A Litter Locker Makes Sense

Cats are an excellent source of companionship. However, there are things individuals need to do to maintain proper cat ownership; this includes buying a proper waste disposal system. It is important to buy a system that does not cause the home to smell of cat odors and does not cause multiple trips to clean out the waste receptacle. Litter locker offers solutions to both of these.

This new cat waste disposal system enables individuals to remove cat waste daily efficiently. Individuals use this disposal system by scooping out kitty waste clumps. Then clumps are placed into the waste contraption. The person turns the handle so the waste gets put into an odor-proof plastic bag.

When the bag reaches capacity, it can be thrown out. Each bag cartridge comes with numerous bags. This eliminates constant journeys to the garbage to clean the waste. Because the system is made from microban antimicrobial protection, it will not induce odor causing bacteria from forming.

It is a very affordable purchase. Once the system is retained, all an individual must do is periodically purchase bag refill cartridges. Cartridges need to be changed one to two months and are easy to replace.

Many popular pet retail stores sell this waste contraption system along with the refill bag cartridges. Individuals can also look up online to see if online pet stores also sell this system. Some websites provide certain deals, such as if an individual buys the locker along with one refill cartridge, they will provide another cartridge free.

Many families with multiple cats are looking for a fresh way to clean cat waste that locks in smell and does not mean daily trips to the waste basket. Little Locker is their answer. This easy and convenient tool locks away the waste and odor, leaving the house smelling as though no cats even live there.

Find out what the best litter locker is for your cat, including information on buying the best litter lockers.

Cat Litter, Things You Might Or Might Not Know

Chances are, if you have a cat or kitten, you already know a lot about cat litter. If not, here is a short overview of todays most-used cat litter types.

Clay-based

Major use of clay-based cat litter first began in 1948 with Ed Lowe’s product named “Kitty Litter”, the name now widely applied to any kind of cat litter. Besides being more absorbent than the previously often used sand or soil it is also not so easily tracked around the house. Some brands of this litter type have baking soda or special crystals added in an attempt to better control odor.

Clumping Cat Litter

…is around since the 1950s. Made mostly from bentonite (calcium bentonite) it was quite an improvement. When wet, this kind of clay forms clumps that are easily removed from the rest of the litter. This way it is no longer necessary for the pet owner to change all of the litter, only the solid pieces can be scooped out and disposed of. Still, for sanitary reasons the entire content of the box should be changed every 4 to 6 weeks.

On the downside there is an ongoing debate about the health risks for your cat and especially kittens that come with the use of clumping cat litter. Besides claims that ingestion of this material may be hazardous to your pet there are concerns that crystalline silica (silica dust, also contained in clumping cat litter) may harm your furry friend. Silica dust, while not proven a real risk to humans, is treated as a carcinogen in California. Fortunately there are alternatives if this is an issue for you.

Silica gel litter

A very convenient form of cat litter is made from silica gel. Silica gel, a granular and highly porous material, is synthetically made from sodium silicate. Thanks to its high absorbency, higher than any other litter, it has excellent moisture and odor control. Four to five pounds can last up to four weeks for an average cat. During this time it is sufficient to scoop out solid waste and to stir the cat litter daily (to avoid urine pooling in the box).

As you can easily imagine the amount of silica gel litter used during a month is significantly lower than that of clumping or regular clay litter (approx. 4-5 lb compared to 20-30 lb). It is also easier to handle because it’s much less heavy than clay litter.

Biodegradable litter

Biodegradable litter can be made from recycled newspaper, sawdust, plants (for example pine wood pellets or barley) and even dried orange peel. Considering the amount of non-biodegradable cat litter that ends up in landfills (more than two million tons yearly alone in the US) this type of cat litter is certainly a welcome alternative for cat owners that have the well-being of the environment on their mind. Often biodegradable litter is bought because of its flushability or deodorizing effects or for asthmatic cats which can benefit from reduced dust compared to clay litter.

Most biodegradable cat litter is more expensive than the traditional form, however, same sized amounts compared to clay litter last longer which offset the higher price in part.

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