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Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter Review - House Training Your Kitten Made Easy

Updated on December 18, 2012
The first evening we introduced Smoky to our family and our home.
The first evening we introduced Smoky to our family and our home.

Weighing in just under a pound, this feisty, seven week old male kitten - that we have endearingly named Smokey- has recently become a fun loving addition to our family.

As cute and cuddly as he is, no amount of research prepared me for the huge responsibility and the massive amount of work that goes into the care of and the house training of a kitten.

He was extremely nervous the first night in his new home - and rightly so. In addition to being taken from his mother and sibling, he had been thrust into a new environment and surrounded by unfamiliar sounds, sights and smells.

Due to his nervousness, Smokey clung to me for dear life and would neither eat nor drink on his own for the first 18 hours - forcing me to feed him Whiskars® cat milk through a medicine dropper.

Fortunately, once the first 24 hours were over, things improved immensely. Once things began to improve, it was down to the fun part - house-training.

Playing with his favorite toy
Playing with his favorite toy

* Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter to the Rescue!

I have never owned a cat much less a kitten before, so I am definitely not an expert concerning the proper and successful house-training of these fascinating and curious-by-nature creatures.

Fortunately, our Smokey's veterinarian did reassure us that kittens possess an instinctive desire to dig, are creatures of habit, and are much easier to house-train than dogs. Therefore, our basic responsibilities entailed providing them with a safe and consistent place to defecate and urinate.

While I incorporated "the rules of house-training a kitten 101," I found that my job became much easier when I incorporated Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter® to the mix.

Suggested by one of the helpful associates at Pet-Co; due to its special formula; Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter® is the perfect solution for quickly and successfully house-training a kitten.

With the help of this product, I had Smokey successfully using his litter box on his own in under a week!

Caught in the act! Perched on top of the couch - which is a big NO!NO!
Caught in the act! Perched on top of the couch - which is a big NO!NO!

* The Unique Formula That Makes It so Effective.

What makes Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter® so effective, is its unique natural herb blend that literally attracts kittens to their litter box. Just imagine it as kitty litter catnip - that is just how enticing it is.

In addition, the texture of the kitty litter is just right for the delicate paws of small kittens and in the event it is ingested; is delicate on the kitten's stomach. It is made from all natural ingredients and is 99.5% dust free.

With its superior clumping ability and natural chlorophyll odor control, it is a litter box training tool must have.

* Here's a quick tip: since there is a huge chance that your kitten will consume some of the kitty litter, place a handful of Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter® in the bottom of the litter box and cover it up with newspaper. The smell will still attract the kitten to the box but will reduce their chance of consuming the kitty litter or consuming less of it.


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* Tips for Effectively House-training a Kitten.

In every bag of Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter®, is a small booklet that provides the kitten owner with great basic tips regarding successfully house-training a new kitten.

Entitled Dr. Elsey's Litter Box Solutions, here are a few tips that I found successful:

  • Provide your kitten with an easily accessible litter box - choose one that is low enough for them to step in and out of and avoid hooded litter boxes.
  • Always use Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter® as a kitty litter starter. Avoid using cedar-based or perfume litters with your new kitten - many kittens find the smell aversive.
  • Since "kittens have a natural elimination reflex after eating", put them in their litter box after they finish eating.
  • Never move their paws back and forth (stimulating digging and covering over their elimination) for them once they are set in litter box. They will instinctively pick this up in time.
  • Offer your kitten treats when after they make a successful elimination in their litter box.
  • Since your cat's sense of smell is 1000 times better than yours, keep the litter box thoroughly cleaned of fecal and urine matter every day, and replace the litter with fresh litter weekly. Keep the area around the litter box clean as well.
  • Kittens do not possess the bladder control of mature cats, so be sure to place a litter box near by. Thereby preventing unnecessary accidents from having to travel too far.
  • Since "stress is a leading cause of litter box problems," reduce your kitten's stress by setting aside at least 15 minutes a day for playtime, providing plenty of toys to stimulate his or hers interest, providing a litter box in an area that will not be bothered by toddlers or aggressive cat - if their are multiple cats in the home -, keeping the box away from bright lights, loud noises, as well as vibrations from washing machine or furnaces.
  • Never place a litter box near your kitten's food and water dish.
  • In the event your kitten defecates or urinates outside of his/her litter box, be sure to thoroughly clean the spot, eliminating any trace of odor. This will prevent your kitten from returning to the same spot.
  • Choose a dry cat food that is formulated especially for a kittens delicate digestive system (such as Nutro Natural Choice®- that uses only natural ingredients). Thereby promoting easier elimination.

* Here's a quick tip: while there are several ways to remove cat urine and feces from carpeting, I found that scrubbing the area with dish-washing liquid and water, followed immediately by saturating the area with baking soda for ten-to fifteen minutes, and then vacuuming was very effective. If this does not work, use Dr. Elsey's Urine Removal Program®.

If you are in the market for a great kitty litter that simplifies house training your new kitten, is all natural, is safer on your kitten's stomach, is gentle on their feet, possesses superior clumping quality, and provides superior odor control, then Dr. Elsey's Kitten Attract Kitty Litter® is the perfect solution for you.

Buy it online or at your local pet store and incorporate it in house training your new kitten. Using this products is definitely house training your kitten made easy!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Is'nt this product just great Droknar! I was really amazed myself, and since this was my very first cat, I had no experience what so ever with housetraining an animal. Thank you for stopping by and leaving hour own personal experience. That's a good idea - buy stock in the company.

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      Droknar 7 years ago

      I want to know who this Dr.Elsey`s is so i can buy stock in his company. His product works like magic, its so nice to see my 7 week old kitten using his litter box. We were loosing the battle big time, i put Dr.Elsey`s litter to the test and my kitten started using it right away. My kitten is mostly half Persian, other half feral. Feral kitten plus Persian can be hard at times to teach the litter box. Not Anymore! Yahoooooo

      Thanks Dr.Else`y!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Rasingme, I am so sorry to hear that. Losing a pet is just like losing a very important member of your family. I know things are still fresh now, but I do hope the picture brought back good memories of the times you spent with yor lovable animal family member.

      I do hope that once you are in the right place to include a new kitty in your home, that this information will be valuble to you and your family.

      Thank you for stopping by and I am sorry for your loss once again.

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      raisingme 7 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      We just lost our fifteen year old Siamese this week and your pictures brought back memories. I know that when my daughter is ready she'll get a new kitty and the information you have shared is going to come in very handy! Thank You.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      You are so welcome wordscribe. Thank you for your links as well. I think they will work very well hand in hand.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks habee for taking the time to stop by, for reading and commenting. He is so much fun.

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      wordscribe41 7 years ago

      I linked it to my kitty litter hub already. Will link to the kitten care on when I get a chance.

      Thanks for your link, too!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful kitty! Great info, too!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much wordscribe - isn't he just? He is a lot of fun - I'll be sure to add a link here as well. I actually have a link to one of your articles about choosing the best kitty litter.

      It is good to hear from you. See you soon!

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      wordscribe41 7 years ago

      What an ADORABLE little guy. Oh, my I miss having a kitten. I've been a surrogate mom for a lot of abandoned kittens in my time and it's so much fun. Fabulous hubs with lots of great tips. I will link it to the one I have on Kitten Care... Talk soon!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you all for stopping by, reading, and commenting.

      Cay - this is a great product. I'm glad it was something relevant to your needs.

      Hello, hello - thank you for stopping by. We just love our new kitten. He is fiesty and tends to get into a lot of trouble, but he is so much fun.

      BkCreative - I love watching him play. Having a kitten is like breathing new life into a household. I am very impressed by this product, and being that I am a new cat owner, I really needed something to make housetraining easier. You are right about housetraining them. I thought it would be a hard process, but only after a few "accidents", he took to it very well. We shall see what other adventures our little Smokey gets into. THanks for rating this up and the compliments.

      I'll see all of you soon.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Don't you love seeing kittens play? They are so good for making us laugh. And no matter how much we spend on toys - a crumpled piece of paper is often the top toy.

      I've grown up with and then had cats all my life up until about 6 years ago. I'd set up a litter box - show it to them and then put up my feet - the easiest training ever. As you mentioned cats have great instincts and a super sense of smell. That litter box must be kept clean or they will not use it.

      This litter product is totally new and I'll consider it. It is almost time for me to welcome a new kitty or two in the home.

      Hope to hear (and see) more Smokey adventures and interactions with your children!

      Such a thorough hub for a new kitten owner. Rated up of course!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hello, Veronica, and so nice to hear or better read from you. These catsands are definitely a great help. All the very best and hope to read more soon.

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      Cay 7 years ago from America.

      This was just what I needed.