Introduction to PeeWee
What is PeeWee Eco Wood Litter?
PeeWee eco wood litter are wood pellets made from renewable materials, making them fully biodegradable. PeeWee eco wood litter is highly absorbent and have the natural ability to mask odours. Similar to tofu litters, PeeWee eco wood litter disintegrates upon absorption. This contributes to its low-dust formula; perfect for allergy-prone furkids and pawrents alike!
What is the best way to optimise PeeWee’s capabilities?
The best way to use PeeWee eco wood litter is to pair it with PeeWee’s double litter tray system. PeeWee cat litter tray consists of a top tray with a sieve and a bottom tray. When the cat urinates on the wood pellets, 90% of the urine falls through the sieve, and onto the second tray. The rest of the urine is then absorbed by PeeWee eco wood litter. Upon contact
with the liquid, PeeWee eco wood litter starts to absorb the liquid and disintegrate. When this happens, the sweet smell of pine will be released, thus masking the unwanted odours. Additionally, as the cat scratches, the disintegrated eco wood litter will then fall through the sieve and land on the bottom tray. This allows the rest of the litter to remain dry and clean, and ready for the next use.
With the usage of PeeWee's double tray system, only 2cm of PeeWee eco wood litter is required on the top tray and a handful of pellets on the bottom tray. Faeces should be scooped out during daily spot cleaning as it greatly reduces excretion stink and litter wastage. If you do not carry out regular spot cleaning, a dirty litter tray may cause your cat to look for a cleaner potty area instead. Unlike the top tray, the bottom tray need only be emptied approximately once a week. This will save time and energy, especially for working pet owners who are coming home after working long hours.
Is it sanitary to only clean once a week?
Worry not! An experiment was done in 2018 by RISE to test the bacteriostatic effect of PeeWee wood based on commercial bentonite cat litter against a very common bacteria; E. coli.
Escherichia coli, most commonly known as E.coli is a bacterium of the genus Escherichia, and is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. They often pass out through the anus and are found in faeces and faecal matter. Although E.coli can be found in the lower digestive tract, some strains can be invasive and cause infections. When this happens, it may cause your cat to have symptoms such as lack of appetite, vomiting, urinary distress, excessive thirst, and fever.
The experiment was kept fair and sterile conditions were met. After incubation at 37°C (room temperature) and observation, it was found that the presence of PeeWee wood was inhibitory on the bacterial growth. The commercial bentonite cat litter, on the other hand, did not inhibit the growth of E. coli. In conclusion, it was found that compared to the regular cat litter, there was an 82% reduction in bacterial cells.
This shows that although the litter tray is only being cleared and cleaned once a week, PeeWee Eco Wood Litter prevents the litter tray from being a bacterial breeding ground. Thus keeping your furkids safe from potential infections.
How do I convert my cat to PeeWee?
Every cat is different, but a good attitude will also affect how quickly the cat will accept and use the PeeWee litter tray system. The key to success is patience. Give your cat time to inspect the PeeWee litter tray and praise them when they start investigating. Once your cat has been acquainted, you can start by filling up the litter tray with PeeWee wood litter and covering it with the old litter.
Now you’ve successfully converted your cat to PeeWee wood litter as well as the PeeWee litter tray. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!