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Hi, I'm Dr. Jace King, and this is Austin Zimmerman, and we're here with the Washington Family Veterinary Clinic. We're going to talk today a little bit about getting rid of cat waste. A few different options; if you have a litter box, a few different options on how to get rid of cat waste, first of all, it's most important to keep your cat's litter box clean. A lot of cats will quit going to the litter box if it's clear full of feces and urine, and they'll, they'll quit using the litter box which can, can eventually lead to urinating in the house or defecating in the house. So, keeping the litter box clean at all times is, is first and foremost important. Second thing you do is, a couple of options that we can do as we try to get rid of cat waste, if you have a garden or a dirt spot, sometimes just burying cat feces is a good idea and, and composting it or, or getting it to degrade within the soil is, is a good idea. So, if, if you do have the area that you can actually put your cat's waste in the dirt and bury it is a, is a good idea, if that's, if that's something that's possible. If you don't, a few different ways that you can remove cat waste, one would be, obviously, just using a paper towel. Remove the feces or the urinated litter from the box and put it into a biodegradable bag. Another way would be just to dump all of the litter into the bag to get rid of it. One, one reason that you wouldn't want to just take your litter and actually dump it into the toilet would be because it can back up your, your toilet drain. Some of the kitty litter that's clumpable can actually cause a, a backup of your sewage, and can actually block up your sewer. So, probably not a, such a good idea to dump it down your, your toilet. But, actually to put it in a, in a bag or bury it. Make sure it's, it's tied at the top so that it doesn't spill, and then dispose of those in the, in the waste. And that's, those are a few of the, the ways that we'd recommend you getting rid of your, your cat's feces.