Come to think of it, will you let family members or guests crap on the floor on in a big box in your home? Definitely not! That is also why you should not allow your cats to do the same. Cats are members of your family. They should learn to use the toilet in the way civilized people do.
Cat owners should be very particular about toilet training their pets because of the presence of diseases possibly acquired from cat feces. And cat owners at a heightened risk of being exposed to them. One of such diseases is toxoplasmosis. If only for that reason, a litter box should be maintained in your home. However, it is quite possible to toilet-train your cat – and doing that is much easier than having to empty the cat litter all the time. As a matter of fact, the CitiKitty kit is going to be very helpful in this case. But that is going to be rather expensive for you. However, you can build something like it from the items purchased at dollar store. Make your own toilet training kit today.
There’s an advantage to making your own cat toilet trainer for you can easily adjust it to your cat’s ways and learning process. Cats are different from one another – no tool will ever work in the same way.
Overview of the Functions
Technically speaking, what you’ll make is a toilet bowl with a lid. You’re going to need one flat-bottomed bowl attached at the underside of the toilet lid. From your cat’s point of view, it will look nothing different from a traditional cat box. However, this is going to be placed over the toilet. And as your cat learns how to use this bowl, you will be able to remove one item or another. Taking the bowl out is going to be your ultimate goal. Soon, your cat will be forced to stand on the toilet lid and squat over the hole where the flat bowl used to be. Adjust accordingly when training your cat. You might have to use a different bowl or a dustpan should you need to use the toilet yourself.
Design a system that would make it easier for your cat to use the toilet like people would as much as possible. The reason why most cats won’t use the toilet even after training is because the lids can be slippery. In some cases, it could be too sloped or too narrow for them. Cats that are not standoffish will find a way about it. Just be sure to put the lid down before using the toilet and up again to make it ready for your cat. Roughly, all the components that you need won’t cost you more than $10
A lot people are yet to realize the many advantages of training their cats to use the toilet. This habit can very beneficial to pet owners, especially if you don’t have a big budget allotted for your pet. It will also be ideal for people who are working with a very busy schedule. By toilet training your cat, you can do away all those litter boxes.
The advantages of toilet training your cats are the following:
1. Save money
Training your cat to use the toilet means you don’t have to buy cat litters at all. Cat owners tend to spend more than $175 for these litters every year.
2. Cleaner home
Cats tend to leave wastes anywhere in the house even if you have litter boxes scattered about. And when your cats do use the litter box, it will eventually smell awful. The smell of the litter box is not actually the best aroma to greet you whenever you come home. Toilet training your cat eliminates this problem.
3. More hygienic
A lot of cat owners still detest clearing cat litter boxes. If you don’t want to do this at all, it’s time to toilet train your cats. Cat owners who are either too busy or too lazy to do the cleaning will benefit from this practice entirely. Eliminate bacteria and germs in your home by getting rid of the cat litter. This is most especially recommended for home with kids and other pets, as your little ones may play with the litter boxes. And that is going to be unsanitary.
4. The safer alternative
Comparing litter boxes to toilet training cats, the latter is the safer option. Litter boxes may contain silicon and other harmful chemicals that could pose great risks to your health as well as your pet’s. Cat may ingest these chemicals from their litter boxes. As such, your pet will suffer digestive problems. Several findings do claim that a number of cat deaths were caused by the litter boxes they use.
5. More environment-friendly
Training your cat to use the toilet is indeed the more environment-friendly way of dealing with your pet’s call of nature. First, you won’t need clay or sand to cover cat urine and feces. You also won’t have to purchase cat litter pouches from manufacturers that strip off clay and sand from protected areas for the said purpose.
Fact: Training your cat to use the toilet is practically a very painless system given all the necessary things are in place
Although not widely considered, training cats to use the toilet remains to be the best way to save time and money, not to mention erasing all those years of getting frustrated with your pet. A lot of cat owners want to toilet train their pets thinking it is a cool thing and then showing it off to family and friends. But then again…
The true reasons of toilet-training cats are more beneficial that just those. Here are the reasons why you should start to toilet train your cat today…
Realize that toilet training cats isn’t going to be easy. As a matter of fact, it might not happen without the owner’s pet guidance. To start toilet training your pet, consider the following…
1. Cat’s age
Toilet training is actually applicable to all cats of any age. However, it is more effective toilet training cats that are young. Kittens are very receptive and can learn fast and easily. Cats belonging to the age range of one to three years old are considered pretty young. At which point, the age factor isn’t much of an issue at all. If your cat is very sociable and intelligent, training it should be okay.
2. Number of cats
Many owners have only one cat in the household. But at certain point, you may own several of them at once. In any case, you should know which cat should reprimand when it comes to toilet training. It is a good idea to confine your pets as you train but that’s not practical. Also, training cats simultaneously can be difficult, especially because you have to monitor them all. You have to keep tabs on the progress of your cat’s training for it to be successful.
3. Issues of Balancing
Cats may find it hard to balance themselves over the toilet bowl as they may fall into the bath or toilet altogether. If your cat is like this, monitor them properly. Be there to see how they get along the training. Cats naturally have great balance and coordination, not to mention lightning-fast reactions. Balancing issues shouldn’t be a big problem for a lot of pet owners.
Without full instructions, toilet training your cat can be tough as many cats are used to doing anything as they please. They may not see the big benefits of using the toilet but both of you are going to reap the great benefits of it.
With the right system in place, toilet-training cats can be a very simple and very quick to job to do. It just takes some knowledge on cat training. And when you get it done, using the toilet before leaving for work everyday could be a problem with your cat getting in there before you do! There is no need to waste your time discovering the secrets of an expert cat trainer…