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 specifics on litter box aversion and litter box problems, refer to any of Pam’s books. The books by best-selling author Pam Johnson-Bennett are available in bookstores everywhere, through your favorite online book retail site and also here on our website.
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.