What bin does cat litter go?
Speaking of cat litter, as a must-have thing for cat owners, it brings great convenience to our pet-raising life.
When we shovel the cat litter mixed with cat feces into the special cat litter pail and fill the whole refill, we can tie the refill and throw it in the trash bin.
So the question is, do you know what type of waste cat litter belongs to? Can it be thrown away with other household garbage? Which bin can it should be placed in?
Cat feces doesn't seem to be that difficult to deal with, but things are not that simple.
Because once the excrement is mixed with non-degradable cat litter, whether it is a poop or a pee, it should not be poured into the toilet hastily, but thrown into a dry trash can.
Dear cat owners, do you really understand cat litter? Today, we will take you to uncover the "little secret" of cat litter.
01 The invention history of cat litter
According to the survey, cats and humans have lived together for thousands of years. However, for most of the early days, cats were stocked, and people didn't have to worry about their excrement.
Before 1940, the cat's living environment could really be described as “frustration”—earth, sand, wood chips, paper, and even ashes and cinders could all be put in a basin for cats to poop.
Later, the relationship between cats and humans became closer and closer, and they officially entered the house. People began to worry about how to deal with their feces.
At this time, Edward Lowe appeared!
You will definitely think that he is a cat lover, studying magical cat litter materials day and night... not! He has nothing to do with cats! He followed his dad to sell industrial adsorbents. However, his neighbor, Kay Draper is a cat lover.
It was a winter in 1947, and Kay was about to change sand for her cat, but she found that the cat sand pile had been covered with thick snow and the surface was frozen.
In order to prevent the cat from "spreading smell" everywhere in the room, Kay thought of asking neighbors for help.
Fortunately, Edward is also worrying at home—heavy snow has blocked his way to deliver goods to customers.
When Kay asked Edward if he could buy some sand, Edward recommended his product-Fullerite (a kind of dried clay granules) to Kay.
In fact, Edward originally wanted to sell Fuller's soil as a chicken coop material to the chicken farm.
Kay also bought a pack of Fuller's soil with the attitude of giving it a try, and found that the Fuller's soil is simply effective, not only can absorb the taste, but also will not make the cat's paws dirty.
So Kay became Edward's long-term customer.
Edward saw a business opportunity from this incident.
He established the GoldenCat company and decided to sell this clay ball as a product specifically used to cover cat excrement, named "Cat Litter".
In order to let more people know his products, he vigorously promotes his products to pet shops through various channels.
02 The development history of cat litter
With the continuous upgrading of cat litter formula, in 1964, Edward founded the "TidyCat" brand and successfully promoted cat litter to all over the world.
Because of Edward's accidental discovery, cat litter entered everyone's field of vision and achieved great success.
The prospects of this business are favored by more and more people.
As a result, in the more than 70 years since then, more large companies have joined the industry, new cat litter products have emerged one after another, and manufacturers have racked their brains to develop various types of products to meet the different needs of cats and cat owners.
03 The correct way to use cat litter
To avoid the unpleasant smell of cat litter, keeping the cat litter and litter box dry is the most important thing.
Don't let the cat urine sit in it for a long time. The smell will definitely force any cat that is very educated urinate and defecate anywhere.
The only way to keep cat litter dry is to keep it clean, preferably twice a day.
Shovel out the clumped cat litter and add new cat litter. Replace them all at intervals.
With Lionpapa's cat litter refill, its 11-layer EVOH material can well isolate the smell of cat litter. With only one cat, a Lionpapa cat litter refill can be used for up to 8 weeks, so you no longer have to change garbage bags every day to endure unpleasant smells.
In addition, the litter box should be cleaned frequently, at least once every two weeks. You can use some mild cleaners. By the way, don't forget to clean your small shovel.
After the litter box is washed and dried, add 5-8 cm thick cat litter. Don't add too much at one time just to be lazy. Cats don't like too thick litter, and this thickness is the most convenient to clean.