Last Updated on May 23, 2020 by ellen
Have you ever wondered how to reduce cat litter mess? It’s bad enough when you have one cat. But, when you have two cats the mess is just that much worse. Just scooping the litter box isn’t enough. There’s odor, dust and a general mess on the bottom of the cat box. This post is sponsored by World’s Best Cat Litter™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about World’s Best Cat Litter’s brand new premium cat litter, Zero Mess™, but In Our Spare Time only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. World’s Best Cat Litter™ is not responsible for the content of this article.
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How to Reduce Cat Litter Mess
As a busy pet owner, my goal is to spend time enjoying my cats rather than cleaning up after them. Of course, I have to clean up after them anyway. It’s not like they can clean their own cat box. But, I’d rather keep the extra work to a minimum when possible. The litter box tends to be the one area of cat ownership that takes the most time. Besides that, they are rather self-sufficient creatures. Here are a few things that can be done to make cleanup quicker.
Use a Litter Mat
Using a cat litter mat under the litter box is a great way to reduce the mess. Any litter that gets kicked out of the litter box ends up on the mat rather than being kicked all over the room. When it’s time to clean up, lift up the litter box and shake the mat outside. It also helps eliminate how much litter the cats track all over the furniture and the rest of the house.
Even when you clean the box regularly, there is usually some sort of odor left behind. Use a cat litter that is scented to keep the odor down. Be sure you look for a naturally scented cat litter rather than one with added chemicals and fragrances that aren’t good for your pet or your family. My daughter and I both have asthma and strong perfumes can be a problem at times.
As I said above, my daughter and I have asthma. Some cat litters are very dusty so each time you scoop the box, change the litter or when the cats use the box, the dust is thrown back into the air for us to breathe. A dust-free cat litter helps to eliminate airborne dust which can also create a mess when it lands everywhere.
Using clumping cat litter helps keep the odor down. When you scoop out the litter, the urine is removed rather than sitting on the bottom of the cat litter box. Of course, not all clumping cat litter is the same. So, it’s important to find one that clumps well or the waste is left behind when the litter clumps crumble.
World’s Best Cat Litter™ offers a variety of clumping cat litters that have concentrated power for a cleaner litter box. They use a patented process that harnesses the power of naturally absorbent corn to create formulas with outstanding odor control, quick clumping and easy scooping. Their special formula uses corn which means it’s planet friendly and will break down.
We started using this cat litter a few weeks ago. I like knowing that it’s made from corn and plant fibers rather than from clay which does not decompose in the landfill. We integrated the new litter in with our old slowly so the cats wouldn’t notice any difference when they used the litter box. It clumps well so there is less mess on the bottom of the box when I scoop it. I also appreciate that it is 99% dust free which really does help with clean up.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of World’s Best Cat Litter™. The opinions and text are all mine.
Ellen runs a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont. She has experience with a variety of small animals, dogs and cats. She has also cared for ducks, chickens and rabbits. Combined, she has over 20 years of experience in pet care and pet sitting.