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    Kitty litter -- kitty loves it!

    Thought i'd try a different kitty litter since the stuff i was using wasn't that great -- found a remarkable difference! It's extremely light, & best of all it is awesome at masking odors --better than what I was using before!!! so what is it? All natural corn cob litter -- skeptical at first, but WOW, so glad i switched!!!
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    Where is it available, grocery store or pet store?
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    My two aren't fussy....I like the clumping liter a lot and the lite weight is a blessing.......interesting corn cob grindings are what is used at the boarding barn for the stalls where my daughters horse lives.....

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    That would be a great natural, recycled use for litter! It would biodegrade well after use in the landfill also.

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    I use recycled paper litter boxes, no smell with them either.
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    Glad you found it. Showed a property the other day and clearly they hadn't changed the box for sometime. Let their agent know. Will have to tell their agent about it. Obviously my clients moved on quickly.

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    That my main concern about adopting a cat. Where I live, there is NO good air circulation in the apt.
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    Kola isn't that picky about her "potty" box. As long as it's clean she's happy. We use Tidy Kat tough odor solutions for multiple cats. Even though we have just one cat, it does help with the smell. And the clumping action is great for quick cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by materialgrl View Post
    Where is it available, grocery store or pet store?
    I found it at Wally World -- haven't seen it yet in the grocery store yet -- but wasn't really looking for it and don't go to grocery stores much anymore as the big W store is soooo much cheaper with most groceries...
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    If you don't break up the clumps and clean every day, the box should not smell. This is my experience and I have 9 cats. Only 3 inside. I'm curious how the corn litter works...does it absorb the liquid?

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    I'm curious, too. I have seen it but couldn't imagine it working that well.

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    I use the cheapest clumpable I can find! I recently bought a cheap tote and cut a hole in the middle of the cover. My two cats have to enter to use the litter box. I now have almost no odor! The cats are almost 10 years old and didn't object to my "new" way of doing things.

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    Ii has been around for 5-6 years at least. Got it as Wally world and then for a time they didn't have if but do now. It is in a purple bag and works great. No smell like the clay litter. Our cat is 20 years old in a few months. She likes the stuff now that she doesn't go outside so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    That my main concern about adopting a cat. Where I live, there is NO good air circulation in the apt.
    I am on a limited income so I buy the cheapest litter, good old clay. DH gave me the idea of sprinkling a little baking soda in the bottom of the cat box before adding fresh litter. Since neither of us can stay bent over to scoop it, we just dump the whole cat box once a week (we do not "fill" the whole box, just a few inches for them to dig in). We have two cats, male and female, and no odor at all, which is a good thing since it has to live in the main bathroom (it has a cover and the opening faces away from anyone using the 'facilities'). It works so well, we now sprinkle some in the new trash bag to do the same job.

    I had a vet tell me years ago that feeding a cat wet or dry food, that makes him/her stink up the potty box, is a good way to make sure he/she has kidney problems later. The food is too rich, or of poor quality if the cat box is foul. A little odor is normal, stinking you out of the house means his food is a problem. Never had a sick cat in 40 years following that advice.
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    I'm having this problem, (new to me) of having a stinky cat box in my bathroom. I bought expensive clumping litter at a "name brand" pet store. The cat drinks a lot of water every day, and it all goes into the litter box. The litter says "clumping", but it does not clump. I have to dump it more than once a week.

    I'm going to try the baking soda, but I can't wait until spring when I can put the cat outside. We just got him a few months ago as a shelter cat and he was very scared for a few weeks. He's OK now, but I'm afraid the put him outside now. He might not come back, and the way he acts around the house, I think he was a house cat before someone dumped him in the woods.

    We live in the country, so he will have fun outside as soon as I can be sure he knows us enough to come back when called. I can't wait to get rid of the litter box in the house. All our other cats were outside cats that came in if they wanted to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post

    I had a vet tell me years ago that feeding a cat wet or dry food, that makes him/her stink up the potty box, is a good way to make sure he/she has kidney problems later. The food is too rich, or of poor quality if the cat box is foul. A little odor is normal, stinking you out of the house means his food is a problem. Never had a sick cat in 40 years following that advice.
    I don't understand this. Is it the wet food or the dry food that makes the stink? We are feeding dry food only, and was told that the litter box would not stink as much with dry food. But it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
    I don't understand this. Is it the wet food or the dry food that makes the stink? We are feeding dry food only, and was told that the litter box would not stink as much with dry food. But it does.
    The way it was explained to me was, If a person eats certain foods, (for me, raw onion, garlic, cabbage, but if they are cooked no problem) that he or she has digestion problems issues with, (BAD gas and body odor even!) they should avoid it right? Well, the same can happen for them. Might be tuna, salmon, chicken, cat food, could be a filler. If your cats have stink problems, don't suddenly change their food! Change by adding a new one mixed with the usual food a little more of the new each feeding. Notice changes? End the first or new one, or stay with it. Takes some time, but you will have happier less "funky" pets if you do. Might have to try a few to get the right one or brand. No dollar store food please, it is made in China, no oversight.......not for my fur-kids!
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    I just recently saw on TV, that cats prefer a box for each process. One for pee and one for poop. Don't have any cats so am not sure this is true.

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    I use tidy cat light weight. I scoop twice a day & it lasts a week. Love the glade scent but hard to find. I have 6 cats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    If you don't break up the clumps and clean every day, the box should not smell. This is my experience and I have 9 cats. Only 3 inside. I'm curious how the corn litter works...does it absorb the liquid?
    i think that's the part it's best with & that's why i got it to begin with -- i could smell the ammonia in the urine -- but now this corn cob litter clumps great & NO smell of cat urine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaDee View Post
    I just recently saw on TV, that cats prefer a box for each process. One for pee and one for poop. Don't have any cats so am not sure this is true.
    it's funny you should say that -- i did use two boxes & my cat did use one for each! with this new litter being so light -- i can pick up the litter box no trouble -- so i only use one box, but he still pees in one corner & poops in the other -- go figure --
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    When I had an inside cat the vet suggested two litter boxes. The litter was changed every other day, the boxes were washed with soap and water outside once a week. I never had a smell problem but the boxes were kept in the utility room with the vent fan running 24/7.
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    I use tidy cat with the black lid. Doesn't clump real well, doesn't have a lot of dust either. I have three cats and clean out the box once a day. Not any stink. My cats do not go outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am View Post
    i think that's the part it's best with & that's why i got it to begin with -- i could smell the ammonia in the urine -- but now this corn cob litter clumps great & NO smell of cat urine!
    A lot of what you smell is the wet clay. the corn bog doesn't have the clay smell and it much better and not that expensive at Wal-Mart.

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