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Hey all, mommy A here. I’ve hijacked the girls blog today to tell you about something I recently found that I think every household needs. As you all know, the girls do most of our reviews. And, I’m thrilled they get to try so many amazing things. But, as you also know, there’s a human behind all the pet blogs including ours. A lot of times the things we humans get to review have to do with cleaning or enriching the lives of our furry babies in some way. Don’t get me wrong, I love my girls and can’t imagine not picking up after them or trying to make their lives better; but, every once in a while I’d like something that didn’t have anything to do with cleaning. lol
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We received the Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like we see it. We only bring products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.
As most of you know, I recently had all but 2 teeth removed. And, NO, this isn’t a Denture or Denture Cream Review. lol Everybody can use the item we’ll be talking about today. After years of broken teeth and infections, I’m now living happily without that pain. I’ll get my permanent dentures in February thanks to so many wonderful angels who helped me through this. In the meantime, I’m wearing what they call temporary dentures while my gums heal and shrink. These temporaries are much like the final product and have to be taken care of and worn the same way. Anyone who has ever walked down the dental aisle in a store has seen boxes of denture adhesives. For the most part, they’re all the same. The purpose of these adhesives is to act like a glue to keep the dentures in so one can eat without losing their “teeth”.
At first, everything was going along fine. My gums were and have healed properly and I’m getting used to the feel of “fake teeth”. But, shortly after I began using the denture adhesives, I started getting sores in the corners of my mouth. The corners of my mouth were cracking open and my lips were constantly chapped. Due to medications, weather, age and probably other factors, I have a problem with dry skin, and my lips are no different. So, I use several products to help keep my skin and lips moisturized. When my lips began to crack, I started using everything that’s worked in the past and even tried a few new items. Nothing seemed to give me relief and certainly didn’t heal the cracks. Naturally I spoke to my doctor about it and he suggested the old triple antibiotic ointment. I don’t know about ya’ll, but that stuff tastes nasty. Cats and dogs may like it, but I sure didn’t. And, it didn’t even make anything better. So, I did what I always do, research and more research.
I came across a product called Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment. The PawPaw Ointment is touted as a cure fur a myriad of issues, not the least is my dry skin and chapped cracked lips. Naturally I had to try this miracle ointment. It’s all natural and can be used on the girls as well.
The backstory: An Australian botanist named T.P. Lucas came across the PawPaw tree (Carica Papaya) and discovered the antiseptic properties of the ointment accelerated the cleaning of wounds and was extremely nourishing/moisturizing. He devoted years of special study to the PawPaw tree and creating products. Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment has been a proven remedy for over 100 years.
Ailments Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment can be used for: *Abscesses *Boils *Bruises *Burns *Carbuncles *Chafings *Cuts *Cysts *Dry and Cracked skin on hands and feet *Gravel Rash *Heat Rash *Insect Stings *Mosquito Bites *Open Wounds *Pimples *Scalds *Sunburns *Swelling associated with Injury *Splinters & Thorns *Tinea *Whitlow *Chapped & Cracked Lips *Nappy Rash & Cracked Nipples *Temporary Relief of symptoms of Dermatitis & Eczema *Temporary relief of discomfort of Hemorrhoids by local application
Ingredients: 39 mg/g Fresh Fermented Papaya Fruit, Pharmaceutical Grade Petroleum Jelly and Wax, Minute amount of Gum Balsam Peru as perfume, 0.1 mg/g Potassium Sorbate as a preservative
As you can see, the PawPaw ointment can be used for almost anything that ails the skin. And since it’s all natural, you don’t have to worry about side effects. You also don’t have to worry about who or what touches you after the application. Anyone who has ever used prescription creams for these ailments knows, some of the ingredients can be dangerous to small children and animals. The Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment can safely be used on your pets. Maybe your dog gets hot spots in the summer, or now that it’s winter, you’re looking for something to put on their paws to relieve ice burns. What about those scratches received during a cat fight or even left behind after kitty got scared and accidentally scratched you? Maybe you or a pet is nursing and needs a little relief to the chapped nipples left behind from suckling young’uns. Or, like me, you’re not that graceful anymore and take a few tumbles now and then that result in bruising or cuts and scrapes. It doesn’t matter what the issue is, you might want to give Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment a try. You can choose a tube or tub on amazon. Prices start at about $8.00. Be sure to purchase from Lucas to be sure you’re getting the Original PawPaw Ointment and not some knock off. A little goes a long way, so it should last a while.
As for my cracked chapped lips, they started healing within a couple of days. I’m thrilled with the results and since I’ll be needing that denture adhesive for the rest of my life, it’s nice to know I don’t have to worry about the side effects and pain of cracked lips. I’ve also used the Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment on my feet, elbows and hands with great results. Although they list a perfume in the ingredient list, there’s no smell or taste I or the girls can detect. Well, that’s it for me today. I have a few more reviews coming up fur ya’ll and look forward to many more this year. Thank you all for reading and for being our friends.
Till the next time……………………………………..Be Blest!!!
MeOW and welcome to an unService Cat Monday on Service Cat Monday. Which, due to technical difficulties beyond our control is wayyyyyyyy late. Now that was a mouthful wasn’t it? Anyways, fur mommy’s sanity and to furee up some time, Service Cat Monday question and answer and Training tips will resume in the new year. Altho’ mommy did say that our posty today could actually qualify as a Service Cat Monday posty. So, fur that reason, the followin’ will be in human English fur reader and translator ease. Actually, mommy will be doin’ most of this posty herself. But, you know Raena and me have to have our own meows ‘bout everythin’, so we’ll be includin’ our 2 cents too. Fur now, mommy, take it away.
Disclaimer: This is a Sponsored post. We received the Litter Robot Open Air III in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like we see it and only bring products we feel would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.
Thank you baby. As you all know this blog is all about the girls. And, as special as they are, there are still things they can’t do and require a human touch. Most of you know that I’m disabled and need help with a few things. Let me give you a little back story before we proceed. Dezi came to me as a very sick little girl at the age of 2 1/2 – 3 weeks old. She had one of the worst cases of tape worm I’d ever seen in a kitten her size. And, with all that baby fine fur, the diarrhea, and the worms exiting her little body were constantly getting stuck to her bloomers. My response was to clean the litter box and her every time she exited. I must say, it was definitely the right thing to do, but it had lasting consequences. Long after the worms and diarrhea were gone, Dezi expected me to clean the litter box the minute it got used. As far as she’s concerned, we could have 10 boxes and she would still want the one that was used to be cleaned.
When you think about it, it actually makes perfect sense. I mean, would you want to use a toilet that hadn’t been flushed after it’s last “visitor”? So, as much of a chore scooping might be, I didn’t really give it a second thought. But, c’mon now, all of us kitty parents know the litter box is probably our least favorite thing about being owned by cats. As I get older and my health declines, scooping at certain times of the day gets more difficult. And with the wheelchair broken, getting to the box first thing in the morning is almost impossible. That brings us to today’s topic, Automated Litter Boxes. If you missed our post about Litter Boxes, Litter and Feline Urinary habits, you can catch up by clicking here.
Automated litter boxes have been around for quite some time now. So, I began my search for the “purrfect” automated box that could meet all the needs the girls have and still work for me and my budget and ideals. Ideals being no clay litters. As a Vet Tech I’d seen too many kitties come in with blockages from clay litter, to be comfortable using it especially with long haired cats that get it stuck to their bloomers. That right there, made it almost impossible for us to use one of those automated raking systems. Not to mention the actual box size available for kitty to do their business. But, today’s not about the “bads” of certain boxes, but rather the good and bad of the automated litter box we chose.
After much research, reading reviews, watching videos, and studying how and why the equipment works, we decided on the Litter Robot Open Air III. Now I’ll be honest, it wasn’t until I could actually see a video up close that I decided this was a good product. My initial thoughts were that the litter must end up in the top of the box since it rotates around to empty itself. With that thought, I couldn’t imagine why any cat would want to use it. After all, how would you feel if somebody pee’d or worse on your ceiling and you had to sit under that smell when you went to the bathroom? Thankfully, that’s not the case at all. you’ll see in the video below that the roof of the box stays free of dirty litter and smell. Before we get to the video, let me tell you what we were looking for in an automated litter box.
Covered: Raena occasionally still tries to swat Dezi’s tail when she’s in the litter box, so we have to have a covered litter box for privacy issues.
Size: Dezi is a large cat and Raena will be, so they need plenty of room to get in, turn around, stand, squat, dig and exit.
Works with almost any Litter: I’m not changing my mind and using clay litter, so the box we choose must allow for the litter we currently use: Swheatscoop and/or Garfield.
No Continued Expenses’ beyond electricity and inexpensive filters: Being on a fixed income means I can’t afford to by additional expensive boxes, special bags or trays.
Night Light: Yes I Know it sounds silly, but something happened to Dezi when our apartment flooded and she won’t go to the litter box in the dark.
Easy to Use: The girls must be able to enter and exit with ease.
Easy to Clean: Even the cleanest of kitties and “dustless” litter can eventually get any box a little dirty. But, due to my disabilities, handling and cleaning the size box the girls require must be easy.
Safe: The girls can sometimes get a little dig crazy and curious, so I don’t want anything around that could hurt or cut them.
Flexible Timer: Since Dezi will often pee and then need to poo almost immediately after, we need to be able to set a shorter timer than the traditional 15 minutes.
To watch on Youtube click here.
The Litter Robot Open Air III meets all our needs. If I had to say something negative, it would be about the Control Panel. As most of you know, the girls are Service Cats, and as such they are trained to turn on and off certain equipment. And, as a lot of you may recall, Raena’s been turning on all the power toys since she was about 8 weeks old. So, if I could, I would probably have a small door of some kind covering the buttons on the Control Panel. The thing is, there probably aren’t many other cats out there pressing the cycle button besides Raena; so I can’t really fault the Litter Robot peeps for not thinking about that.
They recently launched the Litter Robot Open Air Connect. If you already own a Litter Robot Open Air, you can purchase the upgrade equipment and install it yourself without voiding any warranty you may have or having to purchase a whole new system. The app connects your Litter Robot to your Apple iphone or ipad and allows you to monitor the waste drawer levels, usage and you could even trigger it to cycle if you have a kitty like Dezi that just peed and now needs to poo and can’t wait the 3 minutes.
The Litter Robot Open Air III sells for $449.00, with the Connect upgrade it’s $499.00. Trust me, I realize that’s a lot of money. I don’t make this recommendation lightly. But, after all the research I’ve done, and after having the unit in our home, I must say, the Litter Robot is worth every penny. The company sells replacement parts for the entire unit, so that you can replace only what may break or wear out in the future. They do sell reconditioned parts and units as well, so that may be another avenue to consider. Yes, it’s an investment, but, aren’t your cats worth it? Aren’t you worth it? As cat owners, most of us scoop the litter box without even thinking about it, but it’s really nice not having too. I definitely give the Litter Robot Open Air III 2 thumbs up. I’ll let the girls tell you how they feel.
Fanks mommy. Me luvs PB. It’s pawsum to always have a clean pawtty no matter the time of day or what you might be doin’. It’s an all paws up from me.
Is it mine’s turn now? Well it’s a bout time. I’s luvs, luvs, luvs PB the Litter Robot. I’s luvs to ride the rim sometimes. It’s so much fun. I’s still tryin’ to figger out how to make sissy go ‘round and ‘round like a ferris wheel. Fur some reason, it won’t cycle with her in it?. Other than that, I’s give it 4 paws up too.
(Dezi shakes head.) That’s a safety feature Raena. Fankfully, PB has better sense than you do. Cuz guess who’d be getting’ the whacky paw ifin you did send me ‘round and ‘round?. Anyways, we sure are glad PB’s working in our house. Ifin ya’ have any questions, thoughts or comments, purrlease leave ‘em in the comments section. And, any purchases thru the links in our posty mean we make a few green papers. Our Blessin’ today fur the Blessing Train is Health. We have been blest with good health. Yeah Raena’s eyes might be a bit purroblematic, but overall she’s healthy and we’re both happy.
Till the next time……………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Mommy A: Black
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses