kitty litter and new puppy

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kitty litter and new puppy

Post by JCCA » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00



My 6 month old puppy has taken an interest in kitty litter -- a rather
unpleasant habit to say the least.  I've considered placing the litter box
in a location that that the puppy does not normally have access to, but
I'm concerned that our cats may not find it either.

Any suggestions welcome.

 
 
 

kitty litter and new puppy

Post by Michael A. Ste » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> My 6 month old puppy has taken an interest in kitty litter -- a rather
> unpleasant habit to say the least.  I've considered placing the litter box
> in a location that that the puppy does not normally have access to, but
> I'm concerned that our cats may not find it either.

My puppy likes the cat box too, and I've simply taken to cleaning it out
with much greater frequency.  Another possibility would require a little
carpentry.  We keep the cat box in our downstairs bathroom and the door is
always ajar to allow Max easy entry.  Unfortunately, this gives Molly easy
entry too.  I've thought of installing a small cat door in the bathroom
door.  It would give Max access but keep Molly out.  If your dog promises
to be significantly bigger than your cat, it might be worth a try.  (PS:
We have pretty cheap doors.  I wouldn't recommend this on a $400 oak panel
job.)
 
 
 

kitty litter and new puppy

Post by Kathy Cattled » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> My 6 month old puppy has taken an interest in kitty litter -- a rather
> unpleasant habit to say the least.  I've considered placing the litter box
> in a location that that the puppy does not normally have access to, but
> I'm concerned that our cats may not find it either.

> Any suggestions welcome.

There are lots of solutions......

*Put a baby gate up in the door of the room housing the
litter box.

*Put the litter box somewhere that a cat can jump to but
a dog can't (a friend of mine does this).

*Install a kitty door (asuming that this will be a larger
dog) into a closet or somewhere you can house the litter
box (mine is in the closet that houses the furnace and
water heater).

Good luck !!

Kathy
--
Katherine Buetow                          
Katwala Australian Cattle Dogs

http://www.life.uiuc.edu/physiology/kathy/acdhome.html
"Australian Cattle Dogs are not just a breed, they're a way of life"

 
 
 

kitty litter and new puppy

Post by sa » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>My 6 month old puppy has taken an interest in kitty litter -- a rather
>unpleasant habit to say the least.  I've considered placing the litter box
>in a location that that the puppy does not normally have access to, but
>I'm concerned that our cats may not find it either.
>Any suggestions welcome.

our dog  would probably eat cat poop if it could.  you can buy a cat
box called a 'booda box'.  they sell one with a lid, and the cat has
to climb 'under' the lid to get in.  the cats like it too.  makes it
difficult for the dog to get his nose in there since he would have to
crouch low enough to clear the lid.  i know Petsmart carries them.
good luck!

sammie

 
 
 

kitty litter and new puppy

Post by J. Minor & T. Przewozn » Sun, 17 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>My 6 month old puppy has taken an interest in kitty litter -- a rather
>unpleasant habit to say the least.  I've considered placing the litter
box
>in a location that that the puppy does not normally have access to,
but
>I'm concerned that our cats may not find it either.

>Any suggestions welcome.

Go out IMMEDIATELY and get your cat a BOODA BOX.  It's a covered litter
box with a kind of hood over the opening.  It makes it easy for the cat
to get in but impossible (from what I've seen) for the dog - unless
it's a very small dog.  I couldn't find one locally but ordered one
from RC STEELE.  All the catalogs I've seen carry them.  Good Luck!

J.Minor
Cocoa, FL

P.S, My GSD pup is almost 6 mos. old and loved the litter box the
minute she discovered it at 8 weeks!

 
 
 

kitty litter and new puppy

Post by Femns » Wed, 20 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Whatever you do.....  DO NOT USE CLUMPING KITTY LITTER!!!  It clumps in
animals stomachs and intestines!