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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

High Sided Litter Boxes Keep the Mess Inside

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When I adopted Ruby seven years ago, I didn’t realize that I would be embarking on the search for the perfect litter box. Ruby is a vertical pee-er. She doesn’t spray. Spraying is usually done by male cats. When a cat sprays, he stands up, typically makes a treading motion with his back feet, quivers his tail and sprays urine onto a vertical surface such as a wall. Spraying is a marking behavior.Continue Reading

The Best Litter Box for Your Cat: My Recommendations

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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 guardians often select a litter box for all the wrong reasons – or at least for the wrong reasons from the cat’s perspective. Choosing the wrong litter box can have dire consequences for cats: litter box avoidance is one of the main reasons why many cats are surrendered to shelters.

Keep the following in mind when choosing a litter box:Continue Reading

Catitions: Artitistic Privacy Screens for Your Cat (and You)

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Where are your litter boxes located? Hopefully, you already know that they should be in an easily accessible location, and not stashed away in some dark corner of your basement. If the box is hard to get to, your cat may not use it. Ideally, litter boxes should be located where your cat spends most of her time – and for most of us, that is where we spend most of our time. Enter Catitions. These beautiful privacy screens offer an attractive way to not only conceal the litter box, they also offer kitty privacy while she’s doing her business.Continue Reading

Review: Litter Genie Cat Litter Disposal System

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When it comes to litter boxes, cleanliness truly is next to godliness. Cats are fastidious creatures. Using a dirty litter box is, at best, uncomfortable for them, and at worst, will cause them to eliminate outside the box. A dirty litter box, to a cat, is the same as a public restroom with unflushed toilets and toilet paper all over the floor is to us. How many times have you walked out of a restroom like that without using it, no matter how badly you needed to go?Continue Reading

Review: Nature’s Cat Litter Mat

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Litter mats can be a great way to reduce one of the messiest aspects of sharing life with a cat. They can help reduce tracking, and keep any accidental spills contained. The Nature’s Cat Litter Mat does both beautifully.

Generously sized, these thick, heavy duty mats come in rectangular and half moon shapes, and in two colors. They are made from commercial grade vinyl that will not slide on your floor and will not crack or rip with normal use. The mats are waterproof and BPA free.Continue Reading

Review: Almost Invisible Speed Scoop

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When it comes to litter boxes, cleanliness truly is next to godliness. Cats are fastidious creatures, and being forced to use a dirty litter box is, at best, uncomfortable for them, and at worst, will cause them to eliminate outside the box. At a minimum, boxes should be scooped twice a day, and even more frequently if you’re home.

I’m a big believer in “the right tool for the right job,” especially when it comes to something you do multiple times a day.Continue Reading