Do you live in a small house or an apartment? Kitties can be great pets for apartment dwellers. Fluffy will be just fine without a yard to run and play in, and she doesn’t necessarily need a lot of room. However, while her litterbox does make it easy to care for her, it isn’t a very attractive centerpiece. We can help! A local Sandstone, MN vet offers some tips on hiding your pet’s purrsonal powder room in this article.
There are quite a few different products that were specifically designed to hide litterboxes. These are great because they are attractive and sturdy, and generally offer convenient options for access. Fluffy may have a side door she can get in and out through, while you may be able to open the top for cleaning. If you’re a crafty (or even semi-crafty) type, you can also make your own by upcycling a piece of furniture, such as an end table or chest.
Do you like antique and vintage decor? Keep your eyes out for a nice folding screen. This is a great option for a small kitty-corner space. You can use plastic sheets to protect the back, so it doesn’t get dirty.
Another option is to put the litterbox beneath a table with four legs. You can put a plant on top of the table, which can help with smell. Opt for something that trails down for further concealment. Just be sure to stick with pet-safe plants. String of Hearts and String of Turtles are good options. You can find many more options on the ASPCA website here. You can also drape fabric over the sides of the table.
This one is mostly for homeowners, though it may work for renters who either have landlord permission or are fine with replacing a door if need be. If you have a small broom closet or utility room, put Fluffy’s litterbox in there. You can cut a cat door into the bottom of the door, so your kitty can get in and out. A spare bathroom can work as well. Just keep in mind that smaller spaces should have ventilation. A small desktop-sized air purifier may do the job quite nicely.
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