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I have a 5 month Old EB that out of no where has shown some interest in the catbox. It started out by just sniffing, then progressed to trying to eat the litter that was on the outside of the box.....and now he's sticking his head all the way in the box as far as he can. Yesterday he trotted out to the living room REALLY proud and marched over to his bed and began chewing and snoring away :snorting: . I opened up his mouth to find, yes cat poop, as he's chewing away, YUCK! Besides blocking off the room with the catbox, what are my options? Suggestions please!!!!!!!! Thanks guys:)
 

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Here's what we did, and I'm pretty sure I got this idea from someone on the forum. we bought a big plastic tote and cut a hole in the lid big enough for the cat to fit in. Filled it with kitty litter and put a piece of that non-skid stuff on the lid to catch the litter from her feet as she jumps out. Viola! The dogs cannot get their heads in there, but the cat can easily get in and out. :D
 

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Well, this is an on going problem for us who have dogs and cats in
combination. It is so difficult to keep the box from the dogs, unless
you can put it into the bottom of a towel closet with a kitty door going
into it. I have tried gating it off, and the dogs either jump the gate or
knock it down. I have blocked it off with furniture and they push the
furniture aside. I do not have a pet room, if I did I could build an area in it
for the cat box. The best I have found is to put the box inside the bathtub
and remove it when you want to use the tub. Keeps the litter off your floor
and out of the dogs. The dogs do not jump into the tub, as they would land
into the litter box and they do not want to do that.
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As always Kasco, great advice! I've actually seen cat boxes specially made (and priced :shock: ) that are exactly what you described. Lets just say, buying a tote box at Walmart (or wherever) would be MUCH cheaper. It is actually a concept we are thinking of trying when we get to our new house. Just not sure if our P.I.T.A cat would use it :x Im tired of walking over gates. But at least it qaruantees no Catbox Crunchies all over the house :pukeleft:
 

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I say use the plastic tub, the dogs can't fit through the hole and saves you from having to move the litter box each time you want to use the shower...
 

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We have the same problem...mostly with the Dachsie, since she's the only one who gets to 'free-range' through the house ...

I looked at the boxes with the hole on top...yes, you can make one from any old rubber bin, but the manufactured ones have heavy duty lids ... they won't bend under the weight of the cat, they have grip so the cat doesn't slip going in or coming out...and the opening is rounded and safe for the cat ...etc.

If you do make your own, I'd suggest you at least use several layers of duct tape (or whatever) to edge the opening...just to be safe...
 

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Thanks for all the replies! I have a cover over the box now, that I just paid 60 bucks for, that is very nice woven ratan......bummer! I'm gonna have to go pick up one of those totes I suppose, great idea! I've seen the boxes PRE-MADE like that and yes the cost some coin! Thanks as always for your ideas, u guys rock!!
 

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Happened to me too once...
Orson trots over to me like any other time but
when i look down at him...he is wearing a kitty litter beard! :lol:
Luckily, Orson doesnt go down to the basement where the litter box is,
he just lays on his bed by front door and sleeps. :D
But i have used a baby gate.

Good luck!
 

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OrsonDogge said:
Happened to me too once...
Orson trots over to me like any other time but
when i look down at him...he is wearing a kitty litter beard! :lol:
Luckily, Orson doesnt go down to the basement where the litter box is,
he just lays on his bed by front door and sleeps. :D
But i have used a baby gate.

Good luck!
LMAO Great visual! :bigsmurf:
 
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