Litter tracking happens when litter sticks to your cat’s paws and fur whenever using the litter box. In addition, cats enjoy digging, flinging, and kicking litter, resulting in litter ending up outside of the box. This litter ends everyone, the floor, the couch, and the bed. Plus, there is nothing like finding your foot covered in cat litter!
So how do you stop litter tracking?
Like there isn’t one reason why litter tracking happens, there isn’t one solution to stopping or reducing it.
Change your litter
Some litters tend to be trackless. Choose litters that are pellet-based, low-dust clumping, or fragrance-free litter.
Use these litter box types
- A covered litter box
- Top-entry litter box
In addition, using a larger litter box with higher sides can also help contain more litter while accommodating your cat’s desire to throw it around. Using a litter mat is also helpful to help collect stow-away litter on your kitty’s paws. An automated smart litter box can also help keep things maintained.
Location, Location, Location
Use cat furniture or a cabinet to hide your litter box, making that the place the first bits of litter that fall. Keep the litter box out of high traffic areas – where it is more likely to be spread further by cats and other pets.
Scooping more often and daily tidying the area around the litter box will help stop litter tracking.