Litter Box Etiquette Checklist and December Giveaway Reminder

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We are still trying to drum up attention from  U.S. rescues and we need more oflitterboxroses them to send us a quick note in the comments section about their shelter.  When they do, we’ll send them a Litter Lifter® trial pack. It’s that simple.  Will you help us?

To help – simply send the link to the giveaway to your favorite shelter in the U.S.  Or, if you know a shelter volunteer, let that person know so they can enter the giveaway.  These scoopers can mean a whole lot to some kitties in shelter’s this holiday season – so please help spread the word.

In the meantime, here is a short list of litter box do’s and don’t’s…


  • Put the box in a high-traffic area.  Cats are finicky at best about the location of their latrine. So never put the box in an area with a lot of commotion.  Also, don’t relegate the box to a dark corner in your basement next to the furnace on the cold cement floor.
  • Place near food, water or bedding.  Would you want to go where you eat and sleep? Think about it…it’s common sense.
  • Constantly change the type of cat litter you’re using because of the latest and greatest marketing campaign.  If your cat likes the litter you’re using – stick with it.
  • Use strongly scented litters.  A cat’s sense of smell is much better than ours.  While a litter box that smells like a bouquet of lavender may seem appealing to you – it may send your cat packing…and looking for the nearest alternative to pee on.
  • Use covered litter boxes.  I realize this is a bold statement, but I find them dirty and it’s easy to forget to clean them.  The dust cloud stays confined to that plastic bubble and your poor kitty breathes it in.


  • Make the box accessible to your cat, yet make sure your cat has enough quiet and privacy.
  • Provide multiple litter boxes throughout the house.  If you have multiple cats, you may not be aware that one cat may ambush another cat’s use of the box.  Provide location options.  The rule of thumb is to add one litter box to the total number of cats in the household.  If you have three cats, you should have four litter boxes.
  • Find a great litter and stick with it – as long as your cat approves, that’s all that matters.
  • Clean it daily.  Yes, daily.  I clean mine twice daily.  Imagine going to the toilet and the previous person hadn’t flushed.  Gross.  Cats feel the same way.
  • Use a Litter Lifter® if you feel less than motivated to clean the box. Why?  I swear to you, this scooper makes cleaning the litter box so easy.  I can clean four boxes thoroughly in less than a minute.  And no, I’m not being paid to say that!  They truly are that great!

I hope these tips help you and your kitty out.  The Humane Society has an eloquently written article on the topic if you need more information.  In the meantime – be sure to get your local US shelter involved in our Litter Lifter® Giveaway!  100 Shelters and 10 Fans will get Litter Lifters®…. and there’s still plenty of time.