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How to Get Rid of Litter Box Odor?


Litter box odors are a common problem for cat owners. The good news is that there are many products available to help you get rid of litter box odor!

Vacuum Up the Odor!

For a quick and easy way to get rid of litter box odor, you can vacuum your cat's litter box. Vacuuming will remove any loose litter, as well as dead animals, urine and feces from the surface of your cat's box. It also helps to remove dust that has been tracked into the house from outside sources like shoes or furniture scrapes from outdoor walks or playtime on grassy areas around your home.

If you've ever had a problem with odors in other rooms in your home then there are some things about vacuuming that should be noted before you start:

  • Make sure that you use an upright model so that it doesn't tip over while being emptied (even though we all know how much cats love falling over). This will help prevent scratches on walls caused by rolling around trying not fall down again after being emptied out by mistake!

Clean the Litter Box Often.

Clean the litter box often. It's important to keep your cat's litter box clean and odor-free, so you should make sure to scoop out the waste at least once a day. If your cat is prone to accidents (or if you have more than one), this can be even more important!

You should also clean the litter box with water and vinegar once a week to help get rid of any smells left behind by their poo. This method is great because it doesn't require any additional chemicals or cleaning products—just plain old tap water and vinegar (or lemon juice).

If you’ve been tempted to forego the hassle and get an automatic scooping box, hold off on getting rid of your old litter box before you've tested the new one out thoroughly. Cats might be scared of the noise from the automatic scooping, which might cause them to find other places to do their business.

If things get really stinky after several weeks of use, try replacing the litter for freshness' sake—a small change like this will help freshen up any bad odors without having an impact on performance!

Keep It Out of the Kitchen.

Cats are a lot like people in that they prefer to go where they eat and sleep. If you have a cat, it's important to keep the litter box away from your kitchen area. The smell of food can be very offensive for cats, so even if you've cleaned out the box thoroughly after each use, it's still possible for your cat to associate the smell with eating or sleeping on its own bedding.

If you don't have room for an enclosed litter box or simply want something portable so that it doesn't take up much space in your apartment (or house), then consider using an open-air design instead—just make sure there isn't any chance of leakage into other parts of the home before making this decision!

Clear Out Stray Chemicals From Around the House.

  • Keep chemicals away from the cat litter box.

  • Avoid using them near your cat’s food and water bowls, as well as other areas where cats can reach them.

  • Keep them out of the kitchen.

  • Keep them out of the bathroom.

If you have pets who drink from any faucet or toilet in your home, get rid of all chemical cleaners that could be ingested by pets who might eat or drink from those faucets or toilets (even if they don't live there).

Put a Fan in Front of the Litter Box.

If the smell of your cat's litter box is bothering you, there are a few things that you can try to help. First, put a fan in front of the litter box so that it will blow away any odors. This keeps things from getting too hot and prevents any mold from growing in your cat's room. If this doesn't work for you and your cat's room is still smelling bad after several days (or weeks), then try switching out their litter brand with one that has less chemical additives or better absorption properties than others do; they may also need more frequent cleaning! Other tips include:

Consider Your Cat's Eating Habits.

If you have a cat that has a tendency to eat a lot of fish, consider switching her food to one with less fish. Cats are carnivores and need meat in their diets. While it's true that many people think cats should be fed primarily vegetarian or vegan foods, this is not always the case. Cats can still be healthy without eating only vegetarian or vegan foods—but they will do better if they do!

Replace the Boxes once a year

Over time, the boxes can become scratched from the frequent clawing as your cat buries their waste. These scratches are great places for bacteria to hide out and build up a smelly residence.

Vinegar is a natural deodorizer, disinfectant and cleaner. It's also an excellent fabric softener, air freshener and window cleaner.

Vinegar can be used to remove odors from your litter boxes or any other area that might have trapped smells like fishy socks or dirty laundry. You can use it in the same way you would use commercial cleaners like Febreze or Gain—just spray it on surfaces where you think the odor might be coming from (like under doors), then let it sit for several hours before rinsing with hot water.


There are many good litter box products available to neutralize and deodorize your cat's litter box. These products work by killing the bacteria and enzymes responsible for the odor. You can also use them when you clean up after your cat so that there won't be any bad odors left behind!



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