Are Automatic Litter Boxes Healthier for Your Kitty?
Automatic litter boxes live to do one thing - clean up after your kitty's visits to the box. Around the clock, they scoop and clean the litter bed removing waste and leaving the pan fresh for the next call of nature. The most obvious benefit of a self cleaning box is in the time saved, but you might not realize that these boxes can actually be healthier for your kitty and you. Read on to learn how this new technology can protect the health your pet and your family.
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It's no secret that cat boxes develop an odor rather quickly. This is in part due to the fact that they hold kitty's waste. It is also partly due to the fact that bacteria can develop in the box, creating an odor and a health hazard.
Bacteria thrives in warm moist areas, just like the bottom of your litter pan. The longer waste sits, the more likely it is that bacteria will grow and thrive. The result is odor. Worse still, every time your pet visits the box they can get that bacteria on their paws and track it on to furniture, laps, and everywhere else they go. This spread of bacteria increases the chance of your pet becoming ill and possibly members of your family as well.
The solution? Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of your kitty's litter pan. Ideally, you should scoop after every visit as this will prevent the waste from sitting and the bacteria from developing. Realistically, no one has the time to constantly monitor their pets litter box. Fortunately, there are many options available in the way of automatic litter boxes.
Most self cleaning litter boxes work around the clock to clean up waste after your pet. Every model also has some type of storage for waste material so that it doesn't sit where it can develop a smell or come in contact with your pet. Maintaining one of these litter boxes is as easy as emptying out the waste compartment. There is even one type that cleans and disinfects it's self using a cleaning solution.
If you would like help choosing the right automatic litter box for you and your kitty's, be sure to check out my site for a number of litter box reviews. On my site you will find feedback from other cat owners on the variety of self cleaning cat boxes on the market and learn which ones work best and which ones are better avoided.
Article By A.J. Lowery
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