Want Your Cat To Be Happy? #ArmandHammerCat #ad

Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat) is relatively new on the market.  I actually haven’t tried any other cat litter since I was introduced to my current litter!  I basically fell in love with it and became loyal to it.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Since I have a past relationship with Arm & Hammer™, I was extremely excited when I received an invitation to attend an event held in Toronto last week.  The small group of invited guests were introduced to Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat), and we also were able to play with two adorable kittens that are available for adoption through SPCA Ontario.  You can view the video I recorded, and posted, of them.  Simply follow this link to see my post on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3KLQkhBjpY/

More importantly, you can visit the Ontario SPCA website to adopt a fur-baby!

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They are so adorable and will probably be adopted quickly.  At least I hope they will be.  Honestly, I was tempted to put them in my pockets and walk out with them.  Don’t you think they’re sweet?

It was difficult to focus on the Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat) presentation while the two adorable kittens were in the background.  I thought it best to focus on my needs; I have 5 cats at home after all.  So what’s important for me?

Key Reasons I was excited to try this litter:

  • I’m already an Arm & Hammer™ Cat Litter user.
  • Made with a hypo-allergenic light scent.
  • Helps to reduce airborne dander when scooping.
  • Seals and destroys odours for 7-day odour control – guaranteed.
  • 100% dust-free litter.
  • Clumping litter makes scooping easier.

If these key reasons are important to me then I’m certain that they’re important for you as well.

I hope you’re not thinking that it’s “just litter”.  In my opinion, it’s much more than just plain litter.  When I’m the one that has to clean the litter boxes in my home litter is extremely important!  As I mentioned, we have five cats.  Four are ours and the fifth is a foster (for now).  When I am bent down cleaning out the litter boxes the last thing I want to do is breathe in the nasty smells that come from them.  Aside from the smell there are allergens, airborne dander, and litter dust to consider; none of which are good for our health.  So if there’s any product that promises to provide a solution then I am open to trying it.

While scooping out the litter boxes, it’s true that you’ll often see/breathe a cloud of dust.  There is; however, a moment where that cloud is worse.  Personally, I can’t stand pouring litter into the boxes because that is when a huge cloud is emitted.  That cloud of dust makes me cough, but the fine dust also rises and spreads out.  The dust ends up covering everything in its vicinity.  I noticed this happen because my litter boxes are kept in the basement near where I do my laundry.  One day after doing the laundry, and after I had folded everything, I noticed that the litter boxes needed a top up of clean litter.  I had set my clean laundry on the table, and proceeded to fill the litter boxes.  That’s when I noticed the cloud “poof”, rise up, and cover my laundry with a layer of litter dust!  I was obviously not pleased.  From that point onward I never completed those tasks at, or around, the same time.

Understandably, I felt compelled to witness the actual pouring of Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat).  I had to see for myself if there would be a cloud of litter dust or not.  At the end of the event the group gathered around the kittens and I walked to the front of the room and quietly asked if I could pour the litter out myself.  We set up a little experiment, and I was amazed with what I saw.  It was amazing to see NOTHING.  Not a thing.  While pouring the litter there wasn’t a cloud of litter dust; at all. No dust.  No poof.  There was nothing at all.  It was beautiful to see.  I recorded it and posted it on my YouTube channel.  You can view it here:

https://youtu.be/AvCDxp4p3gA

I have to say, the kitty litter station is so much nicer to deal with now.  I’m very happy with my experience with Arm & Hammer™ Cloud Control™ Breathe Easy Clumping Cat Litter (Multi-Cat), and I urge all cat parents to try it too.  Cats don’t like dirty litter boxes so they’ll be pleased with a clean box.  Remember that you should have one litter box per cat plus one extra.  That would mean that if you have 2 cats then you would need to offer them 3 litter boxes.  You should also clean the litter 1 to 2 times daily.  Since I have 5 cats I clean their litter boxes 4 to 6 times daily.  Remember to completely change the litter and thoroughly clean the box once every 30 days.  It might seem daunting (and it is) but it will ensure you have happy kitties.

My babies are happy cats, and I’m a happy cat-mom.

Thank you Arm & Hammer™

Happy Cat With #ArmAndHammerSlide #LitterBoxLife #ad

Owning a cat doesn’t mean it’s easy to understand him.  As a responsible pet owner, you do your best to keep your cat happy and healthy but there is one are that often ends up being a problem.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Let’s face it, the litter environment can be viewed as a problem.  It can be a problem especially if your fur-baby decides not to use it!Understanding the importance of the litter box is essential, if we want our cats to remain happy, New Arm & Hammer™ Clump & Seal™ Slide™ Cat Litter was developed so that you can have an easy clean-up.

Solid clumps with heavy-duty odour eliminators is great; however, the EZ Clean Technology formula renders your cats’ litter to easily slide right out of the box … with no scraping, scrubbing, or odour!  Now that’s fabulous!As mommy to 4 cats, this is exactly the kind of help I need.  Do you realise how often I have to clean my litter boxes?  Often.  Very often.

Since cat behaviour issues arise surrounding litter usage; or lack thereof, many cats end up being surrendered to shelters!  Can you believe it?!  The majority of the time it’s not your cat’s fault!  Do you clean the litter box often enough?

Did you know?

  • you should have one litter box for each cat, plus one more
  • scoop litter 1 to 2 times daily
  • every 30 days you should change the litter
  • cats prefer uncovered boxes, so as to give them the sense/ability to escape quickly if feeling threatened
  • cats actually do need some light at night – try leaving a night-light for them

In my opinion, often one can use common sense and apply it to each cat in order to deal with perceived behavioural issues.  All my cats are rescue cats so behaviour often stems from before they came into our house.

Recently, I received an invitation to attend ‘Breaking the Cat Code’ Discussion with internationally acclaimed cat behaviourist Mieshelle Nagelschneider.  I was thrilled and instantly accepted the invite.  Being able to get insights and tips from a cat behaviourist is exactly what I needed.  Jasper Jr. has been attacking Josie since day one, and after trying:

  • food puzzles
  • pheromone treatment
  • introduction of a cat tree
  • new toys

and even …

  • a new cat (one that is close to his age)

Nothing has stopped him from attacking Josie!

And so, on March 22, 2017 I got to meet Mieshelle in a small group setting and was able to get a few of my questions answered.  I received confirmation that I was just in my attempts at remedying my cat’s behaviour.  Fortunately, she was able to offer a few more suggestions that I hadn’t yet thought of.  In particular, a stationary 5-level food puzzle!  I think this just might do the trick!  I’ll be purchasing one shortly and implementing the suggestion as soon as possible.As cat owners, we need to understand our cats’ natural ‘wild cat’ instincts.  Cats may be aggressive for a variety of reasons; such as:

  • stress
  • boredom
  • hierarchy

The reality is, our cats need mental and physical stimulation.  Our cats, like the wild cat, demand freshness in water, food, and litter.  Their instincts tell them that their food/water contain bacteria and the same goes for their litter.  In the wild, predators track cats by their use of certain sites (where they choose to relieve themselves) … if they’re smelly, it’s even easier.  By understanding our cats’ natural instincts, we learn that if our cat isn’t using their litter box it might not be a bad behaviour after all!

Keep yourself happy alongside your kitties.  Try New Arm & Hammer™ Clump & Seal™ Slide™ Cat Litter!  You’ll discover when changing the litter box that the litter will slide right out.

For more information, visit:  http://www.armandhammerpets.ca

Loving Your Cat Meow and Furever: It’s International Cat Day! #ChurchDwightValue #InternationalCatDay

It’s International Cat Day on August 8th and the makers of Arm & Hammer™ want to ensure your cat is well taken care of to celebrate this pawsitively fantastic occasion!

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With cats, a clean environment is key – so it’s crucial to maintain a tidy and comfortable space in their home.  Arm & Hammer™ Clump & Seal™ Complete Odour Sealing Cat Litter provides a 7-day odour-free home, guaranteed – great for you and your cat! This revolutionary formula seals and destroys odours before they can leave the litter box. Its plant-derived particles help create rock hard clumps for easy scooping, and its fine micro-particles ensure ultra-low dust when pouring or scooping – this helps keep litter in the box instead of on your kitty’s feet.  Plus your cat will love the new softer feel!

In the spirit of International Cat Day, here are some examples of worldwide positive cat-titude:

A-Latte Love for Whiskers

Cat cafés have become an international phenomenon – with cities like Paris, Berlin and Montreal pouncing on the bandwagon. Stop by for coffee and enjoy the company of new furry friends!

Cat Crazed

Search cat videos online and you’ll find endless results. That’s why many North American animal shelters annually host cat-themed festivals showcasing feline videos for a good cause.

On the A-List

Speaking of cats and the internet, this list wouldn’t be complete without Grumpy Cat. The Internet sensation has published books, won awards and posed for the cover of New York Magazine. She even has over 7 million likes on her Facebook page – talk about a cat leading the pack!

Fun Fact: Today, some cats are viewed as celebrities, but in Ancient Egypt, they were considered divine.[1]

Pet Ownership is the Cat’s Meow in Canada

In the never ending battle between cats and dogs, felines actually edge out canines. While 37% of Canadians own one or more cats, only 32% own a dog.[2]

Despite which furry friend you own at home, both cats and dogs are considered part of the family. Dog owners believe their pets offer them improved physical health while cat owners believe their pets offer them improved mental health.[3]

How will you celebrate your cat’s big day?

[1] http://www.ancient.eu/article/466/
[1] http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sis14914
[1]  http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sis14914
Disclosure:  I am a member of the 2015 Church & Dwight Ambassador Program and received compensation and various products in exchange for reviews.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Church & Dwight’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.