How do you get your cat to use her litter tray? How to get him to stop peeing in the house

Ferenczi Deborah

2023. February 28 - Source: Photos by Getty Images Hungary

Since kittens live in apartments most of the time, it's a must to housebreak them and train them to use the litter tray. However, in their case, housebreaking is a much simpler process than for dogs. In their case, the use of litter boxes is almost visceral, as they would defecate in sand in their natural environment. To make the process as easy as possible, we've put together some tips on how to get your cat to use the litter box from the start.


It’s important to know that litter-boxing kittens is a much simpler process than house-training dogs. However, it is essential that you choose a litter tray that is comfortable for the animal and meets its needs. Once you have achieved this, you don’t need to worry, you just need to show your cat the litter box and he will use it.

How do you housebreak cat?

As mentioned above, it is not important to prepare for this, as the kitten will naturally fuss in the sandy, litter tray area. It is also a good idea to put the kitten in the litter tray from the start, so that it gets used to the smell, texture and feel of the litter as quickly as possible, and will then consider it the most suitable place. From now on, when you are training your cat, it is important that when you expect him to do his business, you put him in the litter box so that he gets used to doing his business there. Besides, most kittens don’t need any more teaching than that, your pet will understand the context.

Which litter box should you choose?

The first thing to decide is which litter box is the right choice, depending on the size of your cat. So, for a kitten you should choose a kitten litter box, while for an adult you should choose an adult litter box. But it’s also not necessarily a bad idea to buy an adult size for the kitten straight away, as this will at least make it easier for it to get used to a permanent litter tray.

The question of whether to use a closed or open litter box is also a common one. Well, in many cases kittens prefer a closed litter box as it gives them a sense of security. It’s also very practical for the owner, as it prevents odours from spreading and makes it less likely that the contents will be tipped over and scattered.

In the first instance, it is advisable to choose a litter that is not scented at all, as strong odours can be quite irritating to cats. From now on, it is advisable to opt for a dust-free, chunky version. Alternatively, once you find the right one, you may want to avoid changing litter very much.

It is also very important to find the right place for the litter tray. This should usually be in a quiet, calm, safe place where the animal can do its business in peace. It is important to know that you should not change the location of the litter tray, as this will only confuse the cat. It is also essential to keep the toilet clean, as cats are very finicky animals and will want to keep their own business clean.

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