Cat litter box cleaning on a regular basis encourages kitties continual use.
After location, the next issue is: how often do you scoop out what kitty produces?
Every time, or nearly every time kitty uses the box, you should be right there as soon as she vacates, to remove her production. (And it helps in eliminating the cat urine odor from the area!)
Hot on the heels of scooping, how close is the trash can you’re using to dump the clumps?
Move it far enough away from the box so the smell doesn’t affect your cat. By removing pet odors, your cat is encouraged to keep using her litter box.
Cat Litter Box Cleaning Method:
Cat litter box cleaning should be done at least once every two weeks to eliminate cat urine odors. The more often you clean the cat litter boxes, the less problems you’ll have. To start, dump the old cat litter into the garbage. Use a scraper to clean off the dried cat litter clumps in the box. Next, for really effective cat litter box cleaning, pour some enzyme cleaner like Simple Solution or Dumb Cat into the box. Set it aside. At the cat litter box location, pick up any rugs or mats that you have down to trap cat litter. Clean them up, and put them off to one side. Use a broom or vacuum cleaner to sweep up the loose cat litter granules.Wet a few paper towels with your favorite enzyme cleaner, and wipe down the floor. While it’s busy drying, run hot water into the cat litter box, add some soap, and scrub the box thoroughly.Rinse it well, and dry it thoroughly. Let it air dry for a moment while you race back to the cat litter box location and re-position the rug or mat you place underneath the litter box.Fill the clean cat litter box with your cat’s favorite litter, and put it down in its proper place.Your cat will bless the clean cat litter box in no time!Then, take a shower! This simple task (cat litter box cleaning, not your shower!) motivates kitty to use the cat litter box everytime, which helps you in eliminating cat urine odor from your home.
How Do You Know When to Replace Your Cat’s Litter Box?
Cats have a much more keen sense of smell than humans.One reason why your cat may have stopped using her cat litter box is because the box is old, and has accumulated cat urine odor in the scratches and cracks inside the box. No amount of cat litter box cleaning can get into the cracks to eliminate cat urine odor, so even though you and I can’t smell the cat urine odor, your cat can!
When you’re eliminating cat urine odor from your home, think about the last time you replaced those cat litter boxes. It may be time to buy new cat litter boxes, and it just might be the answer to removing pet odors from your home for good!
Buy your kitty new cat litter boxes once a year – on her birthday if you know it!
And don’t forget this rule about the cat litter box: The general rule for the minimum number of litter boxes you need is “X” number of cats + 1. So, if you have two cats, set up three litter boxes. And so on.
If you’re looking for a more permanent way to get your cat to stop spraying — which I recommend most of my blog readers to do — give Cat Spray Stop a try. Created by Susan Westinghouse, a vet and cat specialist, Cat Spray Stop is an all-encompassing guide designed to help you stop cat spraying in your home in as little as 30 days using a unique method called the TTS method.
I have tried Cat Spray Stop with great results, and have also published a review of it over here. Good luck!
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