Do You Hate To Clean The Cat Litter Box?

United States
January 28, 2008 8:05pm CST
Do you have an indoor cat? If you do, you know how hard that litter pan is to clean. I dont just mean to scoop I mean to really get it clean and odor free. I found out years ago that Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom cleaner is wonderful for cleaning the litter pan. In winter, this is often difficult to do but here is how I do it in summer time. I totally clean the pan out. Then I hose it down good, inside and out. Than simply spray it with Scrubbing bubbles. Let it set for about 10-15 minutes. Then put your rubber gloves back on and tak a rag or paper towels and remove any spots. Then hose it off again and dry. The cats do not mind the scent of scrubbing bubbles and it smells so much better. I use one of those litter pans with the top on it. I take it apart to clean. Scrubbing bubbles has a $1.00 coupon here. http://www.scrubbingbubbles.com/coupon/08-01-sb/?hs225=pfe&hs227=pfe200801b In winter, I often use the scrubbing bubble wipes to wipe it off for a fresher smell.
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11 responses
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
29 Jan 08
Hello dear villageanne. We do not have an inside cat, but we have an inside poodle, which is so cute and beautiful. The poodle pisses everywhere in the apartment. But in the evening we let him sleep in his own box with some sweaters underneath to keep him warm. But the tiny poodle then pisses on the floor. We have no idea how to make it behave. So I am wondering how you train your cat, my dear anne.
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• United States
7 Feb 08
Cats are much easier to train than dogs are. I have my puppy completely trained now. If I am gone for 12 hours, he still wont use the bathroom in the house. I purchased a crate. I put took him out to potty before I went to bed then I gave him a treat and put him in his crate. The next moring when I got up, I took him out to potty and gave him a treat. He soon learned.
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• China
7 Feb 08
Hello dear friend. Thank you so much for the helpful response about the way you train the puppy of yours. I will tell my wife to know about it in the hope that he will make some improvement. Thanks again, my dear friend.
• Singapore
30 Jan 08
I usually wash it with dish washing liquid...give it a good scrub then hose it down. After, i use water and vineger and clean it somemore and let it dry and set it up for use again.
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• Singapore
30 Jan 08
I usually hose the whole pan and scrub with dish washing liquid then hose it down again. Then i clean it again with water and vinegar. then let it fry and set it up again for use.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Like all the posters before me, I dread the chore of cleaning the litter box! I find that it smells more in the winter months due to the heat being on. I toss some baking soda in with the litter and it seems to help a bit. I will definitely try the Scrubbing Bubbles idea and will certainly print the coupons! Thanks a bunch!
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@elisa126 (166)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I wash out my litter pans about once a month,I use cat litter liners,saves on the mess, :) and smell, but you do have to tape the liners too the litter box,otherwise they will come loose,then you have a big mess,would'nt go a day with out a liner in them...
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
sounds wonderful, I will try it.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I do hate to clean the litter box but use one of those liners where you just throw the whole thing out - I've actually used kitchen trash bags when out of the litter box bags. Wish I'd had this couple a week ago - just bought scrubbing bubbles for the bathrooms :) will print and save it for next time though.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Jan 08
It is an outdoors and hose job for certain, thank you for the scrubbing bubbles tip and coupon link... I never buy it without a coupon.
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• United States
29 Jan 08
Great tip! We have 3 cats and are constantly battlng with the stinkies! I haven't heard of the wipes but will look for them. Many of my clients have cats and I have to empty the boxes and keep them clean. Not my favorite job, but somebody has to do it!
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Our cat litter pan is in the basement, and I'll be honest, I only totally clean it out about twice a year. Otherwise, I just scoop out the clumps and pour in more litter. I replace all the litter about once a month. Since it's in the basement, no one smells it but me when I'm doing laundry, so it's not an issue with the smell. If it were upstairs, I'm sure I'd clean it more often.
@cblackink (969)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I've started using the plastic cat pan liners to make my life easier. That way the cat box stays clean much, much longer and I don't have to actually wash it out very often. Costs a little more, but definitely worth it to me, for the time and energy it takes to wash the box out.