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Thundershirt Helps Relieves Anxiety for Cats

Gracey in Thundershirt for cats

Gracey in her Thundershirt. 

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When I’m a Little Stinker it’s Bissell to the Rescue!

We cats are super fastidious about being clean.  And I like my water fountain and my  bowls to be pristine. I also like my chow bowl to have plenty of food and my back up water supply to be filled to the rim.  I like my rugs, blankets, thinking circles, chair cushions and pillows to be washed and smelling fresh and nice. When these things are in order I know I will have a great day.

I have two Smart Cat Box litter pans.  One is located in the laundry room, which is across the hall from our office. My other pan is in my Master bathroom which I agree to let my parents share with me, the bathroom, not my Smart Cat Box. I  like my boxes to be super clean too. But when nature calls, and I listen,  my boxes  can get a little smelly.ewww from Bissell Pawsitively Clean Line

Sometimes  when my mom walks by my box she makes a face and she says “ewww”  just like the name of a product from Bissell. So when  I’m a little stinker the  ewww pet stain and odor remover  from the Pawsitively Clean line  helps me clean up!  ewww has powerful enzyme action to tackle those odors and the fast acting deodorizing agents start to work immediately. It is super easy to use and  when my box has been cleaned my mom goes from saying ewww to ahhh!

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The Smart Cat Box. Saves Money Too!

The Tiniest Tiger and the Smart Cat Box

The Tiniest Tiger and the Smart Cat Box

Hi Friends!  It has been 16 weeks now that I have been using the Smart Cat Box. Now I typically don’t like to discuss my litter pan issues but  I think this is important information to share with you.

You might remember that we had a discussion about To Clump or Not to Clump? In this discussion we talked about the issues with clay litter.  My parents were purchasing  a popular brand of natural clumping litter for me to use.  It was not a clay litter but made from natural biodegradable corn fibers.

Some of you might already know that I suffered from pancreatitis and transient diabetes. During this time, it was necessary to test my glucose levels on a regular basis.  Unfortunately, this meant getting an ear or paw stick with a super sharp pointy needle.  My parents said it hurt them more than me, but I don’t know about that.  I never got to sneak up on them and poke them in the ear with a needle  to see if it hurt me more than them.  Sorry for the digression.

One happy day in May, our friend Jone told me about the Smart Cat Box.  I got in contact with Sara Maguire, the creator of this unique box.  Sara was so concerned about my sticky situation that she offered to send me a Smart Cat Box to try. Sara, is a genius because she designed the Smart Cat Box with a urine collection system (your pee goes into a container).  Now my parents can use a  Keto Diastix Strip to test my glucose and ketone levels.  Pain free for me and for them, I guess.

Here is what I want to you know about the Smart Cat Box

  • User Friendly – I took to this box right away.  I used my old litter pan less and less and started to favor the Smart Cat Box.  ( I have two littler pans.)
  • Eco Friendly– Because your parents can flush your pee, there are no more of those stinky pucks of pee lurking in your box to be scooped out and disposed of in a plastic bag.  Oh your poo too.* unless you live close to the ocean.  If you do place the poo in a paper bag  in the garbage.  Our poo is not good for sea otters!
  • Less Work– My parents are telling me that this is the lowest maintenance litter pan they have ever used.
    • Less Tracking-  yes and no more icky sticky paws!
    • Less Odor – my parents are amazed.  And my poo is pretty smelly.
    • No Dust- None!!!!

And what is perhaps one of the best things about the Smart Cat Box is that you will save money!!

  • Less Expense – Here is our cost savings so far.*based on my habitat

Before the Smart Cat Box, my parents were using 1.5 bags of natural clumping litter per week.

Each bag costs approximately $11.12 (litter plus tax)  $11.12 x 1.5 x 16 weeks =$266.88

We have used  15 lbs of the Seedtec Safflower Seeds. $11.22 for 5 lbs. (Seeds plus shipping)= $33.66

$266.88-$33.66= $233.22 SAVED

Now even if we deduct the cost of the Smart Cat Box:

$266.88-$33.66= $233.22- $65.00 (cost plus shipping) =$168.22 SAVED

Over a year our habitat will save

1.5 bags natural clumping litter per week   $11.12 x 1.5 x 52 weeks =$867.36

Averaging 1 lb of Seedtec seeds per week  $2.24 x 52 weeks = $116.69

$867.36 – $116.69 = $750.67 SAVED

Even if you are super stinky and for some reason would use twice as much Seedtec seeds, you will still save  over $600.00!

This savings more than pays for your Smart Cat Boxes.

To learn more about the Smart Cat Box please click here!

You can also learn about the Smart Cat Box from my interview with Sara, the creator of the Smart Cat Box by clicking here.

If you decide to purchase your own Smart Cat Box, you can use the code CCC15.

Sara is offering a 15% Discount to Friends of The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club!  Super Hurrah!

Do you have any questions for me about the Smart Cat Box?

Smart Cat Box Inventor Chats with The Tiniest Tiger

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series To Clump or Not to Clump? Is Clay Litter Safe?

Friends, I recently had a chat with Sara, the creator of the Smart Cat Box.  I thought that you would find our conversation interesting and am posting it here for you to read in a Question and Answer format.  For those of you that are living with feline diabetes,  this might just seem too good to be true.

Gracey: Sara, I want to tell you thank you.  The Smart Cat Box is the best litter box ever!  And also thank you for agreeing to answer some questions for us. Here is my first question.  We cats are quite clever, is that why you named it the Smart Cat Box?

Sara: Gracey, I called it Smart due to the box’s New Advanced Design. The fundamental difference is that the SMART CAT BOX is an entirely new approach to the way we collect and dispose of cat urine. The new, patented design is amazingly simple. The SMART CAT BOX is a three component Urine Collection System. The top box has a slotted floor to hold non-absorbent cat litter. The bottom box has a slanted floor and drain allowing urine to flow directly into a removable covered urine collection reservoir for easy collection and disposal.

Gracey: That is quite interesting, but to clarify, you do think Cats are clever right?

Sara: Yes, of course! It is a known fact that cats are the smartest species on the planet. I think I heard that from my own cats.

Gracey: OK, just checking.  Most Cats do not like change. With the New Advanced Design, are we going to have trouble adjusting to the change when we switch from our old litter pans to the Smart Cat Box?

Sara: You will  jump into the top box and urinate as usual. All urine passes through the non-absorbent litter and through the slotted floor to the bottom box. Urine flows down the drain into the covered reservoir. The urine can be tested for blood glucose levels, if necessary, and then disposed of down the toilet. Firm feces do not stick to the litter and is scooped out and disposed of. So it is easy and natural for you. Gracey, I must mention one thing. If you live near an ocean please tell your parents to place the feces in a paper bag and dispose of it in the trash. There is something in cat feces that can harm sea otters if it reaches their ocean environment. Of course, if you don’t live near an ocean then the feces can be flushed down the toilet.

Gracey: Can you demonstrate how to use the Smart Cat Box for us via a YouTube video?

Sara: Well, umm, I don’t know… Maybe, with a little help from you.

Gracey: HAHAHAHAHA, Sara I am kidding of course.

I agree, the Smart Cat Box is easy to use. I took to it right away. When it first arrived at our habitat, my mom placed it in the office for me to investigate. At first, I preferred to sleep on top of the shipping box, but what Cat can resist a nap on top of a box? Then my parents replaced one of my litter pans with the new Smart Cat Box. I of course, pretended not to notice it for a period of time, but I couldn’t resist trying it out. My parents were so excited they were high fiving each other and dancing around the house. Why do you think my parents were so excited?

Sara: The Smart Cat Box is much easier to keep clean and the litter stays dry. No more scooping and scraping. The non-absorbent litter remains dry and virtually odor free with minimum maintenance. The litter pellets last for several months.  The Smart Cat Box is inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to maintain. Under normal conditions, with one cat it can pay for itself in 7 weeks and with two cats it can pay for itself in 4 weeks.  Your parents were probably excited to be odor free and to save money.

Gracey: That makes sense.  I admit, at times I can be a bit of a “stinker”. I really like that the litter stays dry. No more icky wet paw feeling stomping around in the clumpy used litter. Sara, I had transient diabetes from pancreatitis. I have recovered, but my parents remain obsessed with checking my pee, I mean urine.  The Smart Cat Box seems ideal for Cats and Cat Parents living with diabetes.

Sara: Gracey it is a great help for Cat parents. While blood sampling may be the best test for diabetes and chronic renal failure(CRF ) and other health issues, urine sampling for blood glucose levels is a much less traumatic second best. It all but eliminates the need for veterinarians to squeeze or puncture the bladder (cystocentesis) to obtain urine specimens for urinalysis.  With the Smart Cat Box you can now test for blood sugar levels easily and naturally at home as often as needed using urine test strips and reporting results to your veterinarian.

Gracey: ~shiver~ I remember my ear and paw sticks. Oh, this is much easier on everyone as a way to monitor blood glucose levels at home.  What is different about this litter that allows the urine to flow through to the reservoir?

Sara: The non-absorbent SAFFFLOWER seed litter is all-natural, ecologically & environmentally friendly, renewable, sized specifically for the Smart Cat Box and is grown in the US. Because it is non-absorbent, the urine flows through to the covered urine collection reservoir which can hold 24 oz. of fluid. This is normally enough capacity for one cat for several days or a few days for multiple cats. The reservoir drawer is easy to remove and easy to replace.  It has a spout so that urine can be poured into the toilet without removing the snap-on lid.

Gracey: The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club cares for all Cats both Big and Small. Our Big Cat Cousins need our help in preserving their habitats. I really like that the litter is all-natural, ecologically & environmentally friendly, and renewable. Using the Smart Cat Box helps reduce the volume of cat litter being dumped into landfills.  That is great for our earth.

Sara: The Smart Cat Box is the only cat litter box featured in the 2009 edition of the Whole Green Catalog 1,000 Best Things for You and The Earth (pg. 341).  As a special bonus to Friends of The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club, I am offering a 15% discount for Starter System & Value Paks. Friends will type CCC15 as the discount code when they order the Smart Cat Box.

Gracey: HURRAH!  That is so nice of you Sara! I have already had several Friends inquire about the Smart Cat Box.  Soon more Friends will be odor-free and saving money and the environment all at the same time. Thank you again Sara, You have eliminated one of my elimination problems.  Hahahahaha, do you get it?

Sara: Yes, I get it.  You are welcome.  Thanks for letting me talk to you about the Smart Cat Box. You can find more information at www.smartcatbox.com.

Gracey: Would you like a Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Treat?  They are quite tasty.

Sara: No thank you.  I am good.

The Tiniest Tiger and the Smart Cat Box

To Clump or Not To Clump? Try the Smart Cat Box

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series To Clump or Not to Clump? Is Clay Litter Safe?

Friends, after the original post To Clump or Not To Clump?, I received a message from our Friend Jone suggesting that we try the Smart Cat Box.  Jone said that she uses the Smart Cat Box for her cats and that she likes the following features:

  • easy to test the urine (insulin) that collects in the reservoir
  • easy to pour urine to flush in toilet
  • scooping the poo with seeds and flushing in the toilet
  • cats don’t deal with any toxins, perfumes or dust
  • minimal tracking and what does track are tiny little seeds, easy on feet
  • easy to clean

As you might remember, my parents are obsessed with my pee after my recovery from transient diabetes.  So this sounded like an ideal solution for Cats like me  that need to have their pee analyzed.

My mom contacted Sara the creator of the Smart Cat Box and we received one in the mail to try.

After I began to use the Smart Cat Box, I sat down with Sara and we had a chat about the Smart Cat Box ‘s features and benefits.  I will be posting our chat for you to read through to see if you think the Smart Cat Box might be for you too.

The Tiniest Tiger and the Smart Cat Box