1. Track and scrub
First of all, it is important to check the litter box every day and dispose of feces with a scoop. That way you don’t give them a chance to smell even worse. In addition, you should also change the litter box every week, and don’t forget to wash it as well. Otherwise, the stench will get into the tank and you won’t be able to get rid of it. Do you find scratches in the litter box? Then it is smart to buy a new one. The smell can get in here and then you can’t get rid of it.
Pay attention: a scouring pad can cause scratches, so be sure to use it not when cleaning!
2. Other cat litter
Some, especially the cheaper, brands of cat litter don’t absorb as well. This keeps it moist and the stench lingers. So try switching brands. Who knows, your problem will be solved this way.
3. Watch the food
Your cat’s food also affects the smell of his stool. For example, pay close attention to the proteins in the food. Cats can digest these well and so the cat also ‘produces’ less turds.
4. Baking soda
There it is again, the miracle cure! By placing a layer of baking soda under the cat litter, the odor is absorbed even better. This way you can walk past the litter box again without having to pinch your nose.
5. Change the filter regularly
Some people might think, ‘Huh? Filter?’ Yes, in most litter boxes there is an odor filter that stops the bad odors. This works very well, provided you replace the filter regularly. You can buy the filters in a larger size at the pet store, after which you can cut them to the correct size at home.
6. Cat litter deodorant
Not only we humans use deodorant, the litter box can also make good use of it. There are special deodorants for cat litter that neutralize the bad odors to a large extent. You can buy them in powder or spray form.