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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I use Special Kitty, Kitty Litter.....you know, the wal mart brand.....well, for 4 cats, it doesn't work at all.
I was thinking about buying a bag of those crystals, and mixing that 50/50 with the litter, just to see what happens
I feel like crap, I scoop every day, I am not lazy.....but, my mother came over with my sister and she said "whew, smells like a kitty in here" and she has 2 cats.
So, that thourolly embarassed me....now I need to do something. lol
post #2 of 20
I tried the Walmart litter and the Sam's club litter, and even mixed with other brands, it still smelled. I think it's the ingrediants they use or something. All I know is that by the third day I could smell it as soon as I started walking downstairs.

I use Tidy Cats, and I've never had a problem with odor. At Walmart I think it's around 9 dollars for a 27 pound tub. I have three cats and two huge litterboxes, and I can usually go two and a half weeks before I have to change the litter out. (And not because of the smell but because of too many small bits that the scoop can't get.)

And I know what you mean about having the family over. I was impressed with Tidy Cats because of it. My grandma is a clean freak, and always used to complain how much our house smelled when we had our last cat. (The cat was evil, and was my mom's pet and responsibility.) Well, I think my g-ma was expecting a horrid stench since I now have three cats, and I was mighty impressed when she walked in and told me she couldn't even tell I had one!
post #3 of 20
I use Fresh Step and I can't ever smell Dori's litter. I saw your other post where you mentioned the food and I think that has a lot to do with it as well. I feed Dori Innova dry and Merrick wet and well her poops just don't stink
post #4 of 20
not sure how many litter boxes you have, I prefer at least 2 per cat. The litter use is more spread out amongst the boxes, easier to keep clean and fresh. My 2 cats have 4 boxes and tend to whiz in one and go #2 in others seperately
post #5 of 20
I use a mixture of the Arm and Hammer multi-pet flushable litter and S/wheat. I clean the boxes thoroughly once a week and scoop daily (5 boxes, 5 cats) and the only time it smells is if a cat has just used it or I haven't scooped yet and it is the end of the day, and it is only in the area of the box then.

Kathryn
post #6 of 20
baking soda will get rid of some of the smell
post #7 of 20
I use World's Best Cat Litter. It's made from corn, it clumps, is biodegradeable, and is flushable. I haven't smelled urine since November 2003. I had previously used the Tiday Cats regular clay litter and will never go back to it.
post #8 of 20
I use tidy cats crystal blend .... it aint great .. I am going to try chn scratch and see if my oldest will okay it...
post #9 of 20
Feline Pine is what we use here. Cleans up easy! Lasts quite awhile. Starts as pellets, ends up a soft light woody stuff. VERY absorbant (heck its made from wood).

I won't go back to crystals that make the cats cough with terrible dust.
I won't go back to clumping litter that sticks to thier paws.
I won't go back to clay that is a mess, leaves tracks, is heavy and is a pain to clean.

I am so glad we found this, I do not really mind cleaning the litter boxes anymore.
post #10 of 20
Tidy Cats, Multiple Cats, Long Lasting Odor Control. The only time I smell the litterboxes is when they have just gone, or if I need to scoop (they have 2 boxes, and sometimes will insist on only using one box some days...). And my boxes are in the hall off the living room (by laundry) and in my walk-in closet. Don't have a problem with odor.
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
Do you Know if the Tidy Cats products are available at Wal-Mart, or PetValu in Canada? I can't find anything about it.
post #12 of 20
Matt, it's actually a Purina product, so I would imagine it would be available in Canada. I looked on their website but couldn't find anything about what countries it is or isn't available in...
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Kat_Boy
Do you Know if the Tidy Cats products are available at Wal-Mart, or PetValu in Canada? I can't find anything about it.
I'm also from Ontario, and have seen tidy cats around. I'll keep an eye out for specific stores for you though. I think you might be able to find it at Petsmart. I'd also try any Pet Value's or Global Pet stores in your area, they seem to have a pretty wide assortment of that sort of thing.
Good luck!
Jess
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by MissCharlotte
I use World's Best Cat Litter. It's made from corn, it clumps, is biodegradeable, and is flushable. I haven't smelled urine since November 2003. I had previously used the Tiday Cats regular clay litter and will never go back to it.
I use World's Best too and I mix it with Swheat Scoop. Great stuff!
post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kat_Boy
I use Special Kitty, Kitty Litter.....you know, the wal mart brand.....well, for 4 cats, it doesn't work at all.
I was thinking about buying a bag of those crystals, and mixing that 50/50 with the litter, just to see what happens
I feel like crap, I scoop every day, I am not lazy.....but, my mother came over with my sister and she said "whew, smells like a kitty in here" and she has 2 cats.
So, that thourolly embarassed me....now I need to do something. lol
i use tidy cats scoop in the red bucket (the scent is milder and doesn't bother my allergies). my cats also like arm & hammer unscented scoop, but they switched back to the puny 30# boxes again. so we switched back to tidy cats. $11 for a 30# box of litter just doesn't make sense with three cats.

Purina has a different website for canada, and i know it's marketed under a different name in canada (i accidentally landed on the canadian site one day).

here's the website:

Purina
post #16 of 20
We also use Tidy Cat scoop here! Having more then one litter box seems to help also. I have found that the scoopable litter keeps the smell down so much more then the regular type as long as you keep it cleaned out on a regular basis. If you don't it will stink just as bad as anything else.
post #17 of 20
I use the flushable arm & hammer litter and it is a dream...
she has a covered litter box and even when I take the top off to clean it out I think, wow, it smells pretty good in here
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I use World's Best too and I mix it with Swheat Scoop. Great stuff!
I use World's Best, too. I switched when I first got Bast because I was worried about her eating the Tidy Cat clumpable, and it clumping in her stomach. Haven't looked back since then.

Yosemite, does adding the Swheat Scoop give you a bit more life out of a pan than World's Best alone?
post #19 of 20
We use Vitapet litter! It's good, doesn't track - we change the litter and scrub and disenfect the trays every 2-3 days anyway.
post #20 of 20
Also, I don't know the depth of litter you use, but try going with a deeper layer of kitty litter to help with smells. Right now I am running about 6" deep.
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