays is one of the many brands of cat litters available. At the Pet Centre we use clumping litter.
Please don’t use sand, dirt or sawdust. These are not absorbent and quickly become wet and smelly. Sawdust ends up all over the floor as it sticks to the cat’s paws.
Put the tray in a place where Kitty can find it; do not relocate. It sometimes pays to have two or three trays in different rooms.
If you use disposable litter it should be changed and the tray cleaned daily. Use a disinfectant safe for Kitty. Liquids containing phenols and cresols, absorbed through the paw pads, can be lethal to cats. We suggest you use a chlorine-based product or normal household bleach, watered down. Anodel is our bleach of choice for the shop. Janola is also totally safe. Sometimes, though, despite all of your efforts, little messes may be unavoidable while Kitty is in the process of being house trained.