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I am a home educating mum of 2 living in the Northwest of England. I long to travel with my family (including the fluffs) to see the world and have amazing adventures, because life is too short to worry about paying off a mortgage!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

How Hard is it to Find a Cat Litter Tray?

Apparently, pretty difficult.
To find a cat litter tray that is! Since Dexter had his cystitis he has been on a 'soup' of food once a day. This consists of half a tin of moist cat food flooded with water to make sure that he gets his daily quota of water. Seems like drinking is a common basic survival tool to me but I think this was missed on Dexter!
Anyway of course with all this added fluid going in, it inevitably has to, ahem, come out. So given the extra amount of waste he's producing the litter tray is really getting some good use.

The only problem is that this extra volume of waste has really highlighted that the current litter tray isn't up to the job, oh and also that Dexter wees with the same force as a pressure washer.
All our kitchen needs is a litter tray with a lid to keep those pesky whiffs at bay, (cat owners will understand) and to keep a certain dog's delicate snout out (humpf my fun is always spoilt). A tray that can contain wee, not allow litter to be spread over a mile radius and that is big enough for Dexter to actually get his lanky frame into. It's not a hard ask surely?

Well after a little sniffing around (not literally unfortunately) we have a few solutions to paw through:

Option A the Booda Cleanstep Litter Tray


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Smart, functional and totally enclosed with its own little stairs to capture any stray cat litter I really think this looks like a good combo. Apparently it's a good size (perfect for Dexter's hulking frame!) and nice and deep.  The reviews seem positive (from human perspectives of course dog's give it a paws down I'm afraid) and it keeps stinky cat smells at bay which is a positive for the whole household.


Option B the Tray Hider




I thought this was pretty neat as you can make your own designs (perfect to fit in with any decor) and you can buy huge trays to fit inside. The boxes are waterproof, great if you have a cat as daft as Dexter who seems to miss the litter completely at times, and they have a carpet base so the litter gets caught inside.

Option C - A sneaky dog trick.

I secretly and quietly open the door and let Dexter out and then not let him back in again until he's done his business, as long as he doesn't meow too loudly Mum will never know. This way is perfect as not only will I have more space in the house for my bowls and toys with no large cat tray taking up the room, Dexter will also be out of my way for at least an hour or so a day!

I've got a feeling that as daft as Dexter is even he won't fall for this one, especially if it's raining outside and I'm sure Mum won't be too pleased if she found out. So realistically it's looking like option A or B will be the winner, but you never know, a dog can dream.  

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