Should You Buy a Litter Robot?
An Investment Your Cats Will Love
I love my cats. My cats are my friends. They make me smile when I don’t feel like smiling, and their cuddling warmth is a strong anesthetic for insomnia. However, maintaining a clean home with cats for pets is a bit of a struggle, mostly due to the necessity of a litter box. Cats are great creatures to have around for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is their self-efficiency and low maintenance resiliency. Even if occasionally you may wake up to the sound of a cat yacking up a furball or a piece of tinsel onto your sneakers. If only there was a way to keep these animals without having to deal with the annoyance of litter boxes. There isn’t, if you keep your pets indoors. But there is something that makes it bearable, The Litter Robot.
Any way you slice it, a litter box is just a disgusting fact of life when living with a cat in your abode. It brings with it an often unpleasant odor that no amount of air fresheners or scented candles will cover. That odor of feline urine that tends to permeate everything in your house after a while. Sometimes, this odor even clings to your clothes and you carry it around with you wherever you go. It doesn’t matter what type of litter you use, how often you replace it, or the many variations of the tray you choose to keep it in. Eventually, that odor just becomes part of your life.
This doesn’t even factor in the spillage of litter crystals that will get kicked out of the box, or be tracked through your living spaces by your oblivious fur-brained companions. Or the wonderful presents left in the sandy container that your dogs or your inquisitive toddlers may discover and choose to play in. Or the pure joys of having to scoop these gifts out to deposit them in the trash, all while inhaling litter dust and ammonia, along with particles and germs, some of which are known to cause harm to our bodies. These are the trials and tribulations we deem necessary evils for the privileges of owning these adorable creatures, and it’s all worth it to us, for sure.
But what if there was a better way?
Thankfully, there is. It’s called The Litter Robot, and it’s quite simply a game changer. I am not being paid to promote this thing. This is not sponsored content. I am just so overtly pleased with the purchase of this life-changing product, I feel compelled to recommend it to others. Here is why:
The Smell is Gone!
This alone is worth the price of this contraption. The often overbearing presence of the used cat litter odor, is now completely eliminated. If you smell anything, it’s just when you are near the Litter Robot, and the scent is of fresh litter, which is just the smell of something like baby powder or talcum powder. The absence of the other odor is such a relief, it’s hard to even put a price tag on it.
No More Scooping!
Another huge weight of annoyance is eliminated by this invention. The Litter Robot scoops itself after every use. It’s completely automated. The cats use it, and the sensors in it trigger a timer that allow the litter to solidify before running it through the filter, that deposits the soiled litter into a trash bag for you, and then leaves only clean litter in the box for your cat to step into. All you have to do is remove and replace the trash bag once it fills up. Easy!
No Multiple Boxes!
The recommended litter box ratio of at least one per cat plus one becomes null and void here. Since Litter Robot automatically cleans and filters the litter after each use, your cats are never competing with each others’ scents left behind in the boxes. They don’t need their “own” litter box any more, because every time they use it, it’s clean and ready for them. The only reason you would need more than one Litter Robot, is if you have more than two cats in your house, and they use it so much it becomes hard for the Robot to keep up or for you to manage.
Due to the way this litter box is designed, there is much less mess potential for litter to end up in the floor of your house. The litter is mostly trapped within its egg-like compartment, and cats can’t just kick it out like they can with typical boxes. You can also get a couple of handy attachments for it that make it even more difficult for the litter to escape. A shield attachment that goes on the doorway, and a set of stairs that lead up to the doorway. These two attachments prevent a large majority of litter spillage, and also handily gather any spillage for you on their surfaces. Neat!
Everything is Automated
The worry of having to scoop your litter box every day is a thing of the past. The Litter Robot, much like your fuzzball companions, is nearly self-sufficient. There is an app that monitors how often it is used, and alerts you to when the scoop receptacle is full so that you need to change the waste bag. All you have to do now is react when the app tells you to, and when you change out the trash bag, refill the litter box with some litter. You’ll be surprised as well at how much this increase in efficiency lowers the amount of litter you’ll be buying.
The Only Drawback
There is only one drawback to purchasing this device: it isn’t exactly cheap. The Litter Robot will run you about $600. I know what you are thinking, holy cow, that is a lot of money. But when you factor in the time and energy it saves you, not to mention the stress it removes from your life, it really pays for itself, and then some. When I purchased mine, I was also able to finance it through Affirm, which is a nearly interest-free program that allowed me to pay about $50 a month for it, and is extremely flexible in its balance payoff timeline. Believe me when I tell you, this is worth it. You will be thanking me, and yourself, for a long time to come.
Have I convinced you yet? Well? What are you waiting for? You owe it to yourself, and to your cat family. Welcome to the future of cat ownership!