Keep Cat Litter Out of the Kitchen

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)

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I've always found kitty litter pretty gross. It's literally your cat's bathroom, and it's not hard for that cat litter to get outside of its designated place, and consequently tracked into the kitchen. The kitchen is where you cook and eat, so you most definitely want to keep the kitty litter out. So then, how do you keep kitty litter out of the kitchen, and how do you find other places to contain it? Containing your cat litter actually isn't that difficult, and once you do it, you'll be forever grateful! No one wants cat litter tracking into the area where they cook and eat.

You would never install a toilet in your kitchen, yet many people have no qualms about keeping a litter box in the kitchen. The logic behind that, I guess, is that it's convenient for cleaning and such, but when you think about it, you are essentially keeping a toilet in your kitchen. That's disgusting. So, first step: remove the litter box from the kitchen. Also, if the litter box is in a room immediately adjacent to the kitchen, move it. If the cat is going to track litter after using the litter box, then you don't want the kitchen to be the first place it's going to go.

It's a better idea to keep your litter box by the back door. Also, if you have a pet flap attached to your back door, then that could be excellent for your purposes. If the cat uses the litter box, and then decides to go outside, the litter will track that way, and if it decides to stay inside, the leftover litter will most likely stay close to the rug by the back door. This is a much more preferable option to keeping the option in the kitchen; it better contains the litter, and the litter will likely not track far enough into the kitchen.

Something to also remember is to wash your hands thoroughly after handling the cat litter; nothing is more disgusting than cooking with hands that have just dealt in kitty litter. Cleanliness is your ultimate goal, and it's completely possible!

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Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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What is four minus 0?

2015-08-11 01:41:34

Hilary

See Toxoplasmasa gandii-... Humans and cats are different species, the germs that cats have naturally occurring in their fecal matter are directly linked to diseases in humans...which is why it is smart to keep cat feces away from food..


2015-03-31 07:40:05

Shalina

Hmm first of all , I don't know why you're making out like that cat litter is sooooooooooooo disgusting. Would you say that about your baby's poo?! Its the same thing! It's not the most pleasant thing but it is what it is. No need to be so precious about it.

FYI I have a litter in my kitchen. And there's no smell and no problem. As it ever occurred to you that some people may have a small apartment and no possibilities of a 'pet flap'?!

If you are going to give tips, be a little more extensive.