How to Clean Up Tracks From Clumping Cat Litter

The bigger the granules, the less litter he tracks.
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If your cat leaves a Hansel and Gretel-style trail of crumbs leading away from his litter box, it's time for a switch. Sure, you could clean up the tracks each day, but you can also clean the problem at the source: the box itself, and the area around it.

Step 1

Switch your litter. Cat litters with fine granules get trapped in kitty paws and tracked all over the house, so switch to something with bigger grains. Some clumping litters, like corn litter, are formulated to resist tracking, so try one of those to clean up kitty's act.

Step 2

Invest in a new litter box. Some cat boxes are designed with special litter-trapping pads on the rim, so when your little guy climbs out, any litter trapped between his toes gets picked up and left where it belongs.

Step 3

Get your cat a litter mat. Litter mats are ribbed plastic or rubber mats that go on the floor outside the litter box. If the litter box is your cat's toilet, the litter mat is how he washes his hands -- it massages the litter right out of his paw crevices. Some cats even use the mats to proactively remove any litter, so getting one of these is worth a try when you're trying to clean up tracks.

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