Modkat Litter Box - FAQ's

How does Modkat work?
Your cat simply hops on top of the litter box and steps down through rooftop entry hole, when they are finishe...
Is your cat a Modkat?
If your cat loves jumping up on the windowsill or the arm of the couch, climbing into the sock drawer or that ...
How big is Modkat?
The Modkat Litter Box is 15" tall, 16" deep, 16" wide and has the standard size opening for the cats to enter....
Where can I buy Modkat liners?
You can purchase Modkat reusable liners here. We highly recommend using organic or all natural clumping litter...
Where should I place my Modkat Litter Box?
If you have a brand new cat place your Modkat Litter Box in a quiet location away from distractions and unexpe...
Will elderly, disabled or obese cats use Modkat?
Modkat was designed as the best solution for the average cat. If your cat has trouble jumping or climbing, Mod...
Will kittens use Modkat?
Kittens will start to use a litter box at around eight weeks of age. Remove the Modkat lid and place your kitt...
Will my cat know what to do?
The curious nature of cats will make it easy for them to figure out, follow these steps for the best results: ...
Will my dog be able to get into Modkat?
Modkat is designed with a latched lid that makes it virtually impossible for dogs to enter. The only access is...
Should each of our cats have their own Modkat?
Cats like to have their own space, just like we do. It is best to have one litter box per cat, it will help to...

Keep you litter box clean

This may be the biggest source of cat smell in your home, so turn your attention here first. 

Scoop the litter boxes daily, if not more often. And, of course, get the waste out of your house! You might consider using a product like the Litter Genie, which stores scooped cat waste in plastic bags inside an airtight container until you’re ready to go to the garbage. 

Use unscented litter. Like air fresheners, scented litters only “mask” smells. Plus, lots of cats are turned off by scented litters and may choose another location for bathroom purposes.  That will definitely make your house stink!  

Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the litter box. Many people swear by this method to help minimize odors. 

Change the litter frequently. Experts recommend a couple of times a month. Also, each time you change the litter, wash out the box with mild soap and water. 

And don’t forget to replace boxes completely once a year. No matter how well you wash them, over time, plastic boxes can trap bacteria and begin to smell. 

Why Does My Cat Always Use the Litter Box Right After I've Cleaned It?

Ruthie asks, “Why oh why do my cats feel the need to 'christen' their litter box every time I either clean it or add new litter? I love them, but it makes me crazy!”

So, I got a little sidetracked while researching an answer this week. I stumbled upon the fascinating story of Ed Lowe, who was the founder of cat litter. His family business manufactured a grainy clay, which was marketed to machine shops to clean up grease and oil spillage.

In 1947, his neighbor was complaining about her cat tracking ashes throughout the house, so he gave her a sample of fuller’s earth to try. The substance worked so well for her, Ed began to market his product to local pet stores. Business boomed, and he never looked back.

In 1964, Ed Lowe founded Tidy Cat, the first commercially available kitty litter. Many people were impressed at Ed’s marketing prowess. At the time, most cat boxes were filled with sand or ash, which was cheap but messy. Ed gave samples of his new litter away to cat owners and quickly won them over!