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How to Prevent Cat Litter Tracking

Cat litter tracking everywhere around your home? Finding litter stuck in your cat’s paws? You are not alone.

Cat litter tracking tends to occur when litter sticks to your cat’s paws or fur and gets brought outside the litter box, and it’s one of the most common complaints of cat owners.

To cut down on the mess, we’ve come up with a few cat litter tracking solutions.

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1. Switch to a “dust-freelitter

Clay litter contains silica dust, which often ends up stuck to paws and tracked around your home. Switching to a dust-free litter or one that boasts dust control can help to prevent this from happening.

World’s Best Cat LItter® offers a Low Tracking & Dust Control Multiple Cat Litter that doesn’t track or leave dust particles in the air.

It’s an unscented, multiple cat litter made with larger granules to drastically reduce tracking and virtually eliminate dust — meaning it’s specifically formulated to stay in the box!

And the best part? Like all of our litter, it’s made with long-lasting corn!

2. Get a litter mat

If the litter is getting stuck to your cat’s paws, try using a mat that pulls the litter off and keeps it contained to the mat, instead of it getting dragged throughout your home.

Some mats hold litter better than others, but beware – litter can sometimes stick so tight that a vacuum isn’t powerful enough to remove it after.

3. Trim long-haired cat paws

Long-haired cats tend to experience more issues with litter tracking because litter gets stuck in their fur.

To prevent this from happening, use blunt-tipped scissors or an electric facial hair trimmer to trim the hair between their paw pads to a shorter length.

4. Get a litter box with higher walls

One of the more simple but effective solutions to cut down on litter tracking is to get a litter box with higher walls so less litter gets kicked out of the box and spreading around your home.

If you have an older cat, they may not be able to climb over high sides, so make sure to get a box with an entry point for easier access.

5. Place the litter box on a carpet-free floor

For quick and easy cleanup, place the litter box in an area that can be quickly vacuumed or wiped clean like wood, tile, or laminate floor.

If your litter box is placed near the carpet, it’s more likely that litter will get trapped in the fibers and become hard to remove.

6. Ensure your litter is quick-clumping

When litter doesn’t clump immediately, cats often end up stepping in wet litter, which then clings to dry litter and tracks it out of the box.

Quick clumping litter will help to prevent this from occurring and reduce tracking.

7. Keep a cordless vacuum by the litter box

Cordless vacuums are a great option for quickly cleaning up around your litter boxes.

If you keep one stored near the litter box, you can quickly take it out and vacuum the area any time you notice a mess, without having to worry about finding an outlet or wrapping up your vacuum cords afterward.

Most of all, remember to stay patient. By spending the time to figure out the cause of your cat’s litter box aversion, you can help to prevent it from happening again in the future.

We know litter aversion is a daunting problem for cat owners, and we know how picky cats can be about their litter. That’s why World’s Best Cat Litter® created a formula that gives you a clean cat, clean box, and clean home.