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Friday, February 19, 2010

Fun Feline Toy

I was just going thru my daily blog reading and found that KiddiesCorner Deals is sponsoring a great giveaway.
You can enter to win a FrolicCat Bolt Interactive Laser toy for your pets. I know Smokey and Adjanta would love this. Adjanta is bored very easily. She is trying to get the Vacuum to play with her. LOL This would be a perfect toy for her. Here she has Smokey pinned to the floor. I think he would appreciate me purchasing this toy as well. Maybe Adjanta would then pounce on the laser light and not him.

I like the idea of the FroliCat Bolt Interactive Laser Toy because you can turn it on and place it on the floor or table, and walk away. This would be great for times when you are trying to keep kittys from getting under foot as you get things done around the house.

I entered the giveaway, you should too! KiddiesCorner Deals is sponsoring the giveaway and it ends on March 5th.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to Clean and deodorize your cat box

How you clean your litter box can impact your cat's health and the environment. Cleaning your cat box can be done safely and effectively. All you need to have is hot water ,white vinegar and baking soda. I pour about 8 ounces of hot water into a spray type bottle then I add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda, attach spray top, shake gently. I then use this to spray down my cat box. Then wipe out with a cleaning cloth. Then dry box . You can then sprinkle the bottom of the box with a natural deodorizer. Like this one Joyful Feline Litter Box Deodorizer
Then you can add your eco /pet friendly litter. You will have a happy healthy kitty!

Cat litters are not created equal

Cat litter,a substance we pour into our cat boxes for elimination. Are they created equal? There just a filler for the cat box right? How diverse can cat litter be?
There are many litters that can be harmful to your cat as well as the environment.

Unfriendly cat litters are:

Clay Litter: clay litter is strip-mined and this causes environmental damage during extraction. The dust that flies thru the air after kitty tries to cover up her mess is bad for your cat's lungs. This dust can cause asthma and respiratory concerns.

Clumping Litter: Clumping litter contains sodium bentonite and this is mined just like the above clay litter. It is damaging to our environment. There is some speculation that this type of litter can get into your cat's lungs or intestines and cause damage.

 Scented Litter: The fragrances in scented litter come from several undisclosed combinations of chemicals. Which can contain phthalates. Phthalates are hormone disruptors. Fragrances can trigger allergies in pets and humans.

Healthier Greener Litter
Cat litter made with wheat, corn, ground corn cobs, alfalfa pettets and wheat. These are all good choices.

There are pine litters and cedar litters these can be good choices as well. There is some research indicating that some cats maybe allergic. If you use this type and your cat sneezes everytime he uses the litter box, you may want to swith to another type.

Some brands you may like are:
Naturals Corn Cat Litter I think they sell it exclusively at Petco
Worlds Best Cat Litter is made from corn and 100% natural
Swheat Scoop Natural cat litter
Feline Pine (remember just to be mindful if kitty sneezes after use he/she may have some allergy to pine)

Hope these tips help you to decide on a healthy choice of cat litter for your cat and the environment.