Anybody had this problem with Fresh Step litter? (not clumping well on edges and corners)

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If my cat pees on the corner, instead of clumping into easily scoopable clumps, it sticks to the litter box into clay like substance and it's very hard to get it off, I have to pick at it multiple times to scrape it off.
 

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Hi! That is my life! Feeby always pees in the corner or on the sides and the result is exactly what you describe. It's been years since I used any type of litter other than Fresh Step but, as I recall, the same thing happened with them as well. I tilt the litter away from the 'stuck clump', take a paper towel to remove it, clean the area with another paper towel sprayed with antibacterial cleaner, dry it with another paper towel, and then re-distribute the litter. It doesn't matter how high or low the litter is, it is still always stuck to the side/corner.

I have read other posts with members whose cats pee on the sides or in the corners - I don't remember anyone saying (yet) that they found a litter that will resolve the issue. Maybe you will hit the jackpot and someone will come along with some recommendations. I will be following!
 

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If my cat pees on the corner, instead of clumping into easily scoopable clumps, it sticks to the litter box into clay like substance and it's very hard to get it off, I have to pick at it multiple times to scrape n.

Fresh step is one of the first litters I tried years ago. Unless its upgraded, I found it tracked bad and did not clump good. Some cats prefer to pee on the side. Not much you can do about it. It could be she needs a longer litter box to move around. It should be 2x the length of your cat
 

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My cat has an extra large box, but she likes to go right against the edge, used to drive me crazy. Someone here, not long ago, recommended spraying a clean box with cooking oil spray before adding litter. I’ve done this since, and it works like a charm. The clumps come right off.
 

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I have heard from others who use clumping litter (I do not. I prefer non-clumping) that Sustainably Yours is great at solving this issue. The clumps are more compact and really sticks together. Plus it's recommended by Jackson Galaxy!
 

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You may want to get a “steel” type scooper. It’s always easiest to pour the clean litter away from the clump, then scoop and wipe the rest away with a damp paper towel.

You could also try distributing more litter on kitty’s fav pee spot.

By the way, this is the best clumping litter I’ve ever used:
#6506 SmartCat ALL NATURAL Clumping Litter by Pioneer Pet-20lb Bag - Pioneer Pet
I have one of those steel type scoopers. Before I had the regular plastic ones. Oldest saw the steel one and thought it was a spatula and asked why I was using it to scoop the litter box. :lol:
 

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I have one of those steel type scoopers. Before I had the regular plastic ones. Oldest saw the steel one and thought it was a spatula and asked why I was using it to scoop the litter box. :lol:
I also have steel. I bout wipes at Petco that work great
 

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Geoffrey is a corner peer also.. I use Dr Elsey, Precious Pets clumping. I have somewhat the same problem. It sticks to the wall, and if the litter is not deep enough, to the bottom of the box.

I have not found an solution to this problem. I like PP litter because it clumps very hard. I am been wondering about changing it, because it gets caught in-between G's toes, spreading everywhere; even with a litter mat, and a scatter rug in front of the bathroom (where I keep the litter box).
I do not know if there is a better litter... and PP is so heavy to lift... Feels like it weighs a ton.

Once a year, I get a new litter box; because of the sticking. I also feel that after a year, it just needs to be dumped. I use a high sided box, keeping the litter at least 3 inches deep...

I have found that, "The Litter Lifter" scoop, from Amazon to be the best scoop around. The metal ones, do not seem to do the job for me..

Good luck...
 
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