Completely changing the litter in your cat’s litter box—whether clumping or non-clumping litter—is a fairly simple procedure. Below are a few steps, to show you how to change the litter box.
- Position a plastic trash bag, so that you can tip the end of the litter box into the opening. Then pour the litter into the trash bag. Be sure to scrape any remaining litter off the bottom of the pan—using the scoop or something else. Another method can be to just dump the litter into a trash can.
- Using soap and water, wash the litter box clean. Consider using your tub in which to clean your litter box. Also, a scrubbing brush with bristles would be ideal to use. Avoid using ammonia or bleach, because cats have sensitive noses and are opposed to certain chemicals. If there’s a trace of the chemical smell still left on the box, your cat may not use it again. Also, avoid chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach can mix with your cats urine and create a toxic gas.
- After you wash the litter box, use paper towels or a towel to dry it.
- Put a fresh batch of kitty litter in the box. Fill it up to about 3-4 inches.
If you have a cat litter that doesn’t clump, dumping the litter is your only option. Pour out the old litter, along with the urine and feces. Wash the box thoroughly, then pour in a fresh batch of cat litter. If you do happen to use clumping cat litter, then you can regularly scoop and dump your cat’s litter waste. This will prolong the need for you to change the litter box completely, although it still should be done on a monthly basis at the very least. Thanks for reading “How To Change A Litter Box?”