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Litter Box Tips for Tripawds - Member Tips
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27 September 2023
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11 October 2023 - 7:16 pm
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I don't know how to start a new topic.  She had a front leg removed.  I have an XL box for her, but she still hangs over sometimes.  I used to use nature's miracle large corner box, but now that she is a tripod, it is too high for her.  


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12 October 2023 - 5:18 am
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I believe the litter box is not big enough for her if it is smaller than the original, and she had no issues going in her corner box. If you look back on this post on page 1, you will see we cut the front of our boxes out and how we did that. You can also try a ramp to help her get in and out.

The simplest, cheapest solution is to cut her original corner box out in front to allow easier access. It can cause litter scatter but a good litter mat helps, and most importantly she is in the box and comfortable. 

I don't know how to start a new topic. 

So you have this info for the future to get around on the site. To start a new topic, go under a section, for instance, three legged cats.

Select the add topic at the top. You will see it pops up. Add your topic name and write your question and or comment and post.

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Hope that helps,

Holly, Purrkins & Sexy Saxton in the sky.

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12 October 2023 - 11:32 am
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@purrkins you ROCK! Thank you for the great input and directions on posting. @Amy_6 if you ever need help feel free to message me.

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8 April 2024 - 12:57 pm
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"Litterbox stairs"

I purchased a 3 tier spice rack thinking it might assist my dear Skippy into her litterbox while she awaits her left, hind leg amputation scheduled for Wed., April 10, 2024. She chose to use it without any encouragement from me! 

It is a less expensive option than a new litterbox for anyone on a slim budget.

They can be purchased for approximately $7 - $9 through Target, Amazon, Walmart etc.

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9 April 2024 - 12:18 pm
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Great idea Susan! Got a photo of how it works? Here's how adding images works, we'd love to check it out.

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