Let’s be honest. Cats can be wonderful pets but the whole litter box part to cat-parenting is definitely the worst. Not only is it a stinky job for the person who cleans the litter box, but it’s also the most potentially hazardous part of pet ownership for our environment.
The American Pet Product Association reports that over 38 million American households include cats, with an average of 2.3 cats per household. With roughly 66.3 million cats living indoors, each using approximately 10 pounds of litter per month. That equals nearly 4 million TONS of CAT LITTER each year, the vast majority of which is clay based cat litter.
The vast majority of used cat litter winds up in our nation’s landfills. Because clay-based litters are already in their fully degraded mineral form, they remain in the landfill, FOREVER.
Not to mention the toxic synthetic fragrances found in most cat litters, who knows what impact that has on your little feline’s respiratory system!
While we currently are below the national average with just 1 cat, she’s literally ‘the last cat standing.’ I like to think that I was temporarily insane which resulted in a home with 4 cats (plus a ferret and a 125 pound dog) when we were newlyweds.
Zoe & Storm passed away and Baloney was recently was STOLEN by our neighbor (I’m not joking). That leaves us with just 1 cat, Lainey, the oldest of the gang at 16.
We rescued her from a local shelter when she was just 6 weeks old. She had pneumonia and a wurble (ugh, please don’t google it, trust me) I literally carried her around for weeks, since she would cry if she was left alone.
Ray and I always joked that she, as our most difficult and neurotic cat, will certainly outlive the others and no doubt break a world record for the worlds oldest cat just to spite us.
How to Upgrade to Healthier Litter Box
I’ve become quite the expert in cat litter and you name the brand/type I’ve tried it, after 4 cats and 16 years of litter box maintenance.
I probably should have titled this post How to Upgrade to a Healthier Litter Box even if your cat is old and picky, because its a real thing. Lainey (aka ‘Lainey-Lainey-Lou-Who’ or Lou, for short) is a litter box snob. If things aren’t just so, she lets you know. Either by screaming at you or making her own litter box where there isn’t one.
When I realized what a toxic effect the cat litter I use can have our environment, I made a commitment to ditch the toxic clay litter and switched to a better, healthier option, just like I did when I overhauled our cat’s diet years ago.
Making the switch to a healthier cat litter just got easier with LitterMaid® Premium Walnut Cat Litter available exclusively at Walmart.
No more special trips to pet stores or ordering expensive eco-friendly litter online, you can easily and affordably upgrade to a healthier litter box!
Head over the Pet Supply Area and you’ll find it with the conventional cat litters.
Do yourself a favor and grab at LEAST 2 bags of LitterMaid® Premium Walnut. Cat litter isn’t something you should risk running out of, I like to always have a back up bag on hand.
Why LitterMaid® Premium Walnut Cat Litter?
LitterMaid® Premium Walnut Litter delivers powerful clumping that allows for a quick and easy clean up, while ensuring maximum freshness and odor control.
Made from natural walnut shells, this product is fragrance free and safe for your pets and home.
AND I can speak from my experience switching our 16 year old, very-litter-box-picky cat, that there was no issue! She loved it from the first scratch!
Take a picture of your cat they said, it will be fun they said…
Why must cats always be so defiant?
Lainey just plain refused to let me take a flattering photo of her this morning (above)…
So I tried again later, I MAY have bribed her with treats to sit in her bed, there’s no shame in my game.
But I love her anyways.
Alright so I’m sure you agree that a natural-based cat litter, like LitterMaid® Premium Walnut Cat Litter isn’t just better for your beloved cat but also for the environment — BUT — You’re probably wondering about the mess.
LitterMaid® Premium Walnut is 99% dust free and powerful clumping makes clean-up quick and easy.
I’m going to be honest with you, all litters make some sort of mess, getting stuck on your kitty’s feet and in their fur, however I have an inexpensive and easy solution to keeping the mess to a minimum!
Get a BIG plastic storage box, preferably clear since cat’s (like humans) don’t want to have to do their business in the dark… (oh, yeah that your litter box fits into)
Place a litter catching mat in the bottom (which helps to get the litter off their feet before they jump out…
Place your litter box filled with LitterMaid® Premium Walnut inside the large box, on top of the litter catching mat..
There’s even room to store your extra bag of cat litter in there too!
Lainey LOVES a fresh, clean litter box. It didn’t take her long to jump in and do her business! (out of respect for her privacy I didn’t capture that for the blog :P)
Do you cat (and our one and only earth) a favor and don’t delay, Upgrade to a Healthier Litter Box with LitterMaid® Premium Walnut Cat Litter, today!