Multiple Cats and Litter Boxes
If you have more than one cat, you really should have more than one litter box. Cats are VERY finicky about their business and, by nature, want to have their very own place to “go.” While they will – if forced to – share a box, they’d be much happier with their own.
If you’re lucky enough to have three or more cats in your life, multiple litter boxes is a must. The corner litter box, pictured here, is our favorite solution. I love that it fits snugly in a corner and the high sides are a real plus as they prevent litter from being thrashed all over the floor. When you click through the link you’ll find that there’s a great deal for buying two at once.
- Ideal for cats that like to dig in litter
- High sides reduce litter scatter
- Offers space saving value for those with limited room space
- High polished finish that is odor and stain resistant and easy to clean
- Made in the USA
Litter Box Location
When deciding where to place a litter box, always keep “privacy” in the front of your mind. Cats feel vulnerable while doing their business and MUCH prefer to do it in private. You also want an area where there is not a lot of noise. Since noise is something cats aren’t terribly fond of, you’ll want their bathroom to be as noise-free as possible. While a lot of cats are fine with having their litter box in a laundry room, others balk at the noise from a washer or dryer – even going so far as to find another quieter spot while they’re running.
Keeping Litter Boxes Smelling Fresh
The only way to keep litter boxes from stinking is to keep them impeccably clean. This is also the best thing to do for your cat – as well as the healthiest. As I said above, cats are very finicky about their bathroom – but it goes further than that. They’re incredibly finicky about everything! That’s why it’s so important to keep their water sparkling clean and fresh, their food area clean and tidy, their beds clean and neat, and their litter boxes clean and fresh.
If you think about it – all of these things are your cat’s world. Why would she want any of it to be stinky or dirty?!
I keep grocery bags and a litter scoop hidden near our cats’ litter boxes so I’m able to clean up after them throughout the day. Let’s face it, if we have to search for a bag, we’re less likely to clean the box as soon as we see that it needs it. However, if everything we need is already there, we’re much more inclined to jump on the task.
What’s the Best Cat Litter?
As someone who has had cats all her life, I’m incredibly familiar with cat litter. I mean INCREDIBLY familiar with it! I’ve found one thing to be absolutely true – the cheap stuff is cheap for a reason. Leave it sitting on the shelf and walk away. Seriously – if it isn’t a name you recognize, don’t even think of putting it into your cart or into your cat’s life.
My favorite brands are Scoop Away and Purina Tidy Cat. Purina – there’s a name you can absolutely trust.
Allow me to say, right up front, that this is not at all an advertisement for either of these brands – simply a recommendation from one cat parent to another. My “go to” cat litter is Purina Tidy Cat Lightweight with Glade (pictured below). It can be hard to find in some stores but I’ve always found it at Target. It’s just excellent and has never let me (or my furry babies) down.