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What's my secret "step" to keeping my multi-cat home smelling FRESH day after day? New Fresh Step with the power of Febreze! Check out my review, plus hear about more antics from Alex the Fuzz and his adopted sister Zoe!

Littler box duty is probably the least glamorous thing about being owned by a cat, aside from maybe stepping in fresh hairballs at 4AM. Yet if you want your kitty to be happy and your house to smell nice, keeping up with the litter box is an absolute MUST. Wanna know my new secret “step” to keeping my multi-cat home smelling fresh? I’m using NEW Fresh Step with the Power of Febreze!

My Secret "Step" to Keeping My Multi-Cat Home FRESH? #FreshStepFebreze!I’m not going to lie here, my mom handles cat box duty. She lives with me and she’s pretty OCD about the boxes. When she goes out of town to visit my brother, she actually “trains” me for a week beforehand on how to properly clean them. Mind you, I am 40 years old and I’ve had cats all my life. I DO know how to clean out the litter box! Still, she has very serious and specific methods for keeping them in tip-top shape. Litter loyalty is one of them. She only really loves two brands. Fresh Step is her top choice, always. Before I tell you more about it, though, let me tell you a little story. You know I love a chance to talk about my fur kids!

Zoe’s Litter Lessons for Alex the Fuzz

Alex knows my Secret "Step" to Keeping My Multi-Cat Home FRESH!

You’ve all met Alex the Fuzz by now, right? He’s my sweet little feral kitten that we took in back in November. When he first moved inside, he didn’t know how to use a litter box. To him, the entire world was a potential bathroom. We were really worried that he wouldn’t catch on for a long time. We had no idea how much impact our other kitten, Zoe (6 months old at the time), would have on his training.

Alex and Zoe

Zoe and Alex

Zoe is obsessed with people and other animals using the bathroom. No joke, she follows us all to the bathroom and meows at us while we “do our business.” It’s disconcerting, sure, but I’ve been a pet parent most of my life, I’m used to animal oddities. She’s also madly in love with the faucet, so basically any source of liquid fascinates her.

When Alex came along, Zoe would race to the litter box every time we took him up there. She’d jump into with him, watch him go, then cover it for him. We’d catch her nudging him along to the box and shoving his little kitten self into it, as if she was saying “this is where we go, isn’t it fun?” She took over the role of mama cat, even though she’d just been spayed weeks prior to his arrival into the family. She had him trained in just a few days.

Fresh Step with the Power of Febreze

How does this story relate to Fresh Step? As you can imagine, the Fuzz is not used to dealing with litter smells. Keeping the box clean and odor-free was even more important while training him. Just because he’s trained now, though, we can’t slack. I don’t want him to revert back to his feral habits. I also have a senior cat who’s incredibly picky about the litter box. She doesn’t like odors or dust.

Fresh Step with the power of Febreze at PetSmart

New Fresh Step with the power of Febreze offers the same fabulous benefits you’d expect from Fresh Step products. Since it is made by Fresh Step, you know they have your cat’s health and happiness in mind. The “power of Febreze” part doesn’t just mask odors, it obliterates them to leave behind a fresh scent. It even has a 10-day Odor Control guarantee!  The ClumpLock® Technology locks in liquid and odor right away, then forms tight clumps to make it easier to scoop. Both my mom and I have bad backs, so the less time we can spend leaning over the boxes trying to scoop out used litter, the better!

I’ve also noticed that Fresh Step with the power of Febreze is even less dusty than my other favorite formulas of Fresh Step. That’s saying a lot, because it’s already a low-dust litter brand, in my opinion. They’ve improved their formula to make it lower dust and less tracking versus their previous formulas. Low-dust is super important to me because I have allergy issues with dusty litter. It’s also important to the Fuzz because he’s been battling a kitty cold since he moved out of the wild. I try to avoid anything that triggers a sneezing episode.

Fresh Step with the power of Febreze at PetSmart

I picked up my new Fresh Step with the power of Febreze at PetSmart. I opted for Multi-Cat for obvious reasons, but it also comes in Extreme and Lightweight formulas.  I was up there shopping for cat food, guinea pig hay and dog treats that night already, so it was super convenient to pick up my box of litter. I’ll definitely be grabbing more when I head back up there later this week for other pet supplies.

Ready to put that 10-day Odor Control Guarantee to the test for yourself? Head to your local PetSmart to pick up your box of Fresh Step with the power of Febreze or check out their website to shop online. Follow FreshStep on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with news. Check them out on Instagram for gems like this kitten blowing bubbles!

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Do you have a multi-cat home? What do you do to keep your litter box smelling fresh? Have you tried new Fresh Step with the power of Febreze yet?Tell me in the comments!