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impact on a cat’s general health
and well-being and save thousands of cats from losing their
homes and landing in shelters as
a result of undiagnosed medical
issues, which are often incorrectly labeled as deviant litter box
Monitoring litters use assorted
pH indicators that react to the
introduction of urine and change
color to alert to a potential problem. They can be used permanently for cats who have already been
diagnosed with an issue to monitor the severity or on an ad hoc
basis as a home wellness check.
Bring on the litter box
There’s a style and shape of today’s
litter box to suit every household
from corners to hoods in a variety
of fun colors to match home décor.
Litter boxes have come out of the
closet to become more acceptable
on display. First, due to the improvement in odor control. Second, due
to advice from behaviorists, who
unilaterally believe that (especially
in multi-cat households) open litter
boxes are better. They offer the
feline user a 360-degree view of the
surroundings so he can see if another
cat is approaching and plotting a box
ambush and allow the cat to monitor
general household traffic.
Along with this trend comes an
increase in fabulous litter mats in a
variety of colors and designs that
effectively work to trap litter and
prevent your cat from creating an
So what is next in this category?
There are already automated litter
boxes that scoop and even ones
that flush. With the huge selection
of litter currently available, perhaps
the next big thing will be a small
cat-shaped robot that tops up litter
as the contents of the box depletes.
And, it would be great if it could
shake out litter mats, too!
LITTER CAN BE MADE FROM
These can alert cat parents to
CheCk the box!
Adjectives are a quick
and easy guideline to
the type of litter and
its best features.
Words that tell all
For example, feline lower urinary tract disease
often goes undetected because cats have a rep-
utation for being stoic and good at masking the
painful symptoms. A litter-monitoring product
could potentially give a cat suffering from
FLUTD the proper treatment and save him from
losing his home.