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Update: I no longer feel this way! I'm adamant about using non-clay based litters, and am cycling through a variety of them, like this one. For now, consider ökocat wood litter in the big cardboard boxes...
Does “Pine Litter” sound like the name of some small, mountain town? I think so, and we’ll go with that imagery.
Life in Pine Litter was kind, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly. We used a natural product to cover bad smells, and could buy 40 lbs of the generic Petco stuff for $14.
Not even that crazy bargain could keep the passion burning on this end. Why?
Pine Litter had a smell to it. Sure, the pine covered the smell better than, say, those terrible compressed paper litters, but it didn’t really take care of what I needed.
Henry’s a stinky boy. His poops are gross. I hate that he likes pooping in the morning while I brush my teeth, and that’s the worst cat mama bonding time he could have come up with.
The litter disintegrates when wet, so the smell isn’t too bad with urine. It takes much longer to absorb the moisture in his…excrement, however, which results in a gross bathroom all the time. Plus, the hard pellets are a nightmare to step on with bare feet in the morning. Plus, I don’t have the special sifting litter box and I don’t want one.
Note: I haven’t ever tried the clumping pine litter as my two cat-owning friends indicated vociferously that it was not as good as the pellets. What do you think?
After 2.5 years of life with this furry orange boy, I’ve put up with a lot of gross smells. As much as I dislike the thought of chemical-covered clay-based litters and potentially stinkier natural ones, it’s time to experiment.
It just has to happen.
I can’t do the stench. It wafts. It’s too much.
So, I’ll be trying litters of all varieties, and reporting back on all of the important matters.
Preliminary results: MINIMAL STANK.
This is just one selection though, and I’d prefer to try some more environmentally friendly ones, too.
This means I need YOUR help! What litter do you use? Do you like it? Why or why not? Which litters are you curious about? Tell me below!
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