There is increasing evidence accepted by holistic and traditional veterinarians that turning to a raw food diet for cat and kittens reduces the likelihood of many of today’s common cat health problems. Its no secret that our cats are obese, have bladder problems or develop kidney disease or diabetes. Its looking like the same rules that apply to humans apply to cats – high carbohydrate, low protein diets and poor exercise habits lead to disease. The good news is that the number one step holistic vets recommend is that you switch your pet to a raw food diet for cat program.
Let’s not forget about our animal’s bathroom needs. Where will your pet go? Who will be responsible for scooping up the best cordless vacuum for pet hair or cleaning the yard as needed? This is a task no one wants to do that is necessary when it comes to properly taking care of your pet.
Floors and furniture. If a cat eliminates behind or under furniture, it may not be found immediately, and can become quite difficult to clean. If not cleaned adequately, that spot may forever be flagged as a soiling location, and any cats in the area will use it. It’s best to clean up such messes when they are fresh, but even that is no guarantee you will get it all out. It is this area of odor control that is the most difficult to deal with, even worse than the litter box. The only advice here is to experiment with the variety of products available today to see what works best in your home.
The second problem may cat owners face is cleanliness. Cats are notoriously clean, and having an unclean litter tray can make them not enter. This was the problem with my cat, and now that he is almost 15 years old having the slightest bit of dirt in his litter box was a problem. The only solution is using better quality litter, and cleaning out daily.
Prepare a comfortable room prior to your kitten’s arrival for him/her be settle in for the first few days. When the kitten is comfortably established, then gradually increase the area your kitten can explore.
Clay cat litters have a tendency to track throughout your house, but have great absorbency. Clumping cat litters are handy if you do not have a lot of time to clean your cat’s litter box every day or if your cat has an illness such as kidney problem which gives them a tendency to urinate more often in large amounts. Sawdust is an excellent and cheap alternative if you are on a tight budget, but will not help prevent odors.
We have looked at a couple of reasons why your cat might be using your bed instead of outside or a litter tray. I must point out that there are several reasons why this might be happening, and finding a solution sooner rather than later, is essential for you and your cats well-being.