Health Benefits of an Automatic Litter Pan

Automatic litter pans are not only convenient and easy to use, but they can offer health benefits to you and your cat by keeping you more safe. Here are some of them.

Reduced Risk of Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection due to Toxoplasma gondii parasite. Toxoplasma gondii can be found in cat feces, as well as in undercooked meat and unwashed fruits and vegetables. While healthy adults may experience no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems are at risk for serious complications, including brain damage and blindness.

Because Toxoplasma gondii doesn't become infectious until one to five days after it's excreted, an automatic litter pan can help keep this infectious agent out of your home.

Reduced Risk of E. Coli

E. coli bacteria are found in cat feces. Most strains aren't dangerous, but some can cause severe gastrointestinal illness, especially in children under five. An automatic cat litter pan keeps potentially infectious waste safely stowed in a waste receptacle.

Reduced Risk to Your Cat

Poorly cleaned cat litter trays increase your cat's risk of urinary tract and other infections. If you're concerned about the possible ill health effects of clumping clay litter, rest assured that a safe cat litter made with wheat or corn can clump just as hard as a clay litter containing sodium bentonite.