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How Do I Get My Cat to Use a VistaLoo?

So, you finally got around to buying me, your cat, a VistaLoo Litter Box. Now you might be asking yourself, How do I get my cat to use a VistaLoo? Luckily, I’m a fast learner. But you can still help me adapt to using a VistaLoo with some training and acclimatization. 

Without further ado, before you get a cattitude about how long it’s taking me to adjust, read this blog to learn a few considerations to help me adapt to this lifestyle change and successfully use the new VistaLoo. 

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How Do I Get My Cat to Use a VistaLoo?

I am a lot like you – I’m a creature of habit. So getting me comfortable enough to put this innovative piece of feline luxury to use might take some time. From a gradual transition to plenty of patience, here is how to get me to use a VistaLoo. 

A Gradual Transition and Familiarization

When introducing me to the new VistaLoo Cat Litter Box, keep in mind it takes some time for me to warm up to things. Allow for a gradual transition from the previous setup. 

To help me get used to this product, before installing in the window place my VistaLoo Litter Box as close to my existing litter box as possible and put some of my used litter in the pan. It’ll help me become familiar with the VistaLoo through both sight and smell for a couple days.

After securing my VistaLoo in the window, a little pawsitive reinforcement will go a long way. With my litter in the litter pan gently encourage me to explore and use the VistaLoo. 

You can do this by lifting me up to the perch, letting me smell and investigate things. You can even remove the swinging cat door so I can see in.  Do this until I get comfortable with my VistaLoo.

Positive Reinforcement

Eventually the familiar scent will coax me into the VistaLoo Litter Box. And remember – the good folks at VistaGato don’t believe in cat shaming. The VistaLoo can hold up to 50 pounds of cat, so treats and praise when I do use it will reinforce pawsitive behavior. Did I mention treats? Mmm… treats.

Accessibility and Comfort

Please make sure that the VistaLoo Litter Box is easily accessible and comfortable for me. Consider the height of the perch I have to jump up to and how easy it is to enter or exit the litter box. 

I see you use step stools around the house. Placing a cat tree or chair next to the VistaLoo could help in the same way. I need to feel secure and comfortable jumping onto the perch, entering and leaving. 

Patience and Monitoring

The final step to getting me to use the VistaLoo is patience and observation. Give me time to get used to the new VistaLoo Litter Box, and observe my behavior to make any changes or adjustments needed to ensure my comfort and willingness to use it. 

Have some patience with me during this transition period because it can take some time for me to adapt to the new setup fully.

Pre-Order a VistaLoo Litter Box to ‘Clear the Air’ Inside Today

So, now you know what you have to do if you are asking, How do I get my cat to use a VistaLoo? While we are mostly adaptable, all cats have unique preferences and behaviors. Some cats will embrace and use the VistaLoo quickly, while others may need a little more time and encouragement. Accommodate me accordingly while I navigate this change. Monitor my behavior and consult an animal behaviorist (even us cats have baggage) if you encounter substantial difficulties or resistance. 

But most importantly – all the hard work you invested in getting me to use the VistaLoo will yield HUGE rewards in the form of better hygiene and a cleaner-smelling home. And best of all: no more embarrassing moments (for you and me) when your friends come over.

So enjoy the process, reap the rewards, and pre-order a VistaLoo today.

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