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When it Comes to Your Cat’s Litter Box, Simple is Better

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After receiving and turning down the umpteenth pitch to feature or review yet another “innovative” litter box, I feel compelled to share my views on litter boxes, which is pretty much summed up in the headline of this article: simple is (usually) better!

Most of the new litter boxes are designed to either make cleaning the litter box easier, or to hide the litter box. Neither of these two reasons have anything to do with what cats want or need, and everything to do with human sensibilities. Continue Reading

Review: PetFusion Non-Stick Litter Box

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One of my pet peeves when it comes to litter boxes is that many new litter boxes are designed to either make cleaning the litter box easier, or hide the litter box from view. Neither of these two reasons have anything to do with what cats want or need, and everything to do with human sensibilities.Continue Reading

PetFusion Makes Litter Box Management Easy

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The average cat uses the litter box three to five times a day. It would make sense that something that is used so frequently on a daily basis requires that we humans put a lot of thought into it. Unfortunately, cat parents often select a litter box for all the wrong reasons – or at least for the wrong reasons from the cat’s perspective.Continue Reading

Litter Box Solutions for Senior Cats

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We previously featured high-sided litter boxes to help you contain the mess inside the box rather than all around the box. Even though all of these boxes have lower entrance areas, they may still be too high for senior cats, especially cats with arthritis.

Arthritis is a common condition that affects as many as 3 in 10 cats. It is often not diagnosed in cats because it is difficult to recognize even for the most dedicated cat guardian. The signs can be subtle, and since cats are such masters at masking pain, it often remains untreated. Only 7% of cats with arthritis receive treatment.Continue Reading

Review: Kitty Sift® Disposable Litter Box and Liner

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When it comes to littler boxes, cleanliness is truly next to godliness. Boxes should be scooped at least once a day, preferably several times a day. At least once a month, the litter should be completely changed out after thoroughly cleaning the box with hot water and unscented soap. And no matter how well you clean, the porous plastic will start to break down eventually, depending on how frequently the box is used. In most cases, litter boxes should be replaced after 6 months to a year.Continue Reading

KittyGoHere Litter Box for Senior Cats

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Arthritis is a common condition that affects as many as 3 in 10 cats. It is often not diagnosed in cats because it is difficult to recognize even for the most dedicated cat guardian. The signs can be subtle, and since cats are such masters at masking pain, it often remains untreated. Only 7% of cats with arthritis receive treatment.Continue Reading

Review: DuraScoop®Mini Steel Cat Litter Scoop

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There’s no question that cleaning the litter box is one of the less fun aspects of sharing life with cats, but it’s also one of the most important ones. And when it comes to something you’re going to be doing every day, multiple times a day, having the right tool for the job makes life so much easier. Continue Reading

Kitty Box Ramp: Make the Litter Box More Accessible for Your Senior Cat

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Senior cats may need special consideration when it comes to litter boxes. Most seniors will have some degree of arthritis, a common condition that affects as many as 3 in 10 cats. It is often not diagnosed in cats because it is difficult to recognize even for the most dedicated cat guardian. Litter box avoidance may be a symptom of arthritis, since getting in and out of the box can be painful for a cat with aching joints.Continue Reading

Giveaway: Litter Genie Cat Litter Disposal System

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Cats do their business in the litter box because they want to cover their smell. This goes back to their wild origins, were covering urine and feces prevented predators from picking up on their scent.

Keeping a clean litter box is one of the responsibilities of being a good cat parent. To keep our cats as well as our noses happy, the litter box should be scooped at least once a day, ideally more than that. Using a dirty litter box is, at best, uncomfortable for cats, and at worst, will cause them to eliminate outside the box.Continue Reading

National Cat Day Giveaway: Enter to Win a Litter Genie

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Today is National Cat Day – a “holiday” to focus on all the cats who need a home, to encourage cat adoption, and to share our love for kitties of all kinds! To celebrate, the folks at Litter Genie launched a new website a new fun and interactive website, StopCatLitterSmell.com with games, prizes, cat tips and more, and theyare giving away a Litter Genie to one lucky reader!Continue Reading