Mythicbells’ feline Pampers solves cat pee problems18 February, 2011
When my queen was in heat she had this delightful habit of announcing her availability by spraying the house with her cat pee.
A breeder I know told me how her queens had spray that could reach 4 feet high. She found out when she heard her daughter’s screams and found out that a dress she had hung up on had been annointed.
Research indicates that an average 10 lb cat will produce approximately 3.5 oz – 6.5 oz of urine in a 24 hr period. That’s a lot of disaster potential for furniture and furnishings. And a lot of cleaning.
So what’s the solution?
Isolating the cat is one. Most breeders who have stud cats have dedicated quarters for them. But if you want to allow your cat to roam, a far better solution is to use cat diapers (aka stud pants).
Yes, that’s right, now you can give your cat the equivalent of feline Pampers so that it can roam the house and socialise with the family and other cats.
Stud pants are not a new invention. Versions already exist for dogs. The ones for cats tend to be based on a human diaper model, with standard sizes and velcro to hold it on. While the intention was good, cats are not engineered like humans: Picture yourself holding down a cat with one hand. With the other hand, you’re trying trying to work a pair of panties in the wrong direction up its tail. Picture the cat squirming. Now see yourself repeating this twice to three times a day. See the velcro get balled up with fur. Yes, quite.
These issues led Molly Barr of Mythicbells Persians to hunt for a better type of stud pants. She found a photo of a pair on the internet that used a harness instead of velcro to hold the pants on. However, because they were no longer being made she designed her own. And because they worked so well, she was asked to share them by other cat owners.
Demo of putting on Mythicbells Stud Pants
Mythicbells stud pants are easier to put on because they have a buckle that fastens with a snap. The waist is adjustable via a slider. The pants can be lined with human incontinence pads or panty liners. They are also made-to-order by a professional seamstress in snazzy material. They are machine washable.
Please note that the effectiveness of stud pants will depend on the individual cat. If your cat is a heavy hoser, than you may wish to consult Molly about whether these pants will work. And if your cat doesn’t use the litter box to poo, then you’ll need the cat diaper version that fastens around the tail.
This is a labour of love! Any money from the sales of the stud pants will go towards covering the expense of producing them, and any leftover is donated to the cat charity The Cat House on the Kings.
[NB – stud pants are available only in domestic cat size!!!]