Cat litter suggestions/help

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@OtterHalf:  Feline pine! I switched a few months ago and it has made a massive difference in our house. Our cats love it and the smell is much more bearable!

No advice about the dogs, i don’t have any  🙁

Edit ** – I know there are a few different brands, but any pine based litter seems to do the trick. I bought a brand  once that was pine “pellets” one of cats pooped on our carpet the day after putting it in the box, so I don’t reccomend that one

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@OtterHalf:  I think it works way better for that issue! One of cats is very sensitive to food, so if he eats too much it’s like… you know.. really runny and gross. TMI but yeah it’s helped him not be so messy. I think it clumps better because the pine isnt as heavy as the clay. It smells like trees, or like a pine air freshener lol.

http://www.felinepine.com/our-natural-litters.aspx this is what I use, the one in the box. They also have a coupon. It’s about $15.00 a box and I use coupons and pet perks at petsmart, so I think it’s worth the money 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I use the publix brand cat litter, it’s much better than anything else I’ve tried, at least for a reasonable price. Maybe a bit dusty, but probably the second-least so of all the brands I’ve used in the past.

Just don’t ever use corn-based litter. It’s nice and all, but it attracts bugs…

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@OtterHalf:  I absolutely LOVE this cat litter: http://us.petvalu.com/in-our-store/products/cat/litter/clay-litter/once-week-clumping

I buy it whenever I’m driving by the store, which, unfortunately is not often enough. I discovered it by accident some time ago and found that it doesn’t generate as much dust as e.g., Fresh Step or Super Scoop, and it keeps the smell down so, so well. I haven’t noticed any odor at all when using this litter (the cat-urine-mixed-with-litter-despite-the-fact-that-you-just-cleaned-the-litter-box smell that I cannot stand). The package says you can skip scooping 7 days but I wouldn’t recommend doing that of course. But with daily scooping it’s worked incredibly well (can you tell how much I love this litter??).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I second Feline Pine or World’s Best Cat Litter.  Both of these come in clumping and non-clumping variaties.  If your cat has loose messy stools, I’d think clumping would work best.  Also if you haven’t already, I would take your cat to the vet.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@OtterHalf:  I second the Feline PIne.  We use the pellet one- because even though it breaks down when they urinate, it’s a lot cleaner.  Sometimes my cat has messy poo and it still works out just fine.

My far my favorite- tried and true for years.  I have tried everything, and I always like Feline Pine better!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Christy42213:  I’ve been thinking about switching to World’s Best, but don’t know anyone that uses it. I really love the idea that it’s flushable and I could stop having bags of poop in my house! So it’s worth the switch?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I second the Dr. Elsey’s Precious cat litter, I never thought litter could be so odorless and trap the pee smell..although we do sometimes get baseball size clumps from the urine.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We’ve been using unscented fresh step litter with the carbon clumping. It is less dusty than the scented versions, and it really keeps scent down (the carbon absorbs scent). I know you didn’t like fresh step in the past, but I’d give the unscented with carbon a try, espcially since it’s cheap and readily available.

I’ve actually been looking into switching to something non clumping, because my cat has fur on the bottom of her paws, and if her paws are wet when she goes into the box the litter clumps onto them and it’s awful. I’ve heard that the Petco brand of newspaper pellets is pretty awesome.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@OtterHalf:  We used to sprinkle on a fair amount of baking soda to soak up the odours- it worked pretty well!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@OtterHalf:  you could potty train your cats. I have a sorority sister that did that with her cats. It kinda freaks me out, but then I realized at least she doesn’t have to deal with the smell.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@OtterHalf:  I use heat pellets that are intended for pellet stoves. You can buy them in 40 lb bags at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart and many local hardware stores. They cost $4.50-$5/40 lb bag. The pellets are made of compressed hardwood dust and nothing else. I use these pellets as litter for my two rabbits. The pellets are amazing at absorbing the pee smell. The pellets don’t smell like anything and neither does the litter box. If you try it, you’ll never use anything else.

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