How To Keep Your Litter Box From Stinking Up Your House!! |Control Litter Box Odors


what’s up guys welcome back mandy with
my hectic life that’s where we talk about all things pet and pet related and
today for those of you cat owners out there let’s talk about how to keep your
house from smelling like a litter box all of us cat owners out there
absolutely love our cats but their litter boxes can sometimes leave the
house smelling terrible you know that absolutely lovely aroma of ammonia
throughout the house is just it can really stink up your house quick but
with the right maintenance and the right litter you can keep your house smelling
clean and fresh so first let’s talk daily maintenance depending on how many
cats you have depends on how often you really need to be scooping that litter
box to keep it from smelling up your house as someone that has four cats in
the house I have to scoop at least twice a day every single day to make sure that
that smell doesn’t start flowing through the house obviously if you only have one
cat you might only need to scoop once a day now ideally of course we would be
scooping every time they use the litter box but let’s face it we all have busy
lives and that sometimes is just not a feasible option so for those of you who
have multiple cats like myself you’ll probably want to scoop the litter box at
least twice a day now do take into consideration that if you have multiple
cats you should have multiple litter boxes even if you only have one cat you
should have at least two having multiple litter boxes does also help with odor
control and it makes it less likely that your cat is going to have an accident
somewhere in the house now let’s talk about litter box maintenance now
depending on what type of litter you are using will depend on how long it lasts
there usually is a guideline on the back of most litter packages so that can give
you an idea of how long the odor control is supposed to last for that particular
type of litter now the litter that I use usually lasts about a month before I
have to completely change it out for new litter one big big huge difference that
I have seen with keeping the litter box smelling clean and fresh longer is
making sure that you scrub the litter box thoroughly before adding the new
litter for those of you who own plastic litter boxes a little bit of the blue
Dawn dish soap plus vinegar and water makes a great spray for cleaning the
litter boxes and making them smell brand new again now if you do own plastic
litter boxes these usually are only good for about one year depending on how many
cats that you have and how often they are using that litter box
unfortunately plastics do eventually start to absorb the odors and sometimes
they get scratched at the bottom which allows for bacteria to sink into the
plastic and after a while it makes it almost impossible to scrub out now I do
also use biodegradable disposable litter boxes for my cats as well I do have four
cats so I have a lot products like the Nature’s Miracle
biodegradable disposable litter boxes really help out and those litter boxes
are designed to also help with odor control which is nice and it keeps you
from having to scrub although they can get a little bit pricey as they need to
be changed about every month I can usually make it about two months but any
time past that and they start getting kind of scroungy now finding the right
litter for you and your cats is also a huge factor in how clean the litter box
smells on a regular basis it took me a really long time to find a litter that
me and my cats could kind of agree on and that also had really good odor
control and an cent I am currently using the fresh step
multi-cat with Febreze this dust smells great
my cat still seemed to love it and use it because a lot of cats will not use
scented litter so it has to be a litter if it is scented it has to be one that
is just scented enough that it kind of helps with odor control but not so
overpowering that the cap will not use it typically a good quality clumping
litter tends to help with outer control quite a bit but finding one that clumps
well and like I said with low dust that doesn’t bother people’s allergies it
doesn’t bother especially if you have asthma or something like that you may
have to find a different litter unfortunately a lot of it is trial and
error when it comes to litter because we all have our personal preferences and
some cats are extremely picky about what type of litter they will use especially
cats with sensitive paws now I know this particular litter my cat that had
extremely sensitive paws that unfortunately passed away he was able to
use this litter without seeming to have any issues I’ve probably tried out at
least 40 different types of litter over the past 30 years to find one that I am
okay with because let’s be honest I mean you’re always it’s always a give and
take unfortunately this one does track a little but it doesn’t track nearly as
much as like say the tiny cats litters do so finding a good quality litter that
your whole family is happy with and your cats are happy with that clumps well and
is easy to clean up can be a little bit tricky but it is definitely worth it
once you find a good one all in all I would say once you find the right litter
for you and you make sure that you stay up on your routine maintenance keeping
your house smelling clean is a breeze so that’s all for today’s video if you
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19 thoughts on “How To Keep Your Litter Box From Stinking Up Your House!! |Control Litter Box Odors

  1. Thank you for a very good job done here! 
    I will use a lot of your advices and I'm really surprised that your channel is not easy to find concidering "cats"
    and "pets" in the search window. And why only few viewers? I wish your channel will grow <3

  2. I use the cheap litter from walmart i only have one cat so its not so bad i change all litter boxes and animal bedding/substrate every 1-2 weeks depending on odor

  3. I've been battling the flu for the last few weeks, but I finally made it by! Full view and like #11 from me!
    I do love my cats… but their litterbox? Not so much.
    Wow, your litter lasts a month?! I feel like I'm changing the cats' litter about every 10 days!
    That doesn't really surprise me that cats generally won't use scented litter. I'm guessing that cats have a superhuman sense of smell?
    I don't know if this is a territorial issue between my two cats, but one of the cats (I'm guessing Snickers) likes to kick litter (and sometimes "product") out of the litterbox and onto the surrounding area. This, too, is probably why I'm replacing the litter so often.
    An old girlfriend of mine used to put a layer of baking soda on the bottom of the litterbox before adding the litter.
    Anyway, thank you for sharing, MyHecticLifePets. I hope your week has been a "litter" of good times!

  4. Hey there, Mandy. I haven't seen you around YouTube much lately. I know you're fussy about your channel and you have some things on your "emotional plate" right now, so when you suddenly stopped uploading I got a little worried. Anyway, I don't want to pry into your business, but I'd really appreciate it if you could at least "heart" this comment to let me know you're fine and well!

    Bits of Real Panther

  5. I have 2 cats one of them Comes in , but he’s not a ”permanent outside “ cat one of my cat is a inside cat. The litter box is in my room. Let me tell you when my cat does his business in the box my room smells awful!!! Like I can’t breathe. Lately I’ve been having horrible headaches and I think it the litter box. I moved the litter box and my room smelt better and my headache left. But my room is the only room I can have the litter box …. please help.

  6. Mixing fresh step with feline pine works pretty well. But one of my kitties has extremely strong smelling pee hense my YouTube search…

  7. hi! Just curious, I just got my first cat recently and I had NO clue that you needed two litter boxes. Why is this so? I’ve only been using one for the five months I’ve had him, and i kinda feel bad now. He’s had no accidents, and my parents only want one litter box because they don’t want any boxes outside of my room because he’s my cat. What should I do?

  8. Thank you for the information, I am just new to cats and I have zero experience with pets!
    I adopted a little kitten that his mom left him and just learning what to do with him!
    So thank you for the info 🙂

  9. Your adorable! Thanks for the video, a lot of good info here, thanks! I like the Dawn dish soap & vinegar, that's a great idea. I use baking soda & vinegar, which works well.

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