If Your Cat is NOT Using The Litter Box - Do THIS! Part 7...
It’s all good and well telling you what you should have done to prevent your kitty from soiling your grandma’s antique rug, but that's not very helpful when you’re staring down the business end of a stinky stain! When you are in the throes of a litter box power struggle with an obstinate cat, I don’t need to tell you that things can get pretty smelly really quickly!
Litter box issues are one of the top reasons why cats get abandoned at shelters because people just don’t know what to do and the smell can become a big problem real fast.
In our previous videos, we have looked at the number and type of litter box you should use and the ideal spot to put them, along with the best kind of litter to use. We have highlighted the importance of keeping the litter box super clean and we have explored the possibility of litter box aggression.
Now today it’s damage control time!
Cats are driven by scent and so if they have urinated on a spot outside the litter box it’s highly likely that they will continue to use that spot as the lingering scent will attract them - unless you can effectively eradicate the smell. However, there is no amount of bleach on the planet that can eliminate the smell, (cat parents IYKYK!!) and harsh chemicals like that can actually harm your pet, so what can you do?
The absolute best thing you can have in your home is an enzymatic cleaner. Unlike other cleaners, an enzymatic cleaner will penetrate into the stain and get to work breaking apart the particles causing the odor and lift the whole thing right out. I have tried many things over the years and this is the only thing that removes the stain along with the smell. Not only will your home smell clean again, but your cat will not be attracted back to use the wrong spot repeatedly.
Only now can effective litter box retraining begin!
Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H