How I “Tamed” The Litter Box With 3 Cats #HealthyPetHappyPet

This post is sponsored by CANIDAE® Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about the Grain  Free PURE® line of pet food but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. CANIDAE is not responsible for the content of this article.

I never intended to own three cats, but I don’t intend to do lots of other things; they just sort of…well…happen. We wouldn’t have it any other way now. Tucker, Leo, and Freckles are our family. They require lots of cat food, cat litter, and attention; and they produce lots of waste. They’re all very reliable using their litter boxes, but their litter has to be emptied daily to avoid a pile-up worse than Friday afternoon traffic. I knew that there would be lots of waste with three cats, so I started researching ways decrease waste volume and smell. I have always used a higher-end dog food for many reasons, but one reason is that my dogs produce less waste. They have smaller, firmer stools. They also eat smaller portions because the food is much more dense in protein and nutrients. I realized the same principles would apply to cat food, and that’s why I switched our cats to CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE.


Our calico cat, Freckles (who has also been known as Gypsy, Penny, and Little Cat before we settled on her present name), was an unexpected shopping mall find. We never go to the local mall, but we happened to go one Friday night when she appeared, crying in the bushes. She rolled out of the bushes, nothing more than skin and bones, right onto my son’s feet. I told myself that we would make sure she was warm, fed, and safe, and we would find her a new home. We knew we were keeping her before we even made it home. She loves everyone, but she’s particularly fond of my son. When he had his tonsils and adenoids removed, she would go lay down on him after he fell asleep. I think it was her way of making sure he was okay.

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She won’t be outdone by her big brothers: Tucker, who was born here on the farm, and Leo, who we adopted from the animal shelter.

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We can’t forget their bigger four-legged sister, Kitty, our Rottweiler puppy. Despite living on a farm, when they’re all playing or “fighting” our house seems more like a zoo than a farmhouse.

Making the transition to CANDIDAE Grain Free Pure was easy. Our cats loved the new food.  We had trouble with turning their noses up at another food in the past, and they would have to be really hungry to eat it. They think that when we get up in the morning the first thing we have to do when our feet hit the floor is fill their dishes, whether their food bowl is empty or not.

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This is the face Leo makes when you rattle a food bag.

CANIDAE® is a 100% family-owned  and operated pet food company, and one of the last independently owned pet food companies. The food is manufactured in Brownwood, Texas, at the Ethos pet nutrition plant.

Real fresh meat is always the #1 ingredient in CANIDAE Grain Free PURE. They use whole foods and simple recipes with only 7-10 key ingredients, depending on the formula. It’s a vet formulated cat food, for a limited ingredient diet.

The CANIDAE Grain Free PURE cat foods is available in 8 formulas according to life stage and protein preference.

  • Foundations- Kitten formula with fresh chicken
  • Elements- Adult formula with fresh chicken
  • Sea- Adult formula made with fresh salmon
  • Stream- Adult formula made with fresh trout
  • Ocean- Indoor formula made with fresh tuna
  • Control- Hairball control formula made with fresh chicken
  • Resolve- Weight management formula made with fresh chicken
  • Meadow- Senior formula made with fresh chicken

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Every CANIDAE Grain Free PURE cat formula contains between 41-46 grams of highly digestible protein which makes a high protein cat food. They also contain healthy OMEGA Fatty Acids for a healthy skin and coat. HealthPLUS Solutions In Every Bite®. They add probiotics after cooking to aid in healthy digestion.

When you purchase CANIDAE at food, not only are you getting superior nutrition for your cat but you’re supporting an independent, family-owned pet food company. It’s “Pet Food Made By Pet People™”.

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My cats love the taste of CANIDAE Grain Free PURE, and I love that there’s less waste for us to clean up. They also require less food than many other formulas.


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Do you have multiple cats? What have you done to try to “tame” their litter boxes?


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Canidae®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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