For anyone that knows me, I am a 'cat lady'. I have 11 cats of my own and volunteer with a small local non-profit cat rescue called Spaymart
. So I am very familiar with cats and behavior. One thing I have learned is that they are notorious for hiding illnesses, so it's often hard to tell if they are sick or in pain. Having a house of multiple cats, I have to clean it daily from the 2 select cats who have a 'territory thing' going on. However, I still get paranoid on if one may be sick or if it's them just being jerks and making me do extra clean up work. Without making a ton of vet appointments just to find out they're claiming their space, I would rather only make a single appointment if it's necessary. After all, after every trip to the vet the cat who went goes into hiding for the remainder of the day. I mean, a car ride + strangers + poking and probing... not a great experience for them to say the least. So the moment I heard of PrettyLitter
I knew I had to try it and see what was going on with my cats.
Did you know that clumping clay litter often contains bentonite which expands upon contact with moisture, forming a clump around the urine. After stepping out of the litter box your cat licks their paws and that clay may expand within their digestive tract. PrettyLitter uses non-clumping crystals that are safe for cats, even when they breathe or ingest it. PrettyLitter makes it easier for you to know if your cat is experiencing a potential health issue before urgent medical care is needed, saving you money, stress and potentially your cat's life. Potential health issues that can be associated with color change include:
Certain types of urinary tract infections. High urinary pH can lead to bladder crystal and stone formation.
Metabolic acidosis & kidney tubular acidosis. Low urinary pH can lead to Calcium Oxalate.
Bladder inflammation, bladder Stones, urinary tract infection.
kindly sent me 4 bags for me to try out. What's unique, besides the obvious health monitoring features, is that this lasts up to 1 month per bag, no dust, and no odor. I tested the litter out in just one of our boxes to see how the cats would react. My cats are picky at times and if I were to change all the boxes to the litter they may have planned a sneak attack on me! Since I didn't want to risk that, I stuck with just the one box. The cats were instantly curious about it, too! Normally they just like to be the first to hop in the clean box, but in this case, they legit each took a turn to sniff it out, like a serious investigation because it was a new material, hoped in, and did their business. A few cats choose to not bother burying it either. Not sure if that was because they were unsure of what they just did their business in or to make a statement, but definitely not the usual for my cats.
While the cats used it, I would notice an initial urine smell so immediately I thought it probably wasn't going to be good odor control. However, I was quickly surprised that once the cats had completed their business, and it had been absorbed, there was no more nasty odor to it. Unlike clumping litter, PrettyLitter absorbs and then eliminates moisture which means you do not need to keep replenishing your litter throughout the month. I definitely was not expecting that! So a pleasant surprise.
So how does Pretty Litter work?
It's easy to get started with your PrettyLitter!
- Choose the number of cats in your house.
- A one month supply of PrettyLitter is delivered to your door each month. Plus FREE shipping in the US!
- For each cat, fill your box with a 4-pound bag of PrettyLitter. It lasts an entire month.
"PrettyLitter's formula makes it easier for you to use and clean your litter box. Its highly absorbent crystals do not clump, but instead absorbs moisture, traps all odor, and eliminates the urine. That means less work, no odor, and less mess. Only scoop the poop!" This is what the brand claims and from my experience, that is exactly what happens when you use Pretty Litter! I am highly impressed with this litter and definitely think every cat owner should at least give it a try!