Cat Pooping in House Plants

How do you stop cats from pooping in houseplants?

By Quana from Dayton, OH

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October 17, 20100 found this helpful

Cover the top of each planter with aluminum foil forming it loosely around the plant itself.

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October 17, 20100 found this helpful

There are a lot of really good ideas in the ThriftyFun archives below comments here. :-)

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October 17, 20100 found this helpful

Just put orange peels in top of the soil. Cats hate the smell of any kind of citrus. I used this tip outside in my flower beds. No more cats using my beds as litter boxes. Hope this helps. ~Janette~

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October 20, 20100 found this helpful

Also, change your cat litter. The cat seems to prefer the texture and smell of the earth over the texture and smell of your present litter. Try different litters until you find one the cat will use. I am a foster parent for a no-kill cat shelter, and presently have 9 cats. I have 10 litter boxes and 3 different kinds of litter. Some cats use the clumping, some will use only the non clumping clay litter and 2 cats will only use the recycled newsprint litter! None of them like the "super absorbent silicone" litter! Good luck. You may just have to use potting soil in your litter box!

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