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Thread: Need serious kitty litter help

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    Senior Member BARES's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a suggestion on what is the best kitty litter to use to control oder. It is not necessarily his elimination that stinks so much as I keep it cleaned out, but the litter seems to have a horrible oder after a couple of days. I have used baking soda in it and that hasn't helped. My previous kitty wouldn't use an in door potty and always went outside. I just wonder if I notice it more. It does give me a headache. There is no other place to place his potty. Hope someone can help.

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    I like Tidy Cat clumping a lot!!!
    Either the one with the red label or blue one- both are great and we have 5 cats!! :D
    Good luck.

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    I love Scoop Away-multi-cat. But it sounds like I may try Tidy Cat. :) I shall leave no stone uncovered when it comes to kitty liter!

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    I love Scoop Away too. Better than any kind I've used over the years.

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    I should have stock in one of these companies hahaha

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    3 cats here. Tidy cat scoop or arm n hammer scoop. Arm n hammer seems a little better for the strong pee smell

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    I always changed our cats litter every day,. and this kept the smell to a minimum. Check that the box doesn't have a leak in it, and put newspaper underneath.

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    We have three Cats...and have tried so many types. We found we like Arm and Hammer, Super Scoop the best for multi cats. Of course we also clean out the boxes each morning. But there is no smell...easy to clean their boxes. I am not gagging...

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    we use tidy cat for multiple cats (even though we only have one, it seems to control odor better) we also have a covered littler box and the top has filters in it. i'm sure that helps too.

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    I use Arm and Hammer unscented scoopable and clean it several times a day. My cat is older and has had bladder surgery. I do notice the odor is stronger the longer she holds it .... but who can force a kitty to go? Our kitty potty is in the laundry room which one has to pass through coming in from the carport. With the Arm and Hammer we don't notice an odor. We keep the floor cleaned and wash out the litter pan every little while. Hope this helps.

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    Tidy cat here. I buy so much of that. They must wonder at the grocery store. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I love Tidy Cat.........thats my first choice if I have coupon. I have 3 kittys, so sometimes it seems I am scooping twice a day!

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    Two cats -- Arm and Hammer! Works great as long as one idiot cat we have would COVER his stuff!!!!

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    I use Tidy Cat for Multiple Cats. Even if you just have one, it does a great job of masking odor. I also spray the linen scented Lysol in the litter box when I clean it out. I use liners so when I clean out the box, it gets EVERYTHING!

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    here in Australia we have a product called breeders choice, it is recycled news paper, and is very clean and doesn't smell, I don't like clumping litter as the cats sometimes eat it and it can kill them, quite a few of my friends have lost cats thru this type of litter

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    I have a Tidy Cat Breeze litter box system. I bought it and set it up the day we moved into this house. I love the thing and there is no smell.

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    I also use Tidy Cats for Multiple Cats. I have two Maine Coons with bladders the size of gallon jugs (only slightly exaggerating) and I've found that as long as I 'hunt for treasure' every day, it doesn't produce a noticeable odor.

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    i have 3 cats and use scoop away in the purple box. i get it at Target store, not Petco. it's much cheaper there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
    here in Australia we have a product called breeders choice, it is recycled news paper, and is very clean and doesn't smell, I don't like clumping litter as the cats sometimes eat it and it can kill them, quite a few of my friends have lost cats thru this type of litter
    I had also heard this about clumping litter and the dust from it is really bad for cats too. I use a product called Swheat scoop. It is made out of wheat husks so is completely natural and 100% biodegradable and safe for the cats even if they eat it, although I have never seen my cats eat the litter, every once in a while my dog goes for it. I have 5 cats and sift the boxes every other day. I do not have a problem with odor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    I also use Tidy Cats for Multiple Cats. I have two Maine Coons with bladders the size of gallon jugs (only slightly exaggerating) and I've found that as long as I 'hunt for treasure' every day, it doesn't produce a noticeable odor.
    LOL, I have a MC too and you are right about the size of their bladder deposits. And the poops too! I keep accusing my guys of inviting their lion friends over. I too call it digging for buried treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy Day
    I always changed our cats litter every day,. and this kept the smell to a minimum. Check that the box doesn't have a leak in it, and put newspaper underneath.
    Did the newspapers first thing when I got the kitty. No leaks. I put water in the pan to test it first thing too. I have had lots of kitties in my life. BUT no kitty that has used a pan in about 6 years. I thought that they had changed the formula for litter.

    Altho I he is only one cat I am using Tidy Cat for multiple cats but it is the NON-clumping type. Maybe the clumping kind would be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I like Tidy Cat clumping a lot!!!
    Either the one with the red label or blue one- both are great and we have 5 cats!! :D
    Good luck.
    That's what I use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdgiffin
    I use Tidy Cat for Multiple Cats. Even if you just have one, it does a great job of masking odor. I also spray the linen scented Lysol in the litter box when I clean it out. I use liners so when I clean out the box, it gets EVERYTHING!
    LOL I thought I was silly when I used Febreze on the kitty box.

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    We use Tidy Cats clumping for multiples. We have three cats. As long as they are sifted daily odors are kept to a minimum.

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    Thanks all. Looks like most use about the same kinds of litter. I will try some of the other ones, especially the clumping kind, and see if it helps. I scoop the poop almost as soon as he goes so if anything is smelling besides the litter, it is the pee. I notice the smell even after I have completely changed the box but not nearly as bad, which is why I think it is the litter. Then again, I have also noticed my sinuses being more stuffed up using litter. Maybe I am more sensitive now, and I am smelling it because of that.

    Thanks you guys are awesome.

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