For The Little Ones

Kitten Litter Training Made Easy: Tips, & Tricks

20 June 2023

Bringing home a new kitten is an exciting and fun experience, but it also comes with the responsibility of litter training. Training a kitten to use the litter can be a challenging process, especially if they are feeling anxious or stressed. Sanicat Kitten litter has an added valerian fragrance. Pheromones are presented in the valerian route and therefore the valerian fragrance piques kitten curiosity into using the litter tray, which makes kitten litter training easier.  

Valerian is a herb that has also been known to calm and relax cats, making it a useful aid in reducing stress and anxiety during the litter training process; it makes the experience more comfortable and enjoyable for your furry friend. Due to its calming nature, the kitten feels enticed to go back to the litter tray and it will starts associate the pleasant feeling with doing its business in the tray. 

The process of litter training a kitten usually takes several weeks to a few months, depending on the individual kitten's personality and how consistent the training is. Here are some instructions for litter training a kitten:

1. Choose the right litter box:

Choose a litter box that is shallow enough for the kitten to climb into easily, but large enough for it to turn around and dig comfortably.

2.Choose the right litter:

Sanicat non-clumping Kitten litter is safe for kittens, even if a curious kitten considers eating it. Plus, it’s soft in texture, so it’s perfect for their sensitive paws. It uses valerian fragrance that is specially formulated to pique the kitten’s interest. Valerian has a relaxing effect on the nervous system and can make cats feel calmer and more comfortable in the litter box.

3.Show the kitten the litter box:

Place the kitten in the litter box and gently scratch its paw in the litter to help it understand what it's for.

4.Monitor the kitten:

Watch the kitten closely for signs that it needs to use the litter box, such as sniffing around or meowing. When you see these signs, gently pick up the kitten and place it in the litter box.

5.Praise the kitten:

When the kitten successfully uses

6.When do you know that your kitten is fully litter trained: 

You will notice that it consistently uses the litter box and does not have accidents outside of it. You can gradually reduce the amount of supervision and guidance you give the kitten until it is using the litter box reliably on its own. 

Please remember - Accidents may still happen occasionally, especially during times of stress or change, but with time and consistency, the kitten should become fully litter trained.