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Get Your Cat The “Purrr”-fect Christmas Gift

As most of you know, I have two furbabies that I love like my own children. My cats, Ellie and Binx, are both quite spoiled so naturally they will each be getting a Christmas present this year! This year I am skipping the catnip, and heading straight for the Litter Robot! The Litter Robot is a self-cleaning litter box that separates waste from clean litter, and deposits the clumps into a waste drawer for easy disposal! Having two cats is such a hassle because I have to scoop litter twice a day! As a working mom, scooping that much is super time consuming! The Litter Robot self-cleans after each use which greatly reduces litter box odor. I couldn’t wait to get this bad boy in the mail so that I could start setting it up!20171018_174459.jpg

Litter Robot comes completely assembled, so all I had to do was fill it up and plug it in. Since the Litter Robot is so high-tech, it is much bigger and bulkier than a standard litter box. The Litter Robot came with an AC Adapter, an instruction manual, three drawer liners, and a carbon filter.  I did have to find a new location in my home that was near an outlet, however that wasn’t a difficult task. The plug-in for the AC adapter was located on the back of the unit, so all I had to do was plug it in and turn it on. Set up for the Litter Robot was self-explanatory. There is a fill line on the inside of the robot which shows you exactly how much litter you need to put inside. Using any clumping litter is fine, however Litter Robot recommends using their Natural Clumping Litter. They don’t recommend using litters that are strictly absorbent, non clumping,
loose-clumping, newspaper-based, or wood-based
pellets.download.jpgThere are four buttons on the front of the Litter Robot which include the power button, the cycle button, the empty button, and the reset button. There are also three indicator lights which help you figure out whether or not the Robot is running smoothly or not. The manual does a great job of explaining what each indicator light means, so it is best to keep a copy of it handy at all times.

Indicator Light Meanings:

Blue Light On: The unit is OK and ready for your cat’s next use.
Blue Light Flashing: Waste Drawer is Full
Blue and Yellow Lights On: Sleep Mode
Yellow Light On: Cycling/In Use
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So how does it work? Once the globe is at the Home position and the blue light on the Control Panel is on, the  Litter-Robot is ready for use! When one of my cats enter the globe, they trigger a cat sensor. This will turn the blue light red. Once my cat exits the globe, the countdown to a clean cycle begins. This will turn the red light yellow. The globe rotates counterclockwise and the screen passes through the litter, separating the clumps from the clean litter. The clean litter is collected in a chamber behind the screen. As the globe rotates to the dump position, the waste clumps fall through the waste port into the waste drawer. The globe then rotates clockwise back into the home position where the cycle begins again. I personally panicked thinking that my cat would hop in mid-cycle and end up on a very un-fun joy ride, however the cat sensor detects the weight, and will not cycle if my cat is inside! Once my cat exits again, a new countdown will begin. Ellie is my smaller cat, so I love knowing the Litter Robot will even detect her small little 6lb body! Binx on the other hand, is about 11lbs so I am not worried much about the sensor on his end!

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I must admit that introducing my cats to the new litter box was one of the things I was worried about the most. However, Litter Robot offered a few tips in their manual for making the transition a bit easier. Since I couldn’t leave the box in its original place, I decided to try a few of the other suggestions instead. For the first two days, I left the Litter Robot off and gave my cats a few days to explore their new present. A little bribing with catnip and toys really did the trick. Once I noticed that the cats had successfully used the new box (our girl Ellie was the first brave soul), I powered the unit on and reassured her that the sound was normal. This process took about a week.20171018_193216

Once Ellie and Binx were both consistently using the Litter Robot, I was able to leave the unit on for continued scheduled cleanings. As mentioned before, the indicator lights alert me when anything is wrong, so all I have to do is glance at the unit a few times a day to make sure everything is working properly. I check the litter level every time I empty the waste drawer to ensure that it stays at the fill line. Although I will continue to use the Litter Robot brand drawer liners, a standard garbage bag will work as well. I also noticed that the carbon filters don’t need to be changed every time the waste drawer is emptied which was a plus.

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I like to think I got this gift for my cats, but in reality it has saved me a ton of time! The Litter Robot is definitely the perfect gift for any cat owner! My cats love having a clean litter box after every visit, and I love the fact that I only have to do maintenance once a week! I have had several people ask me if the Litter Robot is worth it, and my answer is YES! Even if we forget the fact that it is saving me time, it has begin to pay for itself by saving me a TON of money on litter. Since the Litter Robot saves as much clean litter as it can, no good litter goes to waste! The design is modern so it isn’t an eyesore in the corner of my living room, and my non-cat loving family feel more comfortable coming over to visit thanks to the reduced smell! The average retail for a Litter Robot is $450-$500, while accessories range from $12-$500 depending on what you are looking to purchase. This is without a doubt the most PURRR-fect Christmas gift I (I mean…my cats), have ever received!

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Tiki Cat After Dark Variety Pack Canned Cat Food

Before today, I had never heard of Tiki Cat Food. After a bit of research, I found out that Tiki Cat After Dark cat food is carefully designed to mimic a natural prey diet! That means it is full of vitamins and minerals that my two furbabies need for a balanced nutrition. Their high-protein, low-carb recipes satisfy even my pickiest cat’s taste buds! This variety pack of cat food came with two Chicken, two Chicken & Beef, two Chicken & Pork, two Chicken, two Chicken & Quail Egg, and two Chicken & Duck. Although my furbabies prefer the Chicken & Quail Egg, they haven’t passed up any of these Tiki Cat After Dark flavors! I can’t believe I have never seen this brand before! I will definitely be adding it to my furbabies list of top favorites! 112295_MAIN._AC_SL1500_V1493833972_.jpg

*Tiki Cat After Dark Variety Pack Canned Cat Food is available at Chewy.com*

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Rachael Ray Nutrish Grain Free Burger Bites

When I heard Rachel Ray was starting her own animal food line, I was extremely excited. Real recipes and real ingredients is something I always strive for when purchasing food and snacks for my pets. These Grain Free Burger Bites are the first Rachael Ray Nutrish products I have been able to test out with my furbabies! These treats are made with farm-raised beef, wholesome chickpeas, potatoes and a hint of rosemary. They are also free of grains, artificial flavors, and meat by-products! Each treat is shaped just like a cute little grilled patty which I thought was adorable (not that the shaped mattered much to Olaf). Not only was I completely impressed with the ingredients, but Olaf wouldn’t let me pick the bag up! He kept barking for more! I didn’t mind giving him a second treat because I knew he was getting everything he needed, and nothing additional!  We can’t wait to try some more products from Rachael Ray’s line!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Happy International Cat Day from my B.F.F to yours!

As most of you know, I often post about my two adorable kitty furbabies Ellie and Binx. Since today is International Cat Day, I couldn’t pass up a blog post dedicated to them! I adopted Binx in October of 2016 (fitting since he is a black cat), and adopted Ellie in April of 2017. They have quickly become loving members of the family, and mean the world to us! That is why it is important for me to only give them the best of the best. B.F.F (Best Feline Friend) cat food is gluten free, grain free, and carrageenan free. B.F.F is now available in OMG (Oh My Gravy) flavors such as Chicken/Pumpkin and Lamb/Tuna and aid in keeping my furbabies hydrated. B.F.F O.M.G was created to target the three biggest cat concerns which include  picky eating, cat obesity, and bladder infections.Untitled.pngFor International Cat Day, we received a  BFF OMG Bundle full of goodies to celebrate. In our surprise bundle we received a rainbow ball toy, a package of skittles (for me of course), a BFF OMG die-cut sticker, two cans of Crazy 4 You (chicken & salmon), two cans of Love Munchkin (chicken & pumpkin), two pouches of Purrfect Plannin’ (chicken, turkey, & salmon), two pouches of SeeYa Sooner (chicken & tuna), one pouch of Date Night (duck & salmon), one pouch of Ciao Baby (chicken & shrimp), one pouch of Shazaam (lamb & tuna), and one pouch of  Booya (beef & chicken). Of course I am such a huge fan of their adorable B.F.F O.M.G names, but Binx and Ellie were more interested in what was INSIDE of those cans. I popped them each open a can of Love Munchkin and was surprised at how quickly they dug in! Ellie doesn’t tend to be very picky, but Binx on the other hand will only eat one or two brands. Both cats scarfed their food down so fast that I barely had time to snap an adorable kitty picture!20170807_121929

Why Should You Consider Switching to B.F.F O.M.G ?

1) Overweight: The problem is in the kibble. It’s filled with unnecessary carbs, which are almost impossible for cats to process. Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! has no kibble to worry about because it’s 100% real meats in their true form. 

2) Urinary Tract Issues: Urinary tract issues often stem from dehydration, even if you’re giving your cat plenty of water. In the wild, cats stay hydrated through the food they eat instead of what they drink. Most wet foods don’t have nearly enough hydration to keep cats satisfied. All of the products in Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! line offer over 85% hydration, which satisfies hydration needs.

3) Picky Eating: Picky eating is usually a problem with texture, since cats are carnivores whose tongues and teeth are perfectly evolved for meat-eating. It’s easy to see why a cat might dislike something without real shreds of meat. Weruva’s food features shreds of real meat right off the bone!

Health isn’t just for humans! B.F.F O.M.G! is formulated with a cat’s health in mind, which is why I am over the moon that both of my cats truly enjoy their new food! B.F.F O.M.G! is the best food for my best feline friends! Has your cat experienced one of the Big 3 Cat Concerns? Share your experience in the comments!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Hartz Delectables SqueezeUp Treats

A few months ago I featured the Hartz Delectables™ Stew Lickable Treats and they were a huge hit with my pup Olaf. When I noticed that Hartz was releasing a Delectables SqueezeUp Treat for cats, I knew I just couldn’t pass up the chance for my cats to test it out!  Hartz Delectables SqueezeUp Treats are available in both chicken and tuna flavors. These treats come in packs of 4, and an adult cat can eat up to 3 tubes per day. These SqueezeUp treats can be given by hand, poured into a bowl, or as a used as a dry food topper. 20170714_181519.jpgI personally gave them to my cats by hand because I thought it was super cool. I was surprised at how much my cats actually liked these little treats! The thick puree didn’t drip or spill as they ate them, and fun watching them try to suck up the very last drop! Hatrz also released a Delectables Bisque Lickable Treat which comes in 5 flavors, however I think the SqueezeUp Treats are so much more fun for my cats! Once again, Hartz Delectables are a huge hit with my furbabies! PicMonkey Collage.jpg

These Delectables™ SqueezeUp Treats are currently available on the Hartz Website as well as select retailers near you.

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Lite Snackers Dog Treats

This month we (and by we I mean obviously mean Olaf), received a bag of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Lite Snackers Dog Treats to test out. As most of you know by now, Olaf is extremely picky when it comes to food and snacks. Thankfully we currently feed him Purina One, so I knew he would love these Purina snackers. These snackers are the perfect low calorie, low fat, high fiber treat for my furbaby! They are oven-baked, packed with chicken flavor, and only 15 calories per biscuit! I don’t feel guilty any more feeding him high calorie snacks. Sometimes I would go days without giving him a treat, simply because I knew he wasn’t supposed to be eating so many a day. With these Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Lite Snackers Dog Treats I can give him one or two a day, without feeling bad! Not only do these treats provide a low fat snack for my furbaby, they also clean his teeth and freshen his breath! It is a win/win for both of us! So far we have never been let down by any Purina product Olaf has tried!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

TrustyPup Comfort Oasis

My furbaby is Olaf is without a doubt one of the most spoiled furbabies on the planet. A few months back I purchased him an adorable pet bed, but of course it didn’t last. It started getting flat and some parts started getting oddly lumpy. On my search for a replacement bed, I stumbled upon the TrustPup Comfort Oasis. The TrustPup Comfort Oasis is a MemoryMix memory foam cushion filled bed that  conforms to Olaf’s body to ease painful pressure points. I simply couldn’t pass it up. When the bed arrived, Olaf was more than happy to give it a test drive. He jumped right in and made himself comfortable! I noticed that he used the thick plush sidewalls to support his head almost like a built-in pillow. Since this bed is a medium sized bed made for dogs 26-60 lbs, Olaf has plenty of room to sprawl out however he wants to!

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After several weeks of use, I have not seen any changes in the form or cushions of this dog bed. It is just as fluffy and comfortable as the day we received it. Since this bed has a machine washable cover, I can toss it into the washer once a week to keep it clean. This has been one of the the best dog beds I have ever ordered! I can’t believe I didn’t find it sooner! TrustPup has officially become our go-to brand!

Order This Dog Bed Today

I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Kitty Playtime with Petlinks

I have two furbabies in my household, Ellie and Binx, who adore playtime. I can never find toys that occupy their time long enough, and usually purchase new toys about once a month. I am happy to announce that Petlinks has completely surpassed the kitty-test, and these toys have lasted MUCH longer than our usual dollar store toys! Petlinks products are designed by vets, pet experts, and pet parents, so they are sure to be a hit with your furbabies as well!IMG_6585.JPG

Sky Scratch– This was the first toy I put together for my furbabies. This toy comes in three pieces, and simply screws together. It is fairly tall, so both of my kittens played with this equally. This post features both carpet and sisal scratch surfaces, so Binx and Ellie had double the scratching fun! The fun feather ribbon at the top of this toy dangles over the side, which kept both cats interested for quite some time. When Ellie would hit it, Binx would try and catch it around the other side! Not only is this toy loads of fun, but it has helped tremendously with keeping the cats off of my furniture. I have a couch armchair that could definitely vouch for that!

Hyper Hide & Play– This toy was also a huge hit, especially with my younger kitten Ellie. The crinkle hideaway featured two Hypernip filled mice, so this toy was basically irresistible! I could tell immediately that the Hypernip was much more potent than regular catnip. When Ellie would hop inside, the Hide & Play would crinkle causing her to scratch at the sides and roll over, tossing the mice into the air! My older cat was interested in the two Hypernip mice, but didn’t get a chance to use the Hide & Play since Ellie hogged it the entire time.

Wild Waver Diffuser Wand – This toy was a hit with both cats! The end of the wand is packed with Hypernip and every time I wave it, a little Hypernip sprinkles the area! Bink and Ellie were both chasing this toy around like crazy! I love how this toy is refillable, so once this Hypernip loses its smell, I can simply replace it with more instead of tossing away the whole toy! This is much more fun than a laser toy!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Neater Feeder from Neater Pet Brands

My furbaby Olaf is such a messy eater! I feel like I am always cleaning up water or sweeping up leftover kibble. Thanks to the Neater Feeder from Neater Pet Brands, keeping Olaf’s feeding area cleaned has never been easier! I ordered a small Neater Feeder for Olaf to try out, and I’m actually upset with myself that I didn’t order this sooner. The Neater Feeder is designed to catch any spilled kibble and water so that I don’t have to constantly clean up the floor. This feeder comes in three separate parts which includes the two stainless steel bowls, the top portion, and the bottom portion which catches all of the spills. After Olaf is done eating, I simply have to take the two bottom parts apart, and dump out any mess! The top portion catches any spilled kibble, while the bottom portion catches any spilled water. It is seriously that simple! Since the Neater Feeder comes in three sizes, I am seriously looking into buying some for my parent’s Labrador Retrievers! The Neater Feeder from Neater Pet Brands is a must have for all furbabies!

Order your Neater Feeder Today! 

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

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