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Bleach Cleaning the Litter Box

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By Cat pee + bleach = OMG NO

What I Did:

Cat urine and bleach in a litter box

How I Did It:

I got home from vacation and though my sister said she was going to clean the litter box while I was gone, I came back to a mess. The entire thing was filled with urine and I thought it'd be a good idea to dump out the pee and fill the box up with bleach to clean it out. Immediately upon pouring the bleach in the litter box the thing started foaming and making a shhhhhh noise and then my eyes started to burn like I fire. I then couldn't breathe and I freaked out and poured the bleach in the toilet and flushed it, opened all the windows in the house and threw the cat box outside in a matter of 10 seconds. I am still running the fans and all of the windows in my house are open because I'm paranoid about dying now.

Lessons Learned

  • Never use bleach to clean a cat box!!!! That mixture is LETHAL
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