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post #1 of 14
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Hi everyone! Just wondering what you recommend for litter, a brand that is preferably not clay.

I was using clay litter with my cat before I got my kitten and read some horror stories about cats and dogs who got blockage from eating some litter. So, I dropped 15 bucks on Nature's Miracle, and the whole house stinks! I change it everyday. But when one of the kitties does number two, it smells throughout. YUCK!

Any suggestions?

Also, it probably doesn't help that my kitten is a longhair, and he looks like he sat in his number two while doing it! He STINKS! I have tried using wipes on him, but they aren't working. Any advice for this additional problem would be appreciated as well.
post #2 of 14
I really like Arm & Hammer High Performance. It's corn-based. The bad thing about it is that it tracks like crazy. But other than that, it's great. HTH!
post #3 of 14
world's best cat litter is also corn-based. i've also heard of using chicken feed as a litter - Sharky uses that, & i think it's quite inexpensive, as well.
post #4 of 14
Yep chicken feed is the poor girls worlds best... I also use swheet scoop
post #5 of 14
I use arm & hammer works pretty good. Only thing i can think of for the long hair is trimming a little in the back, not so much where it looks bad lol but maybe if u can trim some from the back it will help while hes going. Cant say i've ever had this problems i've always had short hair cats.
post #6 of 14
Tidy Cats Crystal Litter
Fresh Step Crystal Litter


We live in the typical small NYC apt, and the litter box is in the bedroom (yeah, that's right! ) The crystals take care the smell (of course, ex/c immediately after a fresh poo!! )

P.S. We have 2 cats, and change the box completely every 2 weeks.
post #7 of 14
I just grab some clumping litter and scoop often. The lumps go into baggies, and the baggies go into the trash. It's worked well so far (which is two weeks, admittedly; but two weeks is long enough to test, right?).

Tiny doesn't lick his paws after he goes, nor is he prone to eating litter; so clumping litter is quite safe for him. Do check to make sure your cat will not ingest any litter before you try the clumping sort, though. It can cause problems if eaten.
post #8 of 14
since its a long hair I would avoid clumping till he gets the hang of it(umm might be a while...my 2 10 month olds are longhair and still get to close to the litter). I would go with a clay litter(i use fresh step for my 24 cats...smells great...actually store was out and ended up with a bag of tidy cats red and can't wait to go to bjs tommorow to get the freshstep. a clip to the butt hair would work good...go for function not good looks s my tip there lol
post #9 of 14
I'm a very big fan of the Tidy Cats Crystal. It's the only thing I trust to keep it from getting too [aside from frequent scooping] WHEW with a bunch of furballs.
post #10 of 14
NOthing beats WBCL!!!! If you can afford it - pretty pricey but in my book worth every penny!
post #11 of 14
I like Fresh Step alot.. It's all we ever usually use..

My husband though bought some Arm and Hammer Multi Cat.. So we'll see how that goes.. I'll update ya... He must had forgotten what I usually buy, so this should be an interesting venture.. LOL
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by dizzydesi View Post
I'm a very big fan of the Tidy Cats Crystal. It's the only thing I trust to keep it from getting too [aside from frequent scooping] WHEW with a bunch of furballs.
I read a review where they said that with the TC Crystal pee would sometimes not get captured by the crystals and would pool at the bottom of the box. Have you ever had this problem?
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by mschauer View Post
I read a review where they said that with the TC Crystal pee would sometimes not get captured by the crystals and would pool at the bottom of the box. Have you ever had this problem?
I prefer Tidy cat over Fresh Step. Fresh step has a strong perfume smell.
The pee will pool if you don't mix it. You are supposed to mix it daily. I mix our's 3x's a day with 7 cats. So far only 2 are using that box. The other box has Tidy Crystal Blend and I put the straight crystals on the bottom.

The Crystals do not cover poo smell. You will have to scoop it daily.
post #14 of 14
I use Fresh Step
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