Another thought:  Do you have a farm/feed store close by?  Sometimes they have 
cheap litter.  The trick with the silica is that it absorbs a lot of the urine 
(I had one cat that would use it straight.  Dixie isn't that found of it) so 
you are not scooping as much and the odor is a lot less.  The size of the 
plastic boxes makes scooping a lot easier for me too.......and the high sides 
are a plus with older/mad/male cats who don't seem to always hit the litter.    

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                                                 from the shelter of compassion 
and pity, you will have men who 
                                                 will deal likewise with their 
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pat Kachur 
  Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 2:20 PM
  Subject: Re: Litterboxes

  It doesn't seem to make a whole lot of difference what brand of litter (as 
long as it IS scoopable) we use so I buy whatever I have coupons for--or, if no 
coupons, I go to Wal-Mart as they have the best prices around here.  

  I have seven cats and seven litterboxes--I've always read that one should 
have the same number of boxes as cats.  We scoop the boxes 4-5 times per day.  
I don't know that there is a perfect answer--but this works pretty well.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 3:13 PM
    Subject: Litterboxes

    Ok, guys, as you know, my cat population has grown to four.  With that 
comes an exponential number of litterboxes (three currently, thinking about 
upgrading to four), and well, honestly, litter is getting a bit expensive with 
all the other costs.  I'm curious about what you guys use?  Right now I use 
Tidy Cats scoopable litter, and the Tidy cats litter deodorizer, too.  I've 
also been changing the boxes out completely every week (at least every other 
week).  This gets expensive, especially considering it takes a box and a half 
to fill three boxes every week.  The problem is if I don't change the box out 
every week, it starts to smell, and one of the litterboxes is in the guestroom. 

    So my question is, what kind of litter do you guys use, and what protocol 
do you use to keep the odor to a minimum?  What are the differences in 
scoopable versus non-scoopable?  I'd appreciate any opinions on the matter. :)


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