Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The perfect cat litter?

Currently, I'm using clumping litter which has better odour control, as the SO can't tahan litter box odour nor does he like the smell of pine. The regular pine pellets (which I'd used previously) is environmentally-friendly and safer for the cats, but it doesn't controlling odour well, and is actually more troublesome to remove on a daily basis.

It seems that Feline Pine has a new clumping and scoopable pine-based product which some testers have said does absorb odour well.

Hmm...has anyone seen it in the stores, or tried it yet? I may want to try it.

More information here.

Afternote: I did a little search, and it seems this product is available in Sg, though in a limited way and in a different packaging.

It can be ordered from Pet Evolution, or

via VPost - read the mixed comments (some claimed it's not so good after all :P ).

So the perfect cat litter is still elusive.

And check out this Litter Robot LRII Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box which looks to me, like a cement mixer.

I wonder if our cats would actually want to use a thing like that!


Chinky said...

I have no problem with breeder's celect (paper) for 3 cats; no smell and much less debris carried by the paws. It is also easy to flush down the toilet. Pine can clog if too much is disposed at one time.

auntie p said...

My colleague had used Breeders Select but felt there was still some odour.

The litter box is placed at the kitchen where the windows are closed when we're at work, so the smell won't be able to dissipate in that enclosed area. Odour control is important or else, I won't be allowed to keep a cat at home! :PP

kuro.shiro.neko said...

i recommend silica crystals for 1 cat household - very convenient and odour control is GOOD.

problem is not many cats can take to it.

auntie p said...

ksn: Re silica gel, I saw this by mini-meow:

"Down side: Stench of pee is strong within the box for crystals are not meant to be scooped yet on first use. The floor, though not dusty, is littered with tiny crystal balls that needed to be swept up carefully and diligently. Pee smell can gradually be detected in the room after 3 or 4 days of use."

chaosinthehouseofcat said...

Have tried the scoopable Feline Pine before - bought a pack from Pet Lovers when it first arrived.

Personally, I didn't find it to be any good in controlling odours at all.

Am using Pee Wee pine now. The pine smell is not as strong as Feline & Pinacle. Downside to it is the pellets dissolves much quicker than Feline & Pinacle.

cat_aunty said...

That contraption looks like a washing machine for cats