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Do You Prefer Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

saleri

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Just curious which everyone prefers?
 

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Always used clumping with the cats I have now. It was the first cat litter I tried. They liked it. I figured I'd leave it at that.
 
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Always used clumping with the cats I have now. It was the first cat litter I tried. They liked it. I figured I'd leave it at that.
Same. I use smartcat, which is a grass litter. Super expensive, and tracts everywhere. But it works really well.
 

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In the past we used non-clumping litter but we switched to clumping with our present cat and will keep using it. :thumbsup:
 

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Clumping. It's so much better than the clay litter we used years ago. It was so hard to keep the pan clean and the odor was overbearing.
 

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Definintely clumping.

Saleri, I'd never heard of Smartcat. I watched a video of the inventor using clumps made from water as softballs and even throwing them up against the wall and they never crumbled. I may have to check that out. Thanks for the tip.
 

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Clumping. World’s Best. Krista pees towards a wall. I lift the box and tip away from the mound she makes and scoop the clump that remains stuck to the wall. I don’t think it gets easier than this.
 

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I use the Petco house brand, Sophresh. Have pretty much used it exclusively since the first cat came to live with me. Seems to be unscented (or very little scent--I can't smell it), but is quite good at keeping odor down.
 

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Clumping. They didn't even have clumping litter when I first had cats as pets. At least not that I was aware of. But I can't stand the lightweight clumping litters that have become so prominent on the store shelves. They track everywhere.
 

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Clumping. No contest. We have 5 litter boxes. Clumping litter makes life much easier. We use Tidy Cats and Fresh Step most often but if Arm & Hammer, Cat's Pride or something similar is on sale, I will grab one.
 

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Clumping. No contest. We have 5 litter boxes. Clumping litter makes life much easier. We use Tidy Cats and Fresh Step most often but if Arm & Hammer, Cat's Pride or something similar is on sale, I will grab one.
I use Costco brand but which one of these that you use would be good for odor control? I am adding a third kitty soon and may want to add some to the Costco brand.
 

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I use Costco brand but which one of these that you use would be good for odor control? I am adding a third kitty soon and may want to add some to the Costco brand.
Tidy Cats and Fresh Step are champs when it comes to odor control- and clumping. Dr Elsey's is too. I'd buy that one more often if it didn't come in a bag. It makes it harder to move and the girls like to sharpen their claws on the bag.
 

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Clumping, no doubt about it (I scooped around 40 litter boxes at the shelter this morning and can't imagine what that would have been like with non-clumping litter!). The shelter uses Cat's Best Öko Plus, because it's biodegradable. I use very fine clumping clay litter at home.
 

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Clumping, definitely. I use SmartCat, too, and yes, it does track a bit, particularly with my two long-haired, floof-toed kitties. But it’s outstanding at controlling odor, is weightless, doesn’t require strip mining, and doesn’t stay in the landfill for 1 million years!

lavishsqualor lavishsqualor , I saw that video, too. I haven’t found the clumps to be quite that hard (not that I’ve tried tossing pee clumps around :lol:), but it clumps really well. You have to wait awhile for the clumps to solidify. You also have to take the transition process slowly because the cats freak out a bit at sinking into the litter.
 

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I use store brand clumping litter in the 40 pound boxes from Walmart, Tractor Supply, or BJs. It was $10, but now I think it's $11. I like it because I can see how much my cats pee. I hate the dust though, it gets on everything. But I guess I should clean/dust more anyway. :)
 

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Publix has the 20 pound jugs of Tidy Cats on sale BOGO this week. I got 2 last night when I went grocery shopping. I think I'll stop by there today and get a couple more.
 

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I've only used clumping, so can't compare. I use Arm & Hammer "Double Duty" and have no complaints, other than bits of litter than stick to Ruby's toes and end up on the floor.
 

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