When Chewy.com sent their December newletter, it was filled with the most wonderful treats imaginable. I think there was even a toy or two. But I am getting older now and although I occasionally bat around a pretend mouse, I really don't need toys. And treats? I have so many of those already because I simply cannot eat that many treats and maintain this wonderful figure. One thing caught my eye, though - the Litter Genie Plus Cat Litter system.
So I wrote to Chewy.com and asked to be one of the lucky 25 CATS to review this item and next thing I knew - it arrived on my doorstep.
The Litter Genie Plus is a plastic bin which opens on the top to put waste in. Then there is a mid-section panel that separates what you put in from what went before. A little like a toilet - which it essentially is. The bottom half is a funnel which empties into the storage receptacle. This is where the poop and stuff drops. At the top is the "liner" which is a holder for the plastic "bags (they become bags when THUMBS tie the bottom into a knot). The bags are pulled down into the receptacle so the waste falls into the bag and not the bottom. A CUTTER is located below the funnel so when a bag is full it can be cut off and tied up. Voila - to the trash with you!
It was easy-ish to set up and only a few HBO words were uttered because the directions are, well, NOT.
Here is the good news - the Litter Genie Plus easily holds a week's worth of waste. It is kept by my box so it is convenient. And I cannot smell that waste at all. (Part of that may be due to the AMAZING cat litter I talked my human into - Cats Incredible by Lucy Pets. It is one product which does EXACTLY what the Lucy Pets spokesperson said it would and what she said sounded too good to be true. BUT this is something I already reviewed and Chewy.com does not carry this product so I will stop here.)
IN ANY CASE, my presence in the household is completely a mystery because there is no cat box smell at all. And the Litter Genie Plus is a huge contributor to this!
The Litter Genie uses 5-layer bags for strength and smell control. This is good for many reasons - one being ammonia, a by-product of waste, is harmful to animals and humans so it is best to keep it in check. The L.G.P. comes with a scoop (and a holder for the scoop fits on the side of the unit) so no one needs to touch the waste. Finally, a refill (available at chewy.com for $7.30) lasts for about 2 months. That is longer than most litters!
This is a really fine product and one I would not hesitate to recommend to others - especially if taking bags of waste to the outside garbage every day is difficult or too time-consuming. It still needs to go out but this product buys you some time.
My one hesitation is the plastic. We use too much plastic already and it does not readily break down in landfills. BUT that said, the Human always grabs a plastic bag to empty the litter box so this is pretty much the same. But the refill dispenser is also plastic and gets tossed. I need to see if it is recyclable. In any case, it bugs me but does not stop me from wanting it.
My human servant says if we did not review it we would never have tried it. But now that we have, I cannot imagine living without it.
*My only compensation for this review was the product so that I could try it, evaluate it and write about it. But the words are all my own - the opinions are mine alone. So there.
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