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Why is my young cat sleeping so much?

Why is my young cat sleeping so much?

It is normal for cats to sleep a lot – up to 16 hours a day. But, it is normal for this sleep to be part of the rest, hunt, eat, groom, sleep cycle. If your cat is sleeping more than is normal, he/she may need more play/hunting stimulation during the day.

Is it normal for a cat to sleep in the litter box?

Quite likely, the answer would be “not under normal circumstances”. Your cat is the same way. If your cat is sleeping in the litter box, the circumstances are clearly not normal. Cats can be near obsessive about their cleanliness, so if Kitty is napping in the litter box, something is very wrong.

How old do cats have to be to have litter box problems?

Please see our article, Litter Box Problems, for additional suggestions and detailed information about resolving litter-box issues. Disorientation is often the first sign that pet parents recognize as cognitive decline in their older cats. It’s estimated that disorientation occurs in at least 40% of cats aged 17 years and older.

Is it safe to keep a litter box in your bedroom?

Keep the litter box as far from your bed as you can, so that you and your cat have some space. This also reduces the risk of tripping over the litter box in the dark. Of course, you should avoid putting the litter box in a place that would block the bedroom door.

What happens when a cat pees in a litter box?

Ammonia builds up in a cat litter box when it becomes dirty and filled with urine and poop. This could potentially lead to over-exposure and can cause mild symptoms in humans like headaches and nausea.

Why does my cat sleep in the litter box?

The main reason why adult cats sleep in the litter box is kidney disease. This can be the result of a urinary infection, or crystal formation in the urine that prevents the cat from urinating properly, or because of a type of intestinal discomfort, which makes the cat feel insecure when he is far from his litter box.

Is it normal for cats to sleep in their litter boxes?

It is not normal for a cat to sleep in a litter box. Cats don’t sleep into their litter boxes unless it is caught by some sickness or any kind of mental illness. Specialists will tell you that such behavior is not common for cats to sleep in their litter boxes. It is wise to check the cat for sickness from time to time.

Does your cat feel safe in the litter box?

The litter box might be the only place in the house where they feel most safe, and it is probably trying its best to find a calming atmosphere. Kittens are more prone to show this behavior. If they sleep in the litter boxes, it is more likely that the kitten is continuing its habit.

Is it okay for an elderly cat to be sleeping in the litterbox?

Spending so much time close to urine and excrement can be harmful, especially to an older cat with a weakened immune system. Elderly cats often sleep in their litter box due to insecurity. The cat may be guarding territory or have concerns about incontinence. Providing multiple litter boxes throughout the home will calm these worries.