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    Updated on Mar 26, 2019. Posted on Mar 25, 2019

    This Kitty Litter Knew My Cat Was Sick Before My Veterinarian Did

    Actual quote from my vet: "If it hadn't been for PrettyLitter, we wouldn't have known anything was wrong."

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    Hi! I'm Kat, and here's a photo of me with the love of my life, my cat Moe.

    Kat Angus

    My name is Kat and I have a cat — yes, it has been pointed out to me before.

    Here's another picture of Moe, because he deserves your adoration:

    Kat Angus

    He has many nicknames, including Moe Money Moe Problems, Moseph, and Professor Moeriarty. He's a huge suck and I love him.

    While I love Moe more than I love most people, I definitely don't love cleaning up his litter box. So when I was given the chance to try PrettyLitter, I was excited to see how it measured up against the usual litter I used.

    Pretty Litter

    PrettyLitter let me try a bag for free, but normally, a one-month supply costs $22 for a single cat, $40 for two cats, and $69 for three or more cats (and they'll give you the fourth bag for free!). And you can sign up to get PrettyLitter delivered every month, so you don't even need to think about when to replace it.

    First off, PrettyLitter was immediately more convenient than regular litter, because it was sent right to my door — I didn't have to lug a heavy bag of litter home from the store.

    The bag was also smaller than I expected it to be, especially because it's meant to last an entire month.

    Kat Angus

    I put a tomato next to the bag for scale, and then I realized that tomatoes can vary in size. But you probably get the idea.

    Turns out, you don't need as much PrettyLitter because it's not a clumping kitty litter. It's made up of moisture- and odor-absorbing crystals that you don't need to scoop out of the box.

    Kat Angus

    I still had to scoop out Moe's poop, but I wasn't constantly scooping out big clumps of litter that I then had to replace. And since the litter is made of little crystals, there was much less dust than there is with my usual clay-based litter.

    (In case you're wondering, you just have to stir up the litter every day or so, to make sure the crystals can absorb everything.)

    Kat Angus

    But PrettyLitter's biggest claim is that it can help monitor your cat's health, because the crystals will change color if it detects changes in your cat's urine.

    Pretty Litter

    According to PrettyLitter, their litter will turn blue or green if it detects alkaline urine, it'll turn orange if it detects acidic urine, and it'll turn red if it detects blood in the urine.

    I wasn't expecting to test this part of the PrettyLitter, but I was shocked when I went to stir up the litter box and saw that Moe's urine had caused the crystals to change color. To be safe, I immediately scheduled an appointment with his vet.

    Kat Angus

    Moe hates going to the vet, as you can tell by the photo above.

    The vet was skeptical that anything was wrong with Moe, considering he was still eating and drinking normally, and I hadn't noticed any other changes in his behavior. But, just to be safe, the vet agreed to do a urine test.

    !!! AND !!! When the results came back, they showed that Moe did have blood in his urine, indicating that he had an infection!!! So the vet was able to prescribe my cat medication before Moe's condition got any worse.

    Kat Angus

    Both the vet and I were shocked, but the PrettyLitter worked just like it said it would. Actual quote from my vet: "If it hadn't been for PrettyLitter, we wouldn't have known anything was wrong." (Above: Moe is also surprised.)

    Because of PrettyLitter, we were able to catch a health problem in my cat that I wouldn't have otherwise known about until Moe got much worse. Now Moe gets to continue being my sweet cuddle monster.

    Kat Angus

    Not only was my cat saved, but PrettyLitter also potentially saved me from a much more expensive vet bill down the road. Thanks, PrettyLitter! Moe and I are very grateful.

    Get PrettyLitter here, starting at $22 for a one-month supply!

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