Return to the Pets Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
What do you wash the litter pans with

Posted by reneeny (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 15, 11 at 1:10

Ive been using Clorxa Clean up. It smells like bleach. I know not to use Windex cause of the amonina smell....ha, ha, catching on


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: What do you wash the litter pans with

Water, bleach, and dish soap. We've always used that combo, and they use it at the animal shelter I volunteer at, as well.


 o
RE: What do you wash the litter pans with

I use Simple Green and let it dry for a few hours in direct sunlight too. We have 2 boxes so it's no problem to be without one for a few.


 o
RE: What do you wash the litter pans with

Are you rinsing it well after cleaning? I've read that the plastic litter boxes, over a period of time and from cat scratches, break down and will start holding odors. May be time to just replace it.


 o
RE: What do you wash the litter pans with

We have 11 cats, don't use ordinary litter boxes instead we use xtra large tubs we get at Tractor and supply. 2 are kept in the basement where 10 cats sleep. Down there we use fine wood shavings along with cedar shavings on the bottoms. Upstairs we use litter/have a diabetic cat that requires injections 2x's daily. When we power wash the boxes I soak them with vinegar and some water for an hour or so, rinse then fine spray with water and vinegar. The tubs we get are really great, wouldn't go back to litter boxes at all. Now if we could afford 4-5 of the automatics, that would be different.


 o
RE: What do you wash the litter pans with

Plastic does get pitted, but you can keep it out of the landfill for a while by sealing it with a floor sealer or with paste wax.


 o
RE: What do you wash the litter pans with

About the plastic absorbing stink over time: I had one that I retired for that very reason. I used it in the utility yard for potting soil and various yard activities like that. After about a year of exposure to the elements/soil/etc, the smell seemed to have lifted from the plastic and it could be used as a litter box again if needed.


 o
RE: What do you wash the litter pans with

I just empty the litter, and use a scrub brush, water and a squirt of dish soap.

I have never noticed any odor and just replaced a five year old box.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Pets Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here