I HAVE 7 CATS AND USE WORLD'S BEST LITTER. NOT CLAY. IT IS BIODEGREADABLE SO CAN GO INTO A "SPECIAL" COMPOST PIT. MADE FROM CORN SO CLUMPS NICELY AND NO REAL ODOR. I SCOOP 2 x A DAY BECAUSE I HAVE A COUPLE WHO REFUSE TO USE THE BOX IF EVEN 1 CORNER IS SOILED.
---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: > For an average of 70 cats, I cannot afford to dump litter, and or the > delightful aroma it would cause if I didn't do it 2x/day or more, as needed. > It doesn't matter whether it's dusty or not, clumping litter still contains > sodium bentonite, and it doesn't have to be listed on the bag/box. The one > and only way of knowing whether it doesn't contain SB, is if it's allowed to > be flushed down a toilet; its' a compound used in construction to seal the > space between earth and foundation by absorbing 15 times its weight in > liquid. It can get into a cat's urethra and cause a blockage, get ingested > when grooming and cause intestinal blockage or when inhaled, turn into a > solid block in the lungs by absorbing the moisture. > > > > From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee > Evans > Sent: Monday, October 08, 2012 6:12 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter > > > > Definitely bending over for any length of time can be a big pain in the > back. I pick up my litter boxes and place them on a plastic lawn furniture > end table. It raises the box to a level where I can scoop in comfort and > the cats like to sit under it and play with my pants leg. 'Stop that, stop > that, no claws!!" I can't easily get up from those garden kneeler seats > because of really weak knees. Whoever coined the term "Golden Years" was > probably not yet 18. > > > > > > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > neighbors too! > > > > _____ > > From: Edna Taylor <taylore...@msn.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Monday, October 8, 2012 4:22 PM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter > > > > Yep, my college degree sits behind me at my desk doing me absolutely no good > whatsoever ;) > > > _____ > > Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:19:58 -0700 > From: moonsiste...@yahoo.com > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter > > I have 40 cats so any cat litter expense is going to be flushing money down > the drain or into the garbage. I use pine pellets which cost $6.00 for 40 > lbs. at Tractor Supply. At that price my cats can poop and pee in luxury. > The pine breaks down to a yellow powder though and I have to sweep it up all > the time to prevent my cat room from looking like a weird beach because the > cats dig and then track with their paws. Yellow, yellow everywhere. I use > a light weight variable length squeegee to sweep because a broom just makes > all that yellow go airborne. At least there is no initial dust up when I > pour the pine and it really deodorizes the contents of the litter box unless > I don't dump it often enough. I dump and wash and refill about every 3 days, > scoop the poop every day. Lots of work. For this I needed a college degree? > > > > > > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > neighbors too! > > > > _____ > > From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Monday, October 8, 2012 3:31 PM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Scoopable Litter > > > I use scoopable litter, but I use the dust free kind. Some scoopable > litter is so dusty clouds of it billow up and this is obviously bad > stuff. I never use any scoopinig litter with small kittens, but > with as many grown cats as I have (total 24) I use very large litter > boxes and I simply can't lift them (to dump) when they are filled with > the clay litter. I have painful arthritis and I'm ancient... almost 80. > > I'd really like to hear from others on the list about who uses clay > litter and who uses scoopable. Fresh Step and Tidy Cat scoopable don't > seem to have any dust at all, but it's scary to think scoopable litter > is so bad. > > Lorrie > > > On 10-08, Natalie wrote: > > > > Liter, especially clumping litter, should be banned - I have tons of > > info on it, how a company responded to a concerned cat owner, "Buyer > > beware". I discourage all my adopters from using it. Sodium bentonite > > is fatal to cats if they inhale it, eat it, inadvertently when cleaning > > themselves - or kittens, while playing. > > > > People always seem to think that if something is expensive, it must be > > the best - and they want the best for their cats! Hartz litter is > > pretty disgusting, too! > > > > Natalie > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org