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March 14, 2013
Regarding the woman who wanted to know how to keep the litter box from smelling.
You are right, scooping it every day is the first line of defense. Rule of thumb
is one box per cat and, if you can manage it, one more. World's Best cat litter
is an excellent odor control litter, clumps very hard, has almost no dust and,
is from a renewable resource that can be flushed. Of course don't dump a whole
box down the toilet. Lol. As far as scented litter and enclosed boxes goes, you
have to be aware of what your cat wants or you might be dealing with eliminating
outside the box. Cats have a zillion times better sense of smell than we do;
they often do not like scented litter. As far as a hood goes, yes it might
contain the odor, but then it contains the odor, and the cat has to go in there.
Think about a Port-a-Potty on a hot summers day. Yuck. They do make boxes with
"sideboards" to keep messes at a minimum. Hope that helps some folks out. Pets
are always worth the trouble and they are ours for life.
This may help the lady who wants help re the cat litter trays. At the moment I
have three cats, but have had eleven at one time. I have never had a problem
with smell and my system is to use the hooded litter trays, clumping cat litter,
remove solids as soon as deposited as far as possible, and remove clumps of wet
litter at least twice a day. Each week I empty the tray completely and wash it
out with distilled vinegar. (save clean litter to replace after cleaning.)
It also helps to treat a new tray (or a well scrubbed one) with car polish,
which prevents most urine deposit sticking.