Litter box maintenance is a task that many cat owners have to do on a daily basis. Preventing litter box odors starts with selecting the right litter box. More often than not, owners choose a litter box based on their preferences, rather than what their pet actually needs.
Common types of litter boxes
Metal Litter Box
Smell sticks strongly to plastic, so a metal litter box will significantly help reduce odor concerns. Even with soap and water, it is often impossible to completely get rid of the distinct smell in plastic litter boxes.
Disposable litter box
Disposable litter boxes can be thrown away when they get soiled, long before they have a chance to absorb undesirable odor.
Odor-resistant litter box
Some litter boxes have a built-in odor control system. Most are made of plastic and have antimicrobial material that prevents growth of bacteria.
Automatic litter box
An automatic litter box is a simple solution to pet owners who hate having to deal with scooping the litter box contents several times throughout the day. For more details, visit your vet.