Arm and Hammer and Ontario SPCA Team Up! #iAdopt #ArmandHammerSlide #ChurchAndDwight #ad

Did you know that millions of cats are surrendered to already-overflowing shelters each year due to litter box issues? On a personal note, I am horrified with this tid bit of information! The solution is so simple:  add a little patience, love and care.  What happens when these felines are adopted by a new family?

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To help ensure a smooth transition and avoid future litter box issues, Arm & Hammer™ has teamed up with the Ontario SPCA for its iAdopt holiday program for the fourth year.

Throughout the month of November, Arm & Hammer will be donating 1,300 adoption kits, each containing a box of Arm & Hammer™ Slide™ Cat Litter, a free litter coupon and tips on litter box best practices, to the first 1,300 cat adopters across Ontario at 13 different Ontario SPCA locations.  Isn’t that amazing news?!As a known cat lover, and owner of four of my own kitties, I often share beautiful pictures of my beautiful babies.  It’s not all fun and games though.  I have several litter boxes to clean every single day … and I do this at least twice each day.  Did you know that owners should have one box per cat plus one more? Actually, cats are very sensitive to smells, and even texture so litter that is dust-free and soft on their paws is ideal.  It really isn’t fun having to face so many litter boxes every day so in order to meet all my litter needs I tried, and I now recommend using Arm & Hammer Slide Cat Litter.  Paws down, it is the best experience I’ve ever had with litter.  Its patented EZ Clean Technology* means used litter slides right out! No more scrubbing or scraping the bottom of the box, and no more lingering odour with a 7-day odour-free home –  guaranteed!  I’m serious about this; you’ll be as amazed as I am.Here’s an important tip that should be common knowledge.  In order to avoid mishaps, ensure you place food and water far away from the litter boxes.  It’s simple really … you wouldn’t want to eat in front of a bathroom would you?  No!  You’d find it odd if you saw bathrooms right beside the tables at a restaurant too.  Cats aren’t any different than you and I.  It’s a basic tip but a wise one.

Now, I’m not saying that you have to go out and adopt a cat.   I’d be very happy if you did though!  I would also be happy if you would share this post with your friends and family so that if anyone will be adopting this month, they would get the benefits of the iAdopt holiday program.  No matter when you (or they) decide to adopt/rescue one of the many available cats, be sure to try some of my litter tips.All my babies have always been rescued.  I have always felt great love and joy with every single one of my babies.  It hurts immensely when they reach the end of their lives; however, the human heart is a pretty incredible thing because just when you think you don’t have any room for love is exactly when you realize that your heart has room to love even more.  All you have to do is allow for it to happen.

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Adopting a Cat? Read this First! #ChurchAndDwight #ad

There are many things that get better with age, and a feline friend is one of them! If you’re thinking about adopting a kitten or know someone who is, ask that they consider a senior cat instead. Kittens are cute, but adult cats have a great deal going for them. Read and share this list of why adopting a senior cat might be right for you!

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Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior cat you’re literally saving a life! This is a great life lesson to instill in your little ones.

– A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know right away from your first encounter if he or she is a good fit for your family.

– A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly what you’re signing up for. Plus, you won’t have to upgrade to a larger cat house or litter box as they continue to grow.

– A senior cat may be house-trained with basic etiquette and not attack feet, bite hands or use the couch or carpet as a scratching post.IMG_0682Senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is. To help keep cats happy about their litter box, no matter what their age, use a quality cat litter like Arm & Hammer Slide. We know firsthand how amazing it is; however, these are only a few good reasons to try it for yourself:

1) It traps odours for 7 days, and is dust-free with a soft texture that’s easy on paws.

2) The patented EZ Clean technology means the used litter slides right out!

3)  No more scrubbing or scraping the bottom of the box!

Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.

Did you Know?  With Friday, the 13th upon us, it’s important to remember that senior cats aren’t the only ones that tend to be forgotten – black cats are too. The superstitions that surround black cats have a real impact on them finding a forever home. Remember, the idea that black cats bring bad luck is nothing but a myth so don’t let that stand in your way of welcoming a deserving cat into your family.

If you regularly follow me, you know that we have four cats:  Jake, Josie, Jasper Jr, and Jacob.  Not everyone knows; however, that they’re all rescues!  Jake, the sweetest of them all, is our senior cat that we rescued from the street.  Apparently, his previous owners (in 2009) sold their house and moved during the winter months … they also left him behind!  He was clawless, family-less, and homeless on the streets.  How anyone has the heart to do that I’ll never know!  Thank goodness we found out about his story from a friend.  That same day he was warm and cozy in our bed … until today.  Jake has been the sweetest cat from day one; we couldn’t be happier with him.

When adopting, if you have access to his or her past, there are a few questions to consider:

1) What veterinary care has been received?

2) If found at a shelter, why is he/she there?

3) Is there a history of abuse?

4) What food is currently being fed?

The answers aren’t meant to prevent you from adopting.  Rather, the answers will better equip you to have the best experience.  To adopt a senior or black cat or learn more about cat adoption, visit your local SPCA or go online.

Have you adopted a senior or black cat? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comment section.

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.

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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