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Q: How do I stop the odor of our cat's litter box from being so strong?

January 5, 2009 | By Sherie F. | 7 answers | Expired: 2012 days ago

Sherie  F.

I change the litter box everyday and for some reason the whole room still smells like litter box!

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Trish D.
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Jan 07, 2009

Baking soda sprinkled over it works great. It neutralizes the ammonia in the urine. I even dump baking soda in my horse stalls. Works like a charm.

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amanda s.
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Jan 05, 2009

You should use fresh step and ad about a table spoon of baking soda each time you put litter in the box. Also feeding your cat Iams and Purina cat food doesn't make the poo smell nearly as bad also put a little bit Omega litter that should take away the foul smell.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jan 05, 2009

I use the Fresh Step too. I am always concerned a strong smelling urine may indicate health problems. Maybe not though. I am lucky to have a spot in the basement down the stairs from the living areas to put the box. It does not seem to smell much with that litter though.

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Liz C.
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Jan 05, 2009

Our shelter retail center sells these really great pet odor control candles: Pet Odor Exterminator Candle by Specialty Pet Products. They aren't very smelly, but they eliminate odors and give the room a nice smell. I have an efficiency apartment and my foster kitties can smell it up pretty good, but usually a good odor control air freshener or candle does the trick.

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Debo2
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Jan 05, 2009

We used the Omega Litter Box with clumping litter and rolled it every day. Little to no cat litter smell. We now have 2 Litter Robots.

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Donna J.
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Jan 05, 2009

You might try to upgrade the litter. Try a different brand. If it works, it will be worth the extra cost.

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Stephanie D.
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Jan 05, 2009

What kind of litter do you use. I like to use scoopable cat litter. I have found that clay cat litter always smells like litter box even when still in the bag! I have two cats and I like Fresh Step Multipule cat strength the best. It is the only litter I have found that doesn't make our room or house stink. We scoop it daily and change the litter every other week.

Good Luck!

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