If you have a cat, you know the litter box can be a royal pain to keep clean and smell free! Not only do you want to keep it from repelling your house guests, but it must appeal to your kitty as well. Now not all litters are created equal, so if you find that your cat isn't using his litter box, you may be using a litter that smells bad to him. I know, totally picky, but true!
Research shows that many cats prefer fine-grained, fragrance-free litters, and even a room deodorizer next to the litter box can be mistaken for a fragrant box and your cat could run the other way! For a few tips, plus my fave litter box furniture picks, just
Try sprinkling a thin layer of baking soda at the bottom of the litter box for more odor and wetness absorption. Or, if you find that your feline is one to use your houseplants or garden as his own personal litter box, next time you're refilling, mix in some potting soil with the litter for a familiar and safe smell.
I have to say, my favorite advance in modern pet design is the kitty-litter houses that look like furniture. Now you don't have to worry about kitty tracking litter particles throughout your house, plus the box stays safe, contained, and most importantly, out of sight. Check out some of my fave litter box containers for you to try this Spring in the widget below.