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Odors from Cat’s Litter Box

Let’s be clear: Getting a litter box for your cat is a good thing. It gives him/her a comfortable spot to eliminate waste in while also keeping the rest of your home clean.

However, smell can remain an issue even if you have a litter box set up for your cat.

Living inside a home filled with unpleasant odors is not exactly a fun experience. Thankfully, there are things you can do to counter all those nasty smells and make your home smell relatively better.

Find out more about them below.

Clean the Litter Box Regularly

The most effective countermeasure against the spread of litter box odor inside your home is to simply clean up regularly. By regularly, we mean cleaning or scooping the box out every day. Cleaning once per day is fine, but if you really want to get rid of the odors, you should do that at least twice.

You should also take the time each week to wash the litter box thoroughly. When you do so, Preventive Vet suggests sticking to soap and water. If you use other cleaning agents such as bleach, your cat may shy away from the litter box because of the strong chemical smell coming from it.

Get a New Litter Box to Eliminate Odors

Does your cat’s litter box come with a plastic liner? If you answered yes to that question, you may have also found the reason behind why your pet’s litter box produces such a strong odor.

As pointed out by Web MD, a cat may end up scratching through that plastic liner. When that happens, the urine in the box can settle there. You may not be able to remove that urine from the box because you can’t even see it.

Instead of using litter boxes with plastic liners, you and your pet may be better served to go with a different option.

Use a Litter Box Deodorizer

If the foul odors still persist after trying out the things mentioned previously, you can go ahead and start using a litter box deodorizer. The deodorizer’s job is to absorb the odors coming from the box, thus preventing them from spreading inside your home.

You can purchase some litter box deodorizers from pet stores or try to use baking soda at first. Just be sure that you don’t too much of the deodorizer because your cat may be put off by the new smell of the litter box.

As a pet owner, you may already know that dealing with waste is just a part of the job, but even so, you don’t have to live with a home perpetually bathed in a foul smell. Follow the tips listed above to eliminate the unpleasant odors coming from your cat’s litter box.

Cleaning the litter box after a long day at work is never ideal so allow us at TAILored CAT Services to help out. Just call us at 425-923-7791 to hire our cat sitter to come scoop the box.



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