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post #1 of 27
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On a message board I am on they reccomend Dr Elsey's Precious cat or cat attract and I have used both and find they start to smell BAD in no more than 3 days.

I am wondering if it is because I use the sterilite boxes for litterboxes.

The brand I like Best is Petsmart's clumping Paper litter as it has almost no dust and clumps well and nEVER smells.

What about the rest of you!
post #2 of 27
Tidy cat scoopable is the only one that I have found in my price range that is good for dust, and smell. I have tried everything else and it is horrible. cat.
post #3 of 27
Question... are crystals considered clumping or non-clumping?
post #4 of 27
we're switching ours over to worlds best slowly, to see which they prefer to use more, that or tidycat. Worlds best is amazingly dustless and odor free (non perfumed, and odor absorbent), and, while it clumps, it doesn't clump to the cats, to my feet, or to the laundry, the carpet, or the bedding. It's quite nice, and, to me, it smells less like we have cats than it did with the tidy cat, because the tidy cat had a strong aroma of it's own. It's also lighter, and lasts longer than the other litter, in my experiance. looks and smells of grapenuts. at least they've found something useful to do with grapenuts.

my one complaint is that the only places I can seem to find it are at petsmart and whole foods. I've only bought it at petsmart, and it was really expensive, considering. It's still cat litter, it's not like it wraps the cat-do up in cellophane and puts a pretty ribbon on.. so.. we may not stick with it, as it is twice or more the cost and that's an expense that we could deal without.
post #5 of 27
Have you looked in any local feed stores for it? I've noticed a lot of things, such as litter, cheaper there.

Glad to hear you're having success with it - I'm always on the hunt for a better litter so I love reading reviews!
post #6 of 27
I haven't seen worlds best at the tractor supply website.. according to worlds best those are the only 2 providers in my area.. :/
post #7 of 27
We use Vitapet cat litter - although it's probably only available in Australasia(NZ & Aust) Hm... It's good stuff!
post #8 of 27
We use an extremely fine clumping litter called "Cat & Clean". It's great - no dust, hard little clumps, and just a "whiff" of vanilla, which Jamie seems to like. I'm not sure if it's available outside of Germany/Austria/Switzerland, though. The distributor donates €00.25 for every bag sold to "Tierhilfe Süd", an organization that neuters feral cats in Mediterranean countries.
Sam, Vitapet is sold in Europe, too.
post #9 of 27
World's Best is definitely my favourite by far (and I've tried several brands). No dust, no silica, no smell, and it's flushable, which is very convenient, and environmentally friendly, which is important to me. The cats seem to like it fine (I'm lucky that none of my cats are picky about litter at all, they haven't minded any of the kinds of tried). It *is* a bit too expensive, but it's worth it to me.
post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBabies
On a message board I am on they reccomend Dr Elsey's Precious cat or cat attract and I have used both and find they start to smell BAD in no more than 3 days.

I am wondering if it is because I use the sterilite boxes for litterboxes.

The brand I like Best is Petsmart's clumping Paper litter as it has almost no dust and clumps well and nEVER smells.

What about the rest of you!
I recently discovered World's Best Cat Litter. I agree with everything turtlecat said. It's a great product and I highly recommmend it.

It's also hard to find in my area too. There is only one store (on the enitre island) that has it.
post #11 of 27
I've been using the Nature's Miracle Cat litter. So far so good! There is not an odor or dust problem and it is made from corn like the World's Best litter.
post #12 of 27
I've been using World's Best Cat Litter for over 1 year now and think it's an awesome product. I highly recommend it.
post #13 of 27
I have a littermaid litterbox and I found that the litter that comes in a bucket from Sam's club works the best (not to mention it's cheap). You get 38lbs for a little less than $8.00. I don't have any problems with odors. I know the littermaid helps with that though. I also will clean the litterbox more than I really have to but I hate the smell. I think I'm more picky about the litterbox than my cats. I figure the cats must be OK with it because neither one of my cats have ever went potty anywhere but their litterboxes (It's been over 9 years).
post #14 of 27
i like Arm & Hammer's clumping litter. they have both scented & unscented & multi-cat formulas. i tried 'the world's best cat litter' but i found that it was more 'odiferous' than the Arm & Hammer. i use the littermaid automatic litterboxes. hope this helps!
post #15 of 27
We tried Worlds Best and the cats response was to pee outside the litterbox. We now use either Tidy Cats Premium or A&H Clumping. Each cat is different and will let you know if they do't like a certain brand.
post #16 of 27
We use the tidy cats in the green antimircobactierial stuff the babies love it oh and its..the clump
post #17 of 27
I used World's Best for awhile til someone told me about "Clump 'N Flush" (you'd think they could come up with a better name!). Like World's Best, it's made from corn, but the grains are much finer (World's Best looks coarse next to it) and it's got a great, fresh smell. The cats liked the World's Best, but they seem to be more impressed with this one judging by the amount of digging they do (supposedly an indication of how well they like a particular litter). I find it clumps better than the World's Best, which too easily fell apart. It's the same price as World's, but doesn't seem to be as widely available.
post #18 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBabies
On a message board I am on they reccomend Dr Elsey's Precious cat or cat attract and I have used both and find they start to smell BAD in no more than 3 days.

I am wondering if it is because I use the sterilite boxes for litterboxes.

The brand I like Best is Petsmart's clumping Paper litter as it has almost no dust and clumps well and nEVER smells.

What about the rest of you!

Glad to see I am not the only one who uses sterilite boxes I just put the pans in the bottom though....the cats like the privcy without the top on it..and i like that it keeps the litter in and the dog out lol
post #19 of 27
Tidy Cats Scoop Long Lasting Odor Control Formula


I know its generally for mutiple cats and I only have one with two litter boxes, but so far no problems.
post #20 of 27
I've been using Tidy Cats clumping, and I loathe it. The cats smell so strongly from it that I start sneezing when they jump on me or if I hug them after they've used the box.


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Originally Posted by crazy4cats28
I have a littermaid litterbox and I found that the litter that comes in a bucket from Sam's club works the best (not to mention it's cheap).
I just got a Sam's club membership today, for the reason of buying Tidy Cats in bulk. They didn't have TC, but they did have their brand of litter. It was like $7.50 for a 40 pound container, and my mom says my aunt swears by it, so I picked up a bucket to try. Don't know how it smells or what it's like, it was too heavy to try and carry in from the car tonight. As long as it's not super perfumed, and the cats will use it, I'll be happy!
post #21 of 27
Sierra and I prefer Arm & Hammer Super Scoop Fragrance Free.
post #22 of 27
"Feline Pine", very absorbant, destroys oders, no clumping, no tracking, can scoop it and flush it and it looks like little pellets till it gets wet then it expands and turns into fine shavings. I will never go back to scoopable clumping litter or silicon litter again, and especially not clay. When you have a cat that pees as much as ours (it has Diabetes) the rest of the litters just do not hold up.
post #23 of 27
I've consulted with Dr. Elsey about my cats - he is really a great vet!! Just wish he practiced closer to me (he's out of Englewood, CO and my friend goes to him).

I used to use clay then switched over to clumping a few years back. Doesn't matter which brand I used and how much I scooped it always had a smell to it (with 14 cats using my many litter boxes all over the house).

I found a cat litter additive last fall (Litter Mate) that you add to (inexpensive scentless) clay litter to make it clump. I can't rave enough on how well it works to control smell and actually clump the waste so you can remove it easily. The initial cost to buy it was high, but after using it for about 3 months now, I've calculated that I'll save close to $900 this year in litter (that includes the initial purchase of the Litter Mate).

Sorry if this sounds like a commercial, but I am truly impressed by the stuff.
post #24 of 27
Fresh Step clumping scoopable cat litter, I am fully satisfied with it.
post #25 of 27
Our cats use Kitty Comfort Plus (from Canada), it's the most economical of all cat litter brands which are locally available. I've tried A&H & Tidy Cats but the bad thing about them is that they don't have it in 20+kg sacks (in our country), only in small boxes of up to 9kg. Both A&H & Tidy Cats are good though. A shame that we don't have much choices when it comes to cat products.
post #26 of 27
I'm very fond of Feline Pine. It doesn't mask the odor immediately from kitty poops (foulest smell in the world), but it masks urine completely and utterly. Like Cirque said, it's flushable and though the pellets sometimes find their way out of the litterbox, I've not had the same problem with the sawdust that forms. And it's fairly cheap! Less than $4 for a bag that lasts over a month.

It was also easy to get all of our adopted strays to use it...without any fancy mixing of old and new, dirt and litter, etc. We live in a pine tree forest area, so the smell is pretty similar to that of pine needles on the ground.
post #27 of 27
With a husband and a son who work at a petstore I can tell you I've tried many types of litter. After reading this post, I'm surprised noone has really said how great Precious Cat is....I LOVE it! We get the bags of Precious Cat for multiple cats...it does help that we get a little discount. Anyway, I think it masks the oders wonderfully, as long as I'm up to speed with scooping, of course. And it is practically dust free which is important for many reasons. I am never bothered by dust from this litter and I have asthma and we even use covered boxes (have to due to the dog who loves kitty poo). The only complaint I have is that the bags it comes in are hard to manage. I wish they would put it in buckets. I love it and my cats love it. The worst litter...orange peel. Oh my gosh, why I even tried that I do not know because I know cats hate citrus...but I thought maybe there was something magical in it. My cats hated it and we switched back very quickly. My next favorites are Yesterday's News and Feline Pine...that truly is wonderful stuff (Feline Pine) too and we used that a lot until we realized one of our cats was allergic to it. The Yesterday's News was quite good but my cats really do like the clumping much better and so do I. I haven't tried the World's Best though (that's the corn stuff isn't it?) It looks good but it's a bit too pricey even for someone who gets a discount.
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