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air freshener around litter box

post #1 of 16
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My cat's litter box is in my bedroom and when she does her business it stinks in there sometimes until I get it cleaned out (which I do every night.) I was wanting to stick one of those "stick-up" air fresheners on the outside cover of the litter box. I'm just wondering if that scent will repell her from wanting to use the litter box though. I know the smell of the litter is supposed to be part of what helps them.
post #2 of 16
i light scented candles in the living room (where one of the litterboxes is) and it doesn't phase my cats. I don't think air fresheners would be a big deal, but I would avoid citrus scents as cats don't like those.
post #3 of 16
I put a plug in next to my cats' box once...ONCE, and never again! Cajun showed me just how much he liked it! I don't recommend using them near the box. I don't even light scented candles in the cat room, just in case!
post #4 of 16
I keep one of those air purifiers plugged in above my litterbox. It helps a little bit to keep the smell from wafting into the main room.
post #5 of 16
I live in a studio apartment and the box is in my bedroom when I'm visiting my parents... I use an air purifier, the carbon filters in the litter box hood and a mesh bag of lava rocks (can be found in walmart's cat section) the combination has really helped the smell (he's a stinky pooer!) and for the occasional extra stinky poo, I'll spray a little bit of oust air sanitizer cuz I cant always jump to clean the box
post #6 of 16
www.citypet.com works quite well. I know the owner is waiting for his new shipment to arrive, but once the units get here, the orders will be filled. I have used one now for about 3 years- it broke down once and was immediately replaced for only a shipping charge.
post #7 of 16
i use a plug in next to the box. i hide it behind the box and it has not been a problem. it helps keep the smell down. i also constantly sprinkle arm and hammer kitty litter freshner in the box because it is safe, and because my boyfriend complains about the smell. the cats don't seem to mind it and it is a decent smell. GOOD LUCK!
post #8 of 16
i use a plug in next to the box. i hide it behind the box and it has not been a problem. it helps keep the smell down. i also constantly sprinkle arm and hammer kitty litter freshner in the box because it is safe, and because my boyfriend complains about the smell. the cats don't seem to mind it and it is a decent smell. i also keep febreeze by the box in case... but i am careful to spray that coz i don't want it to get on the cats, so that's in an emergency case.... GOOD LUCK!
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by BuzbyJLC10
I live in a studio apartment and the box is in my bedroom when I'm visiting my parents... I use an air purifier, the carbon filters in the litter box hood and a mesh bag of lava rocks (can be found in walmart's cat section) the combination has really helped the smell (he's a stinky pooer!) and for the occasional extra stinky poo, I'll spray a little bit of oust air sanitizer cuz I cant always jump to clean the box
i'm curious about the lava rocks...do you just hang them up somewhere in the litter box area? my boxes are both in closets, but i could hang a bag of lava rocks in the preferred closet if it would help.
post #10 of 16
For years we have used a powdered carpet deodorizer for this purpose. We use "Glade" brand. When an odor is noticeable we sprinkle some over the top of the clumping litter after it has been "scooped," and then sprinkle some fresh litter over the deodorizer, making it invisible to our cats. This latter step may not be necessary, but since the litter has to be replenished in the box occasionally anyway, this is a convenient time to do it. When they use the box their instinctive "burying" action nicely mixes the deodorizer with the litter.

This addition to their potty has never bothered our furbabies in the slightest, and we are very pleased with the result. Indeed, we really think they enjoy having a nice-smelling potty, as they invariably compete to see who will be the first to use it after it is deodorized.
post #11 of 16
I found that Tidy Cat's small spaces cat litter works well for me.
post #12 of 16
Chester's litter box is in my dad's office, he works from home so I use one of those little cups with the gel air freshener in it & I put it right next to his litter box. Doesnt faze him, I doupt he even notices/cares it's there. : )
post #13 of 16
I use a air sanitiser for bad smells, its not just an air freshner, it actually eliminates the odor causing bacteria in the air, so it get rid of it, not just covers it for awhile. I use Glade Clean & Pure, I don't know if you would have that brand, but you should have something similar. It works for me really well, and I dont get smell complaints at all!
post #14 of 16
As for the lava rocks, yes you just hang or place the bag somewhere near the box... at school, I hang it on a screw right above the box and at home it's just sitting near the box since mom doesnt want holes in the wall... all you have to do is place the bag in the sun for several hours every like 6 months or so to recharge it... works well for me!

I'd also like to put my two cents in about "plug ins"... my dad is a figherfighter and when he came home with statistics one day about home many house fires are started by such plug in deodorizers, my mom removed them all... it's a surprisingly high number (I can't recall off hand and dad's at work right now)... high enough for my parents to worry... at school, I've switched to one of the newer battery opperated "puff" style air fresheners and it works well without the fire risk... I just thought I'd pass the news and my opinion along
post #15 of 16
I make my own air fresheners when it comes to my cats. Duke being constantly hungry is liable to eat it so I make my own the recipie calls for plain gelatin, distilled water, olive oil, Fragarance and a container to put it in. they work (they dry up after about 2 months) and are non toxic.
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Since everybody's had different experiences I guess I'll just give it a shot. It's a closed one that you just barely crack open so she can't get into it. I don't remember the scent I got but it's something like "spring fresh" or something like that. We'll see how it works, but that citypet thing looks neat, I may check on it.
Thanks!
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