Why Does My Litter Robot Smell So Bad?

August 20, 2023
David Sunnyside

A cat’s presence in the household brings lots of love, cuddles, and playtime. But it also means a lot of cat poop and urine, which can leave strong smells in the house. Very strong odors from the litter box could indicate a more serious health issue, like urinary tract infection (UTI), so it’s important to take your kitty to the vet for a check-up.

In order to reduce unpleasant odors in your home, you need to clean the Litter Robot regularly. The manufacturer recommends cleaning the waste drawer every week and the globe once or twice a month depending on how many cats you have. You can also clean the entire machine with a deep cleaning every two or three months, which requires disassembling the unit and washing all parts.

While Litter-Robot 4 is a good improvement over the previous version, it still needs to be cleaned often. The design of the litter box makes it easy for the user to wash the globe and change out the waste drawer liners. It also comes with a useful app that tracks your pet’s bathroom habits and even lets you know about any technical problems.

While it’s not possible to prevent odors from forming in your Litter-Robot completely, you can use an anti-odor spray to keep the interior clean and fresh. You should also replace the carbon filter and base seal regularly. The latter helps keep moisture out of the waste drawer, preventing mold and bacteria growth. The carbon filter absorbs odors from the waste and prevents them from spreading throughout the house.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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