We're purr-ty sure no one likes cleaning a litter box! It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it! Let us help! Changing your cat's litter box is an important part of being a responsible cat owner. Not only is it important for maintaining good hygiene, but it is also crucial for your cat's health. Here are some best practices for changing your cat's litter box and what is safe to use and not use.
First and foremost, it is important to clean the litter box regularly. This means scooping out solid waste and clumps of urine every day and fully emptying and cleaning the litter box every week. Using a good quality litter scoop can make this task much easier and more efficient. For a deep clean, empty all the litter and clean only with cat safe products such as Dawn free and clear or hot water with a small amount of peroxide or white vinegar. Avoid products that have ammonia, bleach, or any type of caustic ingredient. ALWAYS rinse thoroughly!
When it comes to choosing the type of litter to use, there are a few things to consider. The most important factor is whether or not the litter is safe for your cat. Some types of litter, such as those made from clay, can be inhaled by your cat and can cause respiratory problems. It is also important to avoid litters that contain deodorizers or perfumes, as these can be harmful to your cat's sensitive nose. Instead, look for natural litters made from materials such as wood, corn, or paper.
In addition to choosing the right type of litter, it is also important to consider the size and number of litter boxes you have. It is recommended to have one litter box per cat, plus an extra. The litter box should also be large enough for your cat to comfortably turn around and move in.
Another thing to consider is the location of the litter box. Cats can be picky about where they go to the bathroom, so it is important to place the litter box in a quiet, easily accessible area. Avoid placing the litter box in a high traffic area or near your cat's food and water dishes.
Finally, it is important to dispose of used litter properly. Do not flush it down the toilet, as it can clog the pipes. Instead, dispose of it in a plastic bag (we recommend double bagging per the EPA standards) and place it in the trash.
In summary, changing your cat's litter box is an important part of being a responsible cat owner. Choose a natural, unscented litter and make sure you have enough litter boxes for all of your cats. Keep the litter box clean and in a quiet, easily accessible location, and dispose of used litter properly. By following these best practices, you can help keep your cat happy and healthy. Even better, let us help. We offer litterbox cleanings starting as low as $15 a week! Give us a call and we will litter-ally do it for you! Meow!
1/3/2023 05:37:05 pm
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