Let’s talk about some shitty business, shall we? Our litter routine…
It took me like 5 years to find the perfect routine and the perfect products. It was a long, frustrating and very unpleasant journey. I don’t really like to talk about shit, but it’s part of my life and I know I’m not the only one who has to deal with it on a daily basis. For you, this information will be gold. I mean, I would’ve given anything to find this out before I got the girls… 5 years is a lot of time, and I believe I can save this time for you.
First, if you don’t have a covered litterbox yet, get one. It doesn’t have to be fancy nor expensive. In my experience the most basic covered litterboxes will do the same like the cooler ones. It’s not about the filter, nor the shape, nor the color. Its all about the fact that a covered litterbox is deeper and… well, covered. The deeper it is, the more sand will actually stay inside, and believe me you really want to keep that sand in the litter box. There is literally nothing worse then a floor covered in sand, which screeches while you walk on it… 👀 Of course, some of it will inevitably end up on your floor, but it really matters how much of it. It does. Also, covered litterboxes are much more aesthetic, you don’t want to expose the 💩 you didn’t manage to throw out yet… And besides visually covering its content, it also covers the smell.
The most important thing after the litterbox is the sand. There are hundreds of types. Silicat, scented, unscented, absorbent, scoopable, flushable, cheap, expencive, eco, bio, you name it. I’ve tried them all.
There are several I liked, most of them really really expensive… But this one is the best one. And it costs around 10 RON. 👀 Say whaaat?
Yep. It’s cheap. It’s clumping, which makes it easy to keep it clean. It’s 100% natural, packaging is made from paper, so it’s recyclable. It’s unscented and dust-free. It’s THE best litter ever.
I do love scented litters, tho. But I’m very sensitive to scents. There are very few scents I like, it has to be something very delicate and fresh. This is why I prefer to buy an unscented litter and to add the parfume I want afterwards. I discovered this Deo Pearls cat toilet refresher from Biokat’s a few years ago, and it’s the only thing I used ever since. It smells so so good, and it covers perfectly the odour of cat litter. Combined with this product I can use the same bag of sand for 3 weeks. 🙈
So, this is my litter routine: I scoop out droppings and clumps each morning, in a compostable plastic bag, then I scatter some Deo Pearls over the clean sand. And once a month I trow away the used sand, and I clean the litterboxes. Sometimes I wash them completely, but sometimes I just clean them with some disinfectant. It’s really important that the solutions you use to be pet friendly, especially if you don’t want to rinse it. This is the one I use for this. (I wanted to link it here but it looks like it’s out of stock, so I will just leave this picture here for you).
And that’s it. Costs 50 RON per month, smells good, it’s always clean, the girls love it. 🤷🏼♀️ Can you wish for more?