Cats make great pets for all types of people. They are low maintenance, low attention and they definitely don’t take up a lot of room. It’s no wonder they are one of the most popular pets, next to dogs, of course. Unlike dogs, cats are relatively self sufficient. Set out food, water and toys are they can sustain solo during your long work day or even if you are away overnight. What’s even better, that sweet little kitten can be trained to use the bathroom on their own! So, unless you have small children, you will have no more middle of the night wake up calls to go potty! One of the biggest demands that you will face with a cat is keeping a clean litter box.
Tips For A Clean Litter Box
- Clean It Often: Cats senses are extremely sensitive, especially their sense of smell. No one likes using a dirty bathroom, especially cats. If their litter box is overly dirty or smelly, your cat will most likely find a new place to use the bathroom. Scoop your litter box daily and replace the litter once a week to keep your cat, and your nose, happy.
- Avoid Chemicals: Chemicals, especially harsh ones, will leave a scent that your cat isn’t favorable of. This is going back to their sensitive sense of smell. Instead of harsh chemicals, just use hot, soapy water and be sure to rinse it out well.
- Use A Vinegar Bath: Vinegar is non-toxic for cats and humans and serves as a great odor neutralizer. After you are finished cleaning the litter box, pour enough white vinegar into the litter box to cover the bottom. Place the litter box outside for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes has gone by, pour out the vinegar and wipe dry with a towel.
- Replace the Liner: You should be replacing the liner each time you change the litter. If you are not, you should start. Once you remove the liner and thoroughly clean the litter box, add a bit of baking soda to the bottom of the box prior to placing the new liner.
- Use A Litter You Like: Litter is more affordable when you purchase it in bulk. This also means lugging heavy tubs of litter from the store to the car and from the car to your house. This doesn’t take in to account lugging it weekly to replace the litter. Using a litter that you like, especially a lightweight one, will help with your desire to do this dirty job once a week.
Changing the litter box once a week doesn’t sound so bad in comparison with having to take a dog outside who knows how many times a day. Still, it’s a dirty job! Since you have to do it, you might as well make it an easier, dirty job. By switching to Fresh Step® Lightweight Extreme cat litter, I’ve been able to save my back and my nose. The new Fresh Step® Lightweight Extreme cat litter is 30% lighter, making it easier for me to lift, carry and pour! Just because it’s a lightweight litter doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice anywhere else. Daily litter box scoops are still as easy as they ever were, and it’s odor control is excellent! You can find Fresh Step® Lightweight Extreme cat litter on display now available at Target!
How often do you scoop your cats litter?