Cats - any tips for getting rid of litter box odor?

CaliGirl CaliGirl
We just got a new kitten and even though the litter box is in a room of its own and cleaned daily, I still hate the smell! What can I do? Do any of you more experienced cat lovers have any helpful tips on how to cut down on the odor?
08/01/2012
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Geogeo Geogeo
you can add the arm and hammer litter deodorizer into the litter box. It really does help. Or get plug in air freshners for that room
08/01/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I used Tidy Cat's "Indoor spaces" or something like that. It words VERY well!

Also, take lots of pictures...they don't stay cute forever!
08/01/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I used Tidy Cat's "Indoor spaces" or something like that. It words VERY well!

Also, take lots of pictures...they don't stay cute forever!
I disagree - it's just a different form of cute!
08/01/2012
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
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Originally posted by CaliGirl
We just got a new kitten and even though the litter box is in a room of its own and cleaned daily, I still hate the smell! What can I do? Do any of you more experienced cat lovers have any helpful tips on how to cut down on the odor?
a cup of vinegar next to it.I know it sounds funny but vinegar soaks up odors.you just leave an open container of it out and any nasty smells will be gone.Also i recommend getting a better cat litter. at a pet store they have one thats like little pellets and you dont have to change it as often..it works well for the smell too.kind of high priced but worth it
08/01/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I used Tidy Cat's "Indoor spaces" or something like that. It words VERY well!

Also, take lots of pictures...they don't stay cute forever!
Oh my goodness I keep trying to take pictures of him but he's so black that its hard to see any features and he won't hold still he is crazy!
08/02/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
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Originally posted by shySEXXaddict
a cup of vinegar next to it.I know it sounds funny but vinegar soaks up odors.you just leave an open container of it out and any nasty smells will be gone.Also i recommend getting a better cat litter. at a pet store they have one thats like little ... More
I will the the vinegar cause the smell is killing me. I got the litter they recommended at the pet store, maybe I will try another one.
08/02/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
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Originally posted by Geogeo
you can add the arm and hammer litter deodorizer into the litter box. It really does help. Or get plug in air freshners for that room
I put a plug in in that room yesterday and that helped a little...but still not good enough
08/02/2012
indiglo indiglo
I use Arm & Hammer Super Scoop kitty litter, it really absorbs smells SO well. Plus, he has an enclosed litter box - that also helps a LOT I think.
08/02/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Switch to a different brand of litter with more odor-absorbing qualities. I find that the brands that work best at absorbing odor aren't always the most expensive ones.
08/02/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
When all else fails, just get a regular box of baking soda and mix it in with the cat litter. They also have deodorizing sprays in the pet aisle just for the cat box!
08/02/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
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Originally posted by VioletMoonstone
When all else fails, just get a regular box of baking soda and mix it in with the cat litter. They also have deodorizing sprays in the pet aisle just for the cat box!
I need to do this, I was just thinking the same thing about my kitty's box. I have a studio apartment and her cat box is under my bed. Cleaning it everyday doesn't always help out.
08/02/2012
js250 js250
Apple cider vinegar also breaks down urine and urine smells from pets. We had a dog that lost control...
08/03/2012
Dreaus Dreaus
I noticed that no one has mentioned this yet so here is my .02c. What type of food are you feeding your kitty? Is it just the supermarket garbage or is it good quality stuff? I have noticed on a few occasions where we had run out of food unexpectedly and had to run to the corner market for some. It turned out to be that "Fancy Feast" crap. Our cat's litter box stunk for the next week. Good quality food means they digest more of it and there is actually less physical waste as well. We also get the litter that is flushable and keep the box in the bathroom, that way it's easy to scoop into the toilet. we scoop twice a day and it take about 20 seconds.
08/03/2012
Phoenix67 Phoenix67
I shake in a little baking soda every time I pour any new litter in and it's really helped. Also, you can light a match and blow it out and the smoke with help with the smell. I use Arm & Hammer litter and it works fantastic. I tried the Tidy Cats 24/7 Performance and I smelled the litter box from the other room AND it was covered. Hope some of our suggestions help you!
08/03/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
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Originally posted by Dreaus
I noticed that no one has mentioned this yet so here is my .02c. What type of food are you feeding your kitty? Is it just the supermarket garbage or is it good quality stuff? I have noticed on a few occasions where we had run out of food unexpectedly ... More
I just went to my local pet store and had their personal shopper show me what to get I honestly didn't even look at the stuff But I will look for the flushable stuff. Thanks
08/03/2012
Terri69 Terri69
Keeping the litter box cleaned out as much as possible helps too... I check it everytime I go into the bathroom and if she has used it, I clean it out...I use scoop-able litter. And I add a little sprinkling of baking soda every time I clean it out.
08/04/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Keep the box clean, wash it out with soap every time you do a full changeout of the litter, if it's still stinky you could try mixing a generous helping of baking soda in the litter, and if you can find it (and like the scent) Fresh Step Lavender Valley litter is amazing.
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My Gypsy wouldn't use any other litter after we switched her to the lavender stuff though. xD
I guess even cats know the meaning of brand loyalty.
08/04/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
use pelts and "pee pads" instead of litter

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also use a mat for the cats to step on when the exit the pan so they don't spread the germs, stink and litter all over the place
08/04/2012
wwwww wwwww
Wash the litter box frequently so the smell doesn't get too bad and use a little bit of baking soda in it. Baking soda tends to control odours. You should also consider switching to a better quality food. The less corn or wheat byproducts the better.
08/04/2012
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