Is your cat going outside the litter box?
I really like this video, A Cat’s Guide to Taking Care of your Human because it portrays cats in a more authentic way as affectionate, caring beings. I think I can speak for most cat lovers when I say we are sick and tired of the aloof, unconcerned stereotype that keeps being echoed throughout the media.
Gracey would have said Super Hurrah to Purina for this video.
But don’t take my word for it. Here is the video.
A Cat’s Guide to Taking Care of Your Human
Pretty great video, isn’t it?
Cat Litter Weighing Heavy On Your Mind?
Let’s face it, when we go to the store, lugging heavy cat litter home isn’t one of the high points. To get the best value, often times the container is so heavy that we need assistance getting the container into our homes, or maybe even into our carts at the store. I know we have even passed up the better value in bird seed to get the bags that I can manage without a struggle.
So when Tidy Cats introduced the new LightWeight litter, I was intrigued. The new LightWeight checks in at only 8.5 lbs versus the 17 lbs containers, yes under 10 lbs. But the litter still holds tight clumps and is scoopable. So all the strength but half the weight.
Continuous odor contril
Light, tight clumps for easy scooping
99.9% dust free
The Tidy Cats Lightweight comes in two sizes. The 8.5 bl resealable, recyclable plastic jug and the 18 lb recyclable corrugated box.
Fall has arrived and this means colder weather is fast approaching. Windows closing and storm doors shutting will keep the house warm and cozy but it also means no more fresh air and the possibility for pet odors to linger in the air. Now that we are sharing our habitat with Annie, Eddie and Maggie, we have 3 times the pee-yew possibility. More litter boxes in more locations means the possibility for more stinky wafting through the air. So when Jaime from Rembo Corp asked me if I would be willing to try NOse Offense in our house, I pounced on the opportunity.
ASPCA to Host Top Ten CATdown in Honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
Super Hurrah and Congratulations to Ann! Our winner of the Adopt a Cat Month Giveaway!
World’s Best Cat Litter Introduces New Scented Formula!
Forest Scented Clumping Formula is the newest addition to the World’s Best Cat Litter lineup. Made with 100% natural wood fibers, this clumping litter is perfect for cat parents who prefer a fresh forest scent. This natural scented clumping litter is made with a blend of wood fibers and paired with the absorbency of whole kernel corn. You can safely eliminate the not so pleasant pet odors and simplify cleanup with the quick-clumping litter with a forest fresh scent and no synthetic chemicals or perfumes. This new formula is planet-friendly because the kiln-dried wood fibers are made of re-purposed tree shavings that might have otherwise gone to waste.
When the folks at World’s Best Cat Litter asked me to help introduce the Forest scent I was more than happy to do so. I love the smell of pine. And I am not alone in this. This scent was tested in more than 1,500 homes where cat parents found the Forest Scented Clumping Formula met their high expectation of World’s Best Cat Litter and at the same time outperformed competing litters.
The Forest Scent Brings out my Inner Tiger
World’s Best Cat Litter New Scented Formula Coming Soon!
As a member of the World’s Best Cat Litter Catcovate Council, I know a secret. I am trying my best not to tease you but I just can’t seem to help myself. After months of research and testing, the newest scented litter is almost ready to make its debut on the market and we have been chosen to test it and review this new scent with you here on our The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club!
GIVELITTER™ – A UNIQUE CAT CHARITY
Our friends at World’s Best Cat Litter are donating up to 15,000 pounds each to two worthy shelters. The SPCA of Wake County, NC (http://www.spcawake.org) and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, AL (http://www.gbhs.org). [Read more…]
Can We Talk about the Litter box?
It is super important to meet your cat’s needs when it comes to the litter box. In many ways it is similar to what you expect from your own bathroom experience. Let me first emphasize that if there are changes in your cat’s bowel movements or urination, especially in frequency, or quantity please consult a veterinarian. If your cat begins to go outside the litter box when there have been no changes made to the box, this is also a time to visit your veterinarian and discuss the change in behavior. After your cat is given a clean bill of health, it is time to think about the box.
10 Reasons Your Cat Might Be Going Outside the Box
- Your cat needs a check up with your veterinarian. After illness is ruled out, check out the other 10 possible causes.
- The box smells terrible! Do you know how you feel when you go to a public restroom and it is all pee-yew in there? Get a new box when the old one gets too smelly.
- The box smells like a chemical factory! You will get an A for effort if you scrub out the litter box to make sure it is clean and tidy, but if you use harsh smelly chemicals your cat won’t want to visit the box. Remember, we cats have sensitive noses and if it smells like a chemical waste dump, we won’t be depositing there. Soap and water will work just fine. Avoid the ammonia and citrus smelling cleaners.
- The box is too small! I like to be able to move my tail freely around in my boxes. If it is too small I get claustrophobic. Make sure your litter box is plenty big enough for your cat to move around in and bury their business.
- One Box per Cat Plus One! If you have one cat, you might try to have two boxes. If you have two cats, three boxes. I am one cat and I have two boxes at all times and sometimes a third box when I am testing out a litter or box.
- Box is in a bad location! Remember, just like you, we would like a little privacy. But also remember we need to be able to make a fast getaway too.
- You are not a frequent scooper! Do you like to relieve yourself on top of your last elimination? Do you get my drift? Scoop on schedule. Scoop often. Scoop every time you pass by the box. The more the better.
- You changed the litter! We cats are creatures of habit. We understand, well not really, but we tolerate when certain changes must be made. Please test out a new litter first. Place a new box with the new litter out along side the older established box. Let us decide if the new litter is acceptable.
- Too much litter in the box! That sinking feeling is not one that we cats like. You might think the more the better but sometimes less is better. Most cats prefer litter less than 2 inches deep. However, see number 10.
- Not enough litter in the box! We like to bury our poo to hide our scent from predators. It is a part of our self-protecting instinct from our wild ancestors. Make sure there is enough litter for us to cover up our poo if we so choose.*
*Cats Have a History of Burying Their Waste.
In the wild, the big cats, (Panthera genus), such as lions, tigers , leopards and jaguars often do not bury their excrement as a way of signaling they are claiming a certain territory. Smaller, weaker or more submissive wild cats bury their feces as a way of making sure the bigger cats do not feel challenged. Wild cats will also hide their waste to avoid attracting unwanted attention from predators to themselves especially when they have young cubs or kittens .
Cat poo may all smell the same to you, but cats can tell their waste apart due to scent markers called pheromones present in the urine and feces. Your cat may or may not feel the need to bury their poo within the home. But remember, cats like to keep their options open, so providing clean litter boxes with the right amount of litter, in the right location will lead to a better box experience for everyone.