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    Question about litter training a kitten

    Hi everyone, I realize that when most people get kittens the kitten already knows how to use the litter box. Well it seems I have one that doesn't. She was a stray found on the streets of Baltimore but she has a case of CH (so that is why she is at my place). I can (mostly) get her to use pee pads, but for some reason she does not like the litter box. I have one with sides that are about an inch high so she can get in and out easily (if she wants ). I use SweetScoop litter. I have even tried putting a pee pad over the litter thinking maybe she would figure it out that way. But I am running out of ideas here. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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    All I can think of is gently putting her in the litter box and then taking her front paws and scratching them in the litter. Shouldn't take more than a couple of times and she'll get the idea.

    She sounds sweet! Pics?
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    I have heard that a crate like a Puppy would have would work too, as well as leaving her in a small room with her box.
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    I've never had a cat that didn't know how to use the litter box. All I can think of is to maybe try using some Cat Attract Litter by Dr. Elsey. It's supposed to help cats that won't use the litter box. You can buy it at Petsmart or order it online. I don't know if any other other pet stores carry it yet but I think I saw some of Dr. Elsey's cat litter's in a Petco before. Here's a link about it: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2751734. Good luck.
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    Aww, poor sweet baby! I am SO glad she is off the streets! Bless you for housing, feeding and loving her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    All I can think of is gently putting her in the litter box and then taking her front paws and scratching them in the litter. Shouldn't take more than a couple of times and she'll get the idea.

    She sounds sweet! Pics?
    That's what I've done with mine too. Now I have so many cats, the youngsters just watch the grownups and learn from them. Good luck.
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    I was taking the approach of seeing if she would learn from the other cats ... unfortunately it is not doing the trick

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