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01-18-2014 10:37 PM
Roemly's Mama I use Equine pine, cheaper than feline pine. I have 3 cats and no one knows unless they are around

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01-18-2014 08:06 PM
dogsnkiddos We have five cats so we have 6 litterboxes. They are the automatic self scoopers so we use a clumping litter. We have no odor.
01-18-2014 07:52 PM
marbury With bottle baby kittens I use the regular red-label non-clumping Tidy Cats. I've been using the blue label Tidy Cats clumping for my adult cat and like it, but a friend of mine is a rep for Blue Buffalo and seriously recommends their walnut litter, as others have said. As soon as I run out of this batch of Tidy Cats I'm going to switch! Sounds like an amazing product!
01-18-2014 07:34 PM
halo2013
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One of my cats HATES that Feliway pheromone stuff. I tried using the spray when I was taking them to cat shows. When I spayed it on one blanket at home, he refused to go near it. If I carried him near where the blanket was, he would freak out like he was terrified of something and run away-- this is my most laid back/relaxed cat and not a reaction he normally would have. It was very strange but after that I stopped using the Feliway.
Yea I've seen cats that didn't like it. I've always coaxed them with treats. or something else they like

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01-18-2014 06:02 PM
Chicagocanine One of my cats HATES that Feliway pheromone stuff. I tried using the spray when I was taking them to cat shows. When I spayed it on one blanket at home, he refused to go near it. If I carried him near where the blanket was, he would freak out like he was terrified of something and run away-- this is my most laid back/relaxed cat and not a reaction he normally would have. It was very strange but after that I stopped using the Feliway.
01-18-2014 12:45 PM
45yearsofGSDs
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I get the clumping kind and the odor control has more to do with how often you clean it. My litter box is not where the dog can get to it. I heard clumping litter is not good for them if they get into it.
Clumping litter can cause obstructions. I went to regular clay litter and use a liner and change it about ever 3 or 4 days. I have 2 shepherds and 2 cats so the litter box is blocked from the dogs and has a lid just in case.
01-18-2014 12:37 PM
halo2013 Oh I forgot to mention in cats and dogs pheromones can be a response to a territorial behavior.
For more info you can Wikipedia is an amazing site
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pheromone


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01-18-2014 12:18 PM
halo2013 Yea I was a foster for abandoned cats. One thing I learned very quickly is if there not happy. Neither are you. Once you figure out what makes your feline happy. There are usually no problems. But some cats have a chemical imbalance which is almost like us having depression or bi polar. Cats are extremely difficult to pill that's why they make pheromone sprays and wall plug ins. But I have never seen it in a a cat well taken Care of its always the ones that were forgotten about.

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01-18-2014 11:26 AM
Shaolin
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You also have to watch with cats they are very picky. If they don't like the scent of another cat they won't use that litter box. If they don't like the location of the litter box they won't use it. It needs to be in a quiet secure area where they feel safe. Cat behaviour is pretty neutral until it comes to potty time. I learned this through a DVM I used to work with.

I had 6 cats. Until one went missing. ameka went missing. Which left me with Champ, his sister Lily, Lotus, and her sister Chloe. Lotus is naturally a snotty cat
She didn't like my ex husband everytime he'd feed her she would scrap her paws over it like she was covering poop. She also liked her privacy. She used the litter box that didn't have a lot of traffic. You have to pay attention to behaviour because it says a lot. I've seen a lot of cats put to sleep so young or abandoned by their owners because they thought their cats were spiteful. Cats don't know spite. They know they're feelings. I had my litter well hidden. And used fresh step unscented litter. It killed oder on contact and was nice solid clumps if cleaned daily.

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Amen to this. I switched litters last month (went to a cheaper brand) and the boxes were sparkling clean, yet the cats were peeing and pooping just outside the boxes. I went back to the original litter and they were fine. Even though I'm spending an extra 30$, I'll use the stuff they like to keep from having out of box accidents.
01-18-2014 11:00 AM
halo2013
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When I got Mimi, my breeder said she didn't use clumping litter because the kittens would lick their feet and she didn't want them to ingest it. Baby Siamese kittens are pretty delicate little things, and the (show) breeders won't turn loose of them until they are 4 months old.

I buy the Feline Pine since I just have the one cat. I know my breeder bought the wood stove pellets in bulk.


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Yea Siamese are more delicate then the dsh and the dlh that I had.

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