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The Pawsitive Impacts of Pet Therapy, from Dr. Elsey's
Benjamin Burt adopted us when he was five weeks old. He lived under a hedge with five other siblings. We lived in an apartment complex three stories above the hedge, but when I saw him dancing below, I went down to investigate. He immediately danced into my lap, and with his and my husband’s help, we ended up with handfuls of five tiny kittens. In the long run, three siblings adopted us. Years later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After my surgery, Benjamin Burt spent most of his days and nights resting beside me, purring. Then I had a stroke. This time he not only purred constantly, but he also head-bumped me day and night. Cat therapy? Oh yeah!
After my first stem cell transplant, I spent several months at home recovering. A lot of that time, I was pretty sedentary and spent time on my couch reading or watching TV while my body healed. My two cats, Martha and her daughter, Stella, took turns lying on my chest, purring. Each would spend 30 or 40 minutes on me, and when one would get off my chest, the other would quickly resume the position. I called it my “feline therapy.” Since that time, I have read articles that the feline purring is at a frequency that actually has healing properties. I believe Martha and Stella instinctively knew I needed special attention and the healing their special therapy offered me.
My dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma 4 years ago. He and my mom live in Minnesota. I live in Colorado and was struggling with dealing with his disease. I adopted a cat, Zoe, almost two years ago, and she has become such a great companion. If I’m sad, she knows it, and she sits on my lap, purring. Whenever I talk to my dad on the phone, she always wants to say hi (purring non-stop). When my parents came to visit, Zoe cuddled right up with my dad. She is such a great therapy cat!
In 2018 within three months, I suffered a brain injury and Henry, my cat, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, which is very rare in cats. Henry taught me to focus on joy and positivity by taking each day at a time. We really can learn so much from our animals and how they handle illness. Their focus is on resting when they need to and only spending their energy on activities that bring them pleasure. They do not dwell on negativity. Henry is now stable, and I am following a rehabilitation program. I treasure every day we spend together and how Henry reminds me to focus on my recovery.
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Enhancing the lives of pets to the degree in which they enrich ours is the ultimate pursuit. At Dr. Elsey’s, we put heart, soul and science into our products—it’s all about pets, not profit. Every problem calls for a solution—whether it’s bringing a fussy feline back to the box, keeping paws clean and free of dust, or fueling the ancestral dietary needs of our beloved pets. Dr. Elsey’s is dedicated to creating products that solve the complex needs of pet owners.

“We’ve always put ourselves in the pet’s paws, always identifying what is best for the animal, not for publicity.”

– Dr. Elsey

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Pets, not profit

Dr. Elsey, along with his wife Kathy, founded the company in 1987 with a vision to help support pets and people in need. Inappropriate elimination is the number one behavioral reason cats are abused and surrendered to shelters. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to help keep cats in their homes and using the litter box. Dr. Elsey provides shelter kits and thousands of pallets of free litter to shelters and rescue groups across the country free of charge. Learn more about Dr. Elsey’s Fund to Cure Cancer in support of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and the annual Save $3, Give $3 campaign.

Our Pawprint

Dr. Elsey’s believes that a successful business environment requires investment back into the people and planet that allow us to thrive. Dr. Elsey’s solution-based products include Ultra, Classic, Cat Attract®, Kitten Attract®, Clean Tracks™, Touch of Outdoors™, Respiratory Relief™, Senior and Crystal litters and cleanprotein™ kibble and canned food for cats. We always put pets first and strive to provide solutions that are safe and environmentally friendly. Dr. Elsey’s is on a mission to provide recyclable packaging materials and opportunities for our customers to minimize their waste footprint.

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Dr. Elsey opens the All Cat Clinic, the first-ever “feline only” practice in the Denver Metro area.

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Dr. Elsey and his wife Kathy establish Precious Cat Inc. Dr. Elsey packs the clumping clay in gallon milk containers in a garage next to his clinic and sells his litter to clients at the clinic. Soon after, Dr. Elsey officially starts selling Classic, the first all-natural, superior clumping cat litter on the market.


In search of a better in-home elimination solution, Dr. Elsey drives to a local mine to acquire some clay fines and starts testing product options.


Dr. Elsey buys a 45,000 sq. ft. warehouse manufacturing facility and installs automated packaging equipment.

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Dr. Elsey starts testing Cat Attract® (a feline behavior modification and training cat litter) at his All Cat Clinic and at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Society in Denver, CO. Testing is also done at The Cat Care Society of Colorado and many other independent feline clinics in the US.


When Kathy Elsey is diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she and her husband establish the Dr. Elsey’s Fund to Cure Cancer in support of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.


Dr. Elsey expands facility to be equipped with automation and for receiving litter by rail.

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Dr. Elsey’s launches nationally in select major retailers across the country.


Dr. Elsey’s introduces their new resident academic scholar, Professor Cat™!


Dr. Elsey launches a new packaging design and his first-ever food line, cleanprotein™, a high protein kibble that naturally optimizes your cat’s appetite and body mass through simple, high quality ingredients.

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Dr. Elsey moves their manufacturing to a larger facility located in Cheyenne, WY for closer access to the source of silver sodium bentonite clay and better access to the railroad system used for product transportation.