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When should I change my cat's litter?

When should I change my cat's litter?

Whether your kitten is a newcomer to your home or has been with you for some time, it is normal for us to have doubts about when we should change our feline's litter.

We must bear in mind that our cat's ethological needs include cleanliness. Both his personal cleanliness and the hygiene of his litter tray are directly related to his well-being. A clean litter box will save us hygiene problems for both the feline and our home. If you are thinking about how often to change your cat's litter, this post is for you.


How often should I change the sand?
There is no generic answer, and it will always depend on the type of litter we are using:

  • Vertical absorption sands:
    These are the most frequent sands, which absorb and retain liquids and bad smells inside and trap them at the bottom of the tray. In this case, waste should be removed daily, and it is recommended to change it once or twice a week, cleaning the bottom of the tray with soap and water.. A bad smell is an indicator that the tray is already dirty. We should go ahead to that moment so that our cat feels comfortable and our home stays clean.

  • Binding mineral beds:
    When in contact with humidity, the clumping litter forms a ball that retains bad odours inside it. It is necessary to remove the ball and fill with clean clumping litter, so the litter tray is always clean and dry. As they keep the litter tray clean it is not necessary to completely replace the litter if we are consistent with the daily cleaning routine. However, we do recommend Empty the entire tray and wash it with soap and water on a regular basis..

  • Vegetable beds:
    This type of litter is characterised by its vegetable origin and its high level of odour and moisture absorption. As long as they are of vertical absorption, we must remove waste on a daily basis and change the bedding on a weekly basis. We should wash the tray with soap and water and refill it.


In the case of sands In the case of vegetable-based binding agents, we recommend the same use as for mineral-based binding sands.
To dispose of these sands, we can either throw them in the compost bin or use them as compost for the garden or other open spaces.. We do not recommend never flush them down the toiletas it would clog the pipes.

It should be noted that these are general guidelines for one cat per household.

  • If you have more than one kitten in your household, ideally each kitten should have its own litter tray, or if they use only one, you should clean more frequently.
  • The time of year, because in hot weather they drink more water due to the heat, and therefore use their tray more.
  • The cat's weight and age also play a role.

However, we know that your cat is unique and when in doubt, we always advise you to anticipate the moment when the litter tray starts to give off bad smells..
If you have any doubts about which litter to use or which one is best suited to you or your cat, please do not hesitate to contact us through our contact form.

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