Cat litter is a part of everyday life for a cat parent and it can be a stinky part of having a feline in the house. I have had cats ever since I was little starting with a stray I named Noggin, then Shasha, and now we have Shipoopi, Mr. Kitty, and Smooshie in our household. Dumping a heavy box of dusty litter and then having the ammonia smell waft around even though you just replaced the litter is frustrating and I'm glad Lucy Pet Products™ is doing something about it. Introducing...Cats Incredible™!
I met Lucy Pet Products™ at Barkworld last year in Atlanta and was amazed at what they are doing for pets by ways of their foundation and their products. First off, all of the profits help fund The Lucy Pet Foundation where they have a free spay and neuter bus for the residents of Los Angeles. "Lucy" is a stray dog that Joey Herrick found years ago who gave birth to 6 puppies and is the inspiration behind the California-based company.
I had the honor to speak to the founder and president of LPP, Joey Herrick, on the phone a couple of weeks ago to talk about Cats Incredible. Joey is quite an innovative leader in the pet industry as he co-founded Natural Balance Pet Foods but then sold it in 2013 to then help reduce the overpopulation of pets. When I had met them in November, they were just talking about coming up with a new and improved cat litter.
Ammonia is a problem and lets face it, not all of u scoop the box as often as we should. Cats have a better sense of smell than we do, so once we smell the ammonia it has already been there for quite a while, This ammonia exposure from the litter can cause URIs (upper respiratory infections) and litter box issues in general, is one of the main reasons why cats are turned over to shelters and this causes more funds being used to treat these kitties. So Joey set out to find something better. He told me that they had boxes all over the office of different types of litter: clay, paper, corn, you name it. They finally decided on sodium bentonite clay from the U.S.A that has a patent-pending technology called Smell Squasher™ which stops ammonia from forming in the first place. 99.9% dust free, low tracking, completely pet-safe, and clumps fast!
Ok, so let's back up a moment! I know what you are thinking, "What's going on with that bag, Abby?!" A lot of things are going on with that bag, loyal Chesnut Mutt reader! First off, the packaging is adorable with their Spokescat Ricky. I asked Joey about the tagline for Cats Incredible: SuperKittyKattakalizmik Klumping Litter for Cats™ and he said he wanted something similar to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins! Lucy Pet Products pride themselves in being a fun brand and also one that is safe for the environment. The packaging is non-pollutant and recyclable and has two handles and a spout for pouring.
I have some back problems, so this two handle pouring system was AMAZING for me. Like hands down, my favorite feature of Cats Incredible! You can see in the photo above that I am not slouching or using too much effort to pour. There is also a cap for the spout that is easy to remove and put back on. One thing that bugs me about the heavy boxes cat litter usually come in is that litter gets stuck in between the layers of the box. So annoying! I was able to get every drop of litter from this bag so none went to waste. The lack of dust while pouring was absolutely amazing as well! No more hacking and coughing :).
Cats Incredible comes in unscented and lavender scented. I usually find that scented cat litters have really strong fragrances, but this lavender scent is absolutely divine! It is very light and smells wonderful. Your cat shouldn't have an issue with it, and neither should you. I have chronic migraines, so I am very sensitive to fragrances, but this one is quite nice. Haha. And as my stepmom said about the lavender, "Wow, I could smell that all day!"
For our extra large litter box, I was able to fill is to an appropriate amount with the 14 lb bag, but both scents come in a 25 lb bag as well. It is recommended to start out with a clean box so it can stop ammonia in its tracks and not combine litter because it won't be effective.
Our cats have had no issue with this litter. I was kinda skeptical about the low tracking claim because this is a daily problem for me..cat litter all over the litter box area, but to my surprise after a couple of days I checked the area and there was not a grain of litter to be found! I went ahead and scooped what was there and there was no ammonia smell whatsoever and everything was in tight clumps. Urine seems to be an issue with clumping, but not with Cats Incredible. I find that pee clumps like to stick to the sides of the box and I have to use the liner to pry it off, but with this litter there was absolutely no problem!
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In a Nutshell...
- Lucy Pet Products™ was started as a way to help fund The Lucy Pet Foundation who provide free spay and neuter services for the L.A. area
- LPP has been creating grooming products but is now venturing out into the world of cat litter with Cats Incredible™ which stops ammonia from forming with sodium bentonite clay and patent-pending Smell Squasher™
- It comes in unscented and lavender and the bag itself has two handles and a spout for convenience
- The litter itself is 99.9% dust free, has low tracking, and is quick clumping
- Everything is made right here in the U.S.A, goes through quality assurance checks, and is veterinarian recommended
- You can buy Cats Incredible from a pet retailer near you (like Petco) or buy directly from Lucy Pet Products
Overall, I really really like this cat litter. The lack of ammonia smell, the no dust, the low tracking, the handles, the spout, how well it clumps, the lavender scent-WOW! Cats Incredible is highly recommended!
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Cats Incredible litter from @LucyPetProducts stops ammonia forming in the litter box! https://t.co/C7bcTrdsP5 #ad pic.twitter.com/T29p9Y0OId— Abby Chesnut (@TheChesnutMutts) May 21, 2016