What goes in must come out, through the mouth—as described in a previous post—or into a litter box. Cats are meticulous in keeping themselves clean. It would be fair to say that cats appreciate a CLEAN litter box, sans poo, otherwise, it might end up somewhere else in the house.
THE BM TYPES
- The mile high pile.
- The uncovered gem.
- The dig to Cambodia.
- The Tripod poop. All 4 feet clinging onto box edge. Must’n get feet dirtied!
- Just on the paper outside of the box, never inside.
- The treasure hunt. Small nuggets buried throughout the litter box.
- The puddle. Seen the next day after binging on tuna fish liquid.
- The dangling preposition. Usually only seen on long hair cats.
- The Protest. Placed on your pillow as a gift, awaiting you after that two week European vacation.
The best way to dispose of cat waste, kitty litter. SF Chronicle Nancy Davis Kho, Sunday, November 20, 2011: Because of the concerns about pathogens, cat waste should never be flushed down the toilet; both the East Bay Municipal Utilities District and Recology in San Francisco recommend bagging cat waste and putting it in the garbage can.
Ideally, cats should not be allowed to do their business outdoors, or, if they must, the owner should bag the waste and throw it away. “With outdoor cats in cities, it’s even more likely that they’ll go on a hard surface and it will get washed into the storm-water system,” says Hoover.
When it comes to the litter-box material, Hoover recommends staying away from clay-based litter in favor of biodegradable choices like recycled newspapers and sawdust.
“The biodegradability is a moot point if it’s going to a landfill, where it won’t break down,” Hoover says. The same could be said about the bags used to corral the cat waste before it’s thrown away. “But there is still environmental savings on the production end if it’s made from sustainable materials, or from material that’s being recycled.”