(Closed) Cat lovers! Thoughts on litter!?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
1837 posts
Buzzing bee

MiniMeow:  I use Swheat Scoop, too. We’ve used it for years and love it. I’ve never tried to flush it, either. 

Post # 17
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I use Worlds Best. And the formula is now totally flushable so i think it’s worth it. Never had any issues! 

Post # 18
2175 posts
Buzzing bee

We used Purina Tidy Cats Breeze system when we moved into a new place fall of 2014. My husband was adamant about our place not smelling like cat. This has its own litter box with a grated floor and drawer underneath. There is a pad,  kinda like a big maxi pad, to put in the drawer for urine, and special pellets. It definitely worked for us, as far as smell goes. The pad can be used for a few days and totally traps the odor, and once the poop is dried not many pellets stick to it when scooping so one bag of pellets would last about a month, maybe 3 weeks. 

It is an investment but I really like this product. Here’s a link:


Post # 19
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

We use Litter Purrfect Multi-cat from Costco. It uses baking soda and Lemongrass extract for odor controll. Other than a very light cirtus scent from the litter when it comes out of the jug, it is very neutral. We use a stainless steel litter pan (doesn’t absorb odors like plastic pans can) scoop daily, add litter as needed, and only clean out the whole thing every few months. Works for us!

Edit to Add: It’s like $9 for a 35lb jug.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  Stephefanie.
Post # 20
238 posts
Helper bee

Good old clumping clay for me. I have tried many things. The best way to control smell is to scoop regularly.

Post # 21
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We have tried all sorts of litters. The one I like best is tidy cats 24/7 performance (the red lid). It holds the smell the best for us, and clumps nicely! 

Post # 22
310 posts
Helper bee

I HAAAAAATE the smell of clay litter, even unused right out of the box/bag. It makes me gag. I tried Swheat Scoop, but hated how strong the scent was when it mixed with the urine. Then I tried Feline Pine, and it’s amazing! There’s no smell whatsoever. (I’m embarrassed to say how long I just let the box go without scooping it because I’ve been sick, and you could never tell.) The only thing I don’t like about it is how easily it gets kicked out of the box and tracked everywhere. But since it’s like sawdust, it doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the little round pieces of clay litter under my feet. 

Post # 23
61 posts
Worker bee

That’s weird, I love silica litter! I love the fact that I dont have to scoop out urine clumps, just the poop. And the poop is less disgusting too as the silica litter dries it out like a prune.. Maybe its the brand that you tried? I go with Fussie Cat or Trustie Green Apple. I have one cat and the litter stays odor free for almost a month. Although I do use one of those hooded litterboxes with a swinging door, and scoop the poop once a day…

Post # 24
32 posts
  • Wedding: February 2020

I use Odor Buster, which claims that you don’t have to scoop for a week. One of my guys has idiopathic cyctitis, so I need to scoop it at least once a day to make sure that he hasn’t randomly blocked again. I really like the stuff, it’s pretty well dust free and nobody ever comments that my house smells like cat. 

I’m trying to transition on to Worlds Best, but it’s slow going as they don’t seem to like it for some reason. 

Post # 25
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

World’s Best Cat Litter. 

Post # 26
166 posts
Blushing bee

We live in a tiny apartment and use a clumping litter, it’s not clay, more like a gravel kind of consistency (gross between your toes). We had a serious tracking problems until we put those sticky mats down infront of her litter tray. You know the ones that you put in your kitchen drawers to hold stuff in place. I think they also have smaller versions for opening jars etc. It was about $3 from a bargain store and fixed all our problems!

Post # 27
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

CinqueTerre:  agreed! I have 6 cats and Scoop Away is the best litter I have used and I’ve tried them all. I volunteer at shelters and many prefer this brand over others because it eliminates smell and lasts longer. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  icinia.
Post # 28
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I found the silica one a huge waste of money too. I use an own brand supermarket non clumping one now. I find it works just as well as the more expensive brands.

Post # 30
391 posts
Helper bee

My mom has two cats and she uses Arm & Hammer in the orange box or Tidy Cats multi cat both in scoopable.

My husband and I buy cheap non scoopable cat litter that we sprinkle plenty of baking soda in. 

Both of us use solid air freshners in the rooms that our kitty boxes are in.  That and scooping and cleaning the box out regularing is all we need.  And my mom is super sensitive to smells (almost like a pregnant lady).

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