Pet Series: How to Clean Your Cat's Litter Box
In the first article of our pet series, we're going to look at how to deep clean your cat's litter box. Not only does deep cleaning your cat's litter box benefit your cat, it'll also benefit the overall smell of your home. Here are some things you can do on a daily and weekly basis to keep both you and your cat happy.
On a daily (or every second day, at most), scoop the droppings from the litter box with a designated scoop. Dispose of the waste in a sealed bag, and wash the litter scoop with hot, soapy water. Make sure you have a bag or holder for the scoop to keep it contained.
Lastly, wipe down the top and sides of the litter box with warm soapy water.
*Important!* Cats are very sensitive to harsh chemicals and smells, so avoid using cleaners with high amounts of toxins or fragrances.
On a weekly basis, empty the litter box fully and disinfect with hot, soapy water. Do not use bleach! Or any products with ammonia. If you use a cleaner your cat doesn't like, this may prevent them from going to their little box in the future, causing them to go outside the litter box. Fill the box with fresh litter and wipe down the tops and sides.
Stay tuned for more pet tips and tricks!