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question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

guess we all agree that it's one of the most (if not the most) important thing to make our life easier when having a cat at home.....

I would love to find a good cat sand to replace the current one (which is not available in SW) and would appreciate if you could recommend what is good to buy (and also what is not good) in sw market....

I'm interested to find something (NOT bead/crystal format) with
1) very good clumping quality with P
2) able to contain the odor very well
3) not easy to be trapped in the cat paw

by the way, is it true that those claimed to be "biodegradable" cat litter/sand is vulnerable to harbor or proliferation of little bugs/insects across them?

appreciate your experience sharing.
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

I use Catsens - it's brilliant, hardly any tracking, almost no smell and I only need about one bag a month*.


*I have two litterboxes, one with silicate litter from Aldi and one with the Catsense, but they only pee in the other box, the Catsense box is used for both small and big 'business'.

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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

Not quite the answer to your question, as it's not a clumping litter, but we use Catsan and are very happy with it. Does a great job of keeping the odour down. We also use a litter mat which minimizes the amount of litter tracked through the house.
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

We use the Bitscat Bio one from Landi, best in containing odor that I've found. I think it also excellent on your other two criteria as well. Not too expensive either.
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

We use the crystals (forget the name) available in Aldi. Virtually odourless. However, she hardly ever uses the tray any more, preferring to go outside
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

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I use Catsens - it's brilliant, hardly any tracking, almost no smell and I only need about one bag a month*.


*I have two litterboxes, one with silicate litter from Aldi and one with the Catsense, but they only pee in the other box.
Ours cats are the same... we have 2 boxes and they only go in the one with Catsens as when we filled the other we used a cheap brand didn't realise they wouldnt like it!
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

There was an EF thread about this a while back - seemed the consensus then was that store brand litter from Coop (ChaCha or something like that) was the absolute WORST (and I agree - avoid at all costs). I haven't tried the Aldi stuff, but both the budget and fancier clumping litter from Migros have suited us pretty well. Nevertheless, I haven't found anything clumping that doesn't need to be entirely thrown out every few weeks, though. And the non-clumping stuff that we tried was far worse.
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

We've been using Cat's best öko plus litter for seven years now and the cats have always been happy with it. We order it from zooplus.de in 40 l bags but I saw them at Qualipet as well.
Thanks for the litter mat tip, Village Idiot!
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We've been using Cat's best öko plus litter for seven years now and the cats have always been happy with it. We order it from zooplus.de in 40 l bags but I saw them at Qualipet as well.
Thanks for the litter mat tip, Village Idiot!
That's what we've always used too and have been very happy with it. We got ours in Qualipet.
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

Hi,
I use worlds best extra strength,its not really cheap but its flushable and does not track. It is not scented in any way but is odourless.

I avoid the clay based litters at all costs,they set like cement as soon as they pee on it and its a nightmare to clean out. I order from http://www.zooplus.de. We have three litters in the apartment and one on the balcony.

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Nevertheless, I haven't found anything clumping that doesn't need to be entirely thrown out every few weeks, though. .
The one that I was using is exactly performing like this, which is unfortunately not available in Sw/europe. It's a japanese product....

thanks for the advice though.
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

We use the crystal stuff, usually from Otto's, but also from Migros.

Works great, and they don't track it around the house (unlike the sandy stuff).

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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

We use "Fatto" which you can get at the Migros. Fatto comes in several different types but we use the blue/normal/clumping one.

On a scale from 0 to 10:

Clumping quality: 8
Odor containment:7.5
Trapped in paws: 4 - It,s quite fine, that is why we use a litter mat
Price: 8 - About chf 6 or 7 for a 10 liter bag
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We use a clumping sand sort of litter, we buy it at Fressnapf and I believe it's around 18-20 CHF a bag. Sorry I can't find the brand name on their site, but I do know it's made in Canada and the quality is great. We have 2 cats, 3 boxes and use 2 bags a month. It doesn't smell, and we have a mat to keep it from going all over the place.
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Re: question to cat lovers --cat sand/litter

I try them all.

There is one that Qualipet sell, but it has been re-branded. It's now called BioKat. You can get it in 20kg bags. This stuff is good.



Since one of my cats died (RIP Pussolini) - The other one doesn't generate as much and I use Catsan. I now use a mixture of the two which works really well.

I also use something similar to this. The boys love to kick up a storm inside the box and litter would otherwise go everywhere. Also, they sometimes can't be bothered (or maybe it's just fun to watch me clean it up) but they have been known to think/shit outside the box.



I also use thick plastic liners. These are marvelous. The boys don't scratch them and it makes removing the chunks easy. Just lift the sand from side to side by lifting the plastic liner. All the chunks roll to the top for easy retrieval.
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