Oh - I just found a Petco version of the wheat litter, Sweat Scoop. It got
good online reviews.




On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Katy Doyle <athenapities...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Well, this has inspired me to check out Feline Pine - has anyone used it
> before?
>
> I'd be interested in trying the ExquisiCat, but no stores sell it in my
> town.
>
>   On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
>
>> Same here - I might try it on a very small group.....
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
>> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson
>> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 1:19 PM
>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =
>>
>> I've seen that brand and have always wondered how cats like it. But I
>> won't
>> switch unless they tell me they want a change, lol!
>>
>> good to know, thanks for sharing!
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Terri Brown" <siggies...@hotmail.com>
>> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
>> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 12:08 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =
>>
>>
>> > Petsmart carries a wheat litter that is relatively inexpensive.
>> > Exquisicat Natural Wheat.  I'm transitioning to this....
>> >
>> > I bought a bag for my FLUTD boy, and the gang seems to be making the
>> > switch well.  It's also scoopable, and I haven't noticed any litter box
>> > odors.
>> >
>> > Maybe give this a try.  It's a little cheaper than Swheat Scoop.
>> >
>> > =^..^= Terri, Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Travis, Dori and 6
>> > furangels: Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome and Sammi
>> > =^..^=
>> >  ----- Original Message -----
>> >  From: Cindy McHugh<mailto:ci...@furangels.org>
>> >  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
>> >  Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 9:08 AM
>> >  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =
>> >
>> >
>> >  Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for sharing this information. I just
>> >  checked both types of litter I have in the house and neither have an
>> >  ingredient label. One is Fresh Step and the other is Premium Choice All
>> >  Natural Unscented. I just found the Premium Choice at Pet Supplies Plus
>> > and
>> >  haven't opened/tried it yet.
>> >
>> >  I tried Feline Pine previously, but the cats didn't like it. I used to
>> > use
>> >  something by Arm & Hammer that was almost like saw dust, but it was
>> > getting
>> >  so expensive as I took in more cats that I went back to the clumping
>> > clay -
>> >  not realizing the risks. I'll try the method you described using
>> regular
>> >  litter and baking soda.
>> >
>> >  Thanks again for sharing this info. I'll be sure to pass it on to
>> others
>> > I
>> >  know who are using the clumping litter.
>> >
>> >  Cindy
>> >
>> >
>> >  ----- Original Message -----
>> >  From: "Natalie" <at...@optonline.net<mailto:at...@optonline.net>>
>> >  To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>>
>> >  Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 8:36 AM
>> >  Subject: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =
>> >
>> >
>> >  > Here's more, and this is just the tip of the iceberg!
>> >  >
>> >  > The #1 Authority On Pet Products, Care and Services Pet Owners Trust
>> > Most
>> >  >
>> >  > Kitty Litter with a Serious Warning
>> >  >
>> >  > Vets have been reporting more and more kitty illnesses related to
>> > litter.
>> >  > Certain litters are actually causing serious problems for our feline
>> >  > friends
>> >  > including asthma, bronchitis, intestinal blockage and possibly even
>> > lung
>> >  > cancer.
>> >  >
>> >  > Most litters are loaded with chemicals to reduce odor and help with
>> >  > absorption. These chemicals are released into the air when your cat
>> > digs
>> >  > in
>> >  > the litter box. The dust from the litter gets into the cat's lungs
>> and
>> > can
>> >  > wreak havoc on its immune system, putting his or her health in
>> > jeopardy.
>> >  > With every visit to the litter box, your cat may be polluting its
>> > lungs.
>> >  > Damage can occur in just a short period of time.
>> >  >
>> >  > Clumping clay litter, which forms a hard ball when it gets wet, is
>> one
>> > of
>> >  > the most harmful types on the market. Several brands use this clay to
>> > make
>> >  > their litter easier to scoop. What makes it clump? It's a natural
>> clay
>> >  > ingredient called sodium bentonite. In this case, "natural" is not
>> > always
>> >  > safe. Here's the problem: When this clay gets wet it expands and
>> forms
>> > a
>> >  > hard mass. So when your cat or kitten digs in the litter box it's
>> > stirring
>> >  > up clay dust and breathing it in. Once it gets into their lungs, it
>> >  > expands
>> >  > from the moisture, and in time builds up, causing all sorts of lung
>> >  > problems
>> >  > like the ones mentioned above.
>> >  >
>> >  > Some clumping litters actually post a warning right on the bag; "Do
>> Not
>> >  > Let
>> >  > Cat Ingest Litter". It is ridiculous to think that you can stop your
>> > cat
>> >  > from breathing while visiting the litter box .You cannot stop your
>> cat
>> >  > from
>> >  > grooming itself with its tongue or stop your new kitten from swatting
>> > and
>> >  > nibbling on the litter. Anything their tongue contacts gets ingested.
>> > Once
>> >  > the clay litter is inside the cat or kitten and expands, it not only
>> > could
>> >  > cause dehydration by absorbing all the body's moisture, it could also
>> > form
>> >  > a
>> >  > hard mass in the intestines over a period of time, which could be
>> > fatal.
>> >  >
>> >  > The problem of health difficulties and even deaths resulting from
>> > clumping
>> >  > litters extend far beyond cats and kittens to ferrets, rabbits, and
>> > even
>> >  > dogs that raid litter boxes. So what can you do? The solution is
>> easy,
>> >  > simple and inexpensive. Switch to a biodegradable, dust and clay
>> free,
>> >  > non-clumping litter. Many of these biodegradable litters are made
>> from
>> >  > recycled paper, which will help to save the environment as well as
>> your
>> >  > pet.
>> >  > You can find these products almost anywhere, just read the label. If
>> >  > you're
>> >  > worried about odor, sprinkle a small amount of baking soda in with
>> the
>> >  > litter. It works better than litter deodorizers that just cover up
>> > odors
>> >  > instead of absorbing them. You can also find a litter box with a top
>> > that
>> >  > has a filter for odor control.
>> >  >
>> >  > Now that you know some of the dangers and their solutions regarding
>> > kitty
>> >  > litter, hope you will pass this information on to a friend. You could
>> > be
>> >  > saving the health or life of an animal.
>> >  >
>> >  >
>> >  >
>> >  >
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