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These are informative blog posts about the Top Cat Litter Disposal System that are about adding a brand new cat or kitten to your home environment.

Cat Litter Disposal Not What It Used To Be

by alexandra

cat litter disposalIf you’ve ever owned a cat, or even lived in a house with indoor cats, you’ve probably come to appreciate the convenience of the cat litter box. The cat litter box has come a long way from its meager origins of a small crate filled with sand. Today, we are fortunate enough to benefit from three major innovations in cat litter disposal.

Who Invented Cat Litter?

“Kitty Litter” was invented in 1947 by Ed Lowe while working at his father’s industrial absorbents company. Since the company sold sawdust, sand and other raw material, one of Ed’s neighbors, named Mrs. Draper, asked for sand for her cat’s waste box. Ed suggested that clay would work better because it was much more absorbent than sand and would be less likely to track all over the house.

Mrs. Draper enthusiastically returned to purchase more and her rave reviews caused Ed to consider if other cat owners might pay for this new product, which he then began to call Kitty Litter.

For the next 30+ years, this simple invention was the standard all over the world for indoor cat owners.

The Addition of Clumping Cat Litter

The absorbent nature of the clay that made Kitty Litter so useful also required owners to regularly change out the entire box of litter as it would become saturated. That all changed in 1984 with the introduction of clumping cat litter. Now, consumers can quickly locate the small portion of the litter that has been soiled and scoop it out, reducing the workload and waste required to maintain a sanitary environment for our feline friends.

We have an American biochemist named Thomas Nelson to thank for this advancement:

Nelson was studying the molecular structure of clay when he discovered that some types prevented urea (the primary solid component of urine) from breaking down, hence no unpleasant ammonia odor as a result. Nelson also learned that drying bentonite clay instead of baking it in a kiln allowed it to form clumps in the litter box, which could then be easily removed from the box. This was a revolutionary discovery for cat owners because it allowed the litter box to stay cleaner and less odorous.

A classic example of science making our daily lives more convenient.

Making Cat Litter Disposal Easier

But what exactly do you do with these waste clumps? Until recently, those responsible for maintaining the litter box would scoop the waste into a used plastic grocery bag from a recent shopping trip, or some other plastic bag. And since even a tied up grocery bag might emit a decomposing odor, we were required to walk outside to the outdoor garbage cans, trash chute or dumpster. If a house has two or more litter boxes, this could become quite the chore.

One of the most serious, but lesser known problems of using grocery bags, is that cat lovers were filling our landfills with unbelievably large quantities of non decomposable waste.

Enter the Lucky Champ Cat Litter Disposal System.

Each time you scoop your cat’s litter box you are replacing the use of a wasteful plastic bag with an easy scoop into the Litter Champ and sealing the odor and waste inside with the turn of a knob. Conveniently decide when you are ready to transport the waste to an outdoor receptacle without worrying about odor, cleanliness or safety. Less bending over, less walking, less non decomposable waste, and less odor!

Here are some of the features and benefits of adopting the Litter Champ system:

– The clean-looking device can be kept next to all of your litter trays, making the process quick and convenient.
– Long-lasting liner saves you money over time.
– Continuous liner system assures zero-waste disposal.
– Litter Champ Liners will biodegrade 100% underground or in landfill within 9 months to 5 year period.
– Exclusive triple-seal design locks odors in.
– Odor-free system reduces trips to garbage can.
– Child-proof lock keep pets and small children out.

While we should certainly thank Mr. Lowe for introducing the world to Kitty Litter, we have many other advancements to be thankful for. As you can see, cat litter disposal is not what it used to be!

Cat Litter Disposal System Takes the Dirty Work Out of Having Cats

by alexandra

cat litter disposal systemFeline companionship is a wonderful—and popular—way to add a little furry warmth to your home. It’s estimated that 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States which is approximately 30-37% of all households in the United States (Source: APPA).

In addition to being adorable, cats are relatively low maintenance and self sufficient when compared to other domestic pets. If you can keep their litter box clean and ensure sufficient food and water is available, your cat will be happy staying home alone for long periods of time during the day and even overnight. Speaking of low maintenance, cats even clean themselves. No need to drop your cat in the bathtub unless you have a fetish for claw marks—because they will vehemently remind you that they don’t need to be bathed!

Providing that you don’t dunk them in a bathtub, cats can be very loyal and affectionate to their owners. And if you keep your cat inside, they’ll return the favor by not tracking dirt inside the house.

But, in spite of their otherwise clean nature, there is one inevitable and dirty aspect to owning indoor cats: kitty litter and their waste. While most people don’t want to be assigned to litter box duty, nobody wants to deal with the odor of an unattended litter box.

The bad news is that cats poop and pee inside your house. The good news is that cats instinctively want to poop in a litter box so there is very little training required. That’s where your cat litter disposal system comes into play.

Extinguishing Litter Odor

With a few modern tools you can avoid the household odor that is sometimes associated with having litter boxes in your home. Try using a clumping litter that is commonly found in pet stores and supermarkets so that the soiled litter separates itself from the clean litter. This seals in some of the odor until it is scooped and reduces the amount of litter you need to buy.

Placing a cat litter disposal system like the Lucky Champ near your litter will also simplify the process. As urine and solid waste begin to decompose, the odor released dramatically magnifies, making it important to scoop regularly.

A good cat litter disposal system will include a long-handled scoop to prevent the need of getting low to the litter box, and then instantly seal the waste without the need for a trip to the outside dumpster.

Each time you scoop your cat’s litter boxes using a disposal system, you are replacing the use of a wasteful plastic bag with an easy scoop into the Litter Champ and sealing the odor and waste inside with the turn of a knob. Conveniently decide when you are ready to transport the waste to an outdoor receptacle without worrying about odor, cleanliness or safety. Less bending over, less walking, less non decomposable waste, and less odor!

Invest in the Lucky Champ cat litter disposal system and take the dirty work out of having a cat!

Litterbox Training

by CraigSmith

Although not totally natural, most cats seem to be born with good litterbox instincts. Even so, there are a few specific things you can do to improve your chances of never finding urine or feces in the middle of your Persian Rug.

Regardless of the size of your cat, get (or make) the biggest litterbox you can fit into your home. Cats love to have room to walk around, roll over, stretch, and scratch before they get down to serious business. A big box with lots of headroom is nearly always more inviting than a short, cramped container. Think Executive Washroom versus Honey Bucket.

Don’t be afraid to try different litter types. The most popular forms are the fine-grained clumping litters, the natural source litters (wheat or corn cob), and those produced from recycled papers. The least tolerated are any litter type with perfumes, scents, or other chemical additives, so try to avoid those if you can.

Just as in Real Estate, location is paramount. High traffic areas of the home are seldom a good choice, nor are rooms with loud noises like laundries and kitchens. Cold, cement floors leading to a litterbox are also a major turn-off for cats. Quiet, yet easily accessible are the goals to keep in mind at first. Feel free to experiment with more than one litterbox (in different parts of the home) for a period of time, to see if your cat displays a definite location preference.

In general, anything you can do to make the litterbox more attractive to the cat will go a long way in helping your pet to establish good habits, and keep your home clean.

For The First Time Cat Owner

by CraigSmith

Congratulations on your new acquisition; you will certainly enjoy your time together! If you have never cared for a cat before, don’t worry too much, it is not difficult, nor is it time consuming. There are really only three major areas to focus upon:

First, be sure to offer top quality food (both canned and dry forms) that is specifically formulated for your cat’s age. Feed kitten food to young cats, adult food to middle aged cats, and a geriatric formula to older cats. In most circumstances, the more expensive the food is, the higher the quality, so stick to the name brands that cost a little more; it will be a much healthier diet.

Second, although not completely instinctual, cats tend to be pretty knowledgeable about what to do within the litterbox. Try to establish the largest, most ventilated litter area that you can in your home. Cats generally prefer the soft, sandy, clumping litters (without any perfumes or odor enhancers) inside of containers with high walls and plenty of head and legroom. Don’t be shocked if your cat likes to roll around in there when it’s clean; that is perfectly natural.

Third, don’t even think about using a telephone book or some Internet service to locate a good veterinary facility. Ask your friends, your co-workers, your family, and even that pet crazy neighbor across the street for advice on a good doctor. After a couple dozen replies, you will note that the same 3 or 4 names keep popping up. That is now your short list of potential veterinary advisors, and you need to visit their offices and see if you like the care they offer. Every part of the world has different types of diseases, parasites, and environmental factors that could affect your cat’s health, so you want to develop a relationship with a veterinarian that you can communicate with to help you do your best to prevent those disorders common to your region.

Providing excellent nutrition, clean living space, and top-notch veterinary care are the most important things you can do to help your new pet live a full and long life.

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