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Offline BlackCurtains

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If you have cats, what litter do you use?
« on: December 02, 2021, 07:59:50 PM »
I'm fed up with cat litter! -_-

I've used Arm & Hammer for years. Never had a problem. I started using A&H Clump and Seal Slide to make my life easier. Everything has been okay except for the last two boxes I bought. It's awful! It tracks everywhere, it sticks to my cats paws, and it turns to mud in the pan. It doesn't stick to the plastic, like it says, but that's the only good thing I can say about it. I'm mostly annoyed at the tracking. Litter is EVERYWHERE in my house. Including my bed! Every night I have to sweep my sheets before I lie down. My cat has her own little bed on my bed, but the litter still manages to get everywhere.

She gets it in her paws, stuck onto her claws and in the soft furry center of her feet. I have to take her to the kitchen sink and dig it out. And if it dries before I see it? I can sometimes crush it with scissors so it crumbles but most of the time I just have to yank on it and it takes her fur with it.

Please help! :(

A note: I honestly don't know how she would react to something that isn't clay. I have vague memories after she was spayed of using pellet litter and she went outside the box, but that was so long ago. I'd rather not risk it. She's 19 and doesn't like change, so it has to be clay litter.

Litters that are already on my 'no' list:
Fresh Step Clean Paws (lies!)
Arm & Hammer (what I use but they switched the recipe or something)
Tidy Cats (I do not trust this brand)
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Re: If you have cats, what litter do you use?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 12:05:57 AM »
I have used Tidy cat for years.  The dust is awful, but I find it clumps the best.  When I use Arm and Hammer, it does stick to my boxes very badly.  And I too would get litter in my bed with Arm and Hammer.  Even when I make my bed in the morning in attempt to keep litter out during the day, at night I pull back the covers and there is the litter in bed!!!
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Re: If you have cats, what litter do you use?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 08:21:11 PM »
I don't think we have the same brands available, none of these names ring any bell... (or the same product can be sold under different brand names in the US and Europe, I guess)

I've heard a lot of good about EverClean, but it is quite expensive. We currently use Racinel Take Care which has active coal mixed in. It isn't dust free like the bag says, but I find the quality ok for the price. It forms clumps that are hard and easy to scoop out, and it stays odour free for a long time so you don't need to replace the whole amount as often as with cheaper brands. That said, we try to keep the litter boxes pretty full at all times - that way the clay doesn't stick to the box - or to the paws! - as badly. But yeah, the litter is everywhere.
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Re: If you have cats, what litter do you use?
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:38:27 PM »
Thanks :) EverClean is available here but it doesn't look like the other one is. And actually, on Chewy.com EverClean comes up as the first for 'non-tracking' litter. It is expensive though... but not much more than A&M Slide. I'm actually considering a non-clumping litter. The granules are bigger so I think they might stay in the box better and won't stick to her feet. Besides, non-clumping along with a box liner would be so much easier to clean plus a lot cheaper. Now I just have to find a brand I like.

I have used Tidy cat for years.

Really? The lightweight version was recalled several years ago for being dangerous for the respiratory system. That's why I won't use anything of theirs. Maybe I'm too paranoid, haha.
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Re: If you have cats, what litter do you use?
« Reply #4 on: Today at 02:51:52 AM »
I use unscented Tidy Cats. If I try to use anything else even the lightweight version of unscented Tidy Cats my cat Eclipse will use the floor instead =P I hate how cat litter tracks. I don't think there's a kind that doesn't track and even if there was Eclipse would flat refuse to use it.
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