October 02, 2014

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The cat who inspired it all

Jackson the blind cat inspired a business that helps beloved cats everywhere. As Jackson got older, his eye sight took a turn for the worst, making it difficult for him to find the litter box. He eventually went blind. Not only was this uncomfortable for Jackson, but our family as well. As Jackson continued to LG struggle making his way to the litter box, we were constantly right behind him cleaning up. However, this wasn't enough of a reason to give up. He wasn't just a cat, he was part of our family. He rode along on family trips and made lasting impressions on everyone he met. Refusing to give up on our blind companion, we knew something had to be done---Litter Getter was born.

Get to know LG's Founders

JP | Raised on a farm in Eastern Nebraska, JP is proud of his heritage. His family has been farming the same ground for 142 years. He received an outstanding education in Agriculture and was fortunate to also follow his dream of studying abroad in France. After receiving his MBA, he was extremely thankful for the opportunity he had to work with some of the biggest business' in the world doing management consulting. However, he realized it wasn't what he was passionate about. He traded in his suit and tie for blue jeans and boots and followed his passion for Agriculture. JP stands by his grandpa's philosophy “Take care of the ground and it'll take care of you.”

Sam | Born in Uzbekistan, Sam came to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue an American education. The brave decision to move across the world was the driving force behind his ambition and determination. Sam uses his knowledge and charisma to navigate Litter Getters's future to become the leading provider of cat litter training solutions.


Why my cat is missing the litter box?

When Your Cat Gives You The Hose

You've had an amazing weekend away. As your front door opens, ammonia-drenched air slaps you in the face like a ninja from nowhere. Pungent. Biting. Revolting. You scream in terror while you scramble to open a window. Yikes! Your favorite feline sprayed your walls, your sofa and your house. And we're not talking about Fabreeze.

As cat owners, we're tempted to assume that cats think like we do. His urine attack may have you convinced he's seeking revenge for your vacation time. Intriguing idea, but as far as we know, cats don't cogitate in this way. We're left to observe the cat's instinctual behavior and household influences to find the root cause.

Spraying is a common problem, but its triggers are many. Both male and female cats are known for this behavior. They can begin spraying at any point in their lives. Cats will often spray as a means of asserting territory and communicating with other animals. (Can't they just purr it out?) Spaying/neutering and declawing are recommended cures for this behavior. These are pretty drastic measures, so it's important to figure out your cat's unique challenge. Here are some things to consider:

  1. Multi-Cat Households

Multiple cats in one house can create territorial issues and thus, territory marking issues. This can also be the case for a household with a cat and dog combination.

  1. Man on the Prowl

An unneutered male may use spraying to let females know he's available for babymaking. This is true for cats he sees in the home and outside of the home.

  1. Stress and Duress

A cat in distress will spray as a result of both big and small changes in his environment. This could include everything from swapping houses to entertaining a new guest. Your cat may use spraying as a means to ease his discomfort or tension around the situation.

 

If these don't apply, you may have a litter box issue rather than a territorial issue. Litter box issues can stem from a variety of mishaps including litter box size, location or litter selection. You can find some helpful litter box tips here. Of course, we'd be silly not to share the easiest litter box cure. Check out Litter Getter's all natural solution. 

 

 


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