Cleaning the litter box is something that a lot of people dislike. It’s because cleaning your cat’s potty box is a bit tedious. We, humans definitely despise the stinky smell of a litter box, but did you know that your feline friend dreads that funky smell as well? Cats don’t like to use a dirty and stinky box and we too don’t like smelling it. That’s why cleaning the litter box is a job that needs to be done in order to have a healthy pet and house that don’t smell like cats. Today I am going to share an easy and natural way to clean a litter box. Before you start cleaning always remember to put a pair of gloves and a mask on for safety purposes.
Step 1. Disposing the dirty litter and scooping
Most cat owners know this but not all of them know how to scoop out the cat’s waste properly. Scooping is something that needs to be done at least once a day. In order to get all of the feces and urine balls out of the box, you need to left it, tilt it and shake it up down slowly. After doing this you will see the feces and urine clumps floating on the top. Scoop it and put it in a plastic and dispose in a trash can. But if you are doing your once a week litter box cleaning you can simply put the dirty litter and liner (if you use one) in a garbage bag, seal it and throw it in the trash can outside.
Step 2. Scrub the box
Wash the box in the yard using warm water, dish detergent and sponge for scrubbing. If your box has a lid, wash it as well. Rinse and dry using a paper towel or simply let it dry outside.
Some people also use vinegar instead of dish detergent to wash their cat’s box. You simply add to the empty dirty box and let it soak for at least an hour. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Step 3. Add baking soda
Once the box is dry, add baking soda on the bottom of the box. It will help eliminate odor and it’s also safe for your cat.
Step 4. Replace the liner
For those who use a liner, place the new liner on top of the baking soda.
Step 5. Refill the litter
Add clean litter to the box, put it back in its place and you’re done.
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