How to clean your cat’s litter tray


The majority of cat owners will have a litter tray for their cat's daily use, but how do we ensure it's kept clean? Here's our step-by-step tips on how to clean your cat's litter tray, and some handy products to have when cleaning it.

1. Clean daily

Cats are very clean creatures and most hate using a soiled litter tray, so make sure you take out soiled litter daily, and thoroughly clean the tray completely at least once a week.

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2. Use disinfectant

Use a safe but effective disinfectant — those that turn cloudy in water are toxic to cats — so either use a hot water and detergent solution, or buy a cat-friendly disinfectant, using it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Cats can also be put off by strong-smelling disinfectants.

3. Rinse and dry

Make sure the tray is rinsed and completely dry before litter is replaced. Rinsing and drying will ensure that your cat isn’t put off by any lingering smells.

4. Tray liners

Using litter tray liners helps to keep the tray clean, but some cats may be put off by the plastic surrounding their tray. Don’t forget to clean the area around the litter tray using the same cleaning solution. And wash your hands immediately after cleaning!

Handy products


The all-new Felight with Febreze concentrates on providing the best odour neutralising cat litter. Using patented SilverFresh™ technology, Felight delivers a high performing cat litter with fast-acting absorbency that helps to prevent odours. You can rely on Felight for a clean, safe litter tray and happy, healthy cats.

For more information, visit the Bob Martin website.




A 3-in-1 spray that kills germs, bacteria, and viruses. Thoroughly cleans and disinfects cat litter trays, helping to protect pets and keep the family environment fresh and hygienic. Unlike some disinfectants, it does not contain Phenols, which may be harmful to cats.

For more information, visit the Johnson’s Vet website.




Keep your home clean and your cat happy with the help of Catit’s waste management products. Catit offers a great range of litter products that will allow you to clean up after your feline friend with minimal fuss and give your cat the space to take care of business in privacy. The Catit Smartsift Litter Box takes the chore out of litter maintenance with its automatic sifting system, whilst Magic Blue is a non-toxic box filter that absorbs and retains up to 80% of hazardous ammonia gases without adding forced chemical scents.

Discover the full range of waste management product on the Catit website.