8 Easy Ways To Control Litter Box Smells
by Dr. Chris
August 7, 2009 Litter boxes can really be smelly especially if you have several cats or live in a small apartment or condo. Here are some tips I have used and that other readers have suggested to help control cat urine odor.
1. Try a different brand of cat litter. You would be amazed at the difference in odor absorbing quality between different cat litters.
2. Get another litter box. When each box is used less, the litter has to absorb much less odor and does a better job.
3. You probably knew I was going to say this, but you have to scoop much more frequently.
4. Buy a box of baking soda and mix it in, or buy a brand that already has baking soda in it like Arm & Hammer.
5. Replace ALL the litter more frequently or try using a liner.
6.Deeper litter absorbs more smells, so add more.
7. Change the location of the pan to a more ventilated area.
8. Check out the new Bionaire Litter Box
, it has an air purifier built in.
Remember, one of the reasons that cat urine smells so bad is that it contains a high level of ammonia.
Cat diets are very high in protein (which is necessary) and one of the byproducts of protein metabolism is ammonia which is excreted through the cat's urine.
If you want to see a cool litter box check this out: Cat Litter Odor Control
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