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I've only been through 2 pet stores here, but I've noticed that they carry a lot of brands of kitty litter I've never heard of or seen before. I've been using Arm & Hammer since I got my cat because it seems to do a reasonable job of controlling odor and clumping, though I could imagine a better product out there (clumps that don't fall apart, odor control without perfumes).
Anyone use any of those not so national brands and like them? My cat is pretty non-picky, so really it's what works well for me that matters.

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cowabunga_tmnt
Sep. 15th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
I use tidy cat small spaces. Works pretty well at the clumping, and decent at the odor control (better if i took care of it better), but I also imagine there are better products out there. We used to use regular old liter and littermate combined. It's a powder you mix with the cheap stuff (or any stuff) to really eliminate odor and clump really, really well (even in non-clumping litter).
cowabunga_tmnt
Sep. 15th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
naiadea
Sep. 15th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
cowabunga_tmnt gave me a really big, flat plastic tub that had previously been used as their second litter box when there were three cats in the house and I just get 25-lb bags of Tidy Cats clay litter (non-clumping) and dump the whole thing out every week.
The litter box is in my bedroom closet and unless I let it go for longer than that, there isn't noticeable smell issue at least not compared to scoopable (which I always fail to scoop properly). The cats also seem much happier with it, probably because DuJour (who is gigantic) actually fits and he can't trap Tangerine in there when she's using it (because he is also a gigantic butthead). There's less tracking and when DuJour had a UTI, the vet suggested we switch because clumping litter can get ingested when cats wash their paws and cause problems.
cowabunga_tmnt
Sep. 15th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
yeah, the big containers are great. Room to move, room to cover up stuff, plus you can fill it deep enough...
catnapping
Sep. 15th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
I use world's best cat litter & love it. The clumps aren't super strong (that's the one draw back) but I've found if I pour it in deeper and clean it every day that isn't a problem.

It's made of corn and has no added deodorant. My favorite thing about it is that it's flushable.
wrenb
Sep. 15th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
We use S'wheat something or other. It's made from wheat. Flushable, biodegradable, no funny odors, and the cat boxes don't smell bad. Our two cats have been happy with it and so have we. We get it at Nutzy Mutts on Lakeside Street.
tasunder
Sep. 16th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Used to use World's Best and Swheat scoop. Gave up on both. Swheat scoop gets REALLY dusty. A layer of dust was on all my furniture after using it. World's Best is decent, but I get a lot of kitty paw prints on my furniture.

Right now I'm using Nature's Miracle. It tracks a bit more than others, but it covers odors well and is not at all dusty. Arm & Hammer is pretty good, too.
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