This may certainly be a smellier post than some of my others, but I don't feel that we talk about litter enough. It is one of those topics that both humans and cats run away from. I have never understood why, since I happen to love hearing litter stories. Anyway, time to tell you about my love of litter...clean litter.
There is nothing that beats the feeling that I get when my mom cleans out my litter box. In fact, when it is cleaned every day, I actually enjoy going to the bathroom. I know that no pet parent enjoys cleaning out his or her cat's litter box, so I came up with some things that may help when taking care of this chore.
Litter Box Tips:
- Turn the emotion around - and realize how much your cat appreciates a clean box
- When your cat is happy, he or she will most likely reward you with better behavior
- Remember - the scooping activity takes less time per day if you clean your cat's box every day
- Replace my box every couple of years to avoid it starting to smell like urine. Even though it is plastic, over time it absorbs the urine. I don't particularly like to smell old urine while I am using my litter box and I'm sure you don't want to smell it when you clean your cat's box.
My mom and I will continue to research new innovations in feline waste management - it is a win-win for everyone!