Please find below some useful tips in form of a Guest Post by Earlene Krause:
How To Remove The Smell Coming From The Cat Litter Box
Many cat owners complain about the odors coming from their pet’s litter box, and are at a loss as to what they can do about it. The truth is that the cat itself most likely thinks the same about the bad smell, and that may be the main reason why it sometimes refuses to use the box for its intended purpose.
If you own a cat, you may have already tried spraying perfume over your cat’s litter box or scenting the room with the help of an air freshener, but these are not good ideas, because the smell of perfume can be overpowering. That is why scented litter boxes have become commercially available, but they also may bother the cat. Always remember to put your pet’s safety and comfort first, and besides, all of the above methods only hide the smell, without actually removing it.
Remove the smell, don’t just mask it
The best, albeit more time consuming way to keep the box from giving off that unpleasant smell is to maintain cleanliness. A litter box that is clean at all times is great for a number of reasons, namely the room you keep it in will not repel family and friends, and the cat will be more inclined to use the box whenever needed instead of using the carpet.
What you have to do is clean the box twice a day by scooping out the smelly parts (such as where the cat has peed the most), and re-fill those areas with fresh litter; make sure not to add too much, though, since cats don’t like it when the layer of litter is too thick. You will also need to wash the box and the spoon or whatever you use for scooping with an unscented dish detergent; do this either once per week, or once every two weeks, depending on the type of litter used. Wait for the box to dry off and re-fill it with litter.
If you don’t have the time or the will to clean it on a regular basis, or if you simply wish to make sure no odors come from the litter box, there are additional things you can do. For example, you can coat the bottom of the box with some baking soda (not too much, though). While the baking soda is great at absorbing the foul smell, it is not too harsh on your cat’s sense of smell.
As to the best type of box and litter for your kitty, you can use a large plastic tray; the important thing here are the length and width of the box rather than its depth, since a box that can hold a layer of litter of up to 3 inches should be enough. A container that can be cleaned easily is also important, while the best type of litter is the one that your cat accepts more readily. This means that you may have to try out different kinds of litter, and see which one suits your cat best.
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About the author:
Earlene Krause is a pet lover and cat enthusiast currently blogging and reviewing cats’ accessories at https://catlitterbox.reviews