Thursday, November 20, 2008

Litter Box: Keeping it Clean

If you have a pet that spends the majority of its time indoors then chances are that you also have a litter box! And while the litter box adds a necessary convenience and cleanliness to your home it can also be the bane of existence for many pet owners. Cleaning out the litter box and coming home to an unpleasant odour is not in the least bit fun, but there are a few ways and means of ensuring that the value that the litter box affords is not forgotten.

Finding the right litter for your pet’s litter box is a key factor! Try out sand, gravel litter and silicone to find which works out best for both you and your pet. It has been said before – ‘Location, location, location!’ and the placement of the litter box in your home will prove this statement to be very true! If you have a balcony or well ventilated area then it is probably the best place for the litter box to be kept. But keep in mind that your pet needs easy access to the litter box and while ventilated areas help to reduce the smell the litter box still needs to be kept in a warmer area. And remember that scooping out dirty litter and using a great smelling air freshener are your best ways of keeping your home smelling good.