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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Litter Problem?

OK, so I have been using the Precious Cat litter for just over two months, and LOVE how well it clumps, but lately have been having trouble with odder control. I scoop 3-4 times a day, but the litter has still been smelling like pee after I scoop everything out. I dumped everything out about 3 weeks ago, normally with the other litter I was using I would dump it every 3-4 months and it was fine, has anyone else had problems with Precious Cat?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 09:56 PM
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Litter Problem?

I always use this stuff with my litter.... It works pretty good for me. You just sprinkle and mix it in....

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 10:04 PM
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Replacing litter every 2-3 weeks has been normal for me. I use Tidy Cats.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 10:58 PM
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I dump my litter every 2 weeks and I use Fresh Step scoopable unscented. It really hides the smell.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 02:33 AM
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Yeah that happened to me too with Precious Cat. I had to switch. It just smelled so bad (even with changing the whole litter every 3-4 weeks). Kitty would poop & it wouldn't cover the smell at all. I had to light candles in front of the kitty litter. I know it's 99% dust free and all, but I couldn't handle it.

He now uses the super-dusty Arm & Hammer Double Duty. It's full of "dust" (I think from the baking soda) but it covers the smell & clumps well. I'm not stuck on it as an alternative though, I just needed SOMETHING other than precious cat (cause that was making my life very unpleasant).
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 07:41 AM
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I use wood pellets and it has all but eliminated the urine smell! The poop smell doesn't get covered, but the only time it smells is in the morning, right before I clean it, I could probably eliminate any odor by removing the stool twice a day. It doesn't bother me though, so it works really well for us.

I had a tracking problem which is why I switched, there was litter everywhere, even in my bed! The wood pellets are only $3 for a 40lb bag and that lasts us 3-4 weeks which is a TON cheaper than what I was paying for litter, and we used to get the cheapest litter $7/ bag. So the wood pellets I can get 2 months worth for what I was paying for one month with the clay litter, it's a no brainer for me!
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 07:52 AM
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I also love that I can choose to flush the poop as well. Even flushable litter, I would be hesitant to flush the urine clumps, but the wood pellets, the poop is the only thing that can be picked up so it's really easy to flush.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 PM
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These stories of smelly boxes have me wondering if I jumped without looking far enough ahead! I've just started the process of switching over to blue bag Precious.

Frankly, I don't understand where the smell would be coming from - if all soiled litter had been removed. Unless, possibly, the litter boxes themselves had urine on them - which is normal and is why boxes need to be washed out regularly. And, of course, stool "smells" when fault of the litter.
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Litter Problem?

I use precious cat and I have no problem with odor whatsoever.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 PM
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No odor, I fully dump and wash out their box every 1.5-2 weeks though

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