Cat litter

(20 Posts)
ElaineMcDougalled Mon 14-Apr-14 08:58:44

I have started buying cat food online (4 gorgeous cats) and was thinking of doing the same with cat litter, but don't want to be left with a load of stuff that's useless and gets smelly after a couple of hours.

Any recommendations?

MonsterThighs Mon 14-Apr-14 09:24:25

I buy Golden Grey cat litter after years of searching, not failed me yet!

cozietoesie Mon 14-Apr-14 12:10:00

Dangerous territory buying large stocks, Elaine - unless you know you have a firm favourite. (They can be real fussy on the type of litter they use.) On the other hand, you have four cats so some of them might be happy to use litter that the others reject. How many trays do you use?

Atbeckandcall Mon 14-Apr-14 12:12:53

I hate Bob Martin but the antibacterial litter crystals are fab. I think they are made of silica (the little sachets of DO NOT EAT things you find when buying handbags). Anyway, it dedicates everything (even poo) after a couple of hours and you don't have to change it very often at all. A vet at work recommended it to me and I haven't looked back.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 14-Apr-14 13:08:24

Which litter do you use now?

itsnothingoriginal Mon 14-Apr-14 16:26:10

We use the Verdo wood pellets which we get online with free next day delivery. It was what they used at CP when we got our cat so we just stuck with it. Doesn't smell at all and lasts a week if she's only using it at night.

ElaineMcDougalled Mon 14-Apr-14 20:25:45

Just have one large tray - they also have access to outside.

Tend to buy whatever's chepest at the supermarket - using a Tesco one at the moment which is okayish. The cats tend not to be too fussy.

RussianBlu Tue 15-Apr-14 19:14:58

Cats Best Oko Plus.

orangemog Tue 15-Apr-14 20:15:54

+1 for cats best oko plus, mine have had that for years now and it's awesome. Best part being that you can flush waste down the loo.

Dillie Tue 15-Apr-14 22:00:44

Another user of cats plus. Fantastic stuff!

Initial price does look high, but it lasts ages and with 2 indoor cats I need something that keeps the whiff at bay!

WitchWay Tue 15-Apr-14 23:17:29

I use some compressed dried grass stuff from the supermarket - not clumpy or nasty when wee'd/pooed in. Hardly ever used though - just for emergencies overnight.

Cat's Best here too. Tracks a bit but clumps really well and flushes easily.

timtam23 Tue 15-Apr-14 23:21:28

I also recently started using cats' best oko plus & can really recommend it, apart from the cats being able to spread it around the house more than they did with the last litter (which was Bio Catolet paper pellets - also a good litter but needed changing much more often and did not clump)

orangemog Wed 16-Apr-14 12:36:34

Who knows & timtam - I was having a problem with them tracking it all over the house so I got a litter catching mat from pets at home. Helps a LOT (though inevitably some still escapes)
I had the complete opposite problem Eden - my DSC loved me straight away (literally day one - we went to the beach and they were arguing over holding my one free hand) and I couldn't get a moment away from them!

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/cat-litter-trays/pets-at-home-litter-mat-grey-large?fa=%7c%7cprice_GBP%253A%255B0%2b60%255D%7c%7cads_f13501_ntk_cs%253A%2522Large%2522#

orangemog Wed 16-Apr-14 12:37:39

Curses, stupid clipboard pasted irrelevant text in then!

We moved our litter trays to the cupboard under the stairs, so most of it stays out of sight, the main problem is them kicking it out of the tray rather than them carrying it around. We have a hand held Dyson which is very handy for picking it all up.

Pipbin Sat 19-Apr-14 21:54:51

I use this: https://fetch.co.uk/pettex-pampuss-wood-base-cat-litter-226218011

I love it, smells OK and doesn't get tracked all over the house.

HolidayCriminal Sat 19-Apr-14 22:03:24

Look for a local farm shop that can do cheap localism delivery? There's a farm supply shop that delivers to us 2 bags of wood pellets for £15 (free delivery). I could not have a better set up. Lasts us most of 1 yr (3 cats who go out a lot) & can throw most of the waste on the compost heap.

HolidayCriminal Sat 19-Apr-14 22:03:33

localish!!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 19-Apr-14 22:05:14

You can use chick crumb as cat litter. As long as your cat doesn't decide he doesn't like it anymore <bitter>

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