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amazedmummy Wed 15-Jan-20 23:29:13

Apologies if this has been said before but where the hell is all the cat litter?
For months now the main supermarkets have been out of pretty much all of their litter. The only ones that can be found constantly is catsan and the cheapie ones. I'm in central Scotland, is this national or just us?

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KellyHall Wed 15-Jan-20 23:31:05

What's wrong with catsan?

Apart from getting stuck in the cat's foot pads and flicked here, there and everywhere!

thunderandsunshine01 Wed 15-Jan-20 23:33:21

Me and my mum both experiencing same problems. Constantly ran out of cat litter in every supermarket since before Xmas apart from catsan. Nothing wrong with the brand just hecka expensive!

amazedmummy Wed 15-Jan-20 23:34:31

I'm not a fan, I don't think it's as good with smells and it's more expensive. I loved Asda own brand antibac but I haven't been able to get my hands on it in ages.

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Dazedandconfused10 Wed 15-Jan-20 23:37:21

I've found with home deliver no cat litter at all! Not even a substitute (when I've said any litter will do and been given a litter tray instead on 4 occasions) I moved to Amazon

GenuineKlatchianPottery Wed 15-Jan-20 23:40:32

I’m also in Scotland. We get World’s Best online, never had a problem with it so far.

undercoveraessedai Wed 15-Jan-20 23:42:19

Yup I posted about this recently - today finally managed to get 120kg of the stuff delivered after a saga where they lost the first batch hmm

I have no idea what's going on!

undercoveraessedai Wed 15-Jan-20 23:42:59

Crap, meant to say - jollyes online was where I finally succeeded where even amazon and Fetch failed me (my fluffy idiots are fussy!)

amazedmummy Wed 15-Jan-20 23:48:11

I've just googled again and apparently Bob Martin have gone out of business and they supplied a lot of the supermarkets. Wonder what will happen next, will anyone take over?

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ozymandiusking Wed 15-Jan-20 23:48:37

Yes same here. In the north west. I think Catsan is very expensive, and flicks all over the place. We like the ones which clump, and find it's easier to remove from the litter tray. We used to get Asda's Smart price, £1.55 for 15.5 KG.
And its clumps. That hasn't been available a week or so before Christmas. Sorry but don't know why.
DH has just looked online, in the SUN (so it must be true!!)
It says that Bob Martin has gone bust.
Tesco Asda Sainburys and Morrisons all confirm supply issues.

ozymandiusking Wed 15-Jan-20 23:50:03

Crossed with amazed mummy.

scaryteacher Thu 16-Jan-20 02:08:39

Pettex seems readily available at the pet shop...

caringcarer Thu 16-Jan-20 02:14:36

We are in Midlands and Morrisons has had none of any type on a couple of occasions
When I see any I have been buying 3 large 10kg bags at a time.

sobeyondthehills Thu 16-Jan-20 02:52:42

No one in my area seems to have anything that I like and more importantly the very annoying cats I have likes.

We are starting to buy in bulk if and when we see it

EL8888 Thu 16-Jan-20 03:50:32

Very good point now you mention it, l had just assumed it was the shops near me. Saying that the Sainsburys was bare this afternoon but luckily had half a dozen bags of our type. I hadn't realised Bob Martin had gone out of business (fair enough, their flea stuff was shit!)

GiantKitten Thu 16-Jan-20 03:57:39

I get the big bags of Cat’s Best from zooplus - they deliver free over £35 & it’s easy to spend that much with cat food too. (Very good prices generally)

Also it’s a foreign company so less affected by UK supply issues presumably (though I worry what effect Brexit might have)

www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat_litter

stuckinthemiddlewithtwats Thu 16-Jan-20 04:02:33

Been wondering this too - I'm in Yorkshire and have been struggling for months to get hold of it with my shopping deliveries.
Hadn't heard that Bob Martin had gone bust sad

EL8888 Thu 16-Jan-20 04:05:10

@GiantKitten yeah l rate Zooplus and get all of our cat food there. Good point, l might start getting my cat litter from them. Hopefully it will make my life easier

GiantKitten Thu 16-Jan-20 04:05:33

This says it’s being sorted out & supplies should be ok by the end of the month

(Who knew “pet business world” was a thing? confused)

www.petbusinessworld.co.uk/news/feed/bob-martin-collapse-brings-cat-litter-shotage

AlCalavicci Thu 16-Jan-20 04:05:44

I have been able to get the non-clumping stuff but the clummping stuff is like gold dust
For those of you who get it delivered from places that are not supermarkets where do you get it from and can you get it delivered at a set time ?

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 16-Jan-20 09:01:10

I've just googled again and apparently Bob Martin have gone out of business

Good, I hope this means their worm and flea products have disappeared as well.

dementedpixie Thu 16-Jan-20 12:39:27

I hated catsan. Horrible smelly stuff. Zooplus is good for litter and all sorts of other cat stuff

sobeyondthehills Fri 17-Jan-20 02:24:46

*I have been able to get the non-clumping stuff but the clummping stuff is like gold dust
For those of you who get it delivered from places that are not supermarkets where do you get it from and can you get it delivered at a set time ?*

All we have here is the clumping stuff (south east)

fantasmasgoria1 Fri 17-Jan-20 02:31:15

I get the wood pellet litter from pets at home. 30 litres for £5.99 and it always seems to be available.

Willow4987 Fri 17-Jan-20 02:56:58

We order from Zooplus in bulk for cat sand and cat food. Works out much cheaper than the shops

We’ve been using tigerino nuggies cat sand. It’s little bits of clay I think and they clump together so well! It’s also scented which is a bonus!

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