Need a new paper cat litter - STAT!
May 14, 2014 10:05 AM Subscribe
Cat prefers peeing on the bare floor to most litter. Current litter - which cat actually likes - just got discontinued. Please help me find a new cat litter that is as close to the old one as possible.
posted by Urban Winter to Pets & Animals (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My cat, who gave me all kinds of litter box problems for years, finally decided about 6-8 months ago that she loved Hartz paper litter and would happily use it. So much happiness and relief. Haven't had an accident since (except when I went too long without cleaning the box). I just found out that Hartz discontinued the entire line of litter. Cue panic mode. I have only what's in the box now left over - not much at all; I'm going to have to change it in about two days at most.
Hartz litter is made of soft paper pellets (they can be crushed in between two fingers like dry paper pulp), not hard ones like Yesterday's News, that turn blue and mushy when urinated on, then clump as they dry out. It is also scented, but not powerfully, and almost entirely track- and dust-free. Basically it's the perfect litter in every way for me and for her.
I have used Swheat Scoop in the past with about 70% success, which is the best success rate so far - but it tracks like crazy, sticks to the side/bottom of the box, and stinks (not to mention she would still pee on the floor about 3x/week anyway), so if I can possibly avoid going back to it I will. Also tried all forms of Feline Pine (~50% success rate with the pellets; kitty completely refused sawdust and shavings). Yesterday's News and similar newspaper litters are rejected entirely. Cat Attract seems to make no difference at all.
If I can buy soft pellets that are not necessarily marketed as litter, that's fine too. Also, if anyone knows where to get the discontinued stuff before it gets taken off shelves or thrown away, please let me know. I would buy their entire remaining warehouse supply if I could.