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Is the Litter Box in the Right Place?

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Litter boxes placed in the garage, screened-in porch or even in the basement don’t provide a sense of safety for the cat. Look at the potential dangers that are present when deciding on a litter box location. Is the box located near objects that could be toxic to your cat, such as paint cans, garden supplies, insecticides? Are there anti-freeze or other chemical spills on the garage floor? Does the litter box in the screened-in porch create fear due to the high risk of other animals coming around? Even if your cat can’t get out, coming face to face with an unfamiliar cat or maybe a skunk doesn’t inspire litter box security.

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For more information on cat behavior and training, refer to the articles on our website and the best-selling books by Pam Johnson-Bennett. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior or health, contact your veterinarian. This article is not intended as a medical diagnosis nor is it a replacement for your cat’s regular veterinary care. This article is for general information purposes only.

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