Re: pungent urine

2007-04-14 Thread catatonya
How long has it been since Cassidy was neutered???
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 page: Section1  }  You can mix the crystals with the clay--I do and it 
works pretty good.  Dixie gets the little round pearls in the pads of her paws 
so we are trying the chips.  Also consider using a Rubbermaid or knock off 
storage box for his litter box (no lid please).  I use the 18 gallon or
 larger ones and cut a u-shaped hole for the cat to walk in.  More room, less 
concentration and high walls for any difficulties hitting the litter.  I love 
them.  I started using them when Ebony was about 18 years old and was having 
trouble getting down.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of compassion 
and pity, you will have men who 
 will deal likewise with their 
fellow man.
  St. Francis
- Original Message - 
  From: Marylyn 
  To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:33 AM
  Subject: Re: pungent urine
  

  Try probiotics (health food store or order Fastrack).  Also have him checked 
for a UTI.  This is not natural. 
   
   
   
   
   
   If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of compassion 
and pity, you will have men who 
 will deal likewise with their 
fellow man.
  St. Francis
- Original Message - 
  From: Melissa Lind 
  To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:55 AM
  Subject: pungent urine
  

Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter 
because he didn’t understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get him 
switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not cover 
this smell. He’s been neutered, and he’s not marking, it’s just out of his 
litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could help? I 
couldn’t even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably stinky! I love 
this guy, but I’m going to be embarrassed to let anyone over! Even my husband, 
who works around manure every day, was sickened by the smell!




RE: pungent urine

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
He was neutered April 3rd. I now realize that it was just his hormones
coming out. And I'm happy to report that there is no more nasty smell. His
poo is now more odorous than his piddles, so it's very tolerable now. Also,
I was able to switch him over to crystals quite easily by sprinkling his
used clay litter over the top. Now everything dries out much faster and the
smell is contained. He has a giant litter box (a plastic tote); he doesn't
spray or mark; all-in-all we are very happy! I'm not sure if you read this
on my other posts, but he's been accepted to Best Friends in Utah for after
May 1st, but I can't take him there until after July 1st (pending his second
IFA test), so it's kind of up in the air about his future there. Best,
Melissa

 

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Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 1:37 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: pungent urine

 

How long has it been since Cassidy was neutered???

t

Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

You can mix the crystals with the clay--I do and it works pretty good.
Dixie gets the little round pearls in the pads of her paws so we are trying
the chips.  Also consider using a Rubbermaid or knock off storage box for
his litter box (no lid please).  I use the 18 gallon or larger ones and cut
a u-shaped hole for the cat to walk in.  More room, less concentration and
high walls for any difficulties hitting the litter.  I love them.  I started
using them when Ebony was about 18 years old and was having trouble getting
down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 If you have men who will
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of
compassion and pity, you will have men who 
 will deal likewise with
their fellow man.
  St.
Francis

- Original Message - 

From: Marylyn mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  

To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 

Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:33 AM

Subject: Re: pungent urine

 

Try probiotics (health food store or order Fastrack).  Also have him checked
for a UTI.  This is not natural. 

 

 

 

 

 

 If you have men who will
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of
compassion and pity, you will have men who 
 will deal likewise with
their fellow man.
  St.
Francis

- Original Message - 

From: Melissa mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  Lind 

To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 

Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:55 AM

Subject: pungent urine

 

Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter
because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get
him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not
cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of
his litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could
help? I couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably
stinky! I love this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over!
Even my husband, who works around manure every day, was sickened by the
smell!

 



Re: pungent urine

2007-04-11 Thread Melissa Lind
Great news-we were able to sleep last night! The smell has already
dissipated (knock on wood). Maybe he just had some squirts of really stinky
stuff to get out. We can only hope. I spent yesterday monitoring candles all
over the house, baking cookies, chili, anything to mask the smell! I found
candles I didn't even know I had. Need to get those warmers though-much
safer. My husband is much happier now that he's slept a full night without
trying to stuff our faces into our pillows from the odors! And I can work in
my office without too much discomfort! (I know you were all dying to get an
update on my pee stories-sorry I don't have anything more interesting or
meaningful!) Melissa



Re: pungent urine

2007-04-11 Thread Nina
That's good news Melissa. As far as I'm concerned, no good news is 
trivial, we need as much of it as we can get! There is nothing like the 
pungent aroma of intact Tom cat! Before I could my FIV boy Starman 
neutered, I had to take him back and forth to a long-distant vet several 
times. He was terrified of being in the car and he'd immediately let go 
with his fragrance the minute I put him in the carrier. He'd scream his 
head off the whole way and I'd do my best to get him to hear me 
consoling him with my head out the window. Not at all pleasant! Tell 
your husband well done for getting through Cassidy's hormone adjustment 
without resorting to violence.

Nina

Melissa Lind wrote:


Great news—we were able to sleep last night! The smell has already 
dissipated (knock on wood). Maybe he just had some squirts of really 
stinky stuff to get out. We can only hope… I spent yesterday 
monitoring candles all over the house, baking cookies, chili, anything 
to mask the smell! I found candles I didn’t even know I had. Need to 
get those warmers though—much safer. My husband is much happier now 
that he’s slept a full night without trying to stuff our faces into 
our pillows from the odors! And I can work in my office without too 
much discomfort! (I know you were all dying to get an update on my pee 
stories—sorry I don’t have anything more interesting or meaningful!) 
Melissa








pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter
because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get
him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not
cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of
his litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could
help? I couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably
stinky! I love this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over!
Even my husband, who works around manure every day, was sickened by the
smell!



Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Kelley Saveika

I would take him to the vet.  It may be a urinary tract infection.

Kelley

On 4/10/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:




Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter
because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get
him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not
cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of
his litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could
help? I couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably
stinky! I love this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over!
Even my husband, who works around manure every day, was sickened by the
smell!



--
Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.

http://www.rescuties.org

Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life!

http://astore.amazon.com/rescuties-20

Please help Joey!
http://rescuties.chipin.com/joey-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia



Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Marylyn
Try probiotics (health food store or order Fastrack).  Also have him checked 
for a UTI.  This is not natural. 





 If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of compassion 
and pity, you will have men who 
 will deal likewise with their 
fellow man.
  St. Francis
  - Original Message - 
  From: Melissa Lind 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:55 AM
  Subject: pungent urine


  Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter 
because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get him 
switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not cover 
this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of his 
litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could help? I 
couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably stinky! I love 
this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over! Even my husband, 
who works around manure every day, was sickened by the smell!


Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Marylyn
You can mix the crystals with the clay--I do and it works pretty good.  Dixie 
gets the little round pearls in the pads of her paws so we are trying the 
chips.  Also consider using a Rubbermaid or knock off storage box for his 
litter box (no lid please).  I use the 18 gallon or larger ones and cut a 
u-shaped hole for the cat to walk in.  More room, less concentration and high 
walls for any difficulties hitting the litter.  I love them.  I started using 
them when Ebony was about 18 years old and was having trouble getting down.






 If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of compassion 
and pity, you will have men who 
 will deal likewise with their 
fellow man.
  St. Francis
  - Original Message - 
  From: Marylyn 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:33 AM
  Subject: Re: pungent urine


  Try probiotics (health food store or order Fastrack).  Also have him checked 
for a UTI.  This is not natural. 





   If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
   from the shelter of 
compassion and pity, you will have men who 
   will deal likewise with 
their fellow man.
St. Francis
- Original Message - 
From: Melissa Lind 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:55 AM
Subject: pungent urine


Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter 
because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get him 
switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not cover 
this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of his 
litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could help? I 
couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably stinky! I love 
this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over! Even my husband, 
who works around manure every day, was sickened by the smell!


Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Kelley Saveika

Marylyn,

What do you cut them with?

I went to a rescuer's house that had HUGE long skinny rectangular
rubbermaid type things as litter boxes.  I think the only problem
would be changing them out completely as they probably held several
hundred pounds of litter each.

I need to do something about my situation though.

Not nearly enough litterboxes for all my cats, and if I had the
recommended 1 litterbox per cat + 1 I'd have to have a whole room with
nothing but litterboxes in it.

On 4/10/07, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


You can mix the crystals with the clay--I do and it works pretty good.
Dixie gets the little round pearls in the pads of her paws so we are trying
the chips.  Also consider using a Rubbermaid or knock off storage box for
his litter box (no lid please).  I use the 18 gallon or larger ones and cut
a u-shaped hole for the cat to walk in.  More room, less concentration and
high walls for any difficulties hitting the litter.  I love them.  I started
using them when Ebony was about 18 years old and was having trouble getting
down.






 If you
have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the
shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal
likewise with their fellow man.

  St. Francis
- Original Message -
From: Marylyn
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: pungent urine

Try probiotics (health food store or order Fastrack).  Also have him checked
for a UTI.  This is not natural.





 If you
have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the
shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal
likewise with their fellow man.

  St. Francis
- Original Message -
From: Melissa Lind
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:55 AM
Subject: pungent urine



Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter
because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get
him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not
cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of
his litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could
help? I couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably
stinky! I love this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over!
Even my husband, who works around manure every day, was sickened by the
smell!



--
Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.

http://www.rescuties.org

Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life!

http://astore.amazon.com/rescuties-20

Please help Joey!
http://rescuties.chipin.com/joey-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia



Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Kat
Melissa, 

About how old is Cassidy?  I know you just had him neuterd - maybe the vet
accidentally released some male tom-cat hormones during the neutering.
Tom-cat urine oder is BEYOND strong!!  And it can take about 4 weeks for
the hormones to clear after surgery.  Give your vet a call and let him
know what it smell like.  It could just be a wait for the levels to drop
solution.

Kat (Mew Jersey)

On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Melissa Lind wrote:

 Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 06:55:27 -0500
 From: Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: pungent urine
 
 Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter
 because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get
 him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not
 cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of
 his litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could
 help? I couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably
 stinky! I love this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over!
 Even my husband, who works around manure every day, was sickened by the
 smell!
 
 




Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Marylyn
The 18 gallon ones are easy to change out.  I just use a skill saw to cut 
the u-opening.  My cats have never been concerned about how neat it is. 
Evaluate the jumping ability of your cats to decide how high up the box you 
need to go.   Dixie is so athletic that I haven't cut a hole for her yet. 
My mother used to put a very heavy drum liner in her box then put the litter 
in it.  She thought it made the box easier to clean.  An idea.  I don't use 
one.


An after thought:  If you go this route consider leaving the RM boxes open 
and in the sun for a couple of days if they smell like plastic (depends on 
how the store kept them).  The odor can be a real turnoff for cats (and 
people).






If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of 
compassion and pity, you will have men who
will deal likewise with 
their fellow man.
 St. 
Francis
- Original Message - 
From: Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: pungent urine



Marylyn,

What do you cut them with?

I went to a rescuer's house that had HUGE long skinny rectangular
rubbermaid type things as litter boxes.  I think the only problem
would be changing them out completely as they probably held several
hundred pounds of litter each.

I need to do something about my situation though.

Not nearly enough litterboxes for all my cats, and if I had the
recommended 1 litterbox per cat + 1 I'd have to have a whole room with
nothing but litterboxes in it.

On 4/10/07, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


You can mix the crystals with the clay--I do and it works pretty good.
Dixie gets the little round pearls in the pads of her paws so we are 
trying

the chips.  Also consider using a Rubbermaid or knock off storage box for
his litter box (no lid please).  I use the 18 gallon or larger ones and 
cut
a u-shaped hole for the cat to walk in.  More room, less concentration 
and
high walls for any difficulties hitting the litter.  I love them.  I 
started
using them when Ebony was about 18 years old and was having trouble 
getting

down.






 If you
have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the
shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal
likewise with their fellow man.

  St. Francis
- Original Message -
From: Marylyn
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: pungent urine

Try probiotics (health food store or order Fastrack).  Also have him 
checked

for a UTI.  This is not natural.





 If you
have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the
shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal
likewise with their fellow man.

  St. Francis
- Original Message -
From: Melissa Lind
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:55 AM
Subject: pungent urine



Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter
because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I 
get
him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does 
not
cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out 
of

his litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could
help? I couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably
stinky! I love this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone 
over!

Even my husband, who works around manure every day, was sickened by the
smell!



--
Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.

http://www.rescuties.org

Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life!

http://astore.amazon.com/rescuties-20

Please help Joey!
http://rescuties.chipin.com/joey-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia






Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Gussies mom
We use them at the shelter, but we also use Feline Pine litter with a sifter 
to. The pine is much lighter. We have a room full of older boys that have 
trouble staying in a regular box.
   
  Beth

Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Marylyn,

What do you cut them with?

I went to a rescuer's house that had HUGE long skinny rectangular
rubbermaid type things as litter boxes. I think the only problem
would be changing them out completely as they probably held several
hundred pounds of litter each.

I need to do something about my situation though.

Not nearly enough litterboxes for all my cats, and if I had the
recommended 1 litterbox per cat + 1 I'd have to have a whole room with
nothing but litterboxes in it.

On 4/10/07, Marylyn wrote:

 You can mix the crystals with the clay--I do and it works pretty good.
 Dixie gets the little round pearls in the pads of her paws so we are trying
 the chips. Also consider using a Rubbermaid or knock off storage box for
 his litter box (no lid please). I use the 18 gallon or larger ones and cut
 a u-shaped hole for the cat to walk in. More room, less concentration and
 high walls for any difficulties hitting the litter. I love them. I started
 using them when Ebony was about 18 years old and was having trouble getting
 down.






 If you
 have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the
 shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal
 likewise with their fellow man.

 St. Francis
 - Original Message -
 From: Marylyn
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:33 AM
 Subject: Re: pungent urine

 Try probiotics (health food store or order Fastrack). Also have him checked
 for a UTI. This is not natural.





 If you
 have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the
 shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal
 likewise with their fellow man.

 St. Francis
 - Original Message -
 From: Melissa Lind
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:55 AM
 Subject: pungent urine



 Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter
 because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get
 him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not
 cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of
 his litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could
 help? I couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably
 stinky! I love this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over!
 Even my husband, who works around manure every day, was sickened by the
 smell!


-- 
Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.

http://www.rescuties.org

Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life!

http://astore.amazon.com/rescuties-20

Please help Joey!
http://rescuties.chipin.com/joey-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia



   
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Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Nina
I was thinking the same thing.  Intact Tom cat urine is very, um, 
powerful.  How long ago was Cassidy neutered?

Nina

Kat wrote:
Melissa, 


About how old is Cassidy?  I know you just had him neuterd - maybe the vet
accidentally released some male tom-cat hormones during the neutering.
Tom-cat urine oder is BEYOND strong!!  And it can take about 4 weeks for
the hormones to clear after surgery.  Give your vet a call and let him
know what it smell like.  It could just be a wait for the levels to drop
solution.

Kat (Mew Jersey)

On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Melissa Lind wrote:

  

Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 06:55:27 -0500
From: Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: pungent urine

Cassidy, my new FeLV+, has very aromatic pee! I had to use clay litter
because he didn't understand the crystals, but even so, I think when I get
him switched to crystals, it will still be unbearable. Baking soda does not
cover this smell. He's been neutered, and he's not marking, it's just out of
his litter box. Is there anything I can feed him? Any product that could
help? I couldn't even sleep last night because our house is unreasonably
stinky! I love this guy, but I'm going to be embarrassed to let anyone over!
Even my husband, who works around manure every day, was sickened by the
smell!








  





RE: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Thanks Nina!

 

Cassidy is about one year old and he just got neutered last week-so I assume
it will be a while before the smell dies down. My husband is not a happy man
today since he didn't get much sleep last night what with our baby Smokey
running around all night and bringing all kinds of toys and treasures into
our bed and Cassidy's smell which was overpowering to say the least. Poor
thing is just staring out the window. I just propped it open a little with
your advice, but I'll get the lattice work-what a great idea! I'm not very
good at visualizing things like that-so thanks! I'll keep my eye on the
window for the time being!

Melissa



Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Nina
You know Melissa, you got me thinking when you mentioned Cassidy staring 
out the window like that. I wonder if there is a cat coming around that 
he can see out the window. Is he hitting the litterbox, or is he 
spraying the walls with his perfume? One of my sister's friends was 
threatening to throw her declawed cat outside because she wasn't using 
her box. After a little discussion I learned that there was a cat coming 
around outside and her inside high strung kitty was terrified. I had her 
shut the blinds on that side of the house, add a couple more litterboxes 
and give her little girl extra attention. Sure enough, her kitty calmed 
down and started using her box again.

Nina

Melissa Lind wrote:


Thanks Nina!

Cassidy is about one year old and he just got neutered last week—so I 
assume it will be a while before the smell dies down. My husband is 
not a happy man today since he didn’t get much sleep last night what 
with our baby Smokey running around all night and bringing all kinds 
of toys and treasures into our bed and Cassidy’s smell which was 
overpowering to say the least. Poor thing is just staring out the 
window. I just propped it open a little with your advice, but I’ll get 
the lattice work—what a great idea! I’m not very good at visualizing 
things like that—so thanks! I’ll keep my eye on the window for the 
time being!


Melissa







RE: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Nina, no cat wandering around that I could see, but there very well could
be. But, his piddles are always in the litter box. At first he used the
carpet until I switched to clay. Luckily I caught that right away. Now, he's
goes very nicely in the box-which is very large. I always buy those storage
totes after I discovered that my Bandit had a tendency to not realize how
big he was-piddled off the side a lot before the storage totes were bought.
Candles seems to work a little-it's a least tolerable in here for me to get
some work done! Cassidy is now snuggled up on my lap-he's finally learning
not to use his claw on me so much! 

By the way, I see that many of you are responding to messages that I don't
see until you've all responded! Am I doing something wrong? Is it because I
batch my emails? How would one unbatch them?  Melissa



RE: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Debbie


Just a bit of info.
We have 14 cats and we have had real good luck using either Arm  Hammer Scoopable Litter or Tidy Cat Scoopable (the original kind). The only time there is odor is if someone doesn't cover. For accidents we use Nature's Miracles. It works wonders as long as you use it first. Don't try to clean and then try it.
We have 4 litter boxes in a walk in closet area (uncovered). One in our utility room, 1 in the bathroom (covered), and one in our bedroom (covered). They are the extra large litter boxes, except for one. I scoop all boxes in the morning and my husband does it around 4:30 p.m. We add fresh litter as needed. It works quite well actually.

-Original Message- From: Melissa Lind <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>Sent: Apr 10, 2007 1:53 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: RE: pungent urine 



Nina, no cat wandering around that I could see, but there very well could be. But, his piddles are always in the litter box. At first he used the carpet until I switched to clay. Luckily I caught that right away. Now, he’s goes very nicely in the box—which is very large. I always buy those storage totes after I discovered that my Bandit had a tendency to not realize how big he was—piddled off the side a lot before the storage totes were bought. Candles seems to work a little—it’s a least tolerable in here for me to get some work done! Cassidy is now snuggled up on my lap—he’s finally learning not to use his claw on me so much! 
By the way, I see that many of you are responding to messages that I don’t see until you’ve all responded! Am I doing something wrong? Is it because I batch my emails? How would one unbatch them? Melissa



Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
That brings an idea to mind for my if I ever hit the lottery cat sanctuary. I 
think
I will make one litter room, and have it with a big overhead door on one whole
wall, facing outside, then, I'll fill it with horse stall shavings, and when 
it's
nasty (probably ever other or every 3 days - maybe once a week if I don't have 
a lot
of cats), I will just lock the cats out, open the overhead door, and use my 
front-end
loader (or bobcat) to strip it out, make a manure pile (again, horse facility 
type of
management) out in the back 40 somewhere, bring in the hose, and spray it out 
(I'll
make it all washable, with a concrete floor that grades to the outside wall), 
turn on
a big fan to dry it, and then add new shavings, close the outside door, go in 
and
unlock the cat doors so they can access it again, and be done with it.

Phaewryn

http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html
Special Needs Cat Resources




Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
He may be dehydrated, which will make the urine more concentrated. Feeding
better (no corn or by-products) food will also help with the smell, but it
will take at least a week to smell any difference if it's food related.

Phaewryn

http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html
Special Needs Cat Resources


Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
If you just prop lattice up against the screen frame, be aware that some
screens will actually pop out if pushed on too hard (many are designed to so
to make escaping fire easier). Be sure yours are nice and secure before you
trust it too much. Definitely don't just lean it against the screen itself
and trust it, if he tries at all, it will pop the whole screen right out of
it's frame, and out goes screen, lattice, cat, and all. If you have deep
window sills/frames, another pre-made option is a baby gate, just be sure
it's got holes small enough to hold in a cat.

Oh, and yes, tom cat pee stinks to high heaven. It should be MUCH better in
another week. Sometimes the actual CAT reeks after a neuter, and requires a
post-neuter bath. Whitey had to have one, he was icky! My vet says after one
week, it's OK to bathe the cat (you don't want to do it before then since
the neuter leaves an open wound and bath water can carry nasty gak into it).

I usually totally dislike clumping litters, but that would probably help a
lot, if you could remove the PEE from the box regularly by scooping. Just be
sure it doesn't stick to his neuter sore. I like the Feline Fresh brand
scoopable, but other good, safe brands are World's Best cat Litter, and
SWheat Scoop.

Phaewryn

http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html
Special Needs Cat Resources


Re: pungent urine

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Phaewryn, you have such useful advice! My screen is in no danger of falling
out-unfortunately mine are so old that they have no fire safety mechanisms!
Well, our house really isn't that old, but it was built cheaply in the early
80s. The people didn't care much for quick escapes! Someday I'll have to
replace them anyway, but for now I'll probably use the lattice-work idea
just because although chicken wire would work, this window faces the
street-not a fancy neighborhood, but lots of gossips.

 

By the way, I like your horse barn idea! Can we use the manure as
fertilizer :-) Ha! Ha! My husband deals with that sort of fertilizer and
agriculture (spreading it on fields)-people spend millions on just buying
the stuff. Only wish I could sell cat waste for the same.we'd all be rich! 

Melissa



Re: pungent urine (totally OT now - sorry)

2007-04-10 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
You must have not been here for the now infamous toxi-feli-poo discussion.
Search the archives, LOL! Look for the subject makes men dumb, women sexy
I think that was the subject. It was totally OT. Oh heck, here it is:
http://www.mail-archive.com/felvtalk@felineleukemia.org/msg24127.html
and my reply:
http://www.mail-archive.com/felvtalk@felineleukemia.org/msg24129.html

So, yeah, we've been seeking a market for cat poo for a while... other than
as a dog treat, of course.

Phaewryn

http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html
Special Needs Cat Resources


Re: pungent urine (totally OT now - sorry)

2007-04-10 Thread elizabeth trent

ROFL - that was a classic :0)

On 4/10/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 You must have not been here for the now infamous toxi-feli-poo
discussion. Search the archives, LOL! Look for the subject makes men dumb,
women sexy I think that was the subject. It was totally OT. Oh heck, here
it is:
http://www.mail-archive.com/felvtalk@felineleukemia.org/msg24127.html
and my reply:
http://www.mail-archive.com/felvtalk@felineleukemia.org/msg24129.html

So, yeah, we've been seeking a market for cat poo for a while... other
than as a dog treat, of course.

Phaewryn

http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html
Special Needs Cat Resources