Do litter mats work?

Asked by John Derr on September 18, 2021

Categories: Pets Cats

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The top mat surface is soft to the touch and comfortable for your cats paws. Here's how it works: upon leaving the litter box, the cat steps on the mat surface which collects any residual litter from the cat's paws before leaving the mat. This in turn keeps the house clean andfree of annoying excess litter.

How often should you completely change the litter box? Twice a week is a general guideline for replacing clay litter, but depending on your circumstances, you may need to replace it every other day or only once a week. If you clean the litter box daily, you might only need to change clumping litter every two tothree weeks.

How do you clean a litter box mat? Use paper towels or a mop tosoak up as much of the cat urine as possible. If the rubber mat is not covered by any other fabric, clean the mat with an enzymatic cleaner. Follow the directions on the bottle. If the rubber mat is covered in fabric, machine-wash it with a cup of white vinegar.

How can I protect my carpet from cat litter? A mat sits under the litter box and collects litter – this makes cleaning a breeze. All you have to do is shake it or pour the litter back into the box. You can purchase a plastic mat at your local pet store or make one out of a patch of unused carpeting. Either option is sufficient.