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Old 03-16-2018, 11:07 AM   #1
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Cat Litter

We are going to be taking our two cats on trips this year in our class C rather than leaving them home alone and relying on someone to feed them twice a day, on a regular basis. One thing I have found, in acclimating them to the MH is that the class based cat litter gets tracked all over the place. What have people found to be a good litter that says in the box and cats will actually use and not get tracked around. I have heard both good and bad about pellet style litter - the bad part being is that urine dissolves it and is a pain to clean out of the box. Would appreciate any help or actual results from cat owners here. Thanks.

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Old 03-16-2018, 11:11 AM   #2
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When we head out we take our two cats with us as well. The litter box is in the bathroom under the cabinet, just beside the toilet. We tried the pellets one time and decided to just stay with the regular clumping litter and sift it a couple times a day. Then vacuum up around the litter box as needed with a handheld dust buster type vac. There is still some litter that gets out on the carpet, but its not too bad.

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Old 03-16-2018, 11:17 AM   #3
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Basically the same except the litter box is under the dining room table. That way, guests don't stay too long. The boy in my avatar had been across the U.S.15 times in our MH.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:21 AM   #4
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We've used EverClean Extra-Strength unscented litter for years, as it seems to work better than most.

We have taken to putting a looped-pile area rug in front of the litter box, on top of the permanent carpet. When the rug gets litter on it we shake it out, then replace. Every couple of weeks we vacuum to pick up the littler that escapes the rug.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:31 AM   #5
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Right now I have six cats, did have seven till Dec. 29th 2017.
Litter box is in the shower when stopped. Have a litter stopper mat in there also. Clean the box at least twice a day depending on the sniff test. Use my Dyson to clean up what litter is trached around. I use the same litter in the MH as in the stick house.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:32 AM   #6
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We have an automatic cat: Good for up to 5 days alone.

Automatic litterbox:


Automatic timed feeder:


Filtered Water Fountain:


Luckily the cat only eats dry food; turns her nose up at anything canned.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:48 AM   #7
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No reviews yet but Clorox (Fresh Step) has a new product called "Clean Paws".. Just started using it this week so no review.

Alt: I know folks who have taught their cats to use the toilet... Some even teach 'em how to flush.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:10 PM   #8
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Nothing has worked. However, a big "plastic turf" welcome mat in the area catches most of it plus you can just hose it off when needed.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:37 PM   #9
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We recently switched to Arm & Hammer Naturals Clumping Litter which is made with Baking Soda + Corn + Plant Extracts after close to 30 years (many cats) of clay based clumping litter. We've been very happy with it so far.

The Naturals litter doesn't have any of the find dust like the clay litters do, and when it gets tracked around a bit it's like a coarse chip/sawdust consistency that's easy to clean up. The clumping isn't quite as solid as the clay based litters but it works well.

Now that we're down to two cats we're about to take them with us in the RV for the first time and I really didn't want to get the clay litter dust in the RV, so that was one of the motivations for us to switch litters.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:54 AM   #10
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A new product called Catspot is 100 natural Coconut. Claims to be lightweight and dust free. Thinking about giving it a try to cut down on the dust caused by clay litters. I don't think any litter is trackless. Our boy loves to dig to the bottom of the litter box and then build a castle to cover up. He also hates a messy pan and will come and get you when its time to be cleaned. I keep litter box on a rug for easy clean up and a hand vac. handy to use as necessary.
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:19 PM   #11
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We took our first 2 week road trip a couple of years ago. I ended up cutting a cat door in under the bed and put the cat food and litter box under there. We found a Tidy Cat pellet litter that absorbed the odor really well and the urine flows through to a pad in a removable tray at the bottom of the pan. We have been really happy with it, and will continue to use it. The smell was pretty well contained under the bed, and by putting it there, we didn't have to worry about the dogs getting into the cat litter or food. We have 2 cats and were good about cleaning it every day. I'm figuring out how to make the under bed work in the new coach now.
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We use the Breeze system. No tracking, change the pad weekly and litter monthly. No smells, just scoop out poo daily.
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We have 1 cat that full-time s with us. When the vet needed her to stay overnight, the cats were in separate cages where shredded news paper was used. We decided to try it, works well, cat likes it. No smell. We shred paper and junk mail anyway, so works for us also. Lasts about 4 days.
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Have a "few" cats, tried them all, no comparison.

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