Most people have probably heard of cat litter that uses baking soda. As it turns out, baking soda’s chemical properties cancel out pesky acids that emit odors, including those in cat urine. Now that other litter manufacturers are catching on to this simple ingredient’s robust odor-control power, it’s got people wondering: Is baking soda safe to put in cat litter?
Unfortunately, no. Baking soda is not the best solution for a smelly litter box. Read on to learn more.
Risks of Using Baking Soda in Your Cat’s Litter Box
Baking soda may seem like the perfect solution for eliminating odors in a little box, but it has some risks you should be aware of:
If you think your cat may eat the baking soda, it’s best to leave it out of the equation. If you think your cat won’t be interested you can sprinkle a layer of baking soda underneath the kitty litter and closely monitor your pet.
Are Some Types of Cat Litter Less Smelly Than Others?
Yes, some types of cat litter are better at controlling odor than your average clay litter due to the special ingredients used. If you’re still using regular litter because it’s cheap or because you don’t know what’s better, we’re here to help you out. Let’s skim the most popular alternatives to clay litter you can use but keep in mind that your cat may have their own litter preferences and reject certain litter types.
How Can I Keep the Litter Box From Getting Smelly?
Cleaning out a litter box is definitely not a chore anyone enjoys. But it is the only 100% effective way to eliminate odors. Cleaning out the litter box does not just involve scooping clumped litter and feces. It also involves changing the litter entirely and even washing the litter box with pet-safe soap and water. Yeah, it is not fun, but a clean litter box will help with your cat’s health as well as the smell of your home!
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