Crime Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat’s Litter Box Mystery, written by Dusty Rainbolt, is almost an encyclopedia full of everything you ever wanted to know about a cat’s litter box issues.
Litter box issues are the number one reason people surrender their pets, and Dusty does a tremendous job outlining various health and behavior issues that could be the culprit.
Even though our cats have moved into our hearts and families, they are not little people. They are cats. Years ago, they learned to use the giant sand box of the Sahara Desert to do their ‘business’. They still like a litter box texture that’s just like that fine sand. That’s why community cats just love kids’ sand boxes as litter boxes.
Crime Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat’s Litter Box Mystery
Every multi-cat owner should have one box for every cat, plus one. Additionally, the litter boxes should not be stowed away in the basement or garage. They should be strategically placed throughout the house where kitty can easily access them. An older arthritic cat may not be able to make it to the basement without a lot of pain.
Not all cats like the same type of litter
Not all cats like the same type of litter, and it might take some experimenting to find what your cats like best.
A bully, also, can be a real problem, and the more boxes allow the kitty being bullied to be able to find a litter box without getting ambushed when going in or out of the box. How do you tell which cat is doing the bullying? That where being an investigator can pay off.
How do you know if it could be a health issue? Again being an investigator and observing your kitty can help out.
Paws was amazed to find some of our fav products mentioned in her book. We found very good reviews for Cat Stop cat litter, and Critter Zone a kitty air filter, both of which we have written about in previous blog posts. Here are the links to those articles:
- CritterZone Air Naturalizer eliminates litter box odors, keeping your air fresh & clean
- Cat Spot – a new type of cat litter
A top notch book about cat litter issues
It shouldn’t be any surprise that Dusty comes through with a top notch book about cat litter issues as she is an award-winning behavior author. The book even has the resources, complete with website addresses, and phone numbers to contact some of the products.
She shares information about various litter boxes, cleaning tips, and senior cats. Additionally, she goes outside the house to the garden and the yard, even talking about ways to create a barrier to keep a stray kitty from digging up your garden.
Paws wouldn’t even begin to be able to share a sliver of the tremendous information in this book. If you are going to get a kitty, have a kitty, or several kitties, be sure to read Dusty Rainbolt’s ‘Crime Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat’s Litter Box Mystery’ available online and through Stupid Gravity Press. Whether your a Baby Boomer or a Millennial, this book will help you and your kitty peacefully co-exits with the litter box.
While this book is a great resource, Paws also recommends checking out this awesome guide from My Pet Needs That about litter box issues. After all, we can’t ever have enough info about this very important topic.
Share your Paw Prints and Comments
What’s the biggest issue you’ve faced with the litter box? Do you have enough boxes, and are they placed on all floors of your house? Have you found a favorite product that you like best? Please share your thoughts and comments with Paws’ readers.