Cleaning a Cat Litter Box

What is the best way to clean a cat litter box?

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May 11, 20171 found this helpful

Wearing gloves and a mask, empty all the contents into a bin and scrub box with a mild cleaner like dish soap and water. Rinse thoroughly. Your cat may not use the box if it smells like soap. Dry al the way through. Refill with litter.

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May 12, 20170 found this helpful

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May 11, 20171 found this helpful

You need to wear gloves, especially if you are pregnant.

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May 12, 20171 found this helpful

some people line their litter boxes before adding the litter so that the cleaning process doesn't have to be so onerous

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i would probably still clean it even if doing that, though

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May 14, 20171 found this helpful

Key word here is DAILY. Sometimes more than once a day, depending on how much your cat goes. Cats instinctively bury their business so regardless to whether you see the poop, you need to scoop the box often. If you use the clumping litter, dumping the entire contents isn't necessary, just scoop and refill. If you aren't using it (which I highly recommend that you do) then plan on dumping the box completely at least every other day as the urine will create a icky mess at the bottom of the box that neither you, nor your cat, will enjoy.

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If possible, clean your cat box outside. Use gloves, dump the dirty litter into an empty bag, when done- tie the bag up and dispose in trash. Use a garden hose to spray it clean. Flip it over to drain quick and let the sun dry it completely. Refill with litter and if your cat is anything like mine- it will immediately jump in and give you a reason to plug your nose lol

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May 21, 20170 found this helpful

yes, thank you for your help. I do use clumping litter. And as soon as I'm done scooping it, he jumps right in.

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May 18, 20171 found this helpful

Well it looks like you have been bombarded with suggestions and most of them seem reasonable.

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I can only speak from experience but if you wish to wear gloves and a mask then that is your choice. I kinda think my cat would freak out if she saw me adorn such an attire but then everyone has different ideas as to what is needed for cleanliness - health wise.
I presently only have one cat but she is a "drinker" and tends to use her litter box quite frequently so my daughter and I tend to tidy up her box several times a day. This was not possible when I worked so that was usually my first order of business when arriving home. If you like your cat, this procedure is not a problem.
I personally think you just need to look at your cat "situation" and decide what it is that bothers you and then read suggestions on how to fix or eliminate the problem.
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I use a heavy kitchen slotted spoon as a "scooper" (now over 30 years old) because it does an excellent job. Use cat letter of your choice and bag it (grocery bags, empty food containers, etc) to go to your garbage can outside.
As to weekly cleanings, that is also your choice, one week/two weeks depends on your cat and your household/family.
The main thing to remember is to put ALL cat litter in containers that will go into your garbage can as most cat litter is a clay substance and can make a real mess if disposed of in the wrong place (think - wet slippery clay).
Vinegar and sunshine do an excellent cleaning job.
There are lots of cleaning "accessories" out there so if you wish to try something new then - that - is also your choice.
If you are still looking for suggestions the here is an excellent site:
http://www.huma  ox_problems.html

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May 21, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for your help. Yes I love my cat. I want him to have a good clean place to do his business.

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I had heard that if the litter box stays dirty too long the cat will go else here to the bathroom.

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