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Seeking holy grail of cat litter catchment

My cats are excellent at tracking cat litter everywhere. I wish to contain it. What is the absolute best cat litter mat available? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Dec 18, 2016 - 15 answers

Alternatives to plastic liners for kitty litter boxes

What are some alternatives to plastic liners for litter boxes? [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Jan 14, 2015 - 13 answers

Looking for a (very) durable cat litter scoop

The title pretty much says it all. The last few litter box scoops we've bought have broken, which is getting a bit frustrating. Can you recommend any to us that can last? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Nov 16, 2014 - 20 answers

At what point on the the graph do automation and cat security meet?

I want to automate cat litter scooping, however, I do not want to frighten our cats or take away their sense of territory. Can these goals be reconciled? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jul 2, 2014 - 27 answers

Comparing Crystal Litter

We've recently bought a ScoopFree self cleaning litter box. It is wonderful but we didn't want to keep buying the disposable litter trays for $30 a go so we bought a Forever Litter Tray. Now we need to buy some crystal litter to use with it. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague on Apr 30, 2014 - 1 answer

No Cat Pee Smell Litter Box - Does it exist?

Okay, sorry for this gross question I am about to lay on you. I clean my cats' litter box on a pretty regular basis, scooping it daily (okay, almost daily) and then washing it down when needed. It is large size. What I am finding is the cat claw scrapes go down to the base and it's like the cat pee seeps down into the actual plastic of the box and just makes the box permanently stinky. I tried litter liners and it was a disaster - they ripped them to shreds and it was just extra mess to clean up. Does there exist like a stainless steel litter box base or that material they make space ships out of or something?
posted by mermily on Dec 24, 2013 - 28 answers

Should I continue to clean up after my cats?

Pregnant. Primary cat caretaker. Should I concerned about toxoplasmosis? Details within. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Dec 4, 2012 - 14 answers

What cat litter doesn't stink up the place even when it's clean?

We need a new litter brand! We have 3 cats and a relatively small space in which they live. The recent heat wave has not helped matters. Ideally the new litter will not stink up the house with odor-covering chemicals. Help? [more inside]
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Jul 20, 2011 - 41 answers

obsessive behavior

obsessive litter box behavior - what does it mean? [more inside]
posted by ljoct on Jul 6, 2011 - 19 answers

My cat has taken to pooping and peeing all over our flat. Several trips to the vet haven't stopped it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop this?

My cat has taken to pooping and peeing all over our flat. Several trips to the vet haven't stopped it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop this? [more inside]
posted by Pilly on May 8, 2011 - 27 answers

Litter training...again.

Litter training...again? [more inside]
posted by djduckie on Sep 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Corn cat litter question

Last month I switched over to a corn cat litter. (This one) And aside from the kitten occasionally deciding the scattered bits of litter are food, it's going quite well. But how 'flushable' is this litter? [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Jul 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Kittys no longer using litter boxes

Help, Our cats are ruining our new house [more inside]
posted by bmoster on Jun 20, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me contain my cat's huge pees!

What is the best kitty litter for my big, large-volume-output, refuses-to-cover cat? [more inside]
posted by oblique red on Jun 19, 2009 - 22 answers

Alternatives to Kitty Litter

Alternatives to regular kitty litter? [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Jun 3, 2009 - 37 answers

From zero to crazy cat lady in 13 short weeks.

3 cats, one small apartment. I'm looking for as much advice, strategies and product recommendations that I can get. The goal is happy healthy kitties, with my sanity intact. [more inside]
posted by cgg on May 12, 2009 - 28 answers

Highly absorbent; highly nutritious?

Could I eat cat litter? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Oct 19, 2008 - 8 answers

My kitties make stinkies

Do any of the automatic cat litter boxes work well? [more inside]
posted by GeneticFreek on Jul 29, 2008 - 20 answers

A week's worth of cat questions

We've had our cats for a year-and-a-half now. Things have been great. Things have also been very stable for the cats and that is about to change majorly in a couple of months. With that in mind help answer some of my (many) cat questions. [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Apr 6, 2008 - 20 answers

How do I get our cat to start covering up her poo again?

How do I get our cat to start covering up her poo again? [more inside]
posted by zavulon on Jul 26, 2007 - 12 answers

My dog loves the litterbox but my cat doesn't.

PetOwneratWit'sEndFilter: my cat is picky about the litter he will use. The dog loves to play in the litter and strew it around the floor. A covered litter box prevents dog from strewing litter all over the floor. The cat won't use the covered litter box. Is there a solution which will please all of us? [more inside]
posted by luneray on Dec 27, 2005 - 15 answers

Housetraining cat

My housetrained cat has just started crapping on the carpet on a regular basis. [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim on Sep 12, 2005 - 11 answers

Where does the litter box go?

Cat owners - where in the house do you keep the litter box? We're getting ready to move into a new home, and are having a heck of a time figuring out where to put it so that its (a) easily accessible by our furry friends, and (b) out of sight, out of mind for any humanoid visitors.
posted by mrbill on Dec 19, 2004 - 27 answers

Cat Smells and Odors

PotpourriFilter. As anyone who shares a house with felines soon becomes aware, with cats comes a certain...odor. (Or, as we refer to it in my family, "eau de chat.") Besides the obvious sanitary measures, I'm draining my life savings by investing in deodorizers (which are rarely effective for more than two or three days). Does anyone out there have recommendations for killer potpourri or other scent options, not including candles?
posted by thomas j wise on Jul 23, 2004 - 18 answers

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