There’s Room for Love & Litter

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CSMG Box ShotFrom the internet to your home, there’s no denying that cats are taking over! But there’s no reason to let litter run your love life. The recent ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ “Guard the Litter Box” Study found that 22% of millennial cat owners have hid their cat’s litter box before a significant other comes over.

Here’s the rest of the scoop from a recent survey*:

  • 1 in 4 cat owners prefer to cuddle & be greeted by their cat vs. their significant other.
  •  97% of cat owners say their cat is important and has a positive impact on their life.
  • Almost 9 in 10 cat owners feel that their cat is a part of their family rather than just a pet.
    • Nearly two-thirds of cat owners consider their cat their child.
    • 59% of cat owners have given their cat a nickname.
    • 90% of people find themselves talking to their cat and 77% of cat owners have talked back to their cat when he/she meows at them.
    • 88% of cat owners still make sure to greet their cat when they get home.
    • Over half of cat owners alter their sleeping position so their cat is comfortable.
  • Cat owners believe that spending time with their cat is more relaxing than participating in personal hobbies.  
    • Both male and female cat owners find it more relaxing to be home with their cat than going to the gym or for a run (86%).
    • 75% of cat owners find it more relaxing to spend time with their cat than watch reality TV.
    • 72% of cat owners think that spending time with their cat is more relaxing than online shopping.
    • 70% of cat owners agree that spending time with their cat calms them more than drinking wine.



Thankfully, new Arm & Hammer’s Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ Cat Litter is a great way to help prevent those gross smells from your feline friend’s litterbox (bye bye Smelly Cat!), which can occur even after you scoop.

“We know that the litter box isn’t the most glamorous place in the home, but we want to help cat owners feel confident that the bacterial odors from their litter box are under control…With the new MicroGuard™ technology, cat owners can be assured that immediate odors are sealed and destroyed, plus, the growth of future bacterial odors are prevented for 7-day odor control, guaranteed.” – Bruce Tetreault, Director of Marketing, ARM & HAMMER™ Pet Products

MicroGuard™ technology is a system of odor-controlling components that:

  • Neutralizes and counteracts cat waste odors on contact, resolving immediate odor control needs and
  • Inhibits the growth of odor caused by bacteria, providing long-term odor prevention

This unique combination, in addition to the clumping and sealing properties of ARM & HAMMER™Clump & Seal™, prevents both immediate and future odors in the litter box.

We received a free box of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ Cat Litter to review, for free.  When I first poured the litter into the litter box, I did notice some dust, but no more than other brands I have tried. However, I did notice it is a lot LESS dusty when scooping clumps up than other brands. The Plant-derived particles help really do create rock solid clumps for easy scooping.  I haven’t had to worry about any urine clumps breaking apart as I am scooping them out.



This litter also is made with fine micro-particles, which allegedly feel softer to your cat. I can’t tell if my cats think it is softer, but the particles are visibly smaller than other brands of litter, so it seems plausible.

We have this litter in on litter box, and have two different kinds in the three other litter boxes. The ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ Cat Litter has the tightest clumps by far.  It was a feature we loved when we reviewed the original ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™.  As for odor control, since we only have the MicroGuard in the one box, it is hard to tell from far away which box has the odor, but once you get close, it becomes more obvious.  The litter boxes with different brands in them are noticeably stinkier.  We still have a problem with Jewel not covering her feces, so the litter doesn’t really get a chance to encapsulate the odor, but it does do a pretty great job with her urine, which she also usually fails to cover since it clumps so fast. 

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ Cat Litter is currently available in 14lb., 19lb. and 28lb. boxes at leading retail outlets nationwide. Suggested retail prices range from $8.99 – $16.99.

Currently they are offering a $2 off coupon on the Clump and Seal Website.

*The “ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™  study was commissioned by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., maker of ARM &HAMMER™ cat litter, and conducted by Edelman Berland among a 1,001 nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, specifically cat owners ages 18+, from January 5 to January 10, 2016.  The margin of error for this study is ±3.1% among the nationally representative sample.


Disclosure: I was sent one box of the previously mentioned litter for review purposes.  All opinions are my own. 

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