If a visitor walks into your home for the first time and says, “Oh! So you have a cat,” you may be embarrassed and resolve to do better in caring for the litterbox.
If you keep your used litter clumps near the litterbox like we do (see photo),
here’s a little tip that might help.
When a cat urinates in clumping litter the clay absorbs the liquid quickly. Most cats will then cover the urine clump with additional litter. Some cats, like our Martha, don’t.
In that case, just before you scoop the clump brush a layer of litter over the top. The fresh,. dry litter will stick to the moist urine clump, helping to seal in odor. Now when you put the clump into the temporary container most of the odor will be sealed in.
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.