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Can I keep Cat out of Dog Litter???

post #1 of 5
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Just a crazy thought about my Pug Guliwer who is 1 year old! We want to train him to use a litter box (for continuing using the house as a toilet after months of training). The problem with this is THE CAT. Can this be done? Can I keep the cat out of Guliwer's litter box??? Maybe there is a type of litter that cats don't like... Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thanx!
post #2 of 5
I don't know what to tell you other than that cats tend not to like heavily scented litters or those that are really rough on their feet. But, I wouldn't think it would be a problem to have the cat use the dog's litter box, though I know absolutely nothing about dogs who use boxes rather than going outside.

Good luck!
post #3 of 5
There's a product called "Piddle pads" - it absorbs and wicks away moisture. The ad says it contains a special scent that attracts pets to "go", and features antibacterial odor fighters to minimize odors, with a leak-proof backing with sealed edges. It also says that when indoor training is completed, move pads outdoors so your pup will have a familiar scent until he is used to going outside.

The pads measure 23in.by 24in. There's also a "Piddle Pad" tray/holder, to keep the pad from moving.

I don't know if your cat would be very interested in it, since there's no litter for him to cover up his poop and pee.

Guliwer is absolutely adorable.

Jill and Candy
post #4 of 5
My ferrets LOVE those things! They certainly do attract, not to go piddle but to dig to China! I've got crazy ferrets.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thought I should let interested pet lovers know what is going on with the doggie litter box idea.
Guliwer does go pee in the box; I've lined it with newspaper, so the cat isn't interested!! Guliwer will go in there by himself, but I'm not sure about #2 yet. I found some on the rug yesterday; I will have to continue to put him in his room (the bathroom with the litter box in it) when I leave. I wonder if I will ever be able to leave him free to roam or is that too much to ask? I don't trust him in my bedroom; two times before I caught on, he peed right on my bed. I was crushed. So now he isn't allowed in my bedroom at all. Thanks for the advice!
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