Cats can be fun friends, and provide lots of fun. Although it doesn’t need to be taken for a walk like a dog, cats need a an extra large litter box that must always be clean. If the cleanliness of the litter box is not maintained, there is a possibility that your cat will urinate on the carpet or other items. In fact, a dirty litter box is one of the main causes of indiscretion in cats. Daily care is needed to keep your cat comfortable using the litter box. In addition, you need to do a thorough cleaning once a week (maybe more often if you have more than one cat). By learning how to keep your cat litter box clean, you can make sure your furniture is clean from cat litter and your cat’s happiness is maintained.
Provide a trash can near the litter box. If you don’t want to use a trash can, use an empty bucket or an empty litter container to use as a cat litter box. It is important for you to provide a litter container near the litter box so that when you clean the litter box and want to get rid of the dirt out of the house, the cat’s litter that has been thrown away does not splatter or pollute the floor along the path to the exit.
Wear disposable gloves and masks (recommended). Some experts recommend wearing disposable gloves and anti-dust masks to prevent the spread of toxoplasma, a virus that is carried by cats and transmitted through their feces. Even if you do not handle the droppings directly, cleaning the litter box can spread dirt so that if inhaled, it can cause lung irritation and, ultimately, the transmission of toxoplasma.
- Capable of fully automatic operation for weeks at a time
- Disposable litter trays – less cleaning!
- Waste is stored in a sealed container
- Crystal litter is designed to limit tracking out of the box
- Safety sensors stop the box from running while your cat is inside
- Requires repeated purchase of new litter trays
- Some people simply do not like blue crystal (sodium silicate) litter
- Some cats may be a little slow to adjust to the new litter box
Dispose of solid dirt using a shovel. Cat litter needs to be removed, at least, once a day. Some experts even recommend removing cat litter twice a day to make the litter box cleaner. If you leave the stool up, your cat may be reluctant to use its litter box, even when the litter used has just been replaced a few days ago. Use special shovels that are widely available at pet stores. The shovel is equipped with a kind of filter or holes in the bottom. This way, you can get rid of solid impurities, while the litter that is carried can separate from the dirt and re-enter the litter box through a filter on the trowel.
Discard the lumps of litter mixed with urine. If you use a type of litter that can clot, the cat’s urine can mix with the litter and become a lump. The lumps must be discarded every day, like a solid waste.