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Back in the summer, I did one of those “Don’t Try This At Home” activities, in which I gave my mom a cat for her birthday. (Feel free to read the story to find out why I made a one-time only exception to the Don’t Give Pets As Gifts Rule.) Along with the cat, who my mom loved within two minutes, naming her Penny (as in Lucky Penny), I brought everything the two of them would need to start their lives together: food, toys, cat beds, a brush, litter boxes, and cat litter.
I only brought items that I use myself or recommend. The cat litter I brought was World’s Best Cat Litter™.
My mom had opened her heart and home to several cats since I left for college never mind how many years ago, but the last cat was long gone, and my dad had passed relatively recently. My mom lives by herself in the house I grew up in, and I knew she needed to be self-sufficient with her new addition.
She was used to the old style cat litter, so I showed her how easy it is to use World’s Best. Here’s what I told her:
World’s Best is a natural cat litter made of corn, healthier for the cat, better for the environment.
It clumps quickly, so cat pee never has a chance to hit the bottom of the litter box, which means she doesn’t have to empty and scrub it often. I set her up with two litter boxes (one on each floor of the house) and poured between two and three inches in each.
You use less — and waste less — litter. And a little litter goes a long way. This is a benefit when you’re “not a spring chicken anymore,” as my mom likes to say, and don’t want to keep shlepping to the pet store to bring home yet another bag of litter.
All you have to do is scoop and flush. Easy Peasy.
One of the things I love the best is the odor control; with four cats (and three dogs) in my own house, I always worried that guests would walk in, take one sniff, and say, “Oh, you have cats.” Instead, I’ve had people visit who said, “I would never have know you have that many cats.” (Of course, part of the reason is I swept up all the hair balls, vacuumed carpets, couches and chairs like mad, and at least half of the cats hid at the sound of the doorbell, but still… my house doesn’t smell like cat.)
Why else do I like it?
How did I learn about World’s Best Cat Litter? When we adopted Dawn and Athena six years ago — our first cats ever — the woman from the adoption organization walked us around PetSmart pulling items off the shelves, saying, “You need this, you need that, and oh, by the way, use World’s Best Cat Litter.” It’s what she used, and she highly recommended it. What did I know? I’ve used it ever since.
Here’s the thing: As a blogger, I am often given the opportunity to test other litters. I’ve tried quite a few, and I always go back to World’s Best. Not only due to the reasons listed above that I explained to my mom, but also because the litter is so much less dusty than anything else I’ve tried.
But wait, there’s more
There are two more reasons I am such of fan of this particular litter:
1) My dogs think cat poo is a delicious treat. And while I finally found a solution (an inexpensive and handy little product called The Door Buddy) to keeping the dogs out of areas where the litter boxes are, the pups still manage to get their determined little snouts where they don’t belong. So when they do (and it really is a “when” not an “if”), I don’t have to worry about what kind of dangerous, chemical something they may have ingested along with the stinky delicacies. World’s Best Cat Litter is just corn. That means a lot to me.
2) It weighs just the right amount. This is also important. Too heavy, and my back hurts carrying bags and adding litter to boxes. Too light, and the litter flies through the air at the slightest kick, covering my floors with a dusting of litter that is not what I want to feel on my freshly washed feet the moment I step out of the shower. Don’t get me wrong, litter does go flying, but not half as much as other litters I’ve tried.
So when the nice people at World’s Best Cat Litter asked if I’d review their product, I pounced on the opportunity faster than Calvin on the elusive red dot. Sure, I was given a free bag (yay!) and a small stipend to write this article, but I was sold on their product a long time ago, and have been singing their praises ever since.
What does my mom think?
As for my mom? When she was here for Thanksgiving just a few weeks ago, she told me she was just running out of the litter I had provided her with. (Here’s the math, BTW: two bags, two litter boxes, one cat, four months.) She planned to buy more the next time she was out shopping. And the bonus? “Now that I know how to use the litter, I cleaned the boxes in the downstairs bathroom for you.”
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