It can be hard to combat kitty litter odours and it seems that many cat owners are forever looking to find THE solution.
If you wander into any pet shop, it's impossible to miss the astronomical quantity of products related to animal litter: scented litter, powders, sprays... But despite the wide range of products, sometimes the best (and cheapest) solutions are those that you find yourself.
In addition to cleaning out the kitty litter tray frequently, we've decided to share with you five of the best tips for helping to eradicate your kitty litter smells!
#1 Ground herbs
We recommend that you grind herbs that are not harmful to your cat such as lavender or citronella. You can then sprinkle them on your cat's litter to camouflage the odour. You can mix these herbs with cornflour in a 50:50 ratio, because the latter helps to absorb urine as well as odour.
#2 Bicarbonate of soda
Sprinkle a thin layer of bicarbonate of soda at the bottom of your cat's kitty litter box before adding the litter. Repeat this every time you clean out the box.
Bicarbonate of soda helps to absorb the urine as well as preserve scented litter.
Wipe the bottom of your cat's litter box with white vinegar each time you clean the box in order to neutralise the odours. You can also add a couple of drops of essential oil to the vinegar if you dislike the smell, but this will disappear when it dries so don't worry too much.
#4 Stainless steel
Most commercially produced litter boxes are plastic, a material known to absorb odours. Therefore, once a plastic litter is impregnated with bad odours, it is nigh impossible to get rid of them.
We therefore recommend that you integrate a stainless steel tray into your normal litter box, or swap it out entirely, which you can find on Amazon. Stainless steel is easy to clean and doesn't absorb smells like plastic.
Make your own spray using a mixture of 1 part vinegar for every 10 parts of water, in a clean spray bottle. Add 10 drops of your favourite essential oil in order to get rid of the vinegary smell. Spray around the litter box and inside every time your cat relieves themselves in order to combat the odours.
Do you have any other tips for neutralising kitty litter odours?
We'd love to hear your suggestions!