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Cleaning Your Litter Box Thoroughly

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

One of the chores which we really don’t care for is cleaning the litter box. I use bio degradable litter which can be flushed. When your cat urinates, the litter clumps and you can scoop the clumps and flush them down the toilet. I’m scooping about 3-4 times a day. It does keep your box cleaner for longer but you still have to give it a thorough cleaning several times a month. Here is the proper way to do that.

In order to thoroughly clean your cats litter box, here are some steps that you should take.

  1. Dump all of the used litter into a garbage bag and toss it out immediately.
  2. When cleaning the box, use very hot  soapy water . Do not use harsh chemicals. I use dish washing liquid.  Scrub the box with old rags that you keep just for this purpose.
  3. After scrubbing , rinse the box very well with hot water to remove all traces of  soap.
  4. Fill the box with hot water and add a cup of bleach.
  5. Rinse the box again very well with hot water to remove the bleach.
  6. You can either air dry the box, or wipe it with a clean rag.
  7. Fill the box with clean litter. You may want to line to box with kitty liners, or a plastic bag. This will make clean up next time easier.
Change the box a least one a week and scoop every day. Your cats does not like a dirty box and neither will you.
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