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.
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!