Get The Right Size Of Litter Box
This is important for very young kittens for the sake of accessibility. If you get a litter box that is too big, they may not be able to hop on and off very easily to successfully take their potty breaks. If it is not easy to access, the cat will pee or poop wherever they can reach.
The size of the litter box is also an important consideration for older and larger rescues. In these cases, it is more about comfort and manoeuvrability.
Your cat should be able to move around or at the very least comfortably turn while using the litter box. If it feels too cramped they will find another more comfortable spot in your home.
Establish A Potty Break Routine
Timing matters a lot when potty training a cat or when retraining them how to use the litter box. Monitor them to see how long after meals and after drinking they will take before going off on their potty break.
When the pattern becomes clear, simply carry the cat to the litter box when it is time for a potty break. With time, they will know exactly where to go all on their own.
Use Paw-Friendly Litter
The type of litter you use also determines how comfortable our cat will be using the litter box. If it is rough on their paws, they may not want to use it. If you are retraining your cat, consider switching to something more gentle for the cat, such as gel litter or special cat litter specifically made for cats with sensitive paws.