I switched to a wheat-based litter and now it is tracking everywhere despite my best efforts. Any suggestions for combating this?
, and I moved to an all-hardwoods apartment recently, and in the change I decided to try to move to a wheat-based litter to cut down on dust, because it is healthier, and because the environmental impact is less. The box is in a walk-in utility closet with an indoor-outdoor rug on the floor
. The litter is tracking everywhere. I vacuum and sweep every day, but it is really, really everywhere.
I have been a cat-owner for a very long time, so I am not new at this, but I would like your suggestions for keeping the litter to a minimum. I know no method or combination of methods is trackless. Here are my constraints:
1. I have to have a clumping litter. I cannot use pellets, newsprint, or pine shreds, sand or anything else. Melon has crystal problems and either a combination of not-good-for-him or he-won't-use-the-box makes the scooping litter a must.
2. I cannot use any other box but the one I have (I have tried, I would estimate, 5 different styles of boxes). I have this box.
Mr. Anton is a looong, taaall kitty who tends to pee directly in any seam on a covered box, reject a top loader outright, hang his bum outside any box he does not deem worthy or which he thinks is too small, and I did try the Booda. He did not think it was a litter box at all.
3. The box has to stay in this closet. There is no other conceivable place to put it, and sad as it is, I chose this apartment in part because I knew this closet would house the box comfortably and the boys would have a relative palace for their business. I do not put chemical cleaners or place the vacuum when not in use in that closet.
I don't think they dislike the closet or the litter. I think it just tracks a lot.
So cat subjects of Ask, let me in on your anti-tracking tips or litters. I thank you in advance.