handicapped-accessible litter box ideas!
March 29, 2009 6:27 PM Subscribe
my 19-year-old 3-legged cat is finally getting too stiff to use a regular litter box. what can i use instead?
posted by thinkingwoman to Pets & Animals (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
our miraculous, elderly kitty is finally feeling her age and the loss of a hind leg (that happened 10 years ago), and is having some difficulty accessing a normal-height litter box. we've made a little platform stair for her out of two side-by-side phone books to give her a little boost, but she's still having trouble. she's otherwise healthy, amazingly--this is clearly just an accessibility issue.
i'm thinking the best thing for her would be to find some kind of large jellyroll pan and use that. the sides of a jellyroll pan are only about an inch high, though, and may not actually be able to contain the litter (we would probably have to use less and scoop more regardless).
short of building something out of wood, can anyone think of an existing pan or containment device that is about two feet long, a foot and a half wide, and about 3 inches deep that we could repurpose as a litter pan? disposable/flimsy is okay--she is 19; she is unlikely to outlive the practicality of whatever solution we come up with.