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post #1 of 15
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We have two *heavy* scratchers, and DH is the one changing the LB right now. He's hating it, because the liners aren't doing anything to prevent him from having to flat out dump the box and give it a good cleaning before filling it again.

Rather than double them, I'm inclined to just stop using them, since it doesn't seem to make any difference at all, with the liners being shredded. It's also hard to find some big enough for our biggest cat box.

Are there any alternatives? Or is it necessary to line at all?
post #2 of 15
I use a scoopable litter now but even when I didn't I never bothered with pan liners. I find they are only effective with cats that are either delcawed or don't dig.... and often times the two go together. I'd say just do away with them and if hubby is tired of constantly cleaning boxes try clumping litter. He'll be scooping every day but I only do full cleaning & changes about one a month.
post #3 of 15
Most people give up on pan liners as more trouble than they are worth. I've found with a deep box and clumping litter you don't miss them at all.
post #4 of 15
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Most people give up on pan liners as more trouble than they are worth. I've found with a deep box and clumping litter you don't miss them at all.
yes I did , they are just a mess
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ugh!

Okay... We wound up using them because DH wasn't buying clumping litter (basically didn't want to pay the price and still doesn't understand how we save money using clumping litter ). Our friend was watching the cats for us and switched our litter and used the liners, and recommended them. Of course, now everything is a huge mess because Baloo quite deliberately tears the liners out of them (I guess he doesn't like them) and Reagan is an excessive digger. She buries it, then gets the wall and the surrounding furniture, and then she's finally done ten minutes later
post #6 of 15
I tried using liners with Coco many years ago & after one use realised they were useless. They seem like a good idea, but honestly, do the ppl who make them know anything about cats?
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by ghosthunterbeck View Post
DH is the one changing the LB right now. He's hating it, because the liners aren't doing anything to prevent him from having to flat out dump the box and give it a good cleaning before filling it again.
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Originally Posted by ghosthunterbeck View Post
We wound up using them because DH wasn't buying clumping litter (basically didn't want to pay the price and still doesn't understand how we save money using clumping litter ).
If he uses clumping litter he might hate LB duties a bit less! Scooping clumping litter is a doddle (unless they pee against the side of the tray like Jaffa ).

I tried liners once but soon gave up - more trouble than they're worth imo.
post #8 of 15
Hi,
I find litter box liners perfect.When it's time to change the litter the liner is gathered up the twist put on it and is disposed of.I use the jumbo liners and they are perfect.
post #9 of 15
I have always used litter liners. My current babies LOVE to dig their way down to the very bottom but I find that my current brand (vans) is pretty claw resistant since there's only a tiny bit of litter in the box when I change the litter out. Only once did it actually come out the bottom while removing it. My litter changes only take me 5 min, and most of that is waiting for the box to dry after I clorox wiped it down.
post #10 of 15
IMO the liners are a waste of money if the cat has claws. They might work to some extent for declawed cats, but otherwise they will get ripped up by most cats.
post #11 of 15
I used the liners when I used the Clevercat litter box. my female (with claws) shredded them, mainly in the upper corners, so for the most part they were OK, but I was replacing them daily, which got a bit expensive.
post #12 of 15
IMHO, clumping litter will buy you a lot more improvement than liners will. You won't have to dump the whole box out as often and the $$ you spend replacing the liners all the time can be put toward the increased litter cost.

Right now I'm paying something like 27 cents a pound for Target brand clumping litter which is fairly low dust and not perfumed.

Stanley has put serious grooves in the plastic rubbermaid boxes, I can't imagine what he'd do to a liner
post #13 of 15
I tried one then put their scouped packages in because that's all they were good for!
post #14 of 15
IMO they are useless. I cat-sat last week for a neighbour that used liners - her litter-box was more of a mess than mine where I just use a good clumping litter.
post #15 of 15
Litterbox liners are a waste. My cats are front declawed but still don't like them. They quite intentionally pee on the plastic liner, making a huge disgusting mess. They also still managed to tear them. And when the cats didn't, I did scooping the box. So I stopped using them. The boxes stay much cleaner now.

I also only use scooping litter. Your DH might like that better. The box stays cleaner. I won't use plain clay.
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