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Q: can kitty litter be used with dogs? ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: can kitty litter be used with dogs?
Category: Family and Home > Pets
Asked by: chantility-ga
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Posted: 07 Feb 2005 08:29 PST
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Question ID: 470378
can kitty litter be used with dogs?
Subject: Re: can kitty litter be used with dogs?
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 07 Feb 2005 10:35 PST
Hi chantility,

Thank you for your question.

The answer is Yes!   :)

Can Your Dog Use a Litter Box? 

The Advantages of Litter Training

"Animal behaviorists have long known that litter boxes ? or simply
newspapers ? can be employed with some benefit for some dogs. In our
pet culture, however, we automatically assume that puppies must learn
to eliminate outdoors. Until they do, we provide newspapers or some
other indoor litter substrate for their convenience and for our ease
of cleaning. But why do we put so much effort into encouraging our
dogs to graduate to an outdoor location? After all, dogs can be
trained to use an indoor bathroom facility as we do. Think about it.

Also, if your dog has trouble walking any distance because of
osteoarthritis or old age, or if she suffers from a medical problem,
such as diabetes mellitus, which causes increased urination, a litter
pan is certainly a humane alternative to having your dog hike long
distances to an outdoor location, possibly after waiting uncomfortably
for an escort. A litter box also can provide relief for any dog whose
human companion works long hours."

(read entire article)


A great site with full information on "how to", along with movie
videos, web cams, and still photos can be found at: How To Litter Box
Train Your Dog

(Click on all the pictures for a larger view)

For ex., this link is a movie teaching Marco, the Italian Greyhound
how to use the litterbox




Order the video


Best regards,
Subject: Re: can kitty litter be used with dogs?
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Feb 2005 10:09 PST
This is probably a better choice for dogs:
Subject: Re: can kitty litter be used with dogs?
From: just4fun2-ga on 07 Feb 2005 10:52 PST
I have two little Yorkies and they both are cat box trained (kind
of... 80 percent of the time)  We use a big RubberMade container with
6 inch sides.  If you have a male dog - it is harder.  Both of our
dogs are fixed so that helps alot.

I was over at PetCo and picked up a some info about a product Purina offers:

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