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How often should a litter box be cleaned?

Rule of thumb: number of litter boxes = number of cats + 1. You should add 1 additional box to the 2 already present, boxes should be cleaned once to twice a day. Cats are clean and therefore like ...
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Is it ok to lock my cat for half an hour to clean my room? If not how should I do it?

You have to clean your house, even if your cat gets a bit scared. Cats in general get over this in a short time. Putting your cat in the bathroom while you clean your room is not a problem, but you ...
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Should I do something about my cat getting very dirty?

Cats are self-cleaning, so as long as she isn’t rolling around in something that could be poisonous (like fertilizer or weed killer), let her take care of that. Yes, the dirt will probably annoy her ...
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How to reduce the smell of ammonia in horse's stall

There are a couple of ways to dampen or limit the ammonia smell. Baking soda: You can add this to the bedding and you do not need to use a lot of it. You can get this in bags from 1 kg to 1000 kg. It ...
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Activated charcoal filters + fan for covered litter box?

A few things: You should be careful with covered litter boxes, some cats will decide that they don't like being in a confined space. Adding a fan to this situation could force a cat who is on the ...
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What could I use to clean limescale off of tank glass?

To clean aquarium glass you can use: A kitchen scrub made of plastic, the ones made for cleaning pots and pans. A paint scraper, you can get this in your local hardware store, be sure you do not ...
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Should I do something about my cat getting very dirty?

There are reasons you may want to consider bathing your cat if it gets covered in dirt. For one, of course it's going to track that dirt all over your house, and then there will be a lot more ...
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5 month kitten is aggressively playful

It sounds like your kitten really wants kicker toys. "Bunny kicking" with their hind legs on toys is a common play behavior which regular cat toys don't really satisfy. If their desire to do ...
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How do I clean an aggressive cat's private area from diarrhea?

I am not a cat experienced person, but I found a website, maybe useful for you: "cat friendly clinic". They store a lots of videos about cat handling (I assume more for assistant staff and ...
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How to deal with newborn kitten bodily waste?

As I understand it, the queen (cat-mum) will help the kittens to defecate and care for the enclosure to stay clean. Toileting Kittens are unable to pass urine or faeces without assistance for the ...
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Cleaning to rid house of cat allergen after cat is gone

Allergic reactions to cats is mostly caused by proteins in saliva, as well as dander. Physical removal is the only solution. This means vacuuming and wet cleaning, mostly. You shouldn't need to use a ...
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What could be the impact of unwashed aquarium sand?

Most likely nothing will happen, the reason for washing the sand is to get rid of the dust (this is for the sand you buy in bags and labeled aquarium sand); this type of sand have been washed and ...
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What could I use to clean limescale off of tank glass?

Get a razor-blade scraper from a hardware store if you don't want to remove everything from the tank. You can lower the water level to catch what you scrape off, or use a in-tank siphon cleaner, but ...
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Looking for an automated aquarium

It sounds like what you need is DVD of an Aquarium. There are several varieties at Amazon or ebay as well as other retailers. No feeding, no cleaning, and no worries.
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How to remove oil from the aquarium water surface?

Get a (clean) bottle and push it straight down, with the opening facing upwards, so that the opening is barely under water. It will slowly fill the bottle with only water from the surface, including ...
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Ear infection remedies

If you don't treat it properly and it gets worse it will be harder to treat. Our Pitt Bull had an ear infection and the vet had to clean the ears really well, they gave us an antibiotic that treated ...
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Ear infection remedies

If he is not showing symptoms and the infection is in an early stage you can have luck with the cleaner you bought, worth a shot. If it is a yeast infection then this product may not be that ...
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Locating dead fish

Sometimes as they start to decay or as other fish nibble at them, parts of them become small enough to get sucked into filtration. Check filter by partially disassembling it and remove any ...
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Mixing African cichlids with goldfish

Goldfish are in the carp family and are coldwater fish, they thrive in temperatures from 15 - 25 °C. Goldfish handle water temperatures above 25 °C poorly, so they are not a good ...
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How to minimize litter being tracked out of a custom litter box?

Folks tend to use top entry litter boxes to reduce litter tracking, but many cats get arthritis as they get older and you don't want to set yourself up for the cat not using the box because they ...
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Is it healthy for newborn puppies to live on direct land?

This sounds a lot like how wolves and other wild canids build a den While this is 'natural' behaviour - you're almost certainly going to be better off setting up a dedicated, indoor area. Puppies tend ...
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Can I use diluted essential oils to clean my house without causing harm to my cat?

This page indicates that lavender oil is the only oil of your list not toxic for cats. The Pet Poison Helpline is of particular intetest because it lists the different ways cats might come in contact ...
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How do I clean an aquarium?

To clean an used aquarium, you need to get some kitchen sponges similar to the ones here. Be sure they do not contain any soap or detergents. Be sure to use only clean water when cleaning inside the ...
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What could be the impact of unwashed aquarium sand?

As trond points out, the dust is the only real problem you get from non-rinsed sand. Even when I've washed sand you still get a small amount of dust because it's very difficult to remove completely. ...
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What could I use to clean limescale off of tank glass?

Limescale is made of insoluble carbonates of calcium and magnesium; in other words, they are salts of carbonic acid. Salts undergo displacement reactions: for instance, weaker acids tend to be ...
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How to get cat allergens out of a furnished apartment

You need to start by vacuuming any soft surfaces like fabric, carpets, curtains (use a vacuum with a HEPA filter); you might want to leave the windows open to get clean air inside and to get the dust ...
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Is flushing or landfilling cat litter more environmental friendly?

The concern in California is protection of the California Sea Otter. In 2004, some researchers discovered a significant number of dead sea otters on the beach and autopsy revealed that they had died ...
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Is flushing or landfilling cat litter more environmental friendly?

If you look at the bottom of this page https://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com/natural-cat-litter/ There is, coincidentally, a little blurb about California "*The state of California encourages the ...
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How can Old built up pet urine stains be removed from tile flooring?

Have you tried Nature's Miracle? I've used it for years to get stains and odors out of hardwood, carpet, linens and it's always worked great. Even on older, set-in stains Nature's Miracle has been ...
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How to hold my dog in place to clean his ears?

I've noticed that if I warm up to body temp whichever solution I'm using, my babies put up far less of a fight. Solutions colder than 90+ degrees are likely to be uncomfortable or painful. I don't ...
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