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  •  My stepdaughter has litter-trained older cats (3+ / 0-)
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    It's pretty much like paper-training a puppy except cats catch on more quickly. Limit the kitty to one room (if possible), no stacks of books, recycling bins, laundry baskets, or other tempting "alternatives" to the litter box; add box with 3-4" clean, unscented litter; put kitty in the box and manipulate her paws for a few seconds to make them dig in the litter; praise her lavishly; then see what happens overnight. If she successfully uses the pan, each time you see her in the cat pan thereafter (especially if she is covering and not just doing the hit-and-run), pet her and tell her how marvelous and smart she is.

    !! Four more years !!

    by raincrow on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 02:49:09 PM PDT

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    •  Appreciate the 'how-to', raincrow. (5+ / 0-)
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      raincrow, weck, leu2500, Creosote, Amber6541

      The vet tech told me kitteh is much older than I thought -
      maybe 10-12 years, though a friend said 7-10. She is just a small girl, anyway, seems she was once feral and is probably used to going outdoors.

      This is a teensy apt. with no logical space to shut her off -but I'll try a variation by taking her to the litterbox, manipulating her paws and encouraging her. Perhaps, in time, she'll get it.
      I might even try by taking the litter box just outside the kitchen door and gradually moving it back into the kitchen.

      I'm so happy I ventured into this diary today! You've all been magnificent! {{hugs}}

      Please join in the fight against PG&E proposal to use sonic cannons to map earthquake faults off the central coast of California ! http://tinyurl.com/cryjtkp

      by brook on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 04:14:10 PM PDT

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