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I Changed Litter Brands and Now My Cat Wont Use the Litter Box at All

By: Dr. Debra Primovic

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I Changed Litter Brands and Now My Cat Wont Use the Litter Box at All

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra - My cat is an outdoor cat during the day but kept inside at night. She was using the litter box nightly until I changed the brand of cat litter and now she does not use the litter box all. Why?

Claudette Henderson


Answer

Hi – thanks for your email Claudette. You wrote that you recently changed brands of litter and now your cat won't use the litterbox at all. That is a relatively common problem.

I'd recommend going back to the old litter as soon as possible. Some cats really have preferences of type, texture and smell. Once I have a cat that is using and seems to like one type of litter – I NEVER CHANGE IT.

I suggest you read this article. An article that might be helpful to you is Cat Litter - How to Select the Best Cat Litter.

This article will give you a lot more information but the number one thing in choosing a litter is to choose one YOUR cat likes.

I also recommend that you read:

  • The Top 8 Reasons Why Your Kitty Won't Use the Litter Box. This is a VERY good article.

  • The Fine Art of Litter Box Care. This is an excellent article.

    These are two articles I commonly recommend and believe every cat owner should read!

    Best of luck!


    Dr. Debra


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