How do I Get Rid of Cat Feces Odor in a House?

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You love your cat but not the odors they can create.
You love your cat but not the odors they can create. (Image: cats image by vb_photo from Fotolia.com)

Cats are furry, funny and adorable. They can be both a blessing and a headache. Cat feces does not smell pleasant and can fill your home with a nose-crinkling odor. Even if your cat is using the litter box to go number two in, you may still notice a lingering odor drifting from the litter box. Fortunately, you can keep your home from smelling like a litter box without getting rid of your kitty.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic bag
  • Clumping litter
  • Water hose
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Towel
  • Baking soda
  • Shallow pan
  • Cinnamon sticks

Scoop out the feces and urine from the litter box at least once a day. Scoop the feces and urine from the litter box into a plastic bag. Secure the bag closed and place in a trashcan outside. Use clumping litter instead of non-clumping for easier scooping. In addition, multi-cat cat litter should be used even if you only have one cat to help reduce the odors.

Clean the litter box and replace the litter once a week. Dispose of the old litter in a garbage bag. Bring the litter box outside and hose it off. Mix 1/4 tsp. of liquid dish soap and 1 gallon of water. Scrub the entire box with a scrub brush saturated in the mixture. Rinse the litter box with the water hose and wipe dry with a towel.

Sprinkle the litter with baking soda. Baking soda is an all-natural deodorizer that will help eliminate smells from your litter box. Baking soda will not harm your cat, even if it licks it off its paws.

Fill a shallow pan with water. Add a few cinnamon sticks to the water and allow to simmer. This will fill your home with a pleasant cinnamon aroma.

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