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The only thing that will keep litter box odor at bay, is constant cleaning. That means scooping the box out at least twice a day, removing the solids and liquid clumps if you use clumping litter.

For those who don’t use clumping litter, use a large, solid metal spoon (such as a large kitchen spoon) to lift out the most urine-soaked areas each time you clean. Add litter as needed to replace what is removed.

Also wash the box weekly, or every other week if you are using clumping litter. Use a mild, unscented dish detergent or a mild bleach spray (20 parts water to one part bleach) and rinse well. Clean your scooper also.

When dry, add 2 to 3 inches of litter. Cats don’t like a deep tray of litter and this allows you to add litter as you scoop.

From: Controlling Cat Litter Box Odor WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/6/2018

SOURCES:

ASPCA: “ .” Litter Box Problems

Hotchner, T. , Gotham Books, 2007. The Cat Bible

VeterniaryPartner.com: “ .” Thinking Inside the Box

VeterniaryPartner.com: “ Litter Box Rules.”

VeterniaryPartner.com: “ .” Litter-Box Selection Demands Careful Discrimination

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

SOURCES:

ASPCA: “ .” Litter Box Problems

Hotchner, T. , Gotham Books, 2007. The Cat Bible

VeterniaryPartner.com: “ .” Thinking Inside the Box

VeterniaryPartner.com: “ Litter Box Rules.”

VeterniaryPartner.com: “ .” Litter-Box Selection Demands Careful Discrimination

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

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