|When you adopt a kitten, you get kitten-sized things for them — little bowls to eat from, small litter boxes in which to eliminate. However, lots of people don’t remember to increase the size of the litter box as your kitten grows into a cat. You should also remember that very large breeds like the Maine Coon require bigger boxes to give them appropriate space in which to do their business.
If you have a large or overweight cat, make sure you provide a litterbox that allows for plenty of movement, including being able to turn 360 degrees without feeling cramped for space.
If your cat feels comfortable in his litter box, you have reduced his risk for developing inappropriate elimination!
Miranda K. Workman owns Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center in New York.
November 9th, 2011