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Thread: Best Kitty Litter?

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    Super Member Shelbie's Avatar
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    I thought that I should check with the experts on this one. I have a cat and a sensitive DH. If I use scented cat litter he says it smells like an "old gas station bathrooom" and unscented litter smells like cat ****. Is there anything out there that he might find acceptable? The cat isn't picky.

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    Cat litter alternative ... does he have some of the absorbent pebble stuff that he puts on the machine shop floor when they have an spill oil? It works great for the litter ... now if it meets his requirements?

    Now a question to you .... what is your dog wearing? a life jacket?

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    Molly is modeling a dog life jacket for the Muttlife Pet Store in Milton. The picture was taken yesterday after the big dog show where she won Winner's B****.

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    We use "Fresh Step" litter. It consistently gets the best reviews on Amazon, and we can buy it at Sam's Club in bulk.

    There are other things you can do to reduce odor.

    One is to use Kitty's WonderBox inside a plastic litter box. The WonderBox is made of compressed paper fibers and allows air circulation to the litter. We use a liner on the plastic litter pan and place the WonderBox in that, replacing the WonderBox every month. (Still need to clean the litter every day!)

    I'm planning to try out litter sifters soon to make cleaning the litterbox even easier. Thes are a stack of about 30 flat sieves that you place in the box before adding litter (edges hanging out over pan). Every day you just lift the top sieve to get the bad stuff out and leave the good litter in.

    Another thing we have started using is a "litter locker", which is basically a garbage can specifically for used litter that locks the odors away.

    Yet another thing you can try is OdorZOut powder, placing it in the bottom of the litter pan before adding the litter. I haven't tried this yet, but it gets good reviews.

    All of these things are available on Amazon; it's worth reading the reviews to see if they are something you want to try.

    p.s. We used to use a closed litter box, but have switched to an open box with some of the above. I think an open box actually works better.

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    My Mom has 2 cats...she uses unscented kitty litter and also puts baking soda in it...she used to use the special and expensive Arm and Hammer powdered kitty litter deodorizer, but found that just plain baking soda works as well without adding alot of extra scents...Naomi
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I use Cat's Pride, it works pretty good.

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    I use 9 lives scoopable and there isn't an odor.

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    Arm and Hammer is best, I've been using it for 20 years

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    I've changed over to the World's Best Cat Litter (yes, that really is the name of it.) I love it because it really absorbs odor and liquids extremely well and when it's not nearly as heavy as the clay mixes.

    http://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com/

    Testimony - I had this at a 50% mix with the clay stuff. I left for a week for my grandmother's funeral; a friend made sure they were fed. (I told her not to worry about the boxes). When I came back, I did not smell the boxes until I moved them to completely empty the pans & start over.

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    Fresh Step is by far the best....scoopable. I never actually empty the litter box, just keep it scooped and add to it to keep it at a decent level. I use no additives or anything else. We have 2 litter boxes and 6 cats and absolutely NO SMELL. glenda

    Also a tip for others.....I use a 4" taping knife ( for taping sheetrock seams) and scrape the bottom and sides before I scoop.

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    I also use World's Best Cat Litter. It controls odors and it clumps. It's made from dried corn. I've been using it for 6 years. My cats love it.

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    The reality is that no matter what litter you buy, eventually your husband will associate its smell with "cat box" and have the same reaction to it he's having now. I know this because it happens to me. :) I associate the smell of baking soda with the cat box now.

    Best thing for it is to move the box somewhere your husband doesn't go.

    Like Prism99 we use a Litter Locker, which helps a lot. Redkimba and AnnThreeCats, I'm glad to see a review on World's Best Cat Litter - I've been wanting to try it!

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    Thank-you for these recommendations. I've followed the provided link and have found out that World's Best Cat Litter is available in my local Pet Valu store which is about six miles away. I really appreciated your tips and responses. Hopefully both hubby and the cat will approve.

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    I use jonny cat unscented cat litter, I really like it, just make sure it is the clumping kind and not the thick litter that doesn't clump, Have used many litters, arm and hammer, scoop away,equisite from walmart. Tidy cat. This by far is one of the best, and controls the smell really well to me than the others

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    Arm and Hammer Multi Cat extra clumping Litter...is the only one I can use now because I have two cats who are unaware of good grooming habits...and they have long hair...this clumps but doesn't dry/harden on their fur between their toes..(yes, it was this much of an issue... silly animals!!)

    But I don't notice any scent really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    Molly is modeling a dog life jacket for the Muttlife Pet Store in Milton. The picture was taken yesterday after the big dog show where she won Winner's B****.
    Congrats to Molly!

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    I used to use Tidy Cat, and it worked really well. Sometime I would use just plain baking soda in the collection bin to reduce the urine odor. Right now, I use a store brand - Wegman's - and I don't notice a scent at all with it. It seems to control the odor best, and is $2 cheaper than Tidy cat. (And the cat accepts it)

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    We find that the cheap stuff that is just clay litter with baking soda added is cheap. We have two cats and change litter once a week.

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    The best I've found is Fresh Step with Carbon and Fresh Step Extreme. I use the Extreme when we will be away for a couple of days. Absolutely no litter box smell. I fill the litter box about 3/4 full so the bottom of the box doesn't get any waste contact. The box stays much cleaner and litter doesn't stick to the cat. I use a covered litter box so the litter doesn't get scattered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    Molly is modeling a dog life jacket for the Muttlife Pet Store in Milton. The picture was taken yesterday after the big dog show where she won Winner's B****.
    A double CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Molly!!!

    No doubt she's a Fashionista when on the Red Carpet too ... and will be safe when she goes to the Beach or Lake this summer! :)

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    Shhhh, we use oil dri from the hardware store. It is used for oil spills. We change every 3 days. 2cats 2 pans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barking-rabbit
    Shhhh, we use oil dri from the hardware store. It is used for oil spills. We change every 3 days. 2cats 2 pans.
    That's the stuff I was suggesting ... different name here, but for the same purpose! :) ........ and would be a legitimate tax write off purchase, Shelbie!!

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    I tried the oil dry DH has in the garage because he keeps a big drum full of it for spills I didn't like it at all. It absorbs liquids and stays wet, and no odor control, the just used litter smell goes all over the room. I rather buy the good stuff that works.

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    I have five indoor cats. Scoop Away is acceptable to all of them. Inexpensive at BJ's -- $11.99 for 40 lbs -- hard clumping and no odors. Scent isn't overpowering, and minimal dust when pouring. Some of the newer products work very well (World's Best), but are just too expensive when needed for multiple animals.

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    Scoop away works great. We have 3 cats in an RV and one cat is super sensitive to kitty litter. It lso helps with the wonderful (grin) kitty litter smell. Good luck

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