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recommend a littlerbox to my kitty

post #1 of 11
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my cat refuses to stop peeing on the litter mat (I've taken her to the vet twice and gotten negative results for any health problems), but that is the only place she pees. So I need to try another solution to reduce litter tracking.

Does anyone have the cleanstep booda dome? Opinions on it?

http://www.amazon.com/Dome-Cleanstep...0005958&sr=8-1

Right now I'm just using a regular box turned toward the wall (so she can kick the litter too far) and I sweep often. She never pees anywhere else. It's very strange, but after 2+ years of this I've decided I should concede to her.
post #2 of 11
Yeah. I bought it about 5 months ago. ANd i just tossed it in the garbage 2 weeks ago.

I bought it because I was super lazy and didn't want to scoop.

When I tilted it, it would break down the pee clumps into smaller clumps and those would stay int he littler. The only thing it would catch was the in tact pee clumps and the poo. So, I wasn't paying much attention, then realized oh crap, this litter is really dirty even though I was tilting it twice a day.

Plus, it's huge.

I just bought a new one that is like a skateboarding half-pipe and it works great.
post #3 of 11
OOPS!

Sorry, i thought you were talking about the Omega Roll n Clean.

MY BAD
post #4 of 11
If you had trouble with the Roll n' Clean breaking up pee clumps, you were using some kind of poor clumping litter. Using Fresh Step litter (thank god for the new unscented!) in a Roll n' Clean, the litter basically never gets dirty. I started out changing it completely after a month and realized there was no reason to do that. It's still fine at 2 months because you are constantly changing the litter as you top it up. I would say that I easily replace the full amount topping up over the course of a month.

These boxes are so easy to roll and clean once a day, it's crazy. There is a little bit of a technique to it. The Omega boxes are the bomb. I've had cats for more than 40 years and I never, ever thought I would rave about a litter box, but these things are great. 30 seconds start to finish to roll and dump the pull out drawer into a garbage bag in an empty litter bucket, and put the drawer back. If you need to top up, just scoop some fresh litter into the drawer and use the drawer to dump it into the box. I drew a line around the inside 3 inches deep with a marker before using the boxes the first time, so it's easy to see when the litter is getting low.

The best thing is that you can give the bottom a good thump while the box is partially rolled and everything stuck to the bottom from a side-pee'er just falls into the drawer in a big clump.
post #5 of 11
Have you tried putting out a second litter box? Some cats do not want pee and poop in the same box. You could also try Cat Attract litter or additive. What kind of litter are you currently using?
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldyCat View Post
Have you tried putting out a second litter box? Some cats do not want pee and poop in the same box. You could also try Cat Attract litter or additive. What kind of litter are you currently using?
I've tried the cat attract and she'll still pee on the mat occasionally (sometimes it's once a month, sometimes once a week, sometimes once a day). Also tried feliway, both the diffuser and sprayed on the mat. It helps a bit, but not much. She's an only cat now but when I had 3 cats there was 4 boxes. I clean twice a day. I use the costco litter. I believe it's unscented or very lightly scented. It's clay and hard clumping. She likes it and scoop away.
post #7 of 11
Next question. Have you gotten a new litter mat or cleaned the one you have with an enzyme cleaner? So long as she can still smell the urine, she's going to keep going back to the same spot. I would still recommend getting a second box.
post #8 of 11
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Next question. Have you gotten a new litter mat or cleaned the one you have with an enzyme cleaner? So long as she can still smell the urine, she's going to keep going back to the same spot. I would still recommend getting a second box.
this has been going on for ~2 years and in that time I've had probably a dozen different litter mats and I always soak the mat in natures miracle or the petsmart brand of cleaner before using it again. Also soak the floor underneath just incase.

I've also moved the box around the room. I can try the 2 boxes when I get a new box...but that isn't a good solution for me because I live in a ~400 sq ft studio and the bathroom is too small for a litter box, so 2 boxes is just going to be a lot of space.
post #9 of 11
What happens if you take the litter mat away? Will she pee on the floor next to the box?
post #10 of 11
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What happens if you take the litter mat away? Will she pee on the floor next to the box?
nope. If there is a bathroom rug down and the bathroom door is open she'll pee on that but she'll never pee on the kitchen rug, hallway rug, etc.

I summarized this in the first post.
post #11 of 11
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nope. If there is a bathroom rug down and the bathroom door is open she'll pee on that but she'll never pee on the kitchen rug, hallway rug, etc.

I summarized this in the first post.
Since you're sweeping often anyway, why don't you try the litter box with no pad under it? I got deep plastic storage boxes, which help keep the litter contained better than regular litter boxes. Of course, it doesn't solve the problem of the kitty peeing on the mat. Sorry I don't have any better suggestions for you. I'll post again if I think of anything.
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