Hi efurrybody, Saku here.
MOM, get that flashy box out my face!
A few days ago I read a blog post, I think on one of the foster blogs about feline health issues that can result from old and dirty litter boxes. I was embarrassed when I realized I hadn't replaced my litter boxes for a very long time.
I generally clean the boxes of debris and clumps every second day and wipe down the rim and outside "as needed". But I only really empty and scrub out the boxes when I can take them outdoors and hose them down. (Sometime in the summer)
After reading the post, I was inspired to do some major changes in the cats' litter box room. It is an area under the basement stairs and next to the furnace room. I also read the furnace room isn't the preferred spot but my cats are accustomed to it since their boxes have been in the area in both this and the old house.
This is the before picture, with the four (very dirty) old boxes, and the two new pristine ones...that won't last.
Katnip Lounge uses but it's too early in the season to be in stock. Instead I found two smaller boxes at Wallyworld.
The more expensive of the two has an additional piece to allow for screening of the litter versus scooping. I'm not sure how well it will work, but if I don't like it, I can always remove the screen and just use it as I would any other box.
I removed ALL of the litter from the four existed boxes, then tossed out one small and one large box based on their condition as they both had broken lids.
I was able to shift the newest boxes away from the back of the book shelf. As you can tell, it's been the target of a few misplaced mancat aims.
Seriously mom? Misplaced aims...those wasn't nothing misplaced about my aim. Thanks for the new and cleaned up digs...but don't forget tuxies rule, you beans drool!!!
Have a great Tuxie Tuesday efurrybody!