During the blood work process, we discovered Max was having some kidney issues, so I moved his litter box from the basement to the bathroom upstairs. I was afraid he was not going often enough because I so rarely saw him going downstairs once I began paying more attention after the blood work. I’m not crazy about having the litter box upstairs because litter sometimes gets tracked into other rooms. When it was in the basement, litter rarely made it up the basement stairs to the main level or second story, another great reason for putting it in the basement. But, Max’s health is way more important than dealing with a little litter from time to time.
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Tomeet the needs of the most discriminating cat, feces should be scoopedout of the litter box daily. How often you actually change (replace)the litter depends on the number of cats you have, the number of litterboxes, and the type of litter you use. Twice a week is a generalguideline for clay litter, but depending on the circumstances, you mayneed to replace it every other day or only once a week. If you cleanthe litter box daily, scoopable litter may only need to be changedevery two to three weeks. If you notice an odor or if much of thelitter is wet or clumped, it’s time for a change. Don’t use strongsmelling chemicals or cleaning products when washing the litter box, asdoing so may cause your cat to avoid the box. Some cleaning productsare toxic to cats. Washing with soap and water should be sufficient.
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Remove waste at least once a day, preferably several times a day, and add litter as needed. At least once a month, dump out the entire litter box and thoroughly clean it with hot water and unscented soap. Don’t use harsh chemicals or ammonia based cleaners. Replace litter boxes completely after 6 months to a year. No matter how well you clean, the porous plastic will start to break down and eventually absorb bacteria.
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