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Q: What's the best and also least expensive cat litter ?

April 17, 2009 | By Karen W. | 9 answers | Expired: 1818 days ago

Karen W.

I have been thinking, of changing Mitzi's litter. The kind I buy, is the cheapest at only $ 4.96 for a 16 pound container. However, it doesn't seem very good, at controling the odors. I have tried Fresh Step, but find it way too strong ! for my nose. My nose is very sensitive. What kind of cat litter, could I buy, that is not very expensive; controls odors; but at the same time, is not too strong for my sensitive nose ?.

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jenny s.
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Apr 19, 2009

when i had 4 cats, i used tidy cats for multiple cats. now we only have 2 cats and we use the wal-mart brand citrus scent. i scoop the box twice a day and dump and wash the box once a month. i like the suggestion to spray the box with pam. my sister purchased one of the litter maid self cleaning litter boxes and really liked it. she used wal mart brand litter in that. good luck!

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Phouka
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Apr 18, 2009

I use Tidy Cat scoopable for multiple cats...seems to me it is a bit less dusty and I have always thought it "clumps" very well. A hint a friend of mine told me (another Vet tech) after cleaning your litter box ~ like dumping all litter and washing....spay it with a bit of Pam or any other non-stick cooking spray...let it dry and put clean litter in. It really does help with cleaning. Just a thought...it really helped me when my old guy was in kidney failure and was urinating alot.

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Stephanie D.
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Apr 18, 2009

I have multiple cats and can't stand litter box smells. I do ues Fresh Step. I know you side it is to strong for your nose but they now make some that have different scents as well as a fragrence free one now. I have used it and like it. It is the scoopable cat litter because I found the clay one not to really work.
Good luck!

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Bowne
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Apr 18, 2009

If you have a Pet Supplies Plus store near you, check out the 40 lb bag of Premium Choice cat litter. It goes on sale for around $6 a bag and workes pretty well.

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Kami
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Apr 17, 2009

Unfortunately, like a lot of things in life - you get what you pay for :( I have used Fresh Step for almost three years and really like it - it clumps great and smells good too :) I switched from Tidy Cats which didn't clump well or control odors, but I have heard lots of good things about Feline Pine as some of the other answers have stated. Good luck!

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Diana L.
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Apr 17, 2009

Without a doubt, Feline Pine. You will use less, it is more expensive but not in the long run. Silica dust free, healthier for your pet. Look into it and possibly see if you can try a sample from someplace.

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Ginger G.
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Apr 17, 2009

Me personally, I've never used anything except Arm & Hammer unscented. I usually get the Odor Alert kind. I love it.

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Ganggang
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Apr 17, 2009

I use feline pine. It is great (I buy the publix brand, a little cheaper but the same quality.) It obsorbs well and dries out the poop, easier to scoop.

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Mary C.
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Apr 17, 2009

Sounds like you are using a clay litter. There are a lot of scoopable litters in many price ranges. You will use less litter and in most the odor control is better and has less dust as well. Maybe check into some of the pelleted litters as well.

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