In the heat of summer, it take s little time for the litter tray to start smelling unpleasantly – as the heat is a fabulous encouragement for the bacteria responsible! And they won’t just accumulate in the cat’s toilet either, as a cat is not going to stay just in one room or outdoors – it may well come into the kitchen.
1. Remove deposits immediately
Here’s one way you can improve the situation at once – as soon as the cat has used the toilet, get rid of the soiling at the first opportunity. This works best with clumping litter, with the help of a suitable scoop. CAT’S BEST ÖkoPlus, with its natural odour and bacteria trapping properties, clumps excellently and so is quite easy to dispose of. (And please fill up if you have to – the height of the litter in the tray should always be 5 cm). As a result, odours and bacteria will be sustainably neutralised, as the moisture is immediately locked away in the interior of the CAT’S BEST ÖkoPlus plant particles. With traditional litters that is only the case to a limited degree. They allow the moisture to collect on the floor of the tray, which offers ideal breeding conditions for the germs that are responsible for stinks and inadequate hygiene.
2. Use plant-based cat litter
Cats can be very choosy – and their litter is no exception. Some kinds of litter are not sufficiently absorbent, or the litter may contain chemical additives. But as cats are sensitive animals and very conscious of cleanliness, a cat litter should be used which accommodates their natural preferences in every respect – like the purely plant-based CAT’S BEST ÖkoPlus cat litter, which smells nice and natural, clumps excellently and functions – thanks to its unique JRS PFLANZEN FASER700 technology – as a natural trap for odours and bacteria.
3. The waste bin can also be a source of bad smells
Conventional cat litter must always be disposed of in the waste bin – with the result that while the cat’s toilet is ‘clean’, the source of the smell has relocated (in all probability to the kitchen). As a purely plant-based cat litter, Cat's Best is 100 % biodegradable and can be simply disposed of on the compost heap or in a compost bin.* Alternatively, you can dispose of individual clumps of Cat's Best* by way of the toilet..
Here’s how to do it – always drop just a single clump directly into the toilet, let it soften and give it a powerful flush. You should never drop several clumps in the toilet at once! When it comes to the disposal and residual emptying of the remaining used litter materials, the domestic toilet is unsuitable. Please do not ever use chemical air fresheners! Cats have a very sensitive nose, and dislike all artificial and chemical scents – quite apart from the fact that most chemical air fresheners and deodorant sprays have damaging effects on the health.
4. Structure of the cat’s toilet
There are some cats who can cope with a closed toilet. And another advantage of it is that the odour is contained under the hood, at least for a time. But the hood won’t do anything to prevent the bacteria contained in feline urine and faeces from developing – though CAT’S BEST ÖkoPlus, with its natural trap for odours and bacteria, certainly will!
5. Consider the cat’s diet
It applies as much to cats as to humans that poor diet leads to poor digestion. The better the quality of the cat food, the less you will suffer unpleasant smells from the excreta. So try to stay away from bargain basement cat food.
6. Clean the cat’s toilet
The best way to clean the cat’s toilet is with hot water and a neutral cleaning agent (wear rubber gloves if possible). Chemical odours will make cats averse to the toilet. So please avoid pine and vinegar additives, disinfection agents and cleaning agents containing ammonia. A basic litter tray full of CAT’S BEST ecological cat litter will last for four to six weeks, if you remove the soiled clumps immediately and replace them with fresh litter. This will reduce the labour of cleaning considerably.
*Please be sure to have regard to local regulations for waste disposal!