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post #31 of 52
I use the crystals - we have five cats and one box - and I change it once a week.
post #32 of 52
Wow only one box for 5 cats??
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sicycat View Post
Once the crystals absorb the urine they are actually dry to the touch. Yes its still there but .. honestly it doesnt smell, there's less scooping, you dont have to change out the litter as often, less tracking, dust etc etc. I dont let it go a month though, that's a bit too long. I personally think clumping litter is the most disgusting thing ever. The pee sticks to the bottom of the box like cement. To each their own I guess.
i think it depends on what brand you use, the kind i have been using doesnt do that at all.

the directions on the jug of tidy cats crystals says a month, how often do you change it?
post #34 of 52
Well I have two cats and one box, so I change out the litter every 2 weeks and wash the box once a month.
post #35 of 52
Since mine are indoor/outdoor, I change it probably about every 1- 2 months, more often if it starts to clump poorly or if it the odor control is starting to fail. Then I know it is "used up" Once a month sounds about right, though- if it's the rainy season (LOL) then it gets dumped more often, because 3 out of 4 of them turn into indoor cats ! One 27 lb tub does the 2 extra large litterboxes at my house, and my cats like it deep .
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
i think it depends on what brand you use, the kind i have been using doesnt do that at all.

the directions on the jug of tidy cats crystals says a month, how often do you change it?

I think the sticking on the bottom also depends on how deep your litter is, and how far down your cat likes to dig ! I haven't had that problem with the Tidy Cats Scoop Crystal Blend either, even though I have a digger.
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by catsallover View Post
I think the sticking on the bottom also depends on how deep your litter is, and how far down your cat likes to dig ! I haven't had that problem with the Tidy Cats Scoop Crystal Blend either, even though I have a digger.
oh yeah i didnt think of that, deepness definately counts.
post #38 of 52
Hi everyone, I'm back, anyhow, I live in an apartment and am the staff of 3 cats, 2 litter boxes. One box is next to the toilet in my bathroom, the other easily accessed in the living room. I use Arm & Hammer "FLUSHABLE" and that carpet deoderizer from the dollar store. It works for me and the bosses really like it. That's the only place they leave they're little presents for me as a thank you for "GOOD SERVICE", "EASY FLUSH" as it's called is a bit on the expensive side at around 8 bucks for 18 lb box (more if you don't have a big discount store like costco around you) But to me it's worth it not to have to take the little bags to the dipsy everyday ! Mike
post #39 of 52
Wow !!!! 5 cats ?? 1 Box!! It must be the size of a football field, I have 3 cats, 2 boxes, and empty the boxes everyday in the toilet because I use flushable. I also use that dollar store carpet duster stuff to make the boxes not smell the place up..a 1 bedroom apt. I'm cursed with the cleaning curse my mother left me..not a spec of dust in my place..so I can't imagine how you deal with the 5 to 1 ratio ???? My vet actually says 1 box per cat..less than that and you're asking for a piddeling problem in places other than the box ! Mike in Oregon
post #40 of 52
I use Feline Pine.. I really like it.
post #41 of 52
We have two cats and are using Tidy Cats Multiple Cats but it doesn't seem to be working on the odor very well. I think maybe it's because they're really smelly... I know my parents use Dr Elsey's cat litter because their outdoor cat refuses to use anything else, especially if it's scented.

I really need to find something that will clump well around urine because they pee A LOT and it smells once you start to sift through the box to find other things.
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by adhzedan View Post
We have two cats and are using Tidy Cats Multiple Cats but it doesn't seem to be working on the odor very well. I think maybe it's because they're really smelly... I know my parents use Dr Elsey's cat litter because their outdoor cat refuses to use anything else, especially if it's scented.

I really need to find something that will clump well around urine because they pee A LOT and it smells once you start to sift through the box to find other things.
special kitty clumping formula clumps really really well.
post #43 of 52
Hey, for the odor, use that carpet dusting vacume stuff, from the dollar store, sprinkle it in, and you won't smell the bad..just the good...Mike, Medford Oregon
post #44 of 52
I use a wood based litter for my kitty, as it is 3 times more absorbent than ordinary cat litters. It works effectively longer and requires changing less often, although I change her everyday anyway. Best of all it's easy to dispose of and doesn't cling to my kitten's paws...Hence less mess around my home! It's fantastic at absorbing odours and smells constantly of a lovely fresh pine smell (unless she has a poo of course)
Also what i love about it is that is produced from recycled timber by-products that contain no harmful dust.
I've always used it for my house bunny, so naturally I've followed suit with my new kitten Poppy.
post #45 of 52
I have been happy with Fresh Step, the one with the Carbon. It clumps really really well and is great with the odor control. The only thing I don't like is that it has a fair amount of dust. Because of the dust, I wanted to experiment with other brands, but my kitties really seem to like the Fresh Step, so I have decided to stick with it. Plus you can find it at most major grocery stores.

Shanynne
Extreme Kitty Lover
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by adhzedan View Post
We have two cats and are using Tidy Cats Multiple Cats but it doesn't seem to be working on the odor very well. I think maybe it's because they're really smelly... I know my parents use Dr Elsey's cat litter because their outdoor cat refuses to use anything else, especially if it's scented.

I really need to find something that will clump well around urine because they pee A LOT and it smells once you start to sift through the box to find other things.

Are you using the regular or the Crystals Blend clumping? I had problems with the regular, but not the Crystals Blend.

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I have been happy with Fresh Step, the one with the Carbon. It clumps really really well and is great with the odor control. The only thing I don't like is that it has a fair amount of dust. Because of the dust, I wanted to experiment with other brands, but my kitties really seem to like the Fresh Step, so I have decided to stick with it. Plus you can find it at most major grocery stores.

I didn't know anyone was making clumping litter with carbon in it again! I really liked one several years ago (but don't remember the brand), but then they changed their formula, and no carbon, didn't work as well. It was really good for odor control, but it was a bit dusty, too.
post #47 of 52
I use Swheat Scoop on my foster kittens- it's all natural, so I don't have to worry if they get curious and try to "taste" it.

For my girls, I love Arm & Hammer Super Scoop!
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sicycat View Post
Wow only one box for 5 cats??

We just live in a two bedroom apartment and there's no place for a second one (we have two bathrooms and the second one is a small guest bathroom). I'm moving into a house in a few months and we'll have two - one on the main floor and one in the basement.

Our one gets scooped at least once a day (most times twice a day) and as I said above, I completely change it out once a week. I'm looking forward to having two so maybe I'll only have to change it out completely every two-three weeks.
post #49 of 52
Been there, done that with 4 cats, in a 14' by 52' trailer. . Yes, it will be nice! Congrats! Now we have 1 small covered box upstairs, 2 big ones one the main level, and one in the basement, just in case - we have one who LOVES to sleep on the cab of my husband's truck, or in my van if I leave a window down .
post #50 of 52
Right now I'm using a mixture of WBCL and Arm & Hammer Multi Cat. I think I'm gonna get rid of the WBCL completely.... it's sooo dusty. My cats are sneezing constantly and there's snot everywhere in my house, it's disgusting. That's why I started adding the A&H in the first place, but there's still too much dust. I'm going to try the A&H High Performance since that's also a natural corn-based litter. If that doens't work either, then I'm going to use A&H Fragrance Free exclusively.
post #51 of 52
Arm & Hammer Super Scoop Fragrance Free~the best litter ever!!!
post #52 of 52
I found WBCL dusty and ineffective at suppressing odors.

The best corncob based litter is Nature's Miracle, hands down. It's not available everywhere but you can get it at amazon.com
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