Cat not using litter box? Check this out! #PreciousCat #Giveaway

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This post about a cat not using litter box anymore is sponsored by Precious Cat on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Precious Cat’s Cat Attract formula, but This Mama Loves only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Precious Cat is not responsible for the content of this article.

when a cat stops using the litter box

You want me to use which litter box?

After I first learned of a new cat litter specifically designed to encourage cats to use the litter box, I was anxious to try the Cat Attract litter. Not because our cats don’t use the litter box, but because we have 2 cats who have a ‘thing’ for our basement litter box, but they aren’t down in our basement much of the time. If they aren’t where they use the loo, chances are, problems can and will arise. Please note that when I say they have a thing, I mean, they will stand at the basement door and meow.  Then they’ll rub against the door.  Lloyd, aka Moose Kitty, will often run INTO the door.  I think he’s trying to ram the door down?  Not sure. Regardless, kitties don’t need to be in the basement all the time.  It’s cold down there and they can hang up here with their humans. We’re fun! And warm! They both have spent a lot of time whining and meowing to get down and use that litter box downstairs, which was intended for just in case the cats got stuck down in the basement for a long period of time. We didn’t realize they’d start to prefer that box!

 

I like my litter box in the basement...

I like my litter box in the basement…

Both of our cats have avoided the litter box on our main floor for a long time and we don’t really want them in the basement. So, as you can see, this kind of caused a bit of a problem. When I was asked to check out Dr. Elsey’s Cat Attract litter, I hoped it would at least encourage Lloyd and Rosabeth to give the upstairs box a chance. To my delight, within 2 days my cats were using the upstairs litter box by choice. The frequency that we have to scoop out the waste from it has more than quadrupled, and neither cat is pawing at the basement door or meowing to go down there. I’m sold, and will be buying this again.

lloyd watching fish

A cat’s version of a good TV show

lloyd and fish tank

He loves to watch the fish in the tank! We turn the tank light on and he comes running….

Now, I know we’re fortunate and that many have far more serious (and frustrating) issues with not using a litter box- at all.  Lloyd and Rosie have both missed the litter box, but only rarely. When our old cat Raistlin was alive, she would have been a cat we used the Cat Attract for.  Raistlin woulld pee just about anywhere BUT her litter box for a really long time and it made us crazy.  We never would have re-homed her… but the fact is that many cats are given up because of litter box issues and one little switch to a new litter literally could end up being a life or death matter for cats.  That”s kind of a big deal, and for those who are frustrated with a cat having litter box issues (or lack of issues I suppose), definitely worth a try.

lloyd and tobey

Don’t tell anyone, but even Tobey the dog would be sad if we weren’t around…

Cat Attract has saved cats from going to the shelter or being euthanized.

It really can save lives. Check out other litter box solutions: http://blogp.ws/LitterSolutions

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So what is it about this litter that stands out?

Well, it clumps hard.  Really hard.  It doesn’t crumble when you take it from the litter box. That alone is a big deal.  Very few if any little bits fall back into the litter box.  So the smell isn’t sticking around.

Cat Attract is non toxic (super important) – it’s made of natural herbs.  No chemicals, no deoderant. No catnip. The formula is actually patent pending. It contains Chlorophyll which provides a natural odor control.  Pretty cool, right?

I’m about to place an order of more Cat Attract litter.  I told you I was going to buy it again, and I’m putting my money where my mouth is.  It’s working well for us, it’s non toxic and keeps the litter box smell down. That’s a win for everyone in my house!

 One reader will win a 20 lb bag of Cat Attract Litter!

 

The Cat Attract giveaway, across all participating blogs, is limited to one winner per household. Winners must be 18 years of age and reside in the U.S. Winners will receive an email to provide delivery instructions. Prize delivery can take 6 – 8 weeks

 

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  • I have two cats, Pumpkin and Sheeba, and they are about 8 years old. They run around like kittens though

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  • I have three rescued cats – the oldest two are jet black sisters about 9 years old. They are Vicky and Vanna. The latest was found last May around the corner – tiniest little thing – eyes all wet and crusty, hair matted, just sitting in the middle of the sidewalk – no other cats around. Vet had him for a week – got him back with A $500.00 bill! Now he’s the most affectionate fattest (he eats laying down on his side and swatting out the dry food one at a time – at least he stopped playing hockey with it) and knows his name – Sammy – and comes out of nowhere when he hears his name. Now I’m feeding what could be his mother, sister and father outside – have to try and trap them to get them spayed and/or neutered.

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  • I have a 3 year old named Cassy!

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  • I named my cat after the Simpsons cat :)

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  • Our cat Diddy Kitty is the grandson to a cat we had ten years ago.we gave diddy kitty away as a kitten but was returned to us years later when his owner could not care for him anymore.

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  • eenie is my favorite cat, we have had him since he was a baby he is 3 years old now, he loves to be petted all the time

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  • Our cat’s name is Isabela. She is a siamese mix that we adopted from the animal shelter a few years ago. She is honestly the sweetest cat I have ever met. She gets along with our dogs (for the most part) and she loves our children. She would sleep with us if I would allow it (I can’t because I’m actually allergic to her, love her too much to give her away though).

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  • I’m not sure how old my Noonie is – she materialized outside our house one day. I was calling out to the skittish next door kitty so she would know I was there and not get scared and *boom* – out jumped Noonie to claim me :)

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  • Lucy is a 9 and she is a Maincoon/Max mix and she doesn’t have a tail.

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  • Our cat’s name is Shadow. She is six years old. She was a rescue we tried to find a new home for, but her awesome social skills made her grow on us.

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  • Our cat Gilla is about 5 years old and he can be quite grumpy and likes to bite but we love him anyway

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  • I like the Jersey Print Dress from Carters.

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  • My two cats named Bumper and LT went to the vet and got their rabies shots this morning.

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  • I would love this product. My cat is a 5 year old white kitty named Ruby. She is always getting into trouble and breaks into the pantry in the middle of the night to sneak extra food. She also like to sleep in the kitchen sink for some reason…

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  • Oh gosh, I have 5 cats…Siam (11), Milo (7), Toki (5), and Pixie (4). Siam is my big grandpa baby and weighs 18lbs. Milo is the grandson of my sister’s cat. Toki was rescued by a homeless man before I took her in. Pixie was rescued on a wharf near the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • I have Smokey and he will be 3 in August. My husband gave him to me as a gift to cheer me up when my cat that I had since he was 3 weeks old died 3 months before his 20th birthday. Smokey likes to play fetch and doesn’t like closed doors.

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  • We found our kit when she was a tiny baby. she was stuck in the rosebush outside. My boyfriend said she could not come inside. she sat outside and cried for food every day. he started to call her mooch. within a few weeks i had moved her in. she is 4 years old now and the queen of the house. she is really my boyfriend’s cat now! she waits by the door for him to return from work and sleeps on him every night!

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  • We have two cats, Chip & Dale. Chip is 10 and Dale is 5. They are both tuxedo cats.

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  • Both our boys are 1 1/2 years old. Nikko is a Lynx Point Siamese that loves to eat and have his belly rub. Mushu is a Snowshoe Siamese that believes he is a dog.

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  • My cat is named Clementine, found her outside and kept her. She was a stray and is very friendly, sometimes doesn’t use the box though :( Luckily we don’t have carpet but we’re working with her.

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  • We have two cuddly cats.

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  • We have 2 cats. One named Frankie (after Frank Sinatra) because he has blue eyes. He is 2 years old. We have a 6 month old cat named Oreo because he is black & white in color :)

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  • My cats are Billy, 8yrs and Tulip, 16yrs. Both are rescues.

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  • I have a 16 year old tabby – Bandit and a 10 year old grey, long hair – Barney. They both get along well with our 2 large dogs.

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  • I have two cats. One is a calico named Snicklefritz Phew Garbonzo Bean and a tabby named, Kiki. One is 16 years old and the other is 6. Both are sweet as can be.

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  • My cat’s name is Cinco. She’s 16 years old (I’ve had her since she was 6) and she doesn’t like children. The smaller the child the more afraid she is. But as long as she is kept away from children she is the sweetest cat in the world. (I had to say that because she is sitting on my lap right now, watching what I type.)

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  • My cats are: Stanley ) she loves beating up the dogs ), Bo ( he likes wandering the neighborhood ), Crash ( she’s a fluffy calico with an attitude! ), Echo ( she’s a loner for sure but sweet ), Skye ( he has beautiful orange & blue eyes ), Tabbi ( she’s a snob ) and Lizzy Her Royal Majesty ( the name says it all! ) and they are ALL special to me and the 2 huge dogs!

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  • Our cat is called Kittystiltsken and is 5 years old! Everyone loves her!

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  • we have our first cat he is about 6-7 months old right now.we have 3 dogs so this is a big change in our house.lol we thought he was a girl well nope he is a boy for sure lol

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  • My kitty, Nelson, is 9 yrs old and makes me smile every day. He is the first thing I see when I wake up because he is laying there staring at me waiting for me to open my eyes. Love him so much.

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  • I have two awesome cats that were luckily rescued as kittens from a sad place. Houdini is three years old, he’s a large all black cat with yellow/green eyes. He is extremely smart & loves making us laugh. Sadie is two years old, she’s white & gray with the markings of a Siamese & has light arctic blue eyes. She’s unbelievably fast and fears nothing. Regardless of what position I’m sleeping in Sadie is laying on top of me. At least twice a day everyday around 5am & 11pm and usually at noon Houdini & Sadie play a hilarious game of tag. They fly from room to room switching places in each one, if they slow down or get cornered the chaser taps the other on the side or back and darts off in the other direction, it’s about 10 minutes of nonstop chaotic amusement.

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  • Prunella is 15+years old. She was a rescue, and she has given me so much pleasure over the years. Prunella is currently being treated for a thyroid condition. She seems to be doing okay for a senior. She is a very sweet natured cat. Basil is my “Golden Boy.” He is cream and pale gold with those incredible topaz eyes. Basil is about 9 years old. I first saw him in a garden at a tea room, and I begged the owner for him. Cooter Brown is a brown tabby, also about 9 years old. He was a rough and tough street cat, and he is still a roamer. Cooter is a a sweet cat and purrs louder than any cat I have ever heard.

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  • I have one year old Valentine who loves playing in the sink with water running and Snickers who making a chirping sound to greet me.

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  • I have 4 cats – Jordi who is 13 and loves to play fetch with his play mice, Hyde who is 13 and loves to lay in the morning sun, Kelso who is 12 and loves to rough house with his brother Jordi and Stella who is 11 and is queen of the castle.

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  • Boots has white paws

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    • Okay – you asked :) We have 13 cats – Mr. Mu 7yo – he literally thinks he’s all that and more and is addicted to catnip. You have to be on alert when he’s around. If he is wanting you – he will leap from wherever he is to get on your shoulder. Ella 6yo she’s very tiny and is a superb hunter – especially squirrels :( Possum 3yo – she and Barnabus were left with no mom at 3 weeks of age – my daughter and I hand fed them round the clock for weeks. Possum loves to beat up the other cats come wet food time. She likes to bring in live kangaroo mice to play with. She don’t hurt them – just wants a playmate. Nuzzles 6yo – he’s a super quiet kitty. BBG aka Chunky – 6yo, is short to the ground and from head to tail, all black and is the roundest thing you’ve ever seen. She loves to be brushed. Dark Vader 5yo, – he excessively drools when he loves you up. Emnem – 6yo – meets my daughter at the bus stop and then hitches a ride on her backpack to come home. He also walks her to the bus stop. Miss Fabuleau 7yo – she’s a quiet kitty that likes to intimidate the others by appearing as though she’s going to go after them but then stops in her tracks to claw the rug. Butter Butt 5yo – when she talks – she screams…seriously, it’s like she’s screaming at you. Mr. Snapples 7yo – he’s quiet and has an imaginary friend that appears during the night. He runs around, first crying and then runs through the house like he’s chasing another cat (playing). I believe he is playing with his brother that he saw get hit by a car. He’s also a thief. He doesn’t like to hunt but has no problem stealing the treasures brought into the house. Mr. Snickers 5yo- he’s a licker. Barnabus 3yo – for a male – he’s a fabulous hunter. He talks a lot – like every time you say something to him – he has something to say back. Ollie Ollie 6yo – he just does his own thing. He likes to start fights and you can always tell when he’s in that mood – his face has a certain look. Sad thing is – if he does pick a fight – he’s the one that always ends up with an abscess. You’d think he’d be smarter than that considering he’s had MANY abscesses from his shenanigans.

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      • Wow you have a lot of awesome kitties! I love the names :)

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  • We have two cats in our house, the oldest, Stinky, will be 14 years old in just a couple weeks, and is the sweetest cat I have ever met. In October we adopted a cat that was 6 months old from the local animal shelter, her name is Dory. Dory is the complete opposite of our other cat, she is crazy, full of energy and will only allow anyone to pet her for a short time, and then she attacks. Dory would not use the litter box at all for almost a full month after we got her.

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  • I have two wonderful cats, Fred and Ginger (siblings, age 9), previous owner had them declawed, so finding a cat litter they can use has not been easy, Fred is very fussy, even meows very loudly if the litter isn’t the kind he likes.

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  • I don’t have a cat, but I work with an animal rescue that would love to have this as a donation!

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  • My cat Eva is about 9 or 10 (I don’t know exactly, because she showed up in the back yard, emaciated–I had thought she was a kitten because she was so small, but she was over a year at the time). She talks! not like a Siamese, but she definitely is vocal in letting you know what she wants, and often seems to converse when she’s not asking for something. .

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  • I have a household full of cats and we are always trying to find the next best litter. Thanks for sharing this great product.

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  • That is so exciting to have found a cat litter to entice your picky felines to use the litter box. Hope they continue to approve of the new litter and not ban themselves against the basement door to use the other litter box.

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    • I know!! Although we have a brooder down there as of 2 days ago…with baby chickens. so now they rEALLY want to be downstairs!

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