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Will the monitor affect my cat’s litterbox use?

Will the monitor affect my cat’s litterbox use?

The Petivity Smart Litterbox Monitor is made to fit seamlessly into your, and your cats’ environment. Throughout the design process, we consulted with behavioral experts to create a monitor that is as low-impact as possible.

We understand that our pets’ senses are, in many cases, better than our own. So, we consciously chose to build the device with your cats’ comfort in mind. A slim profile. No buzzing or mechanical noises. No unnecessary lights.

If you’re concerned, or if your cat is generally uneasy around new objects, you can integrate the system into your home slowly, so your cat can acclimate to it gradually. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

  1. Remove the monitor from the package and put it out of the cat’s view for a few days.
  2. Introduce the monitor to the room your litterbox is in, without placing it under your litterbox. Give your cat a few days to get used to the monitor’s presence. You can help the process along by placing treats or toys atop the monitor.
  3. Once your cat is comfortable with the presence of the monitor, without placing it under the litterbox, turn the device on. Allow your cat a few days to get used to the subtle sounds and lights the monitor produces.
  4. Once your cat is comfortable with the Petivity monitor (either ignoring it or engaging positively with it), move it next to the existing litterbox.
  5. If your cat continues to use their litterbox as usual with the Petivity monitor nearby, place the monitor under the litterbox and add fresh litter. Cats enjoy clean boxes and will often jump in to test out new litter right after the box is cleaned.
  6. Continue to monitor your cat’s behavior around the box, now with the help of Petivity. If necessary, restart the acclimation process. All cats are different, and some need a little more time to get acclimated to new objects.