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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
What is the best and safiest litter to use with multi cat. Is feline pine good?
post #2 of 26
feline pine is good so I have heard.. yesterdays news seems to work for many here ... worlds best is good and eatable
post #3 of 26
LOL! I googled the kitty litter I use and the first return I got was one of my posts here at TCS!
post #4 of 26
I use yesterdays news and it works wonderfully and is very safe
post #5 of 26
Although it doesn't seem terribly popular here, I am a big Feline Pine fan. Miss Kitty loves it - and I love not having to scoop endlessly. I really like that it's all natural, and doesn't require strip mining like silica-based litter does.

I'm sure you will make the right choice for your kitty - if not, she'll be sure to let you know!

MKD
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I tried a new kind by tidy cats and when they go it get so dusty and I know that ain't good so I am going to have to venture and get something else
post #7 of 26
yep me to i use yesterdays news as well!
post #8 of 26
i found this site http://www.epinions.com/pets-Cats-Litter-All

and it gives some great reviews and pro and cons. Some of them i can't find around here....

I'm in the same boat as you, i find the litter i'm using a little too dusty and it doesn't clump that well. Let us know what you decide!
post #9 of 26
Since I only have Lucas for less than two months, and even though I was satisfied with the Arm & Hammer clumpable litter, I decided to give World's Best Cat Litter a try, it's only been two days, but I must say I'm impressed! Lucas didn't even wait for me to finish changing the litter to have a pee (he's not picky about his litter, so I didn't do the gradual change), it clumps nicely, it's flushable and since it's made with corn, not clay, it's also healthy. I did find that it tracks more than the other litter, however I think it's worth it. It really controls the smell too, and because I don't have to deal with garbage bags, I've been scooping his litterbox more frequently too, since it's quite convenient to flush! The only downside is the price...

Lucas had to use Yesterday News for a week when he was neutered, and I really didn't like it. It doesn't control odors very well, it doesn't clump and it's harder to scoop, since you're dealing with bigger litter (it looks like the "Fiber One" cereal, except that it's gray).
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Well I tried the news paper today. No hits except for the floors So I am going to try feline pine and then I think I am going to try the arm and hammer clumpable litter. I already spend 40.00 on food every two weeks whats a few extra dollars for litter that I know well save in the long run
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by acarper21
Well I tried the news paper today. No hits except for the floors So I am going to try feline pine and then I think I am going to try the arm and hammer clumpable litter. I already spend 40.00 on food every two weeks whats a few extra dollars for litter that I know well save in the long run

Keep in mind with a litter like Yesterdays news or Feline pine, with some kitties you have to gradually switch it over...mixing that and current litter. since it does have a diffrent feel to it.
post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
yeah maybe I will try that. I want something healthy for my babies
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
Keep in mind with a litter like Yesterdays news or Feline pine, with some kitties you have to gradually switch it over...mixing that and current litter. since it does have a diffrent feel to it.
This is true. I have a friend who's kitty didn't like the Feline Pine, and found out when she checked the box that he'd been going in all her plants!

However, Miss Kitty took to it immediately. For the first day or two I mixed, but then after just that short amount of time it just became one big mess, so I dumped the whole thing out and tried it plain and she was great with it. She also could care less what kind of food she's served, as long as it's there and plentiful. She's a VERY mellow cat.

So, it just depends on your kitty. Some kitties may need to do the mix thing, others maybe not.

Also, a note to those who ar trying feline pine - make sure you go to the website, www.felinepine.com , because you can get your first bag free with a mail-in rebate.

MKD
post #14 of 26
Yup..none of mine needed the mix thing. they all took to it right away but some kitties do need the switch...

and another thought is if they didnt like the yesterdays news..kittie might not like feline pine either since they do..feel the fairly the same.
post #15 of 26
I've tried Feline Pine, Yesterday's News, World's Best, and Swheat Scoop. My cat never minded the litter change, and took to them right away. My favorite is Swheat Scoop. My least favorite was World's Best.

I'm thinking about trying the Feline Pine again with the special scoop and litter box that they make for it now.
post #16 of 26
Thread Starter 
I must have two picky siamese (Missy, Beavis) Maybe I did it they are tread like royalty
post #17 of 26
My 2 give Swheat Scoop 4 paws up!

It's deoderizing without that weird flowery fragrance, it doesn't have all of that dust, it's non-toxic, it's flushable, it clumps, it's all natural. It's not even terribly expensive! What more could you want?!

Also, it has a similar shape and feel to regular clumping litter (though I would imagine that it is much softer), so my cats didn't need to gradual switch. I would imagine that overall, it would be highly accepted among all kitties
post #18 of 26
Thread Starter 
[quote=lionessrampant]My 2 give Swheat Scoop 4 paws up!

Never heard of it?
post #19 of 26
[quote=acarper21]
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant
My 2 give Swheat Scoop 4 paws up!

Never heard of it?
Here is the site for more info: http://www.swheatscoop.com/ However a lot of people here don't seem to like it very much. I've never tried it, so no opinion here.

However, I'm still happy with World's Best, though I still think it tracks a lot, and it has a lot more dust than the Arm & Hammer Clumpable (I actually have dusty paw prints on my comforter, even though Lucas has to step on about 7 feet of carpet before reaching my bed from the litter box...) However I think the benefits outweigh the cons...
post #20 of 26
[quote=CCSR79]
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Originally Posted by acarper21

Here is the site for more info: http://www.swheatscoop.com/ However a lot of people here don't seem to like it very much. I've never tried it, so no opinion here.
Hmmm, I wonder why that is....it is basically the only clumping, non-toxic, eco-friendly litter I have found. And, lo and behold, it's squarely in my price range!
post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
Where do you purchase it?
post #22 of 26
[quote=lionessrampant]
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Originally Posted by CCSR79

Hmmm, I wonder why that is....it is basically the only clumping, non-toxic, eco-friendly litter I have found. And, lo and behold, it's squarely in my price range!

I've heard many people complain about Swheat Scoop sticking to the litter box. Do you have that problem, or do you do something to keep it from doing that?
post #23 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by lionessrampant
I've heard many people complain about Swheat Scoop sticking to the litter box. Do you have that problem, or do you do something to keep it from doing that?
That's the same complaint I heard.
post #24 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCSR79
That's the same complaint I heard.
I've read on here that you can give the litter box a spritz with cooking spray (Pam or the like) to help with that issue.

Cindy
post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoseHawke
I've read on here that you can give the litter box a spritz with cooking spray (Pam or the like) to help with that issue.

Cindy
And that is what I do and haven't had any problems.

You can get it all of the big pet specialty stores (Petsmart, petco, pets supplies plus, etc) and at some supermarkets...I've seen it at Jewel/Osco
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks I am open for new ideas that betters my kitties
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