Originally Posted by BaseballMom
He pooped on the couch before we went to the Vet. I have "Petastic" spray, is that good?
Is old fashioned Jonny Cat litter the only type of non clumping? Where does the urine go, and do I have to use a liner? I think they would shred a liner, the tend to dig to the bottom.
Might have just been because he wasn't feeling well. I don't know Petastic, if you think it works for you, then use it. Maybe others have some suggestions, Luckily I haven't had a problem so haven't gone through what's availble. At least haven't had a problem .. yet. LOL
I don't where you buy your litter, but I've seen a lot more brands than just Johnny Cat. Hartz, store brands... just make sure it says clay litter and doesn't say clumping. The urine goes whereever they sit and put it, and then they should cover it up. The difference is if you try and remove it with a scoop, it will separate and mix in with the other litter. None of hte pieces will stick together.
You don't have to use the liner, but in my experience I've preferred to. It makes it a lot easier to clean. yes, they shred it to some extent, although the liners are made of thick plastic, so the shredding isn't as bad as it would be with something like a plastic bag. However, most of the bag should stay in tact, so there shouldn't be much left if you pick the litter up with the liner first, then just shake out the little that fell through into the trash.
One thing (regardless of what the package says) is not to mix it up. Let them dig, go, and cover, and just spread a little clean layer on top if you want, when you think it needs it, until you change it again. If you stir it up, wet granules will come to the surface and start to smell. You'll have less odor if you leave the wet spots on the bottom and covered where they leave them. One trick for alittle less odor is to shake a thin layer of baking soda on the bottom before adding the litter.
I will tell you that the clay litter has a tendency to smell more than the clumping, but it's only for a short time. Once you go back to clumping it'll be much easier.