01 Dec 2018
How To Prevent Cat Litter Box Smell
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Pet Care | Cats | Cat Litter | Litter Boxes | Cateco | Canada Cat Litter | Comfy
Nobody enjoys cleaning their cat’s litter box—but this chore is extremely important for helping reduce the chances of your healthy cat contracting a disease. Not only will eliminating waste buildup in your cat’s litter box prevent a sick cat, but it will keep you from being exposed to potential diseases as well.

But doing the minimal scooping might not be enough. If you don’t clean the litter box properly, you can end up with a sick cat, as well as put yourself at risk for contracting certain diseases. When caring for cats it is imperative to take specific precautions to avoid any health-related issues that may arise from incorrect cleaning methods. If you are just starting out with a litter box, or need a refresher course, here are some tips to make sure your cat litter box cleaning processes are safe for your healthy cat.

The Center for Disease Control recommends you wear gloves while cleaning your cat’s litter box, and to thoroughly wash your hands afterwards. By coming into direct contact with cat faeces, you risk contracting toxoplasmosis, a disease that can cause extremely serious complications for pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. People who are pregnant or immune compromised may prefer to have another person in the household do the scooping.

We recommend scooping your cat’s litter box at least once or twice every day—the more frequently the better. Leaving soiled litter untouched for long periods of time can become toxic for you and your pet, so it’s important to maintain a strict cleaning schedule so you don’t end up with a sick cat. When you dispose of the litter, we recommend that you do so in the trash can outside, as opposed to a receptacle located indoors, and be sure to seal the bag.

After you scoop the litter box, add more litter to replace what was removed. If you have asthma or a sensitivity to dust or perfumes, consider wearing a mask for this and/or buying a cat litter that is low dust or fragrance-free . When caring for cats you should plan to change out the litter completely every couple of weeks. An easy way to do this is by using litter box liners which are a great way to control odour and make cleanup a breeze. All you need to do is pull the liner from each corner, secure the bag, and place everything into the trash can.


If you and your cat choose to go liner-free, you can clean the litter box by dumping out the entire contents into a trash can outside, and then use a nox toxic cleaner and water to clean the box. Make sure to use gloves throughout the cleaning process. Do not use soap that will leave residue or has a strong odour, as your cat may not like this. You should also plan to clean the litter scoop and lid (if applicable) as well. Wash the litter box outside with a hose, rather than using your kitchen or bathroom sink. Replace litter boxes when they get cracked or too scratched, or else they won’t get cleaned as effectively.

If you scoop your cat’s litter regularly and clean the box often, but still encounter foul smelling odours, try the new Cateco
® Odour-Proof Litter Box which will be available in South Africa February 2019. Standard cat litter boxes do not allow litter to dry properly allowing humidity to accumulate in the box which is intensified by urine and faeces, leading to the growth of bacteria responsible for strong, foul odours and thus requires frequent maintenance.

The Cateco Litter Box, with its "Convactive" Technology, naturally eliminates humidity by allowing air to circulate through the litter area and prevents bacteria and fungus from proliferating and creating malodorous gases by halting the biochemical process that creates ammonia before it even begins. A dryer environment promotes clumps that are dryer, more compact and that uses less litter. It also greatly reduces the need for complete cleanings (and considerable wastes of litter) of the litter box. Significant time and money savings. The odour-fighting Convactive Technology is passive and lets air do all the work, which means the Cateco controls odours naturally, without batteries or motors, without vibrations or noise and without potentially harmful chemical additives. The results are a verifiable odour-reduction of up to 86%.

Pair the Cateco Litter box with Comfy Pinokio Clumping Cat Litter for the ultimate odour-neutralizing combination. Comfy Pinokio Clumping Cat Litter is made from natural softwood in Poland which is exceptionally absorbent and easy to use. It provides superior odour control and is biodegradable. 

Liquids that reach the bottom of the Cateco® litter box simply go through the Aerator Mesh (which is tear and puncture proof) and are absorbed in the Cateco® Dry-Pad, placed in the lower part of the litter box. Consequently, complete cleanings are much less frequent, only every 3 to 5 months if you’re using a high-end clumping litter. A Cateco extension unit is available to purchase separately as well as replacement dry pads.

The Noba® Litter Scoop is so well thought out you’ll want to brag about it to your friends. It has wavy, triangular blades to help sift litter more efficiently than ever. The scoop's multi-radius edges adapt to most litter boxes and allows deep cleaning. The Noba® Litter Scoop has also an ultra-solid construction and is available in eight trendy colours.

Keeping your cat’s litter and litter box clean has never been so easy and will help keep you and your cat both happy and healthy.

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