Toilet training is easier with kittens. No doubt. They’re more malleable.
So how do you ease your reticent adult cat(s) into toilet training?
Make S.L.O.W. Changes
1. Litter must be flushable and odorless, but let your adult cat learn to love the new litter before you change anything else. Start with 1/4 new and 3/4 old, then 1/2 new and 1/2 old, then 3/4 new and 1/4 old, etc.
2. The location of the litter needs to be next to the toilet. Keep the old litter box in its original location while you also provide a new one next to the toilet. Move the cat(s) slowly to the bathroom. You know your cat(s) best and will know when they’re okay with the change.
3. Take note: the sitz bath in the mock toilet is quite small compared to some standard litter boxes. You may want to get your adult cat adjusted to a smaller box before you introduce the mock toilet.
4. Finally, the height of the mock toilet can be annoying for some cats. Consider adding a stool. If your cat is not mollified by treats, praise, and encouragement, consider starting with a mock toilet that’s 6 inches instead of 12.
5. As always, keep your litter box pristine. Cats are repelled from dirty boxes, and that could spell disaster during this change. You’ll be going through a lot of litter during training, but it will all be worth it when you don’t have to buy litter later. Litter Love keeps your cat coming back, so fill ‘er up!