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Litter Question - Best Odor Control?

post #1 of 13
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I've been experimenting with a few different litters over the past few weeks, and none of them seem to be very good at all. Maybe I'm just really picky...

Based strictly on odor control - which is best?
post #2 of 13
IMO, that depends on many factors(number of cats, number of boxes, how often scooped, etc.). I really like chicken feed(from the feed mill). It works awesome in the upstairs, in my bedroom, & in the tiny bathroom(where 2 cats share 2 boxes). Otherwise I liked Tidy Cats, Arm & Hammer's High Performance natural litter, & feline pine. That's just my opion. I'm sure others will tell you the ones they liked.

ETA: for future refernce, what ones have you tried & didn't like?
post #3 of 13
I really like using litter deodorizer...it's a white powder that you mix in with the litter. I think arm & hammer and tidy cats both make it. It helps a lot with the odor.
post #4 of 13
Someone once told me that the litter deoderizer or litter with baking soda in it made her cat have diarrhea...I don't know why, maybe when the cat licked her paws and ingested some of it, it upset her belly? But now I'm always afraid to use that stuff..Eeeek!
post #5 of 13
IMO, the best litter for odor control I've ever used was the World's Greatest Cat Litter. I thought Yesterday's News had great odor control, too, but it's not scoopable.
post #6 of 13
Another thing to take into consideration when dealing with a "smelly" litter box is the type of food the cat is consuming. I feel Dori a premium food and I have no problems whatsoever with litter box odor. I use Fresh Step litter and scoop each morning.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
Someone once told me that the litter deoderizer or litter with baking soda in it made her cat have diarrhea...I don't know why, maybe when the cat licked her paws and ingested some of it, it upset her belly? But now I'm always afraid to use that stuff..Eeeek!
Oh really? Neither of them have ever had diarrhea but I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!
post #8 of 13
I second the World's Best Cat Litter for odor control - I have the box in a small back room and I never smell urine at all and only poo right when she goes. If she has gone while I am not home I don't smell it. The litter itself smells kinda sweet since it is corn but it isn't unpleasant. It scoops perfectly.

I am also trying to get her to eat better foods hoping that will reduce the stinkies when she goes.
post #9 of 13
what i do is go to the litter box every day and scoop the....chunks into an airtight tupperware box (i use clumping cat litter). when the tupperware box is full, i dump it out. i have 5 cats so i HAVE to do it everyday. but my house doesn't smell at all. with one or two cats, you wouldn't have to scoop more than 3 times a week. i'd still reccomend every day, but that's me.
post #10 of 13
I have found after trying several diffrent cat litter, that Arm and Hammer for multiple cats is the best thus far! I absolutely love it and have not had anymore problems with smelly litter box.
post #11 of 13
Just a question...does World's Best Cat Litter scoop for urine, too? I am using Feline Pine now, for the kittens heath and well-being, and it definitely has a smell that I can't get rid of despite baking soda and regular poop scooping. I shake the sawdust to the bottom, as instructed. Also, is the chicken feed that some have suggested, similar to WBCL?

Previously (before the kittens were up and about and able to eat the litter), I used Scoop Away and loved it.
post #12 of 13
IMO a covered litterbox gets rid of the smell, I just got one that has a sifter in the bottom that I pick up and the clean litter falls though, catching the soiled litter, and OMG I LOVE IT! For litter I use Walmart's litter in the orange bag-I add baking soda to it, haven't had diarrhea probs.
post #13 of 13
all i can tell you is that the scoopable litter is the way to go. clean it regularly and you'll have no smell. and yes, it clumps the urine mess. scoop it and it's gone. like i mentioned before, i have 5 cats. if you were to walk in unaware of the animals, you'd never guess i had them. my house doesn't smell a bit. when first time visitors find out that i have not one, but FIVE cats, they're amazed. i'm oddly proud of this....hmmmm.....i need to get out more.
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