How to Deodorize the Cat’s Litter Box with Baking Soda

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Cat got your nose?

Does the horrific smell emanating from the cat’s litter box make your head hurt?

Most brands of cat litter sand sold in pet stores are designed to absorb odor. But in case that’s not enough, you can use a little baking soda to keep the litter box fresher, longer.

In this article, you’ll learn how to deodorize your cat’s litter box with baking soda.

Keep on reading.

Is it Safe to Put Baking Soda in the Cat Litter Box?

Yes, it is. Baking soda doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals that may cause harm to your cat. It’s non-toxic and should be harmless to our feline pals. But don’t let your cat ingest it, especially in large quantities.

Consult a vet if you suspect that your cat may be allergic to baking soda. Better safe than sorry.

Follow the steps below the next time you refill the sand of the litter box.

What you’ll need:

1-3 cups Baking Soda (Depending on the size of the litter box)

Soap and water

Steps on How to Deodorize Cat’s Litter Box with Baking Soda:

1. Wash your cat’s litter box. Throw away the old sand and give it a good wash with soap and water. Dry it afterward.

wash litter box

2. Sprinkle enough baking soda to cover the bottom of the litter box.

sprinkle a layer of baking soda

3. Pour sand on top of the baking soda. Make sure you use enough sand to cover the baking soda.

4. Sprinkle baking soda on top of the sand for extra deodorizing power.

sprinkle baking soda on top of sand

5. Top it all off with more sand until you’re satisfied with the depth.

finishes litter box with baking soda


That’s how to deodorize your cat’s litter box with baking soda. It’s simple, safe, and effective.

No more cat pee and poop smell! Hooray for baking soda!

Now give your cat a high five. Or high paw? High-toe beans? Watch out for the claws!

Are you still looking for more practical ways to use baking soda? Baking soda is also great for cleaning bathroom and kitchen tiles. See my article on how to wash your tiles with baking soda.

Thank you for reading, dear readers.

-Baking Soda Guy

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