Cat litter, useful tips

All the information on the cat litter box, where to throw it, which one to choose, is also good for other animals (dog, rabbits, hamster..) and above all, how to solve the problem of worms.

In this article we answer all questions about the cat litter box. Where to throw it, what to do in case of worms or litter that stinks. Use for other animals. Where to throw the dirty litter box.

Let’s start with the most difficult theme, that of worms. Then let’s continue step by step and see where the dirty litter is thrown and how to solve some problems. From bad smells to the use of litter for other pets such as dogs, rabbits and hamsters.

Worms in the cat litter box

Finding worms in the cat litter box is not a good experience at all. Be careful though! Worms are not always synonymous with cat disease or poor hygiene.

The worms in the cat litter box can be simple dipteran larvae. Yes, if you forget to change your cat’s litter box for just one day, flies have plenty of time to lay their eggs. With optimal temperatures (spring or summer heat) the larvae develop in less than 48 hours. Worms can be found in cat litter or feces

When you spot worms in the litter box, if the problem occurs repeatedly, it is essential to consult a veterinarian as they could be worms nested in the last intestinal tract of your cat. What to do? Improvise proctologists and observe your cat’s backside. If even looking at your cat’s bottom you do not notice anything unusual, it is still advisable to pay a visit to the vet and perhaps book a stool analysis. Worms in cat litter boxes are not synonymous with disease, however it is good to do the appropriate checks.

Cat litter, where it is thrown

Where should the cat litter be thrown?
As for the disposal, the cat litter should be thrown in the unsorted.

Can it also be used for rabbit?

Your kitty’s litter is abrasive to the rabbit. So no, for the rabbit you should use a special litter box.

Can it be used for guinea pigs?

No, as with rabbits, cat litter is abrasive to guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets and other small domestic rodents. For all the information on the ideal litter for small rodents (rabbits, guinea pigs, guinea pigs …).

Can it be used for dogs?

Basically yes. If you have a small dog and have managed to get it used to doing it right there, then you can use the cat litter box or more simply the classic sleeper which, thanks to the absorbent mats, is easier to manage.

Cat litter stinks

What to do in the case of a litter box that stinks? You should simply remember to replace it daily, especially in summer and especially if you have more than one cat.

To prevent the appearance of bad smells in the litter you can use a natural clay agglomerate. Bentonite is a natural material with a high absorbency and therefore retains odors. How? The molecular structure of bentonite is tetrahedral (follosilicates). A phyllosilicate consists of a very symmetrical crystalline structure. In bentonite, silicate (which is a compound based on oxygen and silica) is associated with magnesium and aluminum in superimposed layers. It is precisely the tetrahedral structure of bentonite that retains the volatile compounds that cause the bad smell. To counteract the appearance of bad smells, you can add half a glass of baking soda.

A natural bentonite-based litter is slightly more expensive than the classic litter but is easily found on the market. Try to contact your trusted dealer or take advantage of the online purchase. 

To optimize consumption, you can add natural bentonite to the classic litter box and add half a glass of baking soda to better prevent the appearance of bad odors.

On the contrary, avoid adding essential oils which, even if natural, could cause irritation to the cat.

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