How to Clean a Litter Box
Cleaning the cat's litter box is rarely a favorite chore, but procrastination will result in some seriously stinky consequences - potentially inspiring your cat to "think outside the box" the next time it relieves itself. If you enjoy having stench-free bathmats, rugs and closets, you'll want to provide your kitty with a clean litter box at all times!
Cats can be finicky about their bathroom habits, and don't like to share their "waste space". As a result, one litter box is recommended for each cat in the home, so one pet doesn't refuse to use their designated spot when it detects the presence of another.
However, households with multiple cats will likely find space limitations for so many boxes. This will require extra attention as a preventative measure, as regularly scooping out the solid waste will help prevent any urges to "go" outside the litter box.
Some cats use a kitty litter bag or mat under the litter box to collect any loose litter or waste. Make sure you shake this out every few days to prevent buildup, and clean the mat on the same schedule as your litter box cleaning.
Getting your urine-soaked litter box back in good condition requires more cleaning power than typical household cleaners are equipped to offer. They can leave behind stains or only temporarily masks odors, making urine stains considerably harder to remove after they have dried.
Simple Green Cat Stain & Odor Remover eliminates stains and odors from urine, feces, vomit, scent markings, and more. It's safe for use on both hard and soft surfaces. The formula contains enzymes and bacteria that break down and digest these organic sources, removing the foul odors they create.
Directions For Cleaning a Litter Box:
- Empty litter box. Remove all solid residue from surfaces, and blot up any excess liquid.
- Apply cleaner. Gently shake Simple Green Cat Stain & Odor Remover bottle. Spray the entire litter box with cleaner and scrub the box gently with brush or cloth.
- Wipe. Wipe out the inside of the box with paper towels.
- Let dry. Make sure surfaces are dry before refilling with litter. Repeat if necessary.