|Purred: Mon Feb 23, '09 6:23pm PST |
|In keeping with the suggestions of the group, the admins have been discussing "cleaning up" and/or consolidating the threads. I have consolidated the two "cat litter" threads (I picked the easiest! ) by copying all of the posts from the shorter thread into this one and "hiding" the shorter one so you don't have as many thread to hunt through. All emoticons were the work of the original author.
This may be too cumbersome and is just an experiment fur now. But here are the posts from the former "What Brand of Cat Litter Do You Use" thread that has been hidden (non-informative posts such as "where do you get it?" and "thanks!" have been omitted):
Posted: Jan 7, 2009 by Mr. Tigger
I can smell the poopy pan when I walk in the door. I have tried different kinds of litter. I clean the pan every couple of days. Only have one and maybe another cat that uses the pan regularly. Is the smell in my head?
Mr. Tigger's Mom
Posted: Jan. 7, 2009 by Alaidh
I use World's Best Cat Litter. It's made of corn and is flushable. I scoop it out every day and there's no kitty smell...except on the kitty.
Posted: Jan. 7, 2009 by Freckles
We use the same litter. There are 5 of us and it works well and mum can flush it so its easy.
Posted: Jan. 7, 2009 by Simon
I wish my kits would use World's Best.... I tried it and had 8 out of 10 cats pooping on the floor next to the box. When I got home from work that 1st day, it was soooo awful.
Jana, Worlds Best is soo good for the kits, no chemicals, etc. However, if you don't scoop it promptly it makes corn mud in the litterbox. So you just need to stay on top of it. (and that may only be the case when you have as many kits as I do) The only litter my brood will use is a mix of Tidy Cat scoopable crystal blend and Fresh Step scoopable lavender valley. They like the smell and feel of the small granules of Fresh Step, but the Tidy Cat does a better job of absorbing odors and liquids. When I have just used Tidy Cat, a couple go outside the box. When I just use Fresh Step or I use a different scent, the same thing happens and the fresh step is harder to scoop. I have 10 litterboxes... that's a lotta litter. But, it is rare that my house smells like one (although those days happen to the best of us...!).
Posted: Jan. 7, 2009 by Scooter
Is it the poopies or the pee that your mom smells, Mr Tigger, or the litter itself? My mom thinks some litters have an odor of their own that isn't always pleasant.
My mom bought some World's Best Litter once but thought it smelled like a corn silo or corn bin on a farm (not a particularly pleasant smell to her). She seems to be the only person in the world who didn't like World's Best, though. (I don't care -- I'll use any litter, or none at all!)
Posted: Jan. 7, 2009 by Ivan
I use Feline Pine. It smells like pine trees so I don't mind. My pawrents scoop my poop each day (more or less) and it's usually my pee pee they smell after my box is about 7 days old. The litter's flushable. Just make sure you switch to a new litter little by little. Try putting a little of the new stuff in with your regular litter. Some kitties don't like to switch cold turkey. Do they have UTI's maybe?
Posted: Jan 7, 2009 by Flower
MOL! Scootie, my Momma doesn't like the smell of World's Best either! See, your Mom isn't alone after all!
We use Feline Pine Scoopable...it's great 'cos the box is very light and it smells good when Mom pours it out.
We have so many kitties that Mom scoops out our boxes 3-4 times per day and that saves money on litter too!
Posted: Jan. 8, 2009 by Sarah
We have lots of litter boxes. It all started when Fred was going any old place and mom was trying to find a litter he would use. He like Feline Pine and mom kept using it because Bear liked it and now Sid & Pete use it sometimes. I don't like it, myself. We have 3 boxes of clay scooping litter that get used the most. We got World's Best when Bear had I131 and mom needed a flushable. He liked it and Sid likes it but no one else. Mom also bought the wheat litter for us, but only Sid likes it. I think Sid likes litter boxes that are more private and different, but mom's happy, so we're happy. Extra boxes help keep the smell down, no one box gets too full. Mom's secret special other trick is to not use commercial litter boxes. Instead she buys us plastic storage boxes at Shopko, the big kind with high sides. We don't mind jumping in and out, and she found one with lower sides for Bear, and there is less litter on the floor!
Posted: Jan. 8, 2009 by Hazel Lucy
I love World's Best too! It's much better for my lungs and mom's lungs. Anyone who has asthma (cat or human) or breathing problems needs to get away from clay litter and anything with perfume or scent to it. World's Best clumps really well too. We buy it from PetFoodDirect.com and use discount coupon codes from retailmenot.com and other coupon code websites, the discount is usually much more than what petfooddirect is giving:
RetailMeNot.com (discount coupon codes for online purchases)
The coupon code discount usually pays for most of the shipping. We buy the 34 pound bag of World's Best, and it's delivered right to the door! (It's also where we buy the VeRUS Feline Advantage dry holistic food.)
Posted Jan. 22, 2009 by Mackenzie
Mama's been trying different litters for us since the young furt was diagnosed with bad asthma. She has settled on:
Arm & Hammer Essentials. She says its the best on odor control and trackability outside the bathroom, and Sab hasn't had an attack since she started using it. She first found it at PetSmart. It used to be called something else but we didn't use it then.
Mama says that a 10 pound bag costs $9, but its one of those deals where 10 pounds actually makes 20 pounds and while it is twice the cost of the clay litter she used to buy, its saving Mama money at the vet office
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