Have you heard about the new BREEZE® Litter System by Purina Tidy Cats®?
It’s not one of those mechanical monsters that will scare the sh*t out of your cat, but an ordinary litterbox with special litter pellets, a grate on the bottom, and a drawer underneath that holds an absorbent pad.
When a cat does his biz, the poop just sits there while the urine soaks through the grate into the pad. Human scoops poop as usual, and changes pad once a week (per cat). The litter is supposed to last a month. And it’s all supposed to be odorless.
I’ll buy that the poop goes away, but urine touches those pellets, must cling to the grate, and sits on the pad for days.
And I hate to take a whiz on Purina’s parade, but some cats don’t squat. I could pee over the side of that box without even going tip-toe.
Since state-of-the-art high-tech never comes cheap, I checked prices at PETCO, where you can buy in bulk and save:
|14 lbs. Pellets||$40.97|
It’s a win-win for Purina, selling pricey designer litter AND disposable diapers. They even score one for DOGS, who relieve themselves out in the yard — for free.
PETCO also has a lot of user reviews, mostly glowing, but I also learned:
- The pellets aren’t for burying, and claws can get caught in the grate trying.
- A cat with, ahem, digestive problems will wreak havoc on the whole system.
- Pellets can lodge in our paws, and they’re big so they hurt. They also stick to the poop and may need more frequent replenishment.
My colleagues Adele and Cole have impeccable litterbox manners and would probably love the BREEZE. But if you have a cat like me with quirky habits, you may want to reconsider.