Choosing to use a disposable diaper on your cat or kitten can mean the difference between ruined furniture and clean furniture. Some situations require pet owners to be vigilant and take precautions for protection.
Choosing to use a disposable diaper on your cat or kitten can mean the difference between ruined furniture and clean furniture. Some situations require pet owners to be vigilant and take precautions to protect their homes from accidents. Male and female cats that have not been spayed or neutered, older cats, cats that have recently been to the vet and young kittens may need the occasional disposable diaper.
Kittens are not born knowing how to use litter boxes. Even though cats are likely to use the litter box because of their instinctive cleanliness, kittens miss the box once in a while. If a kitten is prone to accidents, consider using a disposable diaper while exploring the possibilities of litter training. Kitten owners may need to modify standard PET diapers to fit small kittens mounts.
Pet owners who do not sterilize their cats may have to deal with their pets spraying and marking their territory. Both female and male cats mark the territory with urine and feces, although females will spray urine to signal that they are in heat while men will do so to assert their dominance over a specific area. You may be able to stop these behaviors by having your pet fixed, but you must keep the disposable diapers for cats on hand if it seems to be a problem.
Cats that regularly use the litter box may still have accidents after visiting the veterinarian, especially after surgery. As cats regain consciousness after anesthesia, there is a good chance they will miss the litter box. Keep disposable diapers on hand for once you bring your cat home to undergo surgery.
As cats age, they are more likely to suffer from incontinence. A cat can have problems with her urethra, kidneys, bladder or bowel that make it difficult for her to control her urination and bowel functions. The most important thing to do is to get your pet the medical treatment she needs immediately. However, while you and your cat’s health care provider work through the problem, use disposable diapers to protect your home from accidents.