How To Use Yesterday's News brand litter
Yesterday's News has unique characteristics, so please take a moment
to read and follow these simple steps:
- For cats, use a moisture-proof litter box large enough to
comfortably accommodate your cat(s). For rabbits, ferrets, or other
small animals, make sure the cage has solid sides at least a few
- Maintain cat box filler at a depth of 2-3 inches for pawing and
- We recommend removing waste areas daily.
- Clean the litter box or cage with warm water and a mild
detergent between litter changes.
Any cat may resist a new litter if it smells or feels different, so
mix in Yesterday's News a little bit at a time. When
possible, plan surgeries in advance so your cat can adjust to
Yesterday's News beforehand.
Follow this simple transition schedule:
- Week One - mix 1/3 Yesterday's News with your current
- Week Two - mix 1/2 Yesterday's News with 1/2 current litter
- Week Three - 100% Yesterday's News
Cats are meticulous and will avoid a foul-smelling litter box.
Periodically wash your cat's litter box with mild soap and warm
water and replace with fresh litter.
Keep 2-3 inches of litter in
the box. Remember that, different from clay litter, Yesterday's
News will absorb urine from the bottom so having the litter too
deep will make it more difficult to find and remove the soiled
There are many choices when it comes to litter boxes - hooded, not
hooded, shallow versus deep sides. Experiment with several until you
find the one your cat prefers.
Dirty Litter Box
Cats are very fussy about cleanliness. Remove waste daily and
replace litter weekly. Don't clean the box with ammonia. Cats have
an aversion to it (cat urine contains ammonia). Try using warm water
and a mild soap-rinse thoroughly.
If you have more than two cats, you may need multiple litter boxes
(one cat per box plus one is recommended by animal behaviorists).
Some cats will not use litter used by another cat (additional litter
boxes usually help).
Some cats will not use litter used by another cat. Multiple litter
boxes are an option. Never have more than two cats per litter box.
One cat per box plus one additional box is recommended.
Avoid placing the litter box in a high-traffic area. Most cats, like
humans, prefer privacy.
Cats can't talk, but they can give you clues. One of the most common
symptoms of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is failure to
use the litter box. FLUTD is a serious condition. If you notice any
changes in your cat's litter box behavior, consult your veterinarian
If you notice your cat eating litter, you should
contact your veterinarian. It may be a sign of an underlying health
NOTE: We want to remind those with suppressed immune
systems and pregnant women that a parasite sometimes found in cat feces
can cause toxoplasmosis. Please wash hands thoroughly after handling
used cat litter.
A change in litter habits can indicate serious health problems, so
try to be aware of your cat's habits. If you notice a change or suspect
a problem, have your cat examined by a veterinarian.