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Why my cat litter box smell doesn’t bother me anymore.

I have 4 cats.  Yes, 4 cats.  When we decided (in the spur of the moment) to get the 4th sweetie I was so worried I had crossed the line into “Catlady- dom”.  However, a friend of mine told me that as long as the people outnumber the cats, I am NOT a cat lady.  (When one of the kids move out , I am in TROUBLE).  But he was so cute…..AND he mewed at me and stared at me with his big soulful green eyes.  What was I to do?  He had me in his kitten spell!  And since Karol can’t say no to me, he came home with us.

So here are pictures of my kitties:

Max
Max

Max is the oldest of the cats.  He is 13, and is getting senile.  He seems to “forget” things.  But he is super sweet. He is a “rescue” cat.

Emmitt
Emmitt

Emmitt is a small Maine Coon.  He is sweet, and is the self proclaimed King of the house.  He is the first cat Karol and I got together, and he is usually super sweet, although he does have a “tude” now and then.  He is also a “rescue” cat from Isle of Wight Humane Society.

Ash
Ash

Ash was given to us.  He was found in a burned out shed, and was the only survivor of a mama with her litter that was in the shed.  His parents were feral, and he was hand raised from a newborn, so HE is not completely feral, but he definitely can be crabby.  He does not like to be handled much, and I am the only human in this house he will be gentle with.  🙂

Rascal
Rascal

Rascal is the youngest and newest addition to our family.  He is incredibly sweet! He is a “rescue” cat from the Suffolk Humane Society.

So we have four cats, and as I am sure you can imagine 4 cats makes for LOTS of poop and pee in the litter box.  We actually have two litter boxes.  They need to be cleaned at least twice a week, and they STINK!! Unfortunately the only place the litter boxes fit is in our master bathroom.  Sometimes the smell is awful, even when they have just been cleaned. I have to edit this post because I received semi angry emails from people wanting to know why I only had two litter boxes and only cleaning twice a week for 4 cats.  I really appreciate their comments because I realized y’all don’t live with me so you don’t know that one of the litter boxes is the size of a baby tub and the other is twice the size of a “normal” litter box.  I am going to add pictures so you understand that my two litter boxes have the volume of four “regular” litter boxes.

This one is teh size of a baby tub and was emptied approximately 24 hours ago.

This one is the size of a baby tub and was emptied approximately 24 hours ago.

 

This one is a "double" and was also emptied 24 hours ago.

This one is a “double” and was also emptied 24 hours ago.

I hope those pictures ease peoples concerns about kitty happiness.

So, you may be thinking, “this is a horrible story.  I am  sure it is awful to have to sleep in a room right next to stinky cat litter boxes.”  Well, you are right, it is, but this is where the story gets good!

One day last month I open my email and in it there is a request from a nice young lady named Aleisha who says she has been reading my blog and knows I have pets.  She would like to offer me a free product called CritterZone Air Naturalizer , and would I be willing to try it and write a review about it?  So I email her back, and say “sure, that sounds great.”  I did some research on the product, which had great reviews, but of course, being me, I was VERY skeptical.

After all, I have 5 animals; 4 cats and a dog.  In the past I have used “pet smell remover” products, Febreze, air freshener spray,  candles, you name it I have tried it.  Nothing has worked.  I was sure this would not work either.  But, it was free, and I was willing to give it a try.

The CritterZone Air Naturalizer arrived, I had asked for a wall unit, and I was surprised at how small it was.

Wall unit CritterZone
Wall unit CritterZone
side view
side view

So, I followed the directions and plugged it in to the wall socket in the bathroom and went about my business.

plugged in
plugged in

A few hours later I walked upstairs to get something.  I smelled something as I was walking up the stairs, and was like, “Hmm, what is that smell?”  I walked around, sniffing and following the odor.  I ended up in my bathroom, and realized that the “smell” was FRESH AIR!!

The CritterZone Air Naturalizer was making the air smell fresh!  Now I can’t comment to exactly how many square feet the fresh air travels.  I can tell you that I have a 2500 square foot house and the fresh air was in the master bath, the master bedroom, the upstairs landing, and went down the first flight of stairs.  The “Smell” is like that smell you smell after a rain.  Fresh, and clean.  I was amazed!

The unit also emits a faint buzzing noise, but it is hardly noticeable, and I have sharp hearing, so I can say with confidence this sound is not unpleasant and is very faint.

So, how does this little filter-less machine do such a great job?  How does it work? From the CritterZone website:  The CritterZone isn’t an ozone generator OR an ionizer. The CritterZone Air Naturalizer makes energized versions of the natural elements already found in the air. It puts them to work, causing a series of reactions, just like the ones that happen naturally outdoors. These energized elements are given the power to clean up the air and help get rid of odors, allergens, mold and bacteria.  After the initial clean-up, the Air Naturalizer maintains the energized elements throughout the 800-square-foot space. This means the air is ready to deal with new challenges immediately. That helps maintain a clean, fresh environment in your living space.

I will again say that I cannot comment to the actual square footage it covers. however, I have fresh air in my master bath, master bedroom, upstairs landing and stairway.  I am also definitely going to buy one more (maybe two) to plug in downstairs!!  So my conclusion is that this product is AWESOME, and I highly recommend it.  Anything that can freshen the smell of 4 cats using two litter boxes is a WINNER with me.  No more ammonia smell!!

Pros:

  • Small, and EXTREMELY easy to use.
  • Does an excellent job freshening the air
  • Portable.  I can take it with me wherever I go, especially when I travel
  • NO filters to change or purchase
  • Only ONE cost, no “hidden” expenses to maintain the unit
  • Super quiet

Cons:

  • Expensive, (However, that being said it is WELL worth the cost)
  • That is the only one I can think of, and to be honest it is worth its weight in gold, so technically it isn’t really a Con, I just didn’t want to be one sided.  🙂

NOW FOR THE BEST NEWS!!

CritterZone USA  is offering a coupon to ANYONE who purchases a unit after reading this post and review.  They are offering a $10.00 coupon so you can buy a unit of your own!

Just go to their website at http://www.critterzoneusa.com/pages/home.  Choose the unit you want and put it into your shopping cart.  In the “Promo Code” box type the word COFFEE for your discount!

Bailey
Bailey

I had to add a picture of our sweet boy Bailey.  He was rescued from an abusive home. (thanks T)

Full disclosure:  I received this unit for free, and I will receive $15.00 for every unit sold with the COFFEE code in the promo code box.  I will be donating any money received to one of the animal shelters where we rescued our animals from, and will post a photo of the check so you all can hold me accountable. 🙂
as created a $10 code for their website so you can buy one!Just go to http://www.critterzoneusa.com/shop/Choose your device and put it in your shopping cart. And when you go to check out, add the following code: LIFEWITHBEAGLE  into  the box  labeled “Apply Promo Code.”Now you have $10 off the CritterZone unit, which is normally $89.95 on the website.
– See more at: http://www.lifewithbeagle.com/2013/03/product-review-critterzone-air-purifier.html#sthash.xt9Fhram.dpuf
as created a $10 code for their website so you can buy one!Just go to http://www.critterzoneusa.com/shop/Choose your device and put it in your shopping cart. And when you go to check out, add the following code: LIFEWITHBEAGLE  into  the box  labeled “Apply Promo Code.”Now you have $10 off the CritterZone unit, which is normally $89.95 on the website.
– See more at: http://www.lifewithbeagle.com/2013/03/product-review-critterzone-air-purifier.html#sthash.xt9Fhram.dpuf