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Cat Litter – Does it Matter How Deep You Make It?‏


By PetPlace.com

Does it matter how deep you make the cat litter?

Most cat owners don’t think about this. But it is an important factor if you want to get the best results and avoid inappropriate elimination.

As we all know, cats really get little ideas in their heads about what they like and don’t like. Many cats have a preference on how deep they like the litter. Some you think are digging to China as part of their ritual and others barely dig. Some like to feel the bottom of the box and others don’t.

So what do you do?

Fill your litter box with your cat’s favorite litter. Tilt the box and shake so that the litter is deeper on one end and shallower on the other end then sit the box down level again.

Then sit back and watch. Where does your cat choose to go?. Does he go for the deep end? Or does he go for the shallow end?  Every time your scoop for a few days, do the same thing.

What is your cat’s preference? Once you see which he prefers, fill the box to that level.

One thing we know for sure is that cats prefer a box that doesn’t stink!  One litter called “Odor Alert ” turns a blue color and lets you know before it starts to smell. For more information on this new product go to Armandhammer.com.

I want to take a minute to thank all of you for your emails about our newsletter regarding litter box use and care. Inappropriate urination can be such a frustrating problem. I am very happy that these newsletters have helped so many of you.

Next time, we will talk about litter pan liners. 

Until next time…

Dr. Jon

P.S.  –  I got an email from Edna Bates in Ogallala Nebraska. She loves odor alert. She wrote “I love arm & hammer cat litter I won’t use nothing but!  I have 3 cats so the smell is bad! Charley is my Manx he is a stinker!!!! He has been with me 7 months now; he was abused and very skinny had worms and ear mites Now look out!!! He is a very playful buddy.  The cat litter works great. And the cats love it.  Thanks a lot for your column.”

Thanks Edna. Glad you like it.

For anyone interested in trying Odor Alert. – go to armandhammer.com.

P.P.S. – We are all trying to save money these days, so when you check out armandhammer.com. make sure to print the coupon for money off your next purchase.


May 12, 2008 - Posted by | Feline Behavior, Feline Health, Misc Feline


  1. We have other great litter articles In The Pixie-Bob Journal at :


    Comment by pixiebobjournal | May 12, 2008 | Reply

  2. This message brought to you by ARM and hammer

    Comment by jim | March 22, 2010 | Reply

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