|Amazing Cat Litter is Amazing||
So I bought this weird kind of silica dessicant gel cat litter the other day. OMG it's awesome! Maybe everyone else knows about it already but just in case you hadn't, I figured I'd mention it because it's been seriously a godsend.
You see, we got stuck with the litter box in the kitchen. The elderly girl kitty was too old to go downstairs to use the box, and thus, we had to put it near her after she decided to protest the previous location of the box and pee everywhere. So, of course, the hyperthyroid cat O.P. has The Butt of Doom. And excellent timing. You sit down to eat, O.P. bombs the box. You have guests, he decides to stink the whole house up. He just has ultra stinky poo from his thyroid condition, and though it looks healthier after we've been getting his meds closer to right, it still smells of death. So four or five times a day usually (maybe a little less as the thyroid condition has been under control lately) you have to deal with O.P. butt stench. I have a pet Febreze bottle I labeled "Anti O.P. a$$ Spray" that I chase him around with. But it can only do so much.
So anyway. On to the new litter. I had to scrub out all the remnants of the clumpy litter left, then filled it up with the full bag of Amazing Cat Litter, which was perhaps a bit more than you're supposed to use but whatever. It's like $7ish a bag. So what it's supposed to do, is absorb the pee completely and you pick out the turds once a day and stir it. And it's totally non-trackable and supposedly is great for trapping smell.
So after getting the box all set up, I heated up some soup and sat down to eat it. And so of course O.P. is in there digging instantly (oooh human is eating! Must poop!) And wow! Seriously it completely eliminated the Butt Aroma of Doom, no kidding. Completely. I mean you used to be able to smell Eau d'O.P. when you walked in the door two levels down- now, you can stand right over the box and not smell a single thing.
All the cats were fine with the change over (yay!) in fact Rat was so in love with the new litter he kept jumping in and digging just for fun It's especially loud and rattly so I guess that's quite entertaining to him.
Also it is truly not trackable. I mean, sure, my cats dig to China in the box and do kick a tiny bit out, but it doesn't stick to their paws at all, which was a huge problem with both the longhair boys- their tufty toes attracted the clumpy litter terribly so you spend soooo much time de-littering the house it's ridiculous- it ends up on the couches, the beds, the staircase, and so on, even with constant vigilance. (And O.P. especially would step in his fresh pee clumps and get wet gooey clay allll over his fluffy feeties which was so utterly nasty.)
DH was so thrilled (he does most of the sweeping) that he seriously knelt down and kissed my foot, lol. Anyway. If anyone hasn't tried this stuff totally do. It's supposed to last about 80 days without changing for one cat, 30 days for three. So far so good! And way, way cheaper than the clay stuff too. Oh and it's totally non-toxic which is great too.