So your new kitty has arrived and you have found the best place to put your cat litter box. Now you’ll have to do a dirty job every once in a while.
It’s Time To Clean The Cat Litter Box, Yuck!
Clean the cat litter box
The amount of time that you should clean the cat litter box logically depends on how often your cat uses it.
The basic rule is that you scoop out your cat’s litter box every time your cat used it.
Cats don’t use a dirty litter box. If you have a garden, you’ll also not see your cat doing its business on the same place twice.
If your cat spends a lot of time outside, you might not need to clean the cat litter box for more than a week.
Most cats stay inside during the night when winter arrives, so that’s when you will have to check up on the litter box more often.
If you’re using a clumping litter and you scoop every day, a complete change of the litter once a month will do.
However, there are many different types of litter, so the best advice here is to check how it smells.
If you can’t smell anything, you usually don’t need to do a complete change of litter.
Remember that cats have a stronger sense of smell than us. As long as your cat is not going outside the box, then what you have been doing must be working.
If the box is being used daily, you’ll have empty the box and wash it with soap at least once a week.
When To Replace Your Cat Litter Box
If you’re using a basic plastic litter box, you might consider replacing it like once a year or so.
When you’re cat uses it a lot, it can leave scratches on it regularly, which attracts odor.
It’s not nice to have a smelly box inside the house. In addition, your cat could also be put off by the smell.
Whatever you do, don’t try to get rid off smells by placing a room deodorizer.
Although you might think that it works for our bath rooms, cats’ noses are much more sensitive and that strong smell will not get appreciated.
Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Boxes
If you don’t like cleaning your cat’s litter box, then you can decide to get a self-cleaning litter box.
Although their designs or technology aren’t always perfect, these types of litter boxes can still make your life easier.
There are quite cheap manual self-cleaning litter boxes and automatic litter boxes, which can be pretty expensive.
Keep in mind that the automatic litter boxes could possible scare away your cat, so it’s important to do due diligence before buying one.