Provide a litter tray or an outside area, or both. It needs to be a quiet, easily accessible toilet area away from food and water. When cats toilet outdoors, they dig a hole, then cover it up with soil or other material.
Keep the same type of litter in their tray. Kittens often develop a lifelong preference for a certain type of litter. Switching to a different type when they are older, can cause them to stop using the tray.
Provide a spare toilet if you have more than one cat. So for two cats you should provide three litter trays.
Locate each litter tray in a different part of your home. This means cats don’t have to come close to others to go to the toilet. This avoids chronic stress and medical conditions, such as stress-related diseases of the urinary system.
Are cat faeces dangerous to people?
Yes they can be. Always wear gloves when cleaning out your cat’s litter tray.
Pregnant women should take additional precautions due to the possible risk from toxoplasmosis, a parasite which can be found in cat faeces.