We’ve all been there. We run out of our usual cat litter, run to the nearest store, and purchase whatever cat litter brand or type they have available. Go home, fill the box, and don’t give it a second thought.
Well, I can assure you that your cat may have a thought or two regarding this new cat litter occupying its box. It smells different, it feels different, and your little feline friend may decide that he or she will have none of it. What happens next? You’re picking up cat poop and cleaning cat pee everywhere in the house except the cat litter box.
It’s quite simple to introduce a new litter box to your cat with success. But it’s important to keep a few things in mind when switching your cat’s litter brand or type. We all want to avoid upsetting kitty and consequently finding little gifts in inappropriate places in the house.
So how do you transition your cat to a new litter box? Cats are creatures of habit. Litter transition can be stressful for them. Help your cat get used to its new litter brand or type and life will be good for every party involved.
Introducing the new litter slowly will assure a successful transition.
If you have more than one litter box in the house, do these steps for all of them at the same time. The cat won’t even notice that there is a transition going on if you take your time and do it gradually.
There are a few reasons why you may want to switch your cat’s litter.
Helpful Tip: Try to choose a time when there is nothing else stressful happening in your cat’s life. Changing the litter type during a house move is probably not a good idea.
There are a few basic litter box rules to follow when introducing a litter box to a new cat. Remember that the same rules apply when transitioning the type or brand of litter.
You may want to look at other options if your current litter is making it impossible to walk around barefoot in your own home due to excess tracking. Also, you may want to switch the litter if it’s causing unpleasant smells, is polluting the environment, or emits too much dust which can make you or your cat ill. Or maybe you simply feel like there must be something better out there.
All the reasons above are valid reasons to want to switch litter for your cat.
Not all cat litters are created equal.
Traditional litters often contain hazardous chemicals like sodium bentonite and crystalline silica, or perfumes and other non-essential additives that can cause health issues for you, your family, and your cat. The environment and wildlife are also at risk with traditional litters, as they’re created using a destructive form of mining called strip mining.
More and more cat owners are switching to more natural options because of these health concerns and environmental issues. Natural litters are made without using harsh chemicals which makes them safer for kitty, for you and your family, and for the environment. Some litters are softer on the cat’s paws, easy to dig in, and contain no artificial perfumes or smells. Some are even eco-friendly, completely flushable, and can be delivered to your door every month!
No matter your reason, switching litter for your cat shouldn't be a hassle. When done gradually, It will be easy to transition your cat from its current litter type to TofuKitty. Just follow the simple tips and tricks we mentioned and kitty will be healthy and you will be happy knowing that you are making a wise decision for kitty’s health and for the environment.