It’s not about what we want when it comes to the litter box set-up, it’s about what the cat wants and needs. When cats are eliminating in the litter box they’re very vulnerable. Create a set-up that offers cleanliness, comfort, convenience and the option to escape if the kitty feels threatened. If you don’t create that sense of security and escape potential, you may find your cat will choose other locations in the house such as the living room carpet.
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