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Hello,
1000 apologies if this topic is out of place but I'm not sure where to post it.
I've always washed the litterbox with soap (handsoap) and water, rinsed well in hot water and so far cats hadn't rejected it or had an adverse reaction.
But it could happen, right? I mean a cat could be allergic to a certain soap,etc..I just wondered what do you recommend..it'll be a first one for my present kitty. Thank-you!
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I am also washing the litter box pretty often - approx once a month. It doesn't get too dirty at all but I don't want for the smell to have a slight chance of getting in the box. But now that you have raised the question I am wondering the same thing. I am also considering pan liners. I have used a larger bag once and my kitties were very busy scratching it when they were inside the box :p . Does anyone have any experience with those? Is it worth it?

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Washing litterbox, pan liners, etc

..mmm-mmm, I think that using pan liners depends on the kitty and maybe the litterbox shape and size :?: ..I've used pan liners with all my cats; they are very handy..in fact I started
Madame litterbox that way but had to quit because she would pull the liner from the edges when scratching or it (the liner) didn't fit right, then she would go on the swags and sometimes outside the litterbox..messy, messy
I think is different with all cats so you can try them..
 

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I tried pan liners once. Sabby thought they looked better completely inside the box under the litter. I quit using them shortly after.
 

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liners

It does depend on the cat. They can get their claws stuck in the liner; many count that as a bad experience and look for an alternative place to go. Real diggers probably do better without them, but some cats hardly dig at all and would probably not notice.

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Hi,
I have an outside cat but I have recently had to keep him in the house for about 2 weeks now due to an absess near his tail. When he was a kitten and stayed inside I tried the pan liners and they didn't work for me cuz the claws get at them but like everyone is saying it depends on the cat. When I wash the litterbox which I do everytime I change the litter which is every other day, I either use dawn dish detergent or Lysol. I also use these two cleaners for my turtle tank rinsed very well with hot water. My turtles are swimming in the tank after I used these cleaners so they should be okay for the litterbox. Hope this helps you.
 

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.. I throw the litterbox outside and leave it there for a couple of months in the rain :oops: There's 2 out there right now... and 3 indoors.. and 2 indoors not used.. Do I have to many?? :oops:
 

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I don't use liners and nor do I think I can with the Littermaid anyways. But I do wash the Littermaid thoroughly with bleach every few months or so. It smells funny to them with the new litter in there and everything but they know where to go. :wink:
 

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I clean the litter boxes once every month and I use soft soap and hot :!: water. Test have shown that really hot water is the best way to clean a litter box. Kills most of the germs.

Cats often doesn't like the smell of lemon, orange and ammonium so as long as the "whatever you clean the box with" doesn't smell like any of the mentioned things it's probably OK. And as for allergies, if you rinse carefully with hot water there should be little risk for allergies against the cleaning agent.
 

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I know I've mentioned the tyrannical apartment manager in at least one of my previous posts.

She told me to put Sabby's litterbox in the dishwasher. That the hot water would kill any germs in the box and in the washer. When she told me to do that, I smiled and nodded and slowly backed away. It seemed like a good way to break my dishwasher and make myself sick, to boot. Has anyone tried it?
 

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Annissa said:
I know I've mentioned the tyrannical apartment manager in at least one of my previous posts.

She told me to put Sabby's litterbox in the dishwasher. That the hot water would kill any germs in the box and in the washer. When she told me to do that, I smiled and nodded and slowly backed away. It seemed like a good way to break my dishwasher and make myself sick, to boot. Has anyone tried it?
I don't think I'd ever put the litter box in the dishwasher... Hot water from the shower works just fine :wink:
 

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Annissa said:
I know I've mentioned the tyrannical apartment manager in at least one of my previous posts.

She told me to put Sabby's litterbox in the dishwasher. That the hot water would kill any germs in the box and in the washer. When she told me to do that, I smiled and nodded and slowly backed away. It seemed like a good way to break my dishwasher and make myself sick, to boot. Has anyone tried it?
Omg, I would never put the litterbox, and I mean used litterbox in the dishwasher, ewwwww can you imagine the nastiness your dishes would scrape off! That lady must be pure crazy!! :evil:
 

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that's disgusting :!: :!: Does the apartment manager own cats? If so that's probably how she cleans her litterbox, lol.

I don't even put the cat dishes in the dishwasher. :wink:
 
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