Litter training

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USING the litter tray is second nature to most cats. Training kittens to use one is usually as easy as showing them where it is, and putting them in it.

When you bring your cat home, the litter tray should be one of your first stops. Let them sniff it, and then place them inside it. They may dig around, or jump back out, but just place them inside it again in an hour or two.
Often, cats will shun the litter tray if it’s not in a quiet location that they can access at all times, but don’t position it near their food or water.
Cats are fussy about their trays, so, to provide them with the most appealing “bathroom” facilities, you should clean it daily and change it weekly. Just as we don’t like to use filthy, overflowing toilets, cats don’t like wading through waste to find a patch of clean litter.
Don’t use litter that is scented, because it’s only geared towards the owner, not the cat. Some cats will refuse to use trays containing heavily-scented litter, and some may prefer one type of litter to another.

The litter types are clay-based clumping, clay-based non-clumping, crystal, and natural/biodegradable. If you experience problems getting a cat to use the tray, experiment with different varieties of litter.
Wash your litter tray thoroughly every week or two. Over time, a litter box will absorb cat urine (even with liners). Wash it thoroughly with soapy water every week, and be sure to rinse meticulously so that it doesn’t retain a strong smell of detergent.
Getting used to a litter box isn’t difficult for most cats. If you know your cat’s litter-tray preferences, you’re unlikely to encounter any unpleasant accidents.

Cat of the week – Ritzy
Ritzy is a stunning, medium/long-haired, seven-week-old girl who is ready for immediate adoption.
She is a very inquisitive and playful young lady, and full of love and joy. She adores the company of other cats and people, and will make a great addition to any home.
She has an amazing rich brown, cinnamon and creamy fluffy coat, which she loves having stroked!

Please ring or Whatsapp Maria on 6466 29129 (seven days a week, 9-6pm), to arrange to meet Ritzy. All kittens are adopted on a week’s trial in your home.

All our cats awaiting adoption can be seen on our website at

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We always need cat food, litter, sheets, towels, bedding etc for the cats and kittens in our care, and also good quality/condition items for sale in our shop.

Items in good condition can be dropped into the shop on San Blas, Golf del Sur (behind Hiperdino). It is open seven days a week, 10-6pm, Saturdays 10-4pm.

If you don’t have transport, or have large, bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate, please ring Mark on 636590557, and he will arrange collection from you.


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