Even if I cleaned my cat's litter box every time he used it, it would still stink. No surprise there, but what to do about it? Freshening the air in the vicinity of the cat box helps, but it's no cure. No, the best thing is to deodorize the litter itself.
Here are 5 top litter deodorizing products that are intended expressly for your cat's litter box, to accompany whatever kind of litter you normally use.
While on the subject of cat litter (my favorite subject!), it is strongly advised that no cat litter and no cat feces or urine be flushed down the toilet - even if the manufacturer of the kitty litter states it's safe to flush.
Safe for whom?
Pet feces and urine release different chemicals than human waste and are considered, because of the particular parasites they carry, a public health hazard. Some of these may not be removable by waste water treatments. Thus, we humans and, yes, our animals, end up drinking water that may harm us, particularly if our normal defenses are down. Cat litter also expands in the pipes, so it's not too good for your plumbing either.
But, back to litter deodorizers.... All 5 of these will do the trick!
Don't let the small jar of NonScents fool you; it's concentrated. It is also the most popular selling litter deodorizer on Amazon. The formula for NonScents includes zeolite, a naturally occurring absorbent mineral, but one that is manufactured for industrial use. The scent, according to customers, is a bit acidic at first pour, but it soon dissipates. Then there is no scent!
The manufacturer's instructions for use couldn't be easier; just fill your kitty litter box with your regular litter and sprinkle a bit of NonScents over it! And if you want to buy it in larger quantities, there are options for that too, here.
It's old Arm & Hammer to the rescue! Don't scoff; customers really like this product. You see, it's more than just baking soda, which we know works well in our refrigerators to eliminate odors; Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer contains a specially formulated aromatic that very slightly perfumes its surroundings when moist with... you know what. One customer suggested that a layer at the bottom of the kitty litter box and another on top of the clean litter sets you up until you're ready to change the litter. Good idea!
Read through the comments here and you'll find other uses for the Litter Deodorizer, like sprinkling it in your garbage cans.
Another outstanding product, according to customers! Nature's Miracle Just For Cats Litter Box Odor Destroyer is very high in customer satisfaction. Used similarly to the other products mentioned, this product, like NonScents above, uses zeolite as its base and only a small amount needs to be mixed in with the kitty litter. Customers do recommend that Nature's Miracle be added to the litter every time you remove cat waste to keep the remainder of the litter fresh. This deodorizer is scented; most customers like the scent, but a few say it's too perfume-y.
Corn cob granules! Who would have thought that corn cobs, grown right here in the U.S., would provide a deodorizing function? Don't try making it at home; it's too much work to get the corn cobs dried and cut. But customers of Smiling Paws Pets Organic Cat Litter Deodorizer are very pleased - about it's performance and about the fact that it's non-toxic and biodegradable. Very little of the product is needed in order to do the job too. Although a proprietary scent is added to the deodorizer, customers say they can hardly smell it. So if you want the stink removed and not much cover up, Smiling Paws Pets might just do the trick.
Honestly, I don't think it matters if have one cat or five; all the better if Tidy Cats Litter Box Deodorizer works even on a real stinky "litter" of multiple cats. Customers really love the Tidy Cats, which is comprised of "Calcium Carbonate (a natural base), malodor counteractant." The malodor counteractant is an added odor, which customers say they find refreshing, so you don't need to worry about being overpowered by the odor of the odor cover-up.
Again, the above litter box deodorizes are all effective. Your choice depends on what deodorizing materials you prefer and the degree of fragrance you desire. I don't think you can go wrong with any of these products.
That's all for today!