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Cats Learn to Use Toilet Faster than Kids! — 5 Comments

  1. I realize that it can be convenient for the cat parent (?) to teach the cat to use the potty, but I agree that is more important to check the litterbox for changes in the cat’s health. Many years ago, when teaching one’s cat or cats to use the toilet, we did train 11 cats to use the toilet -and they learned so very much faster than our children. but since the last of the 11 passed, I haven’t trained any more to use the toilet. I have one cat who has to use the litterbox when I use the toilet. It’s quite touching. And he gets his petting and kisses afterward.

  2. While the “cat toilet” may appeal to some humans,in my humble opinion, it is doing no favor to the cats, nor to conscientious parents (owners) of cats. {Yes, buying quality litter is expensive, and scooping and disposing of the waste is time-consuming.) However, that has been my choice in over 60 years of raising and living with cats.

    Of course, Mr. Brooks has years of experience training his cats successfully to use the human toilet. I wonder however, how successful he has been in catching early symptoms of kidney or bladder problems in his cats. Quite often, the first symptoms of those problems is visible blood in the litter

    Of course, sometimes cats with those problems will
    “urinate out of the box,” so that could be his first clue.

    I’ve recently seen a couple of those commercial “cat toilets” that fit on top of the seat of a human toilet. I would pass on those too, for the same reasons.

    I don’t claim to love my cats any more than Mr. Brooks loves his, so I’ll just have to politely disagree.

    Heck, I might just buy the book out of curiosity. 😀

      • thats interesting cuz in America our waste water goes to treatment plants 1st if im not mistaken, & i guess i thought most sewers did the same. thats what i do with mine. i flush it. it saves money(which is in short supply in my home with 2 teen-aged daughters), & cuts down on the plastics 1 must use to put the feces in before tossing it into the trash. i did that in the beginning, but after thinking about it it seemed the cheaper & wiser course of action would be to flush it. if u r saying that said water goes straight out into the water table then thats not good in any sense as we flush many things in the toilet & many toxic substances go down the drain as well. so either our governments r being unsafe by sending our sewage into the local water supply or something is amiss cuz it would take a lot of feces to pollute the water enough to kill these animals. i wonder if it doesnt come from other sources that r already IN the water these animals live in. just a thought.

      • Michael, I’m embarrassed now. At one time I was almost “the queen of toxoplasmosis!” The first time we had a cat who was treated with radioactive iodine, California had a rule that the toxic waste had to be kept separately in plastic bags with labels stating that they contained toxic material.Most people were (are) not familiar with this law. I wrote something about the laws (both federal and state. Although the company that now owns what was About.com has deleted my original article, there is a brief mention in this one about this law.
        It referred to the threat to otters and whales, in the same way that you related, above. GMTA, Michael!

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