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Q: Does anyone use that pine cat litter?

September 4, 2009 | By Pamela L. | 7 answers | Expired: 1778 days ago

Pamela L.

I was wondering how well it prevents litterbox odors. Also any problems with getting your cat to accept change?

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Kelly
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Sep 18, 2009

I use Feline Pine pellets in one of our litter boxes. All but one of the kitties love it & it has very good odor control & is easy to clean. It does track. I've tried the Feline Pine Clumping & hated it. It cemented itself to the sides & bottom of the litter box & really didn't control odor as well. We use the Feline Pine pellets in our condos for all our rescues & all kitties that have surgeries. I've never had a rescue or foster cat refuse it.

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rachel D.
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Sep 16, 2009

my mother-in-law uses Fresh Step Crystals Cat Litter i would have never know that she had a cat if you dont see that cat i never smell oder. and she changes the cat box like ever 3 days or so.

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Percysmom
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Sep 08, 2009

I have used both the pellet and the soft forms of pine litter. My cats did not really like the texture of the pellet litter and the soft form, although it was wonderful at first, broke down very quickly. Currently, I am useing "Nature's Miracle" which is light, smells great and clumps as well.

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Starrwxk74
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Sep 04, 2009

My cat will use anything I put out for him. I've used the Pine stuff over the years and it was OK. I'd find lots of little organic pine pieces all over the place. I used a pellet kind that was supposed to absord urine odors like crazy, so I bought it for him and the urine smell trapped in the pellets was so strong it was ridiculous. My cat is very elderly so no matter what litter I get, he seems to step in his own mess with one back leg so there is always dried up something on one paw. I found those giant white pellets all over the house. *SIGH*

I've had the best luck with clumping Arm and Hammer or Tidy cat multiple cats.

I purchase a strong odor neutralizer called "X-0" from a pet store called KV PETS on amazon.com and use it on his crate/playhouse, litter box and surrounding area about once a month. The best way to control odor so far that I've found is to use a small airtight rubbermaid tote or airtight lidded bucket lined with a bag and store the dirty liter for the week until trashday.

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Stevecat511
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Sep 04, 2009

I have tried pine litter pellets in the past. My kitties did not like it! I usually love the smell of pine but, found the smell extremely overbearing. That is probably why my kitties would not use it. If you plan on changing, I would do it a little at a time. Most felines do not like sudden changes. Good luck and please let us know how you make out. You may also want to consider joining our litter box training and advice group. There are a few members and I am sure you can get the right resolve! www.zootoo.com/petgroup/catlittertrainingadvice

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Michele Z.
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Sep 04, 2009

I tried the pelleted type and as far as I know, NONE of my cats used it. I had set up one new cat litter box with the pine pellets, but it went unused. Since my cats still had their usual litter available, they used the usual and ignored the pellets. I don't know if they would have used the pine if I had put pine in all their boxes.

I thought the pine odor was very strong and intolerable to me for the first few days. The pine smell actually was quite strong for a few weeks. I normally like the smell of pine, but this was simply too powerful indoors.

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Amber
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Sep 04, 2009

well, there's more than 1 pine litter out there. most of them are pellets, but there is also clumping pine litter out there. i can't really speak for its odor control capabilities, but i can say that the clumping variety clumps reasonably well...and that if you have a Litter Robot, i don't care what the web site says, Feline Pine Clumping DOES NOT work with Litter Robot!

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