How to Use Cat Litter Mat?
1. Spreading of the Mat
Select a solitary place in your house where is comfy enough to spread the mat. Ensure that the area is cool (the temperature around it is moderate). Then spread the mat on the floor.
2. Fill the Litter Box
The litter box is the container that’s filled with litter. This is where cat defecates and sometimes urinate. So, you can procure yours and fill it with litters as directed by the manufacturer.
3. Position the Litter Box
Put the filled litter box at one end of the mat (breadth side). Make sure that the ‘exit’ opening is facing the cat’s walking path while the bottom is still resting on the tip of the mat’s breadth.
4. Sweep the Mat
You then make sure that the environment looks nice. Of course, in the first place, you might need to get the cat familiar to what the spot is all about by always hauling it to play at the top of the mat.
5. Constant Evaluation
You have to check out if the cat has used the litter box. This would help you to keep an eye on the mat and make you know if your strategy is working or not.
6. Haul Away the Litter
You can always be ready to haul away the litter whenever it’s stinking. You can do this every 5-6 hours after hauling the one prior.
7. Cleaning of the Mat
You can either use broom and scooper or a vacuum cleaner to clean the litter mat immediately you haul away the litter. Of course, while doing this, you don’t have to apply your whole effort just as when you’re washing it. And make sure that gathered litters are discreetly hurled.
8. Application of Air Fresher
Once you’re done, you can refresh the air by spraying some good-smelling deodorant around. This would help in making your home safer from germs and unwanted odor.
How to Clean Cat Litter Mat?
- Disengage everything found at the top of the mat including the litter box. You don’t have to step on the mat before you do this.
- Make sure that the bottom of anything you’ll lift away from the mat is clean.
- Make sure that the particles are not falling away from the mat.
- Ensure that nothing is left on the mat before carrying it.
Now that you’re taking the mat wrap it once and lug it. Make sure that when you’re giving it, no granule is falling to the ground.
- Lug the wrapped mat into an open space and unwrap it.
- Get a broom on one part of your hand with the other hand holding the tip of the mat.
- Use the broom to pat the forth and rear of the mat so that the granules would fall off.
- For litter mat that have mesh and deep grooves then much effort has to be applied.
4. Vacuum Cleaner
Get your vacuum cleaner and clean up the surface and the bottom. For those made of fibers and woven mesh, you’d have to vacuum clean them twice before they can be genuinely clean. However, for silicon mats, you’ll have to use it once.
5. Soap and Sponge
If you don’t want to use a vacuum cleaner, then you can use this traditional way of cleaning them. All you have to do is get a container filled to its half with some water and add 2 cups of detergent.
Get your sponge into your right hand after you must have made the soapy water foamy. Then draw out some water and splash it upon the mat that’s laid on the floor and use the sponge to scrub it. Wash the forth and rear using this method.
Use clean water to rinse the soapy water off the mat. Do this twice or thrice so that you’ll be sure that it’s neat. Then, you can wring it if you can.
Immediately you’re done, you can dry it where it would be exposed to sunlight. This would enhance the healthy use of the mat.
Once the mat is thoroughly cleaned, then you can begin its use again. This will make sure that both you and your feline are safe.