Cat Litter Box Deodorizer
Are you sick of fighting a stinky litter box and spending a fortune on so-called deodorizing kitty litter? You can choose between two inexpensive options. After all, spending money on your cat’s waste makes no sense!
Deodorizer for Commercial Litter Boxes.
Standard, inexpensive cat litter does not last long, and the best litters cost a lot of money. These businesses make a lot of commitments, but only a small percentage of them deliver on their promises. They can also be very expensive, particularly if you have many cats.
Deodorizers: How to Make Your Own
Before you fill the litter box with kitty litter, sprinkle a coat of baking soda on the rim (the cheap stuff will work fine). Those odors from the litter box will be history.
Why does this work? Baking soda absorbs rather than masks the odor and moisture in the litter box. This is healthier for your nose as well as the wellbeing of your pet.
The following are some of the advantages of deodorizing with baking soda:
Fragrance-free and non-toxic to the environment
Cat Litter That Isn’t Too Expensive
Many cat owners are attempting to make the transition from conventional litter to natural litter. Clay litter is gritty and only retains odors for a limited amount of time. Litter clumping is both costly and environmentally harmful. It’s for this reason that “normal” cat litters have become so common.
Natural cat litters are mostly made of biodegradable materials such as pine and can be found at pet supply stores. Cat litter bags can be very pricey, costing up to 36 cents per pound (compared to clay cat litter, which averages 16 to 20 cents per pound for the cheap stuff). There is a much superior option available.
Look for pine horse bedding pellets at your nearest farm supply shop. A 40-pound bag costs about $5 to $6 on average, which works out to about 15 cents per pound. You’ll need to buy litter less often as well.
So, what’s the difference in price? We love our pets, and marketers believe that by labeling a product as “domestic house pet,” they will raise the price. Pet owners who know what they’re doing are even more astute.
Pine Litter: Why Do You Care?
Keep in mind that some older cats who are used to using standard litter can find the switch to pine litter to be difficult. To see if yours will work, begin with a slow introduction.
However, there are a number of reasons why pine litter should be preferred over other forms.
- Pine bedding retains odors more effectively than traditional cat litter. When it’s new out of the wrapper, it has a pleasant pine scent that effectively masks cat urine odors.
- As the cat uses the litter box, the pellets would eventually decompose. It serves as a helpful reminder to clean it.
- It’s much less difficult to clean the litter box. Simply place everything in a plastic grocery bag and throw it in the garbage when it’s time. Rinse the litter box after a few cleanings and let it dry fully before filling it.
- Many animal shelters now use this low-cost solution because it is safer and better for the animals and those who care for them.