Not according to Tracie Hotchner, host of Cat Chat and Dog Talk radio shows, bestselling author and pet expert.
In Tracie’s comprehensive and appropriately titled book, The Cat Bible, she explains that the most optimal tool for litter box scooping is actually a big metal Serving Spoon with no holes or slits. Who knew?
Tracie says that litter box scoops with slats or holes are really designed to pick up the poop, not do a great job of picking up urine clumps. This is especially true if you are using a non-clumping litter. Even with clumping litter, urine clumps break apart and leave urine behind in the box, which creates a perfect breeding ground for germs and odor. And who wants to get back into a germy, stinky litter box? Most cats would prefer not to.
Readers, thoughts? Do you agree with Tracie or do you have your own solution to share?
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