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How should I clean up my cat’s poop?

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Cat poop may be smellier than urine, but it's easier to get off your floor. To clean it up:

  • Wear gloves. Cat feces may contain a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, a disease that's especially dangerous to pregnant women. If you're pregnant, let your partner clean up the mess.
  • Pick up the poop with paper towels. Throw it out in the same place you toss your litter box scoopings.
  • Rinse the area with cool water and blot dry.
  • Apply an enzyme-based pet stain-and-odor remover.

From: Cleaning Common Cat Messes WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/6/2018

SOURCES:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling."

The Ohio State University: "How to Clean-Up Cat Urine." Christensen, Wendy. , Macmillan, 2004. The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care

Hotchner, Tracie. , Penguin, 2007. The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Church, Christine. , John Wiley & Sons, 2005. House Cat: How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane and Sound

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

SOURCES:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling."

The Ohio State University: "How to Clean-Up Cat Urine." Christensen, Wendy. , Macmillan, 2004. The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care

Hotchner, Tracie. , Penguin, 2007. The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Church, Christine. , John Wiley & Sons, 2005. House Cat: How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane and Sound

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

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