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Aug. 16th, 2008 | 01:54 pm

Happy Birthday to too_shy and sandelwood You've both had rough years and I hope this next one will be fabulous!

Cat GIP (he's curled up on the rug, at yet another spot just off the central medallion)

And a question, since I now live with a cat, We have been using some of the clay litter, which is way better engineered than last time I had cats, in the 80s. It doesn't smell and is easy get the pee and poop out of. But apparently, it's a big eco problem, despoiling the landscape and such. I tried some pine pellets but realized our little rake scoop thing has too-small openings. So I ask you, flist, what kind of environmentally responsible cat litter should we buy?

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Cruel to be Kind, etc...

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from: shaenie
date: Aug. 16th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
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We use the World's Best Cat Litter/. And yeah, lol, the name is a little off-putting, but it's made of corn and does very well with our 2 cats. It's environmentally friendly and flushable. *shrugs* It's on the expensive side, but it's not that much more than any other kind of litter, and it works well and makes me feel better, so. =)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 18th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
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I'll check it out, thanks sweetie

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The Charcoal Burner

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from: semyaza
date: Aug. 16th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Corn or corn cob seems to be the litter of choice although training your cat to use the toilet is another option. :D

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 18th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
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Corn cobs, check.

We're still working on him not running into the front bedroom every time someone stands up. Or if we walk into the kitchen and he's there eating, he'll woosh away like a big furry streak. He's not exactly responsive to any kind of training :-(

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The Ineffable Has Bludgeoned Me

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from: skulkings
date: Aug. 16th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
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I don't really have a litter rec as such. I've tried were Swheat Scoop and a paper brand I have not seen in a while. They both worked fine.

I do want to add that, while some of the environmental litters are flushable, you might not want to flush it.

http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/21976

There are also compostible box liners around.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 18th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
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Thanks, useful info!

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i'm a tiny bandaid?

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from: qthelights
date: Aug. 17th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
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http://www.fibrecycle.com.au/

This stuff is what all the vets in Oz recommend. I use it - it's recycled paper and stuff. Not messy and doesn't smell. Also, and this was a big thing for me, even though they do get some around the place (depending on your cat) when it gets in their paws, if you step on it it doesn't crush and dirty the floor/carpet the way the clay/stone-stuff does, also it doesn't hurt to accidentally step on in the middle of the night.

Here it's breeders choice and easy to get (in large bags too) it seems it's called breeder Celect internationally. The website has quite a list of reasons it's good for the environment and the cat.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 18th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
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Looks good, thank you!

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Doro A

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from: too_shy
date: Aug. 17th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
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Aw, thank you :)

So far it's been great *grin*

*hugs*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 18th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
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Excellent! May it be so all year.

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amusing musing

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from: sandelwood
date: Aug. 17th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
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Thank you!

My shop sells a few brands, Dr Elselys, Worlds Best, and Precious Cat, all of which are environmently friendly. They are pricey though, which is kinda why I don't use them (even with my discount I still have to go for the grocery stuff). >.> My cat pees as much in a day as most cats do in a week, so I go through litter like you wouldn't believe.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 18th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
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Charlie is a big cat and pees a lot too, but I think I'll go without a lunch out or something. I'm lucky to be able to make that choice.

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foxrafer

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from: foxrafer
date: Aug. 20th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
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I use Feline Pine and changed my scoop cause I love it. No smell and easy to take care of.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 22nd, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
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Thanks!

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