It’s my turn today to do a feature review! But why is it that the other cats of the clowder allocated the review of the toilet to me?!? I was looking forward to a fun toy. :'(
Ha’Penny: If you are wondering what litter box this is… it’s a brand new design from our friends over at PetSafe, the deluxe crystal litter box! And I guess that’s why they chose me aha! At my previous place all of us cats used crystal litter boxes.
Ha’Penny: So you are wondering what’s so different about this litter box? Why does a litter box need a review? It’s just a box you say? Well, not this one!
The PetSafe® Deluxe Crystal Litter Box System is a brand new and innovative design to work specifically with crystal litter. At the start of the month your human, simply fills the box with one bag of PetSafe® Premium Crystal Litter. While after crystal litter will work the PetSafe one has been specially formulated to last longer than your supermarket brand.
Ha’Penny: As you use the box, the crystal litter will absorb your urine and dehydrate solid waste to control odours which your human servants are sure to appreciate! 😀 Also, the tray is lined with an absorbent pee pad that acts as an extra layer of protection catching any urine that the crystal litter does not immediately absorb. Vents along the underside of the litter box encourage airflow beneath the crystal litter to extend the life and freshness of the litter.
Ha’Penny: Your human SHOULD use the included scoop to dispose of solid waste daily.
Ha’Penny: And do you have an annoying uncle that usually runs out of a litter box and scatters everything over the carpet? Well, the anti-tracking grid on the front of the litter box will keep litter inside the box and off your floor.
Ha’Penny: While I was on my own in the introduction room, one bag of crystal litter lasted up to one month which is the recommended time for a single cat household. Of course, once the rest of the clowder was allowed to mingle with me the time in between replacing the litter got reduced!
Ha’Penny: In the UK the litter box retails for £57.99 directly from PetSafe and is, of course, available internationally. Now tell your human that if they don’t want a smelly house to get you this box! 😀
Her Meowjesty Qureen Ha’Penny the Ruler of the Clowder
Welcome to my Almo Nature cat litter review. I sometimes spend my days advising people on cat toilets. Yes. you read that correctly! When I visit a cat guardian’s home I am always eager to see the litter tray and cat litter they have chosen to use. Why? Because it is an important aspect of sharing space with a cat and all toilet decisions need to be spot on to avoid accidents around the home.
I had been looking for a soft sand like litter substrate for some time so when, at a recent National Pet Show at NEC in Birmingham, I came across a new litter by Almo Nature, I was curious and very interested. It took me seconds to realise the Almo Nature CatLitter was the softest litter on the market to date and that my search had come to an end.
Almo Nature CatLitter is an all-natural, biodegradable, compostable and flushable cat litter made from vegetable fibers.
The high-performance litter harnesses the power of starch from vegetable fibers for super-fast clumping action, leaving the surrounding litter and tray perfectly clean. Furthermore, the plant enzymes swiftly neutralize odors, offering safe, natural protection from any nasty odors. That makes it perfect in my eyes.
The number one benefit of Almo Nature cat litter is that it’s super soft on the paws of a cat and also resembles the texture of what they would dig in the wild (sand or earth). This is ideal for ALL cats but especially ideal for declawed, disabled or elderly cats.
Other benefits are:
ABSORBENT AND CLEAN
Liquids are absorbed and remain trapped in a thin clump on the surface, leaving both the tray and the remaining litter clean
Urine is absorbed instantly, neutralizing bad odors
ECONOMIC AND EFFICIENT
Consumption of approximately 1.1 lb of litter per week* when using a 0.8 in base of product as instructed (0.8 in = 2.2 lb of product/ 12 x 16 in tray)
LIGHT, CONVENIENT AND AFFORDABLE
Light to carry, easy to store and long-lasting (approximate consumption is 1.1 lb per week once a 0.8 in base is established)
100% biodegradable, environmentally friendly, disposal in the compost and flushable**
SAFE, NATURAL AND NON-TOXIC
Produced using only vegetable fibers and is additive-free, so it’s safe for your cat and the whole family
100% vegetable material, biodegradable and free of additives and toxic agents
* Average usage for a 9 lb cat using a 12 x 16 in tray** See local regulations. Never flush the entire tray of litter down the toilet, just the solid clumps.
The cost of the Almo Nature CatLitter is higher than other cat litters but will last longer and is worth the investment rather than dealing with unhappy cats walking on litter substrates they find unappealing. It is also worth spending a bit more for the best cat litter because, lets face it, hiring a behaviourist to deal with any toilet issues plus having to change carpets and furniture that smell of urine, can run into thousands of pounds and is very stressful.
Almo Nature cat litter review CONCLUSION
My wait is finally over. The new Almo Nature CatLitter gets 5 outta 5 stars from me and is the softest cat-friendly litter I have ever found. I will be highly recommending this cat litter to all of my clients and have switched to this for my own two cats who are very very happy cats indeed.
I was not paid for this review and my review is based on trying this product out on my own two cats Kiki and Zaza (below) plus several cat clients of mine.
Available via pet shops and online at Ocado, Fetch and even at Katzenworld.
ALMO NATURE INFORMATION FROM THEIR WEB SITE
Specializing in dog and cat food, Almo Nature was founded in 2000 thanks to the intuition and experience of Pier Giovanni Capellino, a long-time entrepreneur in the field. Almo Nature’s philosophy revolves around the quality and origin of the ingredients used for its dog and cat food in order to formulate recipes according to their point of view, which has been the official positioning statement for years.
Almo Nature was the first company in the world to introduce a wet pet food line entirely consisted of ingredients fit for human consumption (HFC). The company created a dry food line directly afterward, introducing the world’s first HFC kibble for dogs and cats under the name aLternative.
More recently, Almo Nature revolutionized the cat litter market with the launch of its innovative CatLitter. With no chemical components of any kind and of all-natural origin, this litter is distinguished by its safety and remarkable performance: a bag of 5 lbs guarantees up to 4 weeks of hygiene (for an average cat of 9 lbs).
From the start, Almo Nature has consistently set new standards with ever-innovative product lines, as well as a growing commitment to solidarity projects for cats, dogs and wildlife. This commitment led Almo Nature to adopt a new signature: pet food + aLmore
Almo Nature has grown into a “pocket multinational” with its headquarters in Genoa and smaller offices in Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Canada and the United States of America, and has become a benchmark and knowledge center for innovation in the industry.
Spurred on by love and respect for nature and our companion animals, Almo Nature’s founder, Pier Giovanni Capellino decided to use all company profits, from January 2018 onwards, to invest in solidarity projects for dogs, cats and biodiversity. It is the start of a new foundation, called Fondazione Capellino (Capellino Foundation) and the start of a new positioning statement for the Almo Nature brand: owned by the animals.
The foundation has an innovative socio-economic model: a non-profit foundation (Fondazione Capellino) with the sole objective of defending dogs and cats and preserving biodiversity, merged together with a company (labor + financial capital + branded products), whose profits allow it to pursue an aim of general interest. This way, the animals, as well as the customers are the ultimate beneficiaries of Almo Nature.
“… and we are not stopping there, as we will continue to create innovative dog and cat foods, formulated with high quality ingredients, for the well-being of our companion animals.”
For any feline behaviour issues please contact Anita on email@example.com
All enquiries most welcome. No issue is too big or too small.
It’s me Oliver here today with my little sister! As most of you know we get on very well to begin with!
But there is one thing that my sister doesn’t allow me to do… she doesn’t like me to lick her. 🙁
Nubia: That’s because your tongue is rough and you are spreading sliver all over me!
Oliver: Yeah, yeah your usual complaining… 😮 But I still think that’s just down to your hot temper!
Oliver: Like I said… the hot temper… but this is precisely why the humans got us some of the Pet Remedy Diffusers.
Oliver: Here we are… a few weeks later. 😮 Will she let me groom her?!?
Oliver: Seems like I am perfectly safe now! No hissing or angry glares. 😉
Oliver: In fact check out the video to see how much more relaxed and calm sister is now!
Nubia: So how does this actually work brother?
Oliver: Simples! After years of research, our friends over at Pet Remedy came up with a unique formula of low concentration Valerian essential oil, blended with Vetiver, Sweet Basil, and Sage. It works alongside the brain’s natural messengers called neurotransmitters, which work by telling the nerve receiving the message either to calm (via GABA pathway) or get ‘fired up’.
Nubia: That sounds rather complex o.o So why would it make me tolerate your licking more?
Oliver: Our humans’ assumption behind this is that you were getting over stimulated and reacting negatively to something enjoyable because of that… and the Pet Remedy product helped calm you down a bit more over-all. 😀
Nubia: I see… ;o Now keep cleaning me so I don’t produce furrballs!!!!
Oliver: *Sigh* sisters.
His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief & Her Meowjesty Queen Nubia the Disturber of Peace
It’s HRH Nubia here today! Can you believe that my gourmand of a brother would stop eating? Yes Renegade the black hole that normally swallows every last bit of food…
Smart as I am I quickly realised that the reason he stopped eating and being as active as normal was down to an acute incident of boredom… Of course I had the purrfect solution to this problem thanks to our friends from Doc & Phoebe’s Indoor feeder. But do read on in our cartoon. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed our fun educational cartoon and for more tips & advice around portion control as well as how to make feeding more fun for us felines check out these other posts:
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It’s your favourite and most adorable Ginger Oriental here today! : D Yes me Renegade!
Nubia: I am sure you mean most annoying, noisiest and too much in your face Oriental right? : P
Renegade: No way… I am cute and cuddly and none of the above. But anyway… don’t distract me from important messages. ;p
Renegade: Both my sister and eye tend to get dirt and sleeping dust crust around eyes. Now to most this may seem like a minor thing BUT if left to build up could potentially cause blocked tear glands which may lead to the development of eye infections.
Nubia: *Shudders* Yes I had one of those last year… and it was no fun at all… the vet made them put in eyedrops for a week. 🙁
Renegade: And that’s precisely why prevention can be better than having to treat something like that on!
Renegade: So one of the solutions we’ve found for this is the Frontline Petcare Eye Cleaner which can be safely used to remove debris and stains from around our eyes. Our humans obtained this one from Animed Direct.
Renegade: Your humans just need to apply a bit of the solution to a make-up removal pad or similar. As the solution mimics the natural composition of our tears there is no need to worry about it getting a bit of it in our eyes tho your humans should clean simply around the eyes!
Renegade: Waaaaaaah! I didn’t volunteer for this part of the review! Sister help!
Nubia: No chance… I’ll see if you survive it and if you do I may let them do mine. ;p
Renegade: So I did actually survive this ordeal (fine it wasn’t that bad… I just like to complaint about cleaning!) And if I get a chin scratch or two at the end of it… that is 10 times better! <3
Renegade: In fact a great tip to give to your humans is to ensure that any necessary treatment or cleaning comes hand in hand with a little reward at the end so that we associate that annoying task with a nice reward such as a treat or in my case a chin scratch. 😀
Nubia: What! No not me! Let me check you out first to see if it’s worth my time to get it done. 😛
Nubia: Hmmmm…. Well your eyes do look MUCH cleaner now…
Renegade: Well… I told you I am the prettiest cat out there and now my white fur around the eyes is prestine clean. 😀
Renegade: But now… it’s sister’s turn!
Nubia: What! Nooooo my eyes are fine. 😉
Renegade: No escaping it… sorry!
Nubia: I suppose at least it’s not as bad as the eye drops I used to get…
Nubia: Fine fine you are right it feels much cleaner now.
Renegade: Ah see the pad in the humans hand? The slightly darker area is the smudgy stuff that came of my sister!
Nubia: Hmmmm that’s more than I expected there to be for me. o.o
Renegade: Precisely why the humans thought this was an excellent prevent issue to combat possible blocked tear glands and eye infections from bacteria. See my sister won’t admit it that she struggles a bit in the litter box with her three paws and ends up getting litter dust all over her face… So this cleaning solution is great to quickly get it off her face.
Nubia: Since you gave away my well kept secret don’t forget that they need to use it on you even more as your big eyes quite often produce sleeping dust and gunk around them and the vet said this often happens to Orientals but is nothing to worry about. So you need to use it more than I. ;p
Renegade: Bah siblings! Anyhow… Don’t forget you can get this cleaner from Animed Direct and even better is that you can get free delivery in the UK on any order over £29 so why not combine a regular food order with getting this pet cleaning essential. 😀
Her Meowjesty Queen Nubia the Disturber of Peace & Prince Renegade the Maker of Chaos and Grand Connoiseur
I follow Katzenworld the one place on the internet that’s all about cats. One Morning I was reading a post from here and I noticed an interesting giveaway. It was for the BendiBrush. I liked what I read about this product plus I thought that would be great if I won this for my cat Daisy Mae. I entered the giveaway and much to my surprise, I actually won.
When I used the Bendi Brush for the first time on Daisy Mae, she sniffed it and then layed down beside it. She eventually let me brush her with the Bendi Brush. This Brush is great.
The Benefits Of The Bendi Brush?
1. Use the Bendi Brush flash to remove shedding.
2. Bend the Bendi Brush to detangle.
Daisy Mae likes the Bendi Brush flat the best. She likes it because it makes her look even more beautiful and it’s like getting a massage. I like it because it removes shedding and makes her happy. Dog lovers, I haven’t forgotten about you. In fact, the Bendi Brush is not just for cats but for dogs too. You love your dog but hate the shedding? Then the Bendi Brush is for you.
What does Daisy Mae and I think of the Bendi Brush? It’s Great.
I have included links for the Bendi Brush in the UK and US. See below.
US: AniPure Pets or QVC
UK: Cider House Pet Supplies
I even have pictures of Daisy Mae getting brushed and Daisy Mae with the Bendi Brush.
Daisy Mae Laying By The Bendi Brush.
Daisy Mae Getting Brushed With The Bendi Brush.
Daisy Mae Being Impatient Right After I Gave Her A Brushing With The Bendi Brush.
Daisy Mae Showing Off After A Brushing With The Bendi Brush.
See how her fur is smooth and she looks like she’s basking in the glow?
She is just loving her brushing with the Bendi Brush.
It’s Rennie here today and I was lucky enough to get a go at the BendiBrush before my siblings. 😀
Renegade: Being me I had to of course be suspicious of it at first right?!?
Renegade: That does include testing the consistency of a new brush… you never know what humans think will work on us. ;o But this one seems to pass cat quality control easily!
Renegade: Oh yes…. this feels good! Purrtastic to be precise. 😉
Renegade: And you all better not make any fun about me sounding like a pidgeon… :O
Renegade: Oh yes… just a little more on my back please…
Renegade: So why is this BendiBrush so good you wonder? Well that’s easy… it’s nice and flexible so it bends around our bodies rather than many of those stiff brushes that can scratch us if the humans don’t know how to use it. 😀
Renegade: Below the key features of the BendiBrush
The BendiBrush is a groomer created pet brush (Patent Pending) that is dog and cat approved.
The BendiBrush body bends to contour around the pet and reach sensitive areas.
The BendiBrush is the best dog and best cat brush for detangling and deshedding.
This grooming tool removes excess undercoat.
This gentle dog and cat brush makes grooming fast, fun and easy.
The rounded bristle tips and multiple size bristles prevents scratching and injury and helps to remove knots & tangles.
The BendiBrush massages and grooms with rounded, flexible and strong bristles.
The BendiBrush is ergonomically designed to handle comfortably and groom dogs and cats gently.
The brush can be used wet or dry for all pet sizes and long or short hair dogs and cats.
The BendiBrush is a great brush for kittens and puppies.
Renegade: And I give it my total high paw of approval (high five equivalent!) But I am assuming you also want to hear what my slaves human servants had to say about it right?
We are so happy that the BendiBrush is finally available through a UK retailer! Having previously had one tested through a friend in the US we knew that this was one of the best and most versatile brushes out there but with shipping and import costs it was a bit problematic to get it over here.
If you are a looking for the one brush to comb them all look no further as the unique design enables you to get to the hard to reach spots of your fur-family with ease.
And our cats really seem to enjoy the grooming session with this brush as Renegade and Nubia purr in ecstasy and even Oliver who hardly ever tolerates brushing will allow brushing with this brush.
Renegade: See told you not just I approve but so do my slaves humans! If you want to get your paws on one of these don’t forget to head over to the Cider House Pet Supplies website to command your human to purchase one of these. 😀
You are one of our US readers? Not to worry you can find more details in the post by my brother & sister!
Prince Renegade the Creator of Chaos and Maker of Mischief
It’s Nubia here today! Can you believe that my humans have accused me of continuously attacking THEIR furniture and the carpet? Do they not know that ALL the stuff in the flat belongs to their QUEEN – ME?!?
Nubia: They got this new stuff called Feliscratch from Animed direct and they really believe that I am going to fall for it…
Nubia: I might look cute for the camera with this… but I shall not fall for this stuff!
Nubia: What’s this purple liquid anyway???
Oliver: Sister… stop complaining… you DO attack too much of their stuff…
Nubia: What you are meant to be on my side! 🙁
Nubia: So they’ve put that purple stuff over the old cardboard scratcher? The silly little thing they think we will go for instead of the divine feel of sharpening our claws on the sofa…
Nubia: @_@ It does smell very nice actually… Must… scratch… it
Nubia: Ok… I take it back… this makes the old cardboard scratcher my favourite place in the whole world!
Nubia: Right! That’s it I am ALL exhausted now and shall nap here. 😀
Oliver: Since my sister is passed out I shall tell you all about this stuff. Feliscratch by Feliway contains a copy of our natural pheromone that we leave on places when we scratch and therefore encourages us to scratch there again.
Oliver: In fact it’s been working so well on my sister over the last few months that she will even RUN out of the humans’ bedroom in order to get to her Feliscratch infused cardboard scratchers instead of being naugthy. 😀
His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief & Her Meowjesty Queen Nubia the Disturber of Peace
It’s Nubia here today and we’ve sure got a story to tell you! Were you able to guess from our feature image what it is?!? No? Well don’t worry all shall become clear!
Nubia: So when this arrived I really thought our humans were going to send us off to space…
Nubia: Or that it is some kind of teleporter! 😀
Oliver: But it was far far better than that…
Nubia: Indeed! It was an automatic self cleaning toilet called the Litter-Robot III Open Air so that I would never ever have to step on my brothers smelly poop ever again!
Oliver: What are you trying to imply…
Nubia: Our humans set this up in the kitchen and we’ve been trialling it for the last 6 months to make sure that it truly works before we show it to you all!
Oliver: And it certainly does… it’s nice and big but not too big for me to feel scared.
Nubia: Best of all the ledge stops most tracking of stuff that my brother might carry into the living room over wise… LOL
Nubia: As you can see Oli went for his business… and as usual… didn’t cover up his poop…
Oliver: Hey now!!! You didn’t have to show them this!
Nubia: Yes I did. Because an important aspect of this is that especially in multi cat households it makes it much more comfortable for the other cats as they won’t have to step into the previous cats’ mess…
Oliver: Fine… fine… 🙁
Nubia: It was very easy to assemble when it first arrived. Even though I am not sure if our servants had quite the right idea. ;o
Oliver: Oh and did we mention the controls?
Oliver: It’s got a handy indicator to alert you if it’s full or if there is any problem! And emptying it for occasional deep clean is easy with the empty button. 😀
Nubia: My personal favourite is the night light…
Nubia: Yes in the dark it’ll light up blue to make it easier for me to find the loo. 😀
Oliver: Both of us give this four paws up! And our humans say it’s worth a high five to the developers whatever that means because they’ve got no five hands?
Nubia: If you’d like to get your own the US version can be bought here and the EU version here.
Oliver: While the litter robot may seem expensive at first glance our humans think it’s well worth the investment for multiple factors:
Convenience – no longer do they have to scoop multiple times a day!
Peace in multi cat households – Other cats don’t get annoyed over the mess of the first cat
Reduction of litter boxes – We now have this one and a backup tray instead of three trays and 99% of the time we use our litter robot
Save money on litter – Let’s face it the robot is much more efficient at removing clumps than humans will ever be! They are after all a bit clumsy… Our humans think that we use about a third less to half less litter with the robot depending on which litter we use and how well it clumps.
Nubia: Before we go here a little video from the manufacturer:
Oliver: We hope you enjoyed our review and that you’ll be back for more soon!
His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief & Her Meowjesty Queen Nubia the Disturber of Peace
We are back with some great news! Remember the brush that Oliver & Nubia trialled a few weeks back?
Yep this one! 🙂
Well we are back with a giveaway for one lucky reader in the US to win one of these fantastic brushes. 😀
So how can you win one? That’s super easy! To be in it for a chance to win this brush simply enter by clicking here and complete any of the actions below!
Chances can be gained by the following methods: 1. Check out the anipure Facebook page and confirm this via the giveaway tool – 10 Entries 2. For Tweeting about the event through the Giveaway Tool – 5 Entries 3. Sign up for our new newsletter via mail chimp – 3 Entries 4. Follow us or AnipurePets on Twitter – 2 Entries 5. Follow us or AnipurePets on Pinterest – 2 Entries 6. Make a comment stating you would like to enter and your email address on this post (for those that don’t use social media) – 2 Entries
So if you want to make your cat as happy as Nubia don’t forget to click here to enter today! Entries are accepted until the 31st of May. 🙂