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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello!

I will bringing my new ragdoll kitty home on Tuesday, Dec 21. I have been looking into the type and brand of litters out there and was curious what everyone here recommends.

One brand that has gotten my attention is the Nature's Miracle Odor Control Clumping litter, my guess is that it is fairly new because I haven't been able to find many reviews about it. Does anyone here have any experience with this brand?

Thanks,
Amanda
post #2 of 22
You have a ragdoll! Oh my, I'm so jealous - I'm in love with Ragdolls!!

Sorry, I've never tried Nature's Miracle... I've used Tidy Cats Crystals and I presently use Arm & Hammer Super Scoop - I think Tidy Cats controlled odor better but the crystals were everywhere and hurt to step on, plus it was expensive. Arm & Hammer clumps really well, smell is so-so.

Oh and welcome aboard! Do you have any pictures of your new baby? Gee, I'm so jealous!
post #3 of 22
Hi Amanda! Welcome to the site. How old is your new ragdoll?

I use a clumping cat litter, my cat is 3. Many people don't reccomend a clumping litter for young kittens because they like to sample almost anything they come in contact with and the chemicals in the clay litter could harm your little kitty.

I've heard nice things about feline pine litter (for the enviornmentally aware). I have personally never tried it but people are always buying it at petsmart. Tidy cats has good odor control.

What are you looking for with your litter? Absorption? Odor Control?

Hope you enjoy the site.
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info! I won't have any pictures until the little guy comes home with me on the 21st, but I'll be sure to post some then.

He'll be about 10 weeks when he gets home. If the clumping type of litter will harm him then I definitely won't buy that.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by StitchFL
Hello!

I will bringing my new ragdoll kitty home on Tuesday, Dec 21. I have been looking into the type and brand of litters out there and was curious what everyone here recommends.

One brand that has gotten my attention is the Nature's Miracle Odor Control Clumping litter, my guess is that it is fairly new because I haven't been able to find many reviews about it. Does anyone here have any experience with this brand?

Thanks,
Amanda
I use World's best cat litter. It's the best one I tried for sure. It's made of corn so it's safe, you can flush it, and it's clamping. It clamps well.
I highly recommend it.
post #6 of 22
Here is a site that might give you a little more information Amanda.

http://www.allthingscat.com/id11.html


It sounds a little negative and it is just one side of an arguement.

I just want to restate that I use clumping litter and I have never had a problem with it and my cat.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ali012281
I just want to restate that I use clumping litter and I have never had a problem with it and my cat.

Same here... my Baylee is 6 months old, I've had her for 3 months and we've used clumping litter off and no. A little bit gets on her nose but that's about it.
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Here is a site that might give you a little more information Amanda.

http://www.allthingscat.com/id11.html
Well the Natures Miracle I was looking at is a clumping variety but it is made of corn....does that make a difference? In that article that does state that she is using a corn variety, so will that avoid the problem if the kitten ingests some of it?

Here's what I've found on the Natures miracle litter....
"Nature's Miracle Odor Control Clumping Cat Litter

This cat litter offers the best of both worlds: hard-clumping corn-based litter, combined with the enzyme action of well-respected Nature's Miracle, for "litter-ally odor" free litter boxes. Add flushability for a litter product that is hard to beat. "

I never knew that litter could be so complicated!
post #9 of 22
I feel bad adding things for you to think about. Getting a kitten is supposed to be exciting, right? I think basically things happen with trial and error. I was going to change Meish to crystals and she hated them. WOuldn't use it, she peed on a paper bag. $$$$ down the drain. Obviously your breeder is using cat litter. Ask him what brand he is using?
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by StitchFL
Well the Natures Miracle I was looking at is a clumping variety but it is made of corn....does that make a difference? In that article that does state that she is using a corn variety, so will that avoid the problem if the kitten ingests some of it?

Here's what I've found on the Natures miracle litter....
"Nature's Miracle Odor Control Clumping Cat Litter

This cat litter offers the best of both worlds: hard-clumping corn-based litter, combined with the enzyme action of well-respected Nature's Miracle, for "litter-ally odor" free litter boxes. Add flushability for a litter product that is hard to beat. "

I never knew that litter could be so complicated!
It sounds good. The world's best cat litter is also made out of corn and it's good.
Yes, corn makes a difference, because even if your cat eats it, it shouldn't harm him.
post #11 of 22
Don't stress... get whatever works for you and your kitten. If you notice that she starts trying to eat it, then you'll know to change. If you like how it works (controls odors, limited tracked, etc) and she likes it, then there ya go!
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by StitchFL
One brand that has gotten my attention is the Nature's Miracle Odor Control Clumping litter, my guess is that it is fairly new because I haven't been able to find many reviews about it. Does anyone here have any experience with this brand?
i've never used that brand. my cats like tidy cats scoop in the red bucket, and unscented arm & hammer scooping litter.

we've tried a bunch of the organic litters, but they don't like them.

good luck with your new kitty!
post #13 of 22
We have been using Special Kitty clumping litter (green label) from Wal-Mart for MANY years with absolutely no problems.
post #14 of 22
I use a litter called Scampy Scoop Clumping Litter. It works really well on odor, cuts down the smell a lot. The problem with Scampy Scoop is you have to go to your local nursery or feed/seed store to find it. It is about $6-$7 dollars for a 25 pound bag. I have also used Tidy Cats Odor Control litter and it works really well too.

Hope this helps.

Take Care-
Pat
post #15 of 22
i've been using feline pine clumping (they make one that's pellets, but i prefer the clumping, it's a little bit more expensive but still cheaper than the world's best). i really like it. it smells like pine (duh) and doesn't track badly. i'm not sure if it would be safe for kittens though, you'd probably want to check with a vet or with whoever you're getting the kitten from.
post #16 of 22
I've heard that World's Best Cat Litter is very good, I'd use it if it wasn't so expensive, and the one you're describing sounds very similar, so it's probably okay too. I used Daily Scoops for awhile, it was made from recycled newspaper (I think it's a Canadian product, but basically the same as Yesterday's News) and I liked that it was eco-friendly, safer than clay, etc. but the smell was always horrible, the cats would use it once and my apartment would smell strongly of wet newspaper, so I don't recommend a recycled newspaper litter at all (thugh I do know some people like them, so maybe it's just me). Now I'm using Arm N Hammer clumping litter (the multi-cat strength one, but I think they are all similar) and so far I really like it, it's much better for controlling the smell, though of course I don't like that clay and clumping litter in particular may have some health risks - as others have said, some people recommend against clumping for a kitten, but others have used it with kitten with no problem. Congrats on your new kitty, and good luck on choosing a litter!
post #17 of 22
I use Crytal Clear Litter Pearls and my cats use it without problem. I like it because I have parquet floors, and the clumping litter would always get strewn about and fall into the cracks in the parquet. It was just hard to keep the floor clean with clumping litter. But once I started using crystals that problem was solved (the crystals are too big to fall into most spaces between the parquet tiles). I add the Nature's Miracle powder litter box treatment, and that helps keep odor under control.

Crystals are also very good for keeping tabs on your cat's urinary health. One of my kitties recently had blood in his urine which was very obvious with the crystals, but would have been hard to spot with clumping litter.
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
I just wanted to let you all know that I've been using the Nature's Miracle litter now for about two weeks with the new kitten and its doing great so far. The only odor problem I had was when he didn't cover everything up. It clumps up nicely and has been really easy to clean up. The only problem I have had is that my kitten usually paws his water dish before drinking then will go in to the litter box; so that leaves little tiny clumps of litter in the box and usually stuck to his paws as well. I'm hoping that will change as he gets older.
post #19 of 22
I'm glad you found a litter that works for you... how is the little Ragdoll cutie of yours? Have you posted any pictures?
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Not yet, I'm having trouble getting the pictures off the camera...but I will try again tonight. Thanks for asking!
post #21 of 22
"Feline Pine" is my litter of choice after trying clay, silicon, scoopable clumping, etc etc. I like the fact that its made from wood, it is all hard pellets so does not track until it gets well used and even then its not hard to sweep or vaccum, controls oder well, and wont hurt them if they lick it or eat it or breath it like the ones above. I am not sure if we tried corn litter or not, but after finding this one I doubt I will ever try another. This stuff is just to dang easy to clean out of the litter box.. stick it in a garbage bag, give it a tap, perhaps rinse it in the tub once in awhile, and your done.
The bag claims its flushable if you scoop the solids as well, hard to beat if you ask me. Good luck!
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Same here... my Baylee is 6 months old, I've had her for 3 months and we've used clumping litter off and no. A little bit gets on her nose but that's about it.
Cable's 5 months old, & no problems with clumping litter. mine use Arm & Hammer. i tried The World's Best Cat Litter. the hallway box still has that kind... & they won't use that box! also, i felt the odor control was better w/Arm & Hammer.
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