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From: Bama
Date: 03-31-2007, 11:13 AM (1 of 9)
What kind do you buy? We've never had an indoor cat until now and I'm not sure which kind is best. I bought Scoop Away, and about choked to death when I poured it in the pan (dust). Next I bought Fresh Step Scoopable. It seems to work well keeping the kitty odors away, but the cat keeps peeing in the same spot. By the time I get home each day, the sifter tray of the litter pan is glued down to the bottom tray. :sick:
I'm wondering about the pine litter, and the crystal litters. Anyone using those for their kitties?
User: Bama
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From: lendube
Date: 03-31-2007, 11:36 AM (2 of 9)
Hi Bama,

How's Cupcake doing??

I use Scoop Away in a large covered litter box.
It's always worked fine. The smell reminds me of Irish Spring soap.

It's a matter of what works for you but especially what works for your cat. Some are picky and some aren't.

User: lendube
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From: DorothyL
Date: 03-31-2007, 12:07 PM (3 of 9)
but the cat keeps peeing in the same spot
Just be glad the same spot is in the cat box!
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From: Bama
Date: 03-31-2007, 12:47 PM (4 of 9)
That is true. :bg:

Cupcake is doing well. He's king of the sewing room now, :bg: however there is white fur everywhere. I'm going to get a new hand vac this afternoon. The pet hair roller is not keeping up anymore. I try to brush him regularly but he's really shedding lately. We have to keep sheets on the sofa cushions until company comes over. :nervous: DD forgot to remove it one day when her boyfriend was here. He was wearing a black shirt. :bg:
His leg is still the same. When he runs he hops around on 3 legs. When he walks he kind of scoots with the back of his paw across the wood floors. He bends forward with his butt up in the air and slides across the floor. Good thing we don't have carpet. A friend of mine said he looks like an old man using a walker.
I've noticed his paw on his bad leg is getting kind of leathery. The good one is soft as velvet. :nc:
User: Bama
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Total posts: 2116
From: Dede
Date: 03-31-2007, 12:57 PM (5 of 9)
I use Purina scoopable. I find if I'm generous with putting the litter in the litter box, it makes easier to scoop. There isn't a lot of dust and it smells a bit like baby powder. I have 4 furballs and never had any problems with this. I tried other brands and formula but that's the one I prefer.

Cat hair ... story of my life ... but I just love my :angel:
User: Dede
Member since: 03-23-2001
Total posts: 469
From: keljo60
Date: 03-31-2007, 01:00 PM (6 of 9)
I either use Tidy Cat (multiple when I have more than one cat) or Fresh Step scoopable. Some cats just normally go in the same place each time, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I had one that would back up to the end of the pan to take a dump and sometimes it didn't all make it into the pan! But he was a real sweetheart (not much brain power though!) so I just cleaned it up and put up with it!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!
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Member since: 07-30-2006
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-31-2007, 08:03 PM (7 of 9)
I use Tidy Cat (for multiple cats) and on top, Yesterdays News (Purina, recycled newspaper...looks like little pellets)
Ferrets don't like regular litter on their paws and if it sticks in their fur, they eat it ( they wash like a cat...with a little rough cat like tongue) the newspaper keeps everyone clean and happy....

4 ferrets...3 potty boxes...wwwhheeee..:re:
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
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From: weezyrider
Date: 04-01-2007, 09:13 AM (8 of 9)
Daughter uses pellets for a wood stove for her ferrets. The cat may just prefer going in that one spot. That's HIS spot and that's where he is going to go. Our Meez is a corner user. (She was raised with ferrets!)
User: weezyrider
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From: Bama
Date: 04-04-2007, 10:40 AM (9 of 9)
I'm going to start trying the cyrstal litter this weekend. It says to put a layer of it on the bottom and your cat's usual litter on top until they get used to it. The cat will gradually mix them together. Then you go to only the crystals. From what I've read, they don't track out as much litter with the crystal type. With Cupcake's bad leg, he leaves a huge mess scattered around the litter pan every day when he tried to hop out of it. :sick:
The biggest drawback is it's the most expensive litter. I guess I'll try it and see if it's worth it.
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Total posts: 2116
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