October 28, 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.

How much should we really appreciate our pets?

Have you ever thought about the significance of pets in your life? Who makes you burst out laughing when you feel down? Be it a kitty or puppy, it’s important that we truly appreciate what our pets do for us, even when they get a bit naughty at times.

About 71 million of American households own some kind of a pet. It’s been long proven that pets contribute to well-being and mood upbringing of humans. In a study by Kathie Cole, a nurse at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and her collaborators showed that when volunteers accompanied by dogs visited the heart failure inpatients, the anxiety level of those patients fell by 24%. On the other hand the anxiety level of those patients that had a person come in without a dog, decreased only by 10%. According to Doctor Karen Allen Shykoff, a professor at the State University of New York in Buffalo “Having a dog in the room lowers blood pressure better than taking a popular type of blood pressure medication (ACE inhibitor) when you are under stress.”




Pet therapy works on elderly, children, and essentially people of any age. Numerous programs have been developed throughout the years such as Pet for Vet, Silver Paws, Animal-Assisted Therapy and etc. to aid people with stress and depression. For instance in the Silver Paws program, cats or dogs are adopted by senior citizens and then the seniors participate in adoption orientations and trainings with other adoptees. All the costs related to animal care are provided by the organization. This way the seniors get to socialize and take care of their pets. This is very important for elderly since a lot of times they get lonely and need someone or something to care for and feel needed in order to function. As stated by Rebecca Johnson, a nurse that heads the Research Center for Human/Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, animals-human daily interaction develops a hormone called Oxytocin that “"…has some powerful effects for us in the body's ability to be in a state of readiness to heal, and also to grow new cells, so it predisposes us to an environment in our own bodies where we can be healthier."



Now take a look at your purring, furry-nugget or mischievous, barking puppy and start appreciating the true love they give to you.




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