Post # 1
I’ve tried to switch to Wolrd Best Cat litter but one of my cats HATES it. She’s been peeing all over the house rather than in the box. I like the litter because it clump well but my cat simply won’t have it.
She’s been used to clay litter for all 10 years of her life. Any other brands I could try?
World’s Best is corn based so it does have like a corn-chip smell that my cat probably doesn’t like.
What non-clay/natural brands of litter do you use?
Post # 3
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One of my cats didn’t like the corn based litters either. She would pee AND poop in one corner of the house. We finally had to use a mister to scare her away whenever she would go in that corner. I think it was because the corn litter didn’t mask the amonnia smell from pee very well. It was overwhelming for me when I cleaned the box so I can’t imagine what the closed in box smelled like for them. We had to use corn when they were declawed but immediately switched back to Fresh Step for multi cat homes. We have 2 cats and Fresh Step keeps odors away longer and both cats seem ok with it.
We tried other natural brands too before switching back but cat didn’t like any of them. We waited until their claws healed before switchjng back but we went through ALOT of carpet cleaner. I guess my advice is keep trying brands to see if yours likes any of them but you may have to go back to clay or use another non-natural brand.
Post # 4
My cat uses crystals instead of litter. They last about 2x as long and smell much better!
Post # 5
Like @Erinsmiles, we also use crystals (use the Tidy Cats, not the cheaper store brand….in this case, the extra money is worth it!!). So OP, if you are willing to go chem…I HIGHLY recommend it – we have 2 cats.
But, if you want to stay nautral, have you tried the newspaper pellets? Another option (not the best?) but move your litterbox into your bathroom and get flushable litter, and be prepared to scoop often (my sister did this for a while, she just go into the habit of scooping whenever she used the bathroom).
Post # 7
I have been looking for a good cat liter for a while now. My cats dont refuse to use the box anytime but still trying to figure a dusty free, clump and good smelling one. no luck yet. i am very curious to hear the replies you get.
Post # 8
I have tried many natuarl litters and either my cats didnt mind them but I could smell the litter box or they hated the litter. I always come back to using Fresh Step Mulitple Cat litter and I love it and so do my cats! It is the BEST evr and trust me, I have a litter box in our room and I sleep like literally right next to it (it is under our bed side table because our kitten has to stay in our room at night) and I never smell a thing! I have two cats (two litter boxes) but the one in the room seems to be used the most, people are suprised we even have cats! I also use the sprinkle carpet cleaner I think that helps also with animal smells 🙂
Post # 9
I use feline pine, I love it! I’ve actually never used any others though.. haha. Its like pine pellets, and you can flush it. No dust or tracking and the pine smells good!
Post # 10
I use to use the natural one arm & hammer put out. I think it was corn based but I liked it a lot and so did my cat.
Post # 11
We used to use world’s best, but, even though it clumps well, the remaining litter definitely holds onto a powerful ammonia scent, even when changed frequently (which gets expensive with world’s best). The kicker was the face that when we ended up in a new house taking care of SO’s mother’s cats,and our cat preferred Fresh step. I liked swheat scoop, but it was too dusty.
Post # 12
I’m trying Feline Pine Clumping litter today. I’ll post back when I get some results!
I put my 10 year old cat in it and she pooped immediately. But unlike with World’s Best, she stuck around to bury her poop. With World’s Best, she was dying to get out and just jumped out and left the room.
My 4 year old cat is adapting well to all the litters. So it’s definitely a cat by cat basis.
Post # 13
I actually use the Wal-Mart “Special Kitty” kind. I like it better than any other kind I’ve ever used and it’s one of the cheapest.
It is a little dusty. And I’m not much of a scooper, I just completely change it once a week. $4 a week isn’t bad.
Post # 14
We used to use World’s Best until we got a bag with a bug infestation (apparently a common problem with all grain-based litters). So that was the end of that.
Next we tried Feline Pine, but it got tracked all over our house. So we quit that one too.
We’ve recently switched back to good old Arm and Hammer. I really tried to use the natural litters (we’ve been using natural ones for probably five years now), but the bugs and tracking just weren’t worth the trouble.