Saturday, January 20, 2007

Self cleaning Litter Box

Pets are a wonderful part of our lives. We consider them part of our family. It truly is our duty to take care of them like we would a child, or at least in a similar respect. While they can be an endless source of entertainment, pets can also be a big chore. If you have an indoor cat, then you know what I mean. The litter box can get overwhelming at times. No one wants their house smelling like a cat box. Luckily for cat owners, there is now the option of a self cleaning litter box. These sweet innovations should have come out long ago.
When I first spotted the self cleaning litter box, I thought it was pricey. I believe it had a 200 dollar price tag on it. It was in one of those catalogs that thrive on the newest of technology. Regardless of the cost, I thought it was cool. While growing up, my mother had a cat and unfortunately a litter box to go with it. Man, did that litter box stink up the house. There is always that dreaded chore of cleaning it on a daily basis. If you don't, you will soon regret it. My mother actually got to where she would empty out the waste, immediately after the cat would go. This can obviously become a redundant process. These days, my family has three indoor cats. Believe me, each one certainly adds some extra weight to the cleaning routine. Eventually my wife and I decided to purchase a self cleaning litter box. This was a choice we haven't regretted. After one of our felines uses the litter box, a mild alarm goes off to ensure they're out of the box, then a rake-like device sweeps any waste into a plastic compartment. This way, instead of scooping out all of the cat waste, you simply remove the plastic compartment and replace it with a new one. It's that easy. The benefit we enjoy most is the lack of stench. We no longer have to put up with that rank litter box odor.
The self cleaning litter box is especially handy if you travel and leave your cat at home. You don't have to worry yourself with the litter box filling up, because it takes care of the mess. Self cleaning litter boxes can be found at a variety of pet stores. It is good to check out the superstores such as Pets-Mart and Pet-Depot. Both of these stores offer a variety of products for your pets. In addition, it is helpful to browse online. This way you can find what you're looking for ahead of time and compare prices and reviews. The self cleaning litter box is well worth the cost if you have a cat or two.