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How to Toilet Train a Cat

Updated on June 17, 2014

How to Toilet Train a Cat and Have a Litter Free Home

If you have an indoor cat and are tired of cleaning the litter box you may be wondering how to toilet train a cat. You really can potty train a cat. I've had a few friends and a cousin that all successfully taught their house cats to use the toilet.

Here you will find how to toilet train a cat tips, videos, and supplies all to help you teach your kitty to use the potty so you can have a litter free home.

You Really Can Toilet Train a Cat

Potty train your cat for a litter free home

Litter is just plain gross. I loved my cat, but I didn't love the litter he tracked through our home for 12 years, especially once we had a crawling baby.

In addition to being yucky, smelly, and germ infested litter boxes are bad for the environment and the litter is costly.

There is a solution and it doesn't involve putting your indoor cat outside. You can potty train your cat. Cats are very intelligent and they like to stay clean. Those to qualities make it relatively easy to teach them to use the toilet. It may sound impossible at first...I laughed the first time someone told me their cat used the toilet because I thought it was a joke... but I've seen it with my own eyes. You really can teach a cat to use the toilet. The trick is you must be patient and take it slowly, one step at a time. But working towards having a litter free home really is worth the effort.

Photos of Cats Using the Toilet - Pictures of cats using the potty

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How to Toilet Train a Cat Step by Step - Potty train your cat by taking it one step at a time

There are great books that would walk you through toilet training your cat in far more detail than I can on this page and the books will also help you deal with problems that may arise in the potty training process. But here are the basic steps to toilet training your cat:

  • Move your cat's litter box to the bathroom.
  • After a few days, add a book under the litter box to raise it up off the floor about 2 inches.
  • After your cat comfortably uses the box at this height for 2 solid days, then raise it (safely) 2 more inches.
  • Continue raising the litter box in this fashion until it is the same height as the toilet.
  • Now get rid of the old litter box and use a litter box insert for your toilet. After your cat uses this consistently for a whole week, ditch the box completely. You now have a litter free home!

Cat Potty Train Seat - Train your cat to use the toilet.

Train your cat to use the toilet, saving you thousands of dollars in litter. Keep your family safe and germ free in your new litter free home.

Feline Evolution CatSeat Cat Toilet Training Seat, White
Feline Evolution CatSeat Cat Toilet Training Seat, White

The CatSeat saves you thousands of dollars by eliminating litter. The CatSeat is the only product that allows 100% of the training to be completed on the floor in a place that YOU choose. There is no need to sacrifice a bathroom during training. The sleek new design and improved mechanics makes the award winning CatSeat the 'GREEN' alternative to filling our landfills with used litter. The CatSeat can be mounted on the toilet using no litter, or it can be used exclusively on the floor in place of the litter-box. Either way it prevents your cat from tracking dirty litter and germs throughout your home.


Cat Potty Training Books - Teach your cat to use the toilet with these helpful how to books.

Cats like to stay clean. They don't like their litter boxes to be kept close to their sleeping or eating area. This natural instinct to stay clean makes it easy to toilet train cats. These books all tell you step by step how to potty train your cat.

CitiKitty Cat Toilet Training Kit - Complete cat potty training kit

Keep your home free of nasty germs from dirty kitty litter. You'll never clean a litter box again after toilet-training your cat with the CitiKitty Kit. In just weeks, your cat will learn to use the same toilet that you do, saving yourself plenty of mess and thousands of dollars on kitty litter.

More Cat Potty Training Supplies - Toilet train your cat

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    • SimonJay profile image

      SimonJay 4 years ago

      Wow that's really interesting i might just give this ago with my cats, didn't realize the training could be that simple but it kinda makes sense well if it works that would be cool.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      At first it made me giggle but I'm also impressed at these cats using the toilet. Just one question.. has anyone taught them to flush afterwards? ;) Joking aside, this is a helpful look at how to go about training your cat to use a human toilet.

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      Wendy Leanne 6 years ago from Texas

      @EMangl: No, I haven't. The title sounds scary. LOL. I'm not sure if it's something I want to see or not. Hmm, curiosity may get the best of me.

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      have you ever seen "poop cat exploding" on youtube? it always comes to my mind when i read something about toilet trained cats

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      Nope, but I have thought about it quite often. She is declawed in the front, so there is absolutely no way she is going outside. I am tired of finding litter all over the house and having to clean it up. The worst is when I have company over for dinner and we sit down and there is a piece of litter on the dining room table! Eww! I love my kitty so toilet training seems like the best route to take.

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      Jessi 6 years ago from United States

      Nice lens! I want to try this with my cat haha.

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      LissaKlar LM 7 years ago

      I lost my 17 y.o. cat and trying to talk my husband into a kitty so I showed him this lens. It might sway him!

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      CozyKitty 7 years ago

      Kitty? - yes ... Toilet trained? - not yet!

      I'll definitely give this a try - thanks!


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      Vikki 7 years ago from US

      Wow, who knew! Very cool information on how to toilet train a cat!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      dont have a cat but great lens :)

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      James Jordan 7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      Great lens! I'm not a cat person. But I love that you can do this!