They say cleanliness is next to godliness, and that is never more true than when it comes to your cat’s litter box. A dirty litter box is a common reason why cats will eliminate outside the box – and can you blame them? How would you like to use a toilet that hasn’t been flushed in days?
I am meticulous about scooping our litter boxes. Since I work from home, I usually scoop as soon as Ruby or Allegra have deposited something in the box, so litter box odors aren’t much of an issue at our house. But even if you’re not home all day, at a minimum, the litter box should be scooped twice a day.
If you use clumping litter, you should dump out and replace the litter entirely once a month. And don’t forget to occasionally replace the litter box. Plastic can become porous, and no matter how well you clean, after a while, the box just won’t be totally clean.
Litter additives can help extend the life of your litter and prevent odors. The problem with most litter additives is that they are scented, and most cats don’t like scented litter. As someone who doesn’t much care for scented products, I can definitely relate – and cats’ noses are much more sensitive than ours. Litter additives may also be loaded with chemicals.
Litterbiotic gets the job done naturally
This is why I was excited when I heard about Litterbiotic. This product is made from naturally occuring materials such as bran, and then mixed with probiotics. Probiotics are microorganisms that eliminate the bacteria that feed off the ammonia in cat urine. This is not an enzyme based product, but it continues to work long after you have added it to your litter box.
I’m always a little nervous about using anything new and different in our litter box – why mess with something that works, right? But I decided to give this a try in one box. The girls continued to use the box without any issues. I can’t really comment on whether it reduced odors, since I scoop before they really have a chance to develop, so I wanted to try the product on my “go to” test for all odor eliminators: the kitchen trash. I sprinkled a little bit of Litterbiotic into the trash can, and it really took care of lingering odors from some leftovers I had dumped in there.
According to the Litterbiotic website, the product results in no odor or only a “subtle odor that not only humans find pleasant, but the cat will, too.” I did not notice a change in the scent of our unscented litter, and I’m very sensitive to smells. I like everything about this product: it works as advertised, it’s safe to use, and it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals or scents.
FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. I also received a small fee for writing this review. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion.