Monthly Archives: July 2016

How to Handle Training Pad Disposal

by alexandra

training pad disposal Dogs have been called man’s best friend for hundreds of years… and for good reason. They are loyal and loving and want nothing more than to sit by your side after a long day or chase a ball in the park with you.

Raising a dog from puppyhood can be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever have. Seeing him or her grow and training them yourself creates a lifelong bond between you and your pup. Even though puppies can be a lot of work to train, dogs are exceptionally smart and you’ll find that proper training can be easier than you think.

The Problem With House Training

That being said, house training your puppy can still be something of a challenge. Dogs naturally want to go outside to do their business, so training them against their instincts will take time and patience. One of the least fun parts about house training is the cleanup.

Training pads are a fantastic invention, used to give your dog a place to “go” without ruining your floors. They are easier to clean up than using a mop or paper towels; they just go straight in the trash. But even this system has its pitfalls:

– Say your training pad is in the living room and your trashcan is in the kitchen. That may be a long way to carry a dripping training pad.

– Your average trash can may have a lid, but no seal. This means your kitchen may begin to smell less than pleasant.

– What if your dog somehow gets into the trash? (A bad habit of many puppies) Eggshells and banana peels are gross enough to have to pick up, much less a used week old training pad.

Luckily, there is one product that will help you handle training pad disposal in a much easier and more hygienic way.

How the Training Champ Helps You Handle Training Pad Disposal

The Training Champ is your way of streamlining and cleaning up the training pad disposal process. The sleek and unassuming design of the training pad means you can keep it anywhere. The best place: right beside your training pad! That way you simply have to step and drop, leaving no drips or tracks in between.

The canister can hold up to 7 gallons at a time, so you won’t have to empty it for weeks. The Litter Champ is child- and animal-proof and has a double-sealing lid. This means that there will be no unwelcome odor and your curious puppy won’t be able to get into it.

Getting a puppy should be a fun and rewarding experience. Eliminate one of the most stressful parts, and you can spend more energy playing and less time cleaning.

How to Control Cat Litter Box Odor

by alexandra

how to control cat litter box odor As a cat owner, I am no stranger to cat litter box odor. Controlling it can be a struggle, especially if you live in a small apartment like I do. Luckily, I have found some simple ways on how control cat litter box odor once and for all.

My Journey To Control Cat Litter Box Odor

1. When I realized the odor from my cat’s litter box was getting a little out of control, I first took a look at the litter itself. I was using a fairly cheap brand that didn’t clump well, but fell apart when I tried removing it. Once I switched to a clay-based clumping litter, I realized the odor diminished slightly. Clumping litters also help you remove waste more cleanly, leaving nothing behind.

2. I witnessed my mom cleaning a carpet one day and noticed she used a sprinkling of baking soda to help suppress odor. After some research, I found that the same principle can be applied to litter box odor. Baking soda is natural, absorbs moisture, and helps control litter box odor easily.

3. When I first noticed the odors, I tried using air fresheners to beat the smell. I quickly found that the flowery tropical scent just sat on top of the odor and did nothing to neutralize it.

4. I had originally placed the litter box under a small table with a cloth covering so it would be hidden from view. I hoped that the odor would also be trapped beneath the cloth. I found opposite happened. Every time I went to empty the box, the smell had concentrated and became stronger than ever. I soon found keeping the box in a well-ventilated area did a better job at curbing strong odor.

5. Despite all my solutions to litter box odor, there was still one hurdle left: in order for all of these things to work, I had to empty my litter box pretty much every single day. Otherwise, the build up of odor was impossible. This meant a lot of trips outdoors (even in the heavy rain) and a lot of plastic garbage bags wasted. I finally found the end-all-be-all solution to my cat litter odor problems.

The Litter Champ and Litter Box Odor

Having a Litter Champ means I can control litter box odor at every stage of the process. It allows me to empty the litter box daily and keep odors under control in multiple ways. Unlike plastic garbage bags, the Litter Champ has a triple-seal lid, so no odors or bacteria can escape.

The large canister can hold more waste than your typical plastic grocery bag. This means I can empty the box daily without making frequent trips to the dumpster. The step-and-drop design means I don’t have to accidentally touch anything I don’t want to when emptying the litter box. Finally, the scented liners are included and securely hold any odors in for good.

My efforts to control my cat’s litter box odor has been made that much easier by the Litter Champ.

Controlling Litter Box Odor with Litter Champ

by alexandra

controlling litter box odor When I first got my cat, everything seemed to go better than expected. He was already declawed, which may not have been my first choice, but it means I didn’t have to worry about scratches on the furniture. My cat was healthy and happy when I got him, and his previous owner was so grateful I was adopting him, she provided me with free food and litter the day I took him home.

I remember being nothing short of thrilled when I first got him. Everyone told me having a pet would be a challenge, but I remember thinking, “This is easy!” Cats clean themselves and require almost no maintenance. He was loving and affectionate–especially on bad days. Having Bowie in my life seemed to have no downsides.

I realized within a few days that there was one thing I wasn’t prepared for: litter box odor.

Because my cat was healthy, the odor wasn’t extreme. But even a normal amount of odor is still an odor. I realized quickly that I was either going to have to empty his litter box daily (even if it was hurricane season), ask guests to use the guest bathroom whenever they came over, or else live with the odor and embarrassment. Thankfully, I didn’t have to do either of these things because a coworker suggested Litter Champ.

How Does the Litter Champ Control Litter Box Odor?

I keep my Litter Champ in my bathroom near the litter box and I have been surprised at the difference it makes in controlling litter box odor . It is a medium sized container, not much larger than a normal bathroom trash can. It’s off-white color and sleek shape blends in perfectly with my bathroom decor.

There are so many reasons why I love my Litter Champ disposal system and the way in which it helps me control litter box odor:

– The Litter Champ has a triple sealing lid. This means that when it’s closed, it’s truly closed. No bacteria or odors can escape and cause my home to smell. Before the Litter Champ, I used plastic garbage bags. Even tied shut, if I didn’t throw it away outside immediately, the odor was able to escape. Most cat owners know this problem all too well.

– The Step and Drop system on the Litter Champ means it is completely hands-free. Because my hands are free, I am not struggling to hold things open and scoop at the same time. My previous method often resulted in spills or getting litter on my hands. Yuck! But the hands-free method is more hygienic and eliminates the potential to spread odor-causing bacteria.

– One of the worst parts about the litter box process is taking the waste outside to the dumpster every single day. I hate to admit that I would skip a day every once and a while because of rain or just plain laziness. This does nothing to help curb litter box odor. The Litter Champ has a large capacity container and because it holds in odor so well, I only need to empty it once every few weeks!

Now, Bowie and I are able to live in harmony, odor-free, thanks to the Litter Champ.

Is Litter Box Odor Inevitable?

by alexandra

controlling litter box odor Cats are the world’s most popular pet and usually the most clean. Cat owners love the fact that, unlike dogs, cats don’t have to be bathed or brushed on a regular basis. Felines are fastidious self-groomers; if you notice, after petting your cat, he will probably lick that spot a few times to remove whatever gross human germs you left on him. And unless they are too old or sick to do so, cats do an excellent job of burying their waste with litter.

Aside from feeding themselves (and even some cats can do that on their own), cleaning out the litter box is the one thing cats need you for. That being said, most cat lovers have subscribed to the idea that the litter box always being an annoying source for odors and bacteria is just a fact of life.

Luckily, these people are mistaken.

Let’s explore the many ways to control litter box odor once and for all.

Litter Box Odor Can Be Under Your Control

Here are some every day and easy ways you can conquer litter box odor.

1. Pick the type of litter you use carefully. Clay-based clumping litters can block odors best and are more eco-friendly. They trap bacteria at the source to eliminate odor.

2. Litter deodorizers – like simple baking soda – can be added to curb the smell in a natural way. Avoid sprays and air fresheners as they often just add to smells and can irritate a cat’s sensitive little nose.

3. Place the litter box in a well-ventilated location that is still away from high-traffic locations in the house.

4. Look into carbon litter box liners. These innovative inventions just look like sheets of fine sandpaper. You place them at the bottom of the litter box and only need to be replaced about once a month. They are great for absorbing odors directly from the source.

5. Your cat’s diet may be contributing to the unusually strong smell of his or her waste. Nutritious food, free of fillers, by-products and things like wheat and corn are much easier on kitty tummies. If you notice that your cat’s litter box is particularly smelly, consult your vet right away.

6. Scoop daily. If the waste starts piling up, the smell will increase as well. This may seem like the most difficult and annoying step, but there is a fantastic solution that allows you to scoop every day, yet avoid daily trips to the dumpster.

Controlling Litter Box Odor with the Litter Champ

The Litter Champ is a remarkable yet simple product that allows you to dispose of used kitty litter in an easy and hygienic way.

One of the largest culprits of litter box odor is the actual disposal system itself. Think about it – you scoop the waste out of the box and drop it into a flimsy plastic shopping bag. You then have to tie that bag up and bring it outside to the dumpster. Anything can go wrong during this process.

The bag could rip or move and used litter could spill onto the floor. This means your floor is now dirty and covered in smelly bacteria.  It could be raining or snowing or there could be a new Game of Thrones on and you may not want to go outside right then. Leaving the bag for tomorrow just allows the odor to permeate your home through the bag. Putting off cleaning out the litter box because of the hassle just allows waste to build up, and we already saw what that means.

With the Litter Champ, you simply drop the waste into the hands-free, triple-sealed container. No spills or slips means no messy floor. You don’t have to take it out until it’s full. And thanks to the large canister, lightly scented liners and odor-free design, you may last an entire season of Game of Thrones before having to empty the Litter Champ.

So, is cat litter box odor inevitable? The answer is a resounding “no.” There are many things you can do to combat odors in your home and the Litter Champ is at the top of the list.

Is Your Cat Litter Disposal System Child-Proof?

by alexandra

cat litter disposal systemAs of 2015, about 30% of average American households contained children. Over 30% of households had at least one cat, the most popular domestic pet in America. Overall, families with children are much more likely to own pets than those without. Having a both a pet and a child in the same home can turn your life upside down, but can also add fun and love in ways you never expected.

If you are welcoming a new life into your home – be it cat or child – there are some things you may want to know about how to create a safe and harmonious home for both.

Common Myths About Babies and Cats

To start off, let’s dispel some myths that are floating around. There is a lot of misinformation out there concerning kids and cats living together under the same roof. They include:

– The idea that cat feces, if touched by the pregnant mother, could harm or even kill a fetus due to a disease called toxoplasmosis. This disease is real, but it’s much more  likely to be contracted from unsafe handling of raw meat. Even still, moms-to-be should always make sure to wash their hands thoroughly after emptying the litter box.

– The rumor that cats have the ability to smother babies or steal air from their lungs. Sounds terrifying, but totally untrue. This most likely came from an old wives tale.

– Cats can hear a baby crying and crawl into their crib to comfort them, hurting them accidentally. Cats do like to cuddle and are curious of new noises, but there are little to no documented cases of cats hurting babies this way.

– Rumors that flea bites can seriously harm babies. At most, a flea bite will cause a small rash but nothing more. Baby or no baby, make sure your cat doesn’t have fleas by talking to your vet. No one likes fleas, especially your cat.

– Babies are able to access cat waste in the trash and can get sick from exposure to it. This is a rarity, but keeping a child-proof cat litter disposal system in your home can make it an impossibility.

Of course, supervising a curious baby is essential, especially with a cat in the house. The easiest way to prevent illness, both for yourself and for your child, this is to use a cat litter disposal system that is completely child-proof.

What Makes a Cat Litter Disposal System Child-Proof?

There are three main features on a cat litter disposal system you should look for in order to ensure your child won’t be able to access its contents and get sick.

1. The system should have a lid with a multi-seal design. This means that there is more than one opening that shuts tight in order to lock in bacteria and odor. It can also prevent small hands from simply opening the top and reaching inside.

2. Any system you choose should have a hands-free design. Hands-free systems have a foot pedal that you have to step on in order to open the multi-seal lid. Children typically don’t have the strength or the know-how to work a system like this, even though for you, it’s simple.

3. Lastly, the container should have a childproof lock. Many systems just have a door on the side that you open up to pull the bag out of. A child-proof lock will include a knob, button or other simple mechanical device that will be too difficult for a child to operate.

Ideally, to prevent illnesses and parasites, you should invest in a cat litter disposal system that has all three of these features. The Litter Champ from Lucky Champ has all three and more, making it one of the best child-proof cat litter disposal systems available.

The exclusive triple-seal design keeps children out for good. This is also great for you because the secure seal locks odors in and prevents an unpleasant smell even when full. The Litter Champ incorporates a step-and-drop function that means no hands are required to open the top and deposit waste. And the child-proof lock tops it all off, making the Litter Champ the most child-proof cat litter disposal system on the market.

Why Cat Lovers are Flocking to Cat Litter Disposal Systems

by alexandra

cat litter disposal systemThe world today is all about innovation. We live in a society of instant gratification. Everyone is always searching for the newest tool, resource, article or app to make our lives easier. Why do things by hand when they can be automated? Why do things the older, slower way when we can do things the newer, faster way? This way of thinking has extended from how we start our cars to how we order our food. But there is one area of our lives I bet you may never have thought of making quicker and easier: cat litter disposal!

For as long as we have kept our beloved pet cats indoors with us, we have had to cater to them. We bring them food and water, buy them toys and treats and, the least fun part, we clean up after them. Cat lovers know that cleaning out a litter box is probably the least fun thing you will do all day. From the smell to the pieces of litter that invade every corner of your home, “cleaning the litter box” is at the top of the cons list when it comes to owning a pet cat.

With the advent of cat litter disposal systems, however, all of these icky irritants can become things of the past. Let’s take a look at the main reasons why many cat lovers are choosing cat litter disposal systems to streamline the kitty cleanup process.

No More Odor

One of the most embarrassing things about having a pet cat is the smell that can come from the litter box. There’s almost nothing worse than when someone knows you have a cat before seeing him, just due to the smell alone.

Many of the best and highest quality cat litter disposal systems are specially designed to trap and lock odors in for good. They can do this in multiple ways that require little to no work on your part:

– A triple seal lid prevent odor-causing bacteria from leaking into the air of your home and contributing to odor.

– A larger canister and better odor protection means you have to open it less often in order to empty it. This means fewer trips to take the waste through your home to the outside garbage.

– Many cat litter disposal systems have lightly scented bags which will mask any odor that may happen to escape. And a pleasant light scent is better than no scent at all! Guests may even remark at how nice your bathroom smells, not noticing the litter box hidden away.

Sanitary and Hands-Free to Use

As if the odor associated with cleaning up a litter box isn’t enough, there’s the mess that comes along with it. Most traditional litter boxes require you to scoop the waste out of the container and into a flimsy plastic garbage bag. Studies show that your cell phone has 18x more bacteria on it than a typical public restroom toilet handle. That’s a lot of bacteria on something we view as relatively clean. There are no studies to prove it, but scooping poop must transfer just as much or more bacteria to your hand that holds the bag!

Luckily, there are cat litter disposal systems. The best ones are hands-free, allowing you to use a foot pedal to lift the lid and deposit the waste quickly and easily. Using a sturdy and sealed container for waste is much safer than using plastic garbage bags which are prone to rips and tears.

Cat Litter Disposal Systems are the Economic Option

Speaking of garbage bags, how many do you think you go through in a week emptying the litter box? A month? A year? Those bags can really add up and what they add up to is decades in a landfill.

A good quality cat litter disposal system saves you from having to constantly waste those bags. The best ones can store up to 5 gallons worth of waste before needing to be emptied. And if you do go for a cat litter disposal system, look for one that includes liners that are 100% biodegradable so you can do the planet a favor.

The Cat Litter Disposal System To Top Them All

It’s easy to see why cat lovers adore cat litter disposal systems. They solve almost every problem that comes along with kitty litter disposal.

If you are curious about investing in one of these cat litter disposal systems, you can’t do much better than the Litter Champ. It includes all of these features: odor-free and hands-free design, included liners and more. The only innovation left is figuring out how to get your cat to take the trash out instead of you!