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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:30 pm 
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What is the best product 2 use when cleaning the litter tray?


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just plain soap and water, like washing up liquid. Thats all i use.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:28 pm 
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i use diluted trigene discinfectant, just to make sure any germs and bacteria are killed to minimise risk of infection :wink:


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we wash the tray with soap and water and then spray with a Pets at Home disinfectant which is left for 20 mins, then you mop up the excess with a paper towel and leave to dry. Sounds like a faff, but it isn't, and we never have a issue with a smelly tray.


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The simplest way to kill any bugs on cat stuff, litter trays, etc. is bleach and water mixed 1 part bleach to 32 parts water (1 cup of bleach to a gallon of water). Rinse any dirt away then soak in the solution for half hour. You can also sterilise their food and water bowls the same way.

If you are allergic to bleach use Safe4. You can order online just google Safe4. I buy the large concentrate odourless and mix it 10ml of solution to 250ml of water in a 250ml spray bottle. It lasts ages, veterinary practices, zoos use it and it is DEFRA approved. The beauty of it is that you can let the cats and kittens back on it straightaway.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:08 pm 
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Does milton fluid do the same and i suppose it would be safe for my babies? well it is for human babies!


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I detest the chlorine smell of bleach, so I only use an anti-bacterial alkaline (sodium hydroxide - NOT ammonia!) household cleaner and plenty of water. I first rinse all the loose dirt out, then fill it with hot water and let it soak for at least 5-10 minutes. Then scrub it thoroughly with a scrubbing sponge soaked in the cleaner, then rinse multiple times with hot water and if necessary repeat the scrubbing step followed by more rinsing. Whatever cleaner you use, it is important to rinse well and get it all out. For quick in-between clean ups of e.g. sprinkles inside the lid without changing all the litter I use an enzyme cleaner like Nature's Miracle sprayed on a kitchen towel and simply wipe it off.

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