How often to clean the birthing box after cat has kittens?

by Jamie
(IA)





Our cat had kittens yesterday. We have already changed the paper in birthing box (where momma cat and kittens reside) once, but it looks dirty again today. How often should we clean the paper in the cats' birthing box?


Dear Jamie,

Congratulations on your new kittens and thank you for all of the wonderful pictures! You should change the paper lining your cat's birthing box as often as it seems to need changing, even if that means a few times daily.

Best of luck with the new kittens,
Dr. Neely

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