The litter box should be in an area that allows
some degree of privacy, but not be so out of the way that
the cat has difficulty accessing it. Dont keep litter
boxes in the laundry room because the noise of the appliances
and the smell of the laundry products may be aversive
to your cat. If you live in a multi-floor home, you should
have at least one box per level. If you have multiple
cats, place the boxes in several different locations to
prevent one cat from guarding them. Many cats like to
scratch around in the box during elimination, so you might
want to place a mat or towel underneath it.
Scoop solids daily and clean the box at least once
a week using a mild soap and water combination. Cats do
not like an overfull box, so keep the level at less than
two inches for maximum appeal. For long-haired cats, usually
just an inch will do.
Control Cats can be sensitive to strong
odors, so cleaning products and bleach may turn them off.
For the same reason, scented litter is not recommended.
Even an air freshener or deodorizer near the box can be
a problem for your cat. A simple layer of baking soda
spread under the litter in the box will control odors
and keep the box kitty-friendly.