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I have always been one of those people who is overly concerned about keeping their animals safe, which is why I started visiting local pet stores to look for solutions. I talked with the owners about the products and services that could help me to eliminate common problems, and it was amazing to see the wide range of products that were available. Within a few weeks, I had finally gathered enough supplies to keep my animal safe and sound. This blog is all about understanding pet safety and learning to provide for your animals in a safe, effective, and convenient way.



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Litter Box Tips for New Cat Owners

by Caleb Jackson

Your cat may be one of the most beloved members of your family or even your best friend. However, maintaining your cat's litter box can be one of the least pleasant aspects of caring for your pet. Unfortunately, improper cat litter maintenance can severely lower your cat's quality of life while contributing to health problems and making your home smell unpleasant. Yet, cat owners can make litter maintenance a much easier chore.

Opt for High-Quality Cat Litter

Opting for cheap cat litter can be one of the worst mistakes you make when it comes to reducing the maintenance of caring for your cat's litter box. Unfortunately, lower quality cat litters are typically less capable of absorbing odors and clumping in response to moisture. Furthermore,r some of these litters may even have an excess powder that can lead to urinary tract problems for your cat. For those that are worried about the weight of this litter and the difficulty of carrying it, there are cat litter delivery options that will allow you to enjoy being able to use high-quality litter without having to carry it yourself.

Invest in Multiple Litter Boxes

Many new cat owners will start with only a single litter box for their cat. However, this can prove to be problematic. Many cats will be extremely picky when it comes to the condition of their litter, and this can make it difficult for the owner to keep it sufficiently clean. To reduce the risk of the cat using relieving itself in unwanted areas of the home, you should invest in more than one litter box. Ideally, you should have at least one and a half litter boxes for each cat in the home. This is especially important when individuals have cats that are extremely territorial with each other.

Regularly Clean the Litter

Outside of feeding your cat, cleaning the litter out at least once a day will be another of the more important things that you can do for your pet. In addition to keeping the litter box from smelling bad, this can also keep this area as sanitary as possible, which can reduce the risk of bacterial infections or other diseases impacting your cat.

Use Deodorizing Sprays and Powders

Some cats may have extremely pungent urine and droppings. This can lead to the odors continuing to be extremely powerful despite regularly changing and cleaning the litter. In these situations, the use of deodorizing sprays and powders can be a useful way of controlling odors. However, you should only use pet-safe products to avoid potentially toxic perfumes.