As long as your beloved kitty is okay with potty-training, you can now kiss cleaning the litter box goodbye!
Cats are innately clean animals. In fact, they don’t need a human to clean or bathe them, because they can do it themselves, thank you very much. However, did you know that they can make things even easier for you?
You can cross out “Change/Take out litter” off your chores because cats can indeed be toilet-trained. *Collective gasps* Yes, folks, cats can be potty trained, too.
Kitty experts say that cats tend to bury their feces mostly to get rid of the smell, so training them to use the toilet gives them another option of discarding their wastes.
However, since potty-training them to relieve themselves in the toilet goes against their natural behavior to dig and cover their poop, it would take a great deal of effort and patience to successfully train them without resulting in negative cat behaviors.
How to potty-train your cat:
We start off by guiding them through the transition phase. It is advisable to designate them a toilet that they have easy access to, and nearest to their feeding area. Place the litter box near the toilet and gradually raise it by 3 inches each day until it’s on level with the toilet seat. Once the litter box is on level with the toilet seat, start putting it over the toilet itself. Give your kitty a few days to get comfortable pooping on the toilet.
Once he’s at ease eliminating on the toilet, it’s time to get those training trays. You can find them in most pet supplies store. Again, it takes patience to train him to use the training tray until he can do so without “accidents.”
After about a couple of weeks using the tray, your cat is just about ready to eliminate on the toilet without them.
If you think that you cat is still unwilling to use the toilet, it’s best to stick to the litter box. His welfare is still top priority, right?