Litter Cleaning For Cats
Although most of us have a fondness for cats, that fondness can rapidly diminish when it comes to the litter box. Even the most hardened cat lover may get tired of litter box duty, especially when it comes down to scooping “you know what” from the litter box.
Cats are very intelligent, instinctively knowing how they should use the litter box. After the cat has finished using the litter box, someone in the family will need to scoop the waste from the litter box. This can be a very dirty and somewhat smelly job, one that is often overlooked during the day when the workload gets heavy.
Cleaning up the litter box does take but a few minutes, although most would prefer not to do it at all. Although the litter box will need to be scooped out daily, it will also need to be changed once a week as well, by throwing the current bag out and replacing the box with a new bag and fresh litter. Taking care of the litter box regularly will save your cat the problem of urinary tract infection. You’ll save yourself a trip to the vet, and the nuisance of trying to give your cat a pill. It just makes sense to keep the litter box clean.
Those who don’t like to scoop out the litter box should invest in one of the best inventions ever – the self cleaning litter box. These litter boxes are easy to use, and will keep the area clean. After the cat has used it, the self cleaning litter box will automatically clean the litter either by sifting or using a device that resembles a rake.
Self cleaning boxes that use sifting will often times have a round design. Once the cat leaves the covered box, the dome on top will revolve for the box to clean. The litter in the box will be sifting with the waste being put below the litter where it is discarded. Once the waste is properly disposed of, the litter will be returned to its normal position in the box for the cat to use again.
Boxes that have raking systems will often times sport a rectangular design. Once the cat leaves the box, the rake will automatically come out and clean the litter. The rake will clean all of the litter in the box, including the clumps of waste as well. Rakes are popular, although the sifting litter boxes are by far more popular and more common.
Those who are often times away from home could greatly benefit from a self cleaning litter box. They are great to have for cats that spend a lot of time by themselves, as they virtually eliminate any scooping of litter on your part. You can find them at your local pet or department store, even online as well. They are very affordable – and ideal for anyone who doesn’t like scooping waste from their litter box.
To keep the litter box area smelling clean, mix water and Thieves Household Cleaner in a spray bottle and spray the area daily. Diffuse Purification in the room where your litter box resides as well, as this will take dust, bacteria and unwanted odor out of the air you breathe. It is the easiest and most comfortable way for your four-legged friend too – just breathing in fresh, clean air.
Some people place a wet rag in front of the cat litter box entry to help eliminate the dust on the cat’s paws. You can spray this rag liberally with your Thieves Household Cleaner solution in the spray bottle. Or mix a drop of Purification oil in a water spray bottle for a refreshing scent. Using essential oils in a non intrusive way for a cat’s sensitive nose will ensure that your cat litter area will always be clean and free of odor.
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