SHOULD I TOILET TRAIN MY CAT?
Source: The South African (Extract)
Posted: August 4, 2023
Dealing with a litter box can be a pain. Some wish their cats could use the toilet. Surprisingly, you can train them for that. Kits can help transition the process.
Cats even learn to balance on the seat. Consider the pros and cons before deciding. Commercial kits can help, or you can DIY. Cats with balance issues may struggle.
Consider your cat’s ability before attempting this method. Kittens and seniors may find it challenging to use the toilet safely.
RISKS OF SHARING A BATHROOM WITH CATS
Cat waste poses a risk to the ecosystem. Cats can carry the Toxoplasma gondii parasite in their waste.
This parasite can be transmitted to humans. The infection it causes is called Toxoplasmosis.
In healthy individuals, it’s usually unpleasant but not serious. For those with weak immune systems, however, it can be deadly.
Pregnant women face risks like miscarriages and stillbirths.
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TOILET-TRAIN YOUR CAT
It is not advised you toilet-train your cat.
Cat waste in water systems poses serious concerns.
Septic and sewer systems can’t handle pet waste.
Cat waste in water is considered a pollutant.
It negatively impacts native ecosystems, harming fish, wildlife, and plants.
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