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2/22/12 3:25 P

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Where oh where do you put all these litter pans? I have a med size house but I can't find that many places!

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2/22/12 2:44 P

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One litterbox per cat plus one. Litterboxes are made for people, not cats. One of my litterboxes is a large mortar pan. Lids hold in odors. Scoop, scoop, scoop. Scrub boxes weekly. Pee pads around the outside. I prefer Swheatscoop or Exquisicat wheat litter. Anti-Icky-Poo you can find on Amazon.

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2/20/12 11:50 A

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HI I use fresh Step clumping scoopable cat litter. they do have that litter for multiple cats.

and i just use a hard plastic medium sized low stoarage bin as a litter pan for her. We keep it in the master bathroom small shower. My cat is a indoor cat. you might need a mush bigger one for your multiple cats. But i hope this helps you.





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2/16/12 8:07 A

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Like Imareader, my husband came up with the idea of using a storage bin, but we actually put the regular litter box inside the storage bin, and that seems to keep everything well-contained. The high walls wouldn't work for arthritic cats but they're great for our young ones. We have a 7 year old and two 1 year olds. Vet says you should have one more than the total number of cats you have - right now we just have three as it is about all we can keep up with. Great idea about using the stuff from TSC - I'm going to try that!

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2/12/12 10:58 P

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The hooded boxes take so much more time to remove the lids before scooping. I scoop twice a day to keep my fussier cat happy. My vet also says that lidded pans keeps the odor in the box which offends some cats. Their sense of smell is so much more sensitive than ours. I use arm and hammer as well, and just scoop daily.

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2/12/12 10:35 A

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I have 3 indoor cats and my male cat was driving me crazy, going to all of the litter boxes and flinging it around. Plus I got tired of looking at the litter boxes. So, I purchased some of the nylon dog crates. You put them together, they're big and roomy. I put the litter boxes in two of them and then they can fling the litter inside it and they're pretty easy to clean. It'd be easier if I could take the top of them, but even so it's not that hard. for my old cat, I didn't figure she'd go inside it, so i just got a big box and put hers inside of it. Litter does get out of these still, but it's helped a lot, plus it looks better for company. I use litter that has cedar in it and it keeps the stink down.

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2/7/12 11:49 A

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I have used hooded litter boxes with plastic liners ( though some cats do shred them) and wheat litter. It works the best but it is expensive. I also put the litter boxes in the basement. They have no trouble finding them.

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2/7/12 11:20 A

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I have 6 indoor cats..so there are a lot of boxes. The vet recommended taking the hoods off all of them. We switched from Arm & Hammer to a much better smelling alternative. At the grocery they call it Feline Pine and it costs about $12. Expensive for 6 boxes on a fixed income!

We found at our local TSC they have a product called Equine Pine and it's pretty much the same thing. A big 30-40 bag is about $7. I have even found torn bags that they re-tape and markdown. This stuff is much cheaper and just as good.

I love it. Not as much dust (I have asthma), and it smells better. No putting a bunch of deodorizer in the box (better for mommy's asthma and my special needs kitty)..


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MEWHENRYSMAMA's Photo MEWHENRYSMAMA Posts: 5,550
2/6/12 3:31 P

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Although it got some great reviews I really was skeptical after reading the bad reviews! I checked out the box below it and we did have that one and it worked!!! We just decided we did not mind scooping but for your kicking issues etc. you might want to buy one and see if it works before you buy more. I also really love Fresh Step clumping multi cat. Buy a small one and test it out. The Smells Be Gone is a great product! Do you want me to check where in your state it is sold? Just send me a message!
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2/6/12 12:23 P

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Wow that is a lot of cats! I would probably have them sleep in the garage LOL. But I use a multiple cat litter and have a box for each cat when I have multiple cats in the house. )Right now I just have one).

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2/6/12 10:21 A

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That's my problem, well one of them, they scratch litter all over the floor and then use the bathroom in it. I was wondering about this one, has anyone tried it:
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I clean mine once a day, and have been using the littler most of you guys talk about the Fresh Step or Arm and Hammer. I am going to get the Spray you recommended and the odor absorber.

Thanks for all the advice, keep them coming!!!

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2/6/12 2:22 A

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We tried the plastic liners-- mine shred them! MY boys are crazy diggers. We use arm and hammer or scoop away and have tried so many litter boxes- the only one they don't flip the litter out of is www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DK2DU
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This one is a little smaller though but it keeps the litter inside!

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2/5/12 10:07 P

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Under our litter boxes, we have the flat aluminum type oil pan trays that you can purchase just about anywhere; that takes care of the litter being flung out of the boxes!
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2/5/12 8:30 P

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My main problem was that my cats (I have two) would fling litter out of the boxes onto the floor like crazy. I finally gave up on regular litter boxes and got two plain plastic rectangular storage bins. Not too deep, but the sides are higher than litter boxes. They're nice and wide, too. They still fling, but more of it stays in the boxes. I use Wal-Mart's brand of clumpable-scoopable cat litter (Special Kitty). If I can't find it in stock, then I get Tidy Cat for multiple cats (but unscented).

I usually scoop once a day, but I should do it twice.

Now, if I could only train them to squat in the middle of the litter boxes, instead of sitting 'off-center' and aiming for the sides.

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2/5/12 7:29 P

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"Smells be Gone" is available on Amazon.com and made by Punati Chemical...it is non toxic!
There are solids in a jar in scents that you can sit near litter box area if necessary, too.
They sell in alot of chains, too, I can check for you where if you want, I have a friend who works there.
Good Luck!

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2/5/12 7:23 P

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I use a hooded box and either Tidy Cats or Arm & Hammer. I've also used the litter box deodorizer. I only have one cat.

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2/5/12 7:22 P

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Oh my! I can imagine your issues. You need to have multiple boxes and the litter we like is Fresh Step, clumping litter for multiple cats! You need to get the pee out and clumping litter will enable you to do that. Clean morn and night. We have regular box, but hoods are good if you have a kicker! But they make it harder to clean. We also use liner bags for the box...you can use tall kitchen trash bags...slide entire box in and put rim on box (come with many boxes), then fill with liter...we don't add alot, as we like to add more every so often as we remove the pooh and "pee patties"! Then in a week or two, we turn the bag inside out and tie the end and toss! Hope this helps...any questions, let me know! Also, product called "smells be gone" might help with the smell... it is a spray!
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2/5/12 7:18 P

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We use an open litter box and a heavy cat pan liner that looks like a trash bag. Using Tidy Cats (the type for multiply cats) with the deodorizer, we rarely notice a smell. The box is scooped once in the morning and once before bed. In the evening, we add a fresh layer of litter over the top of the used litter. The box is changed every two weeks: Using the liner makes the change simple as we only need to lift the open edge, which is usually tucked under the box, and turn the bag back on itself to collect the soiled litter. For the daily scoops, we use the cheap brands of zipper-close plastic bags.





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2/5/12 6:57 P

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I have 5 cats and 2 dogs. We have an extra huge litter box and use Sam's litter and clean it every couple of days and totally about once a month or so; so problems there. OH, I also have my sweet old one eyed cat that will not use anyone else's litter or eat or drink with them So...lol, I have a litter in my closet as that is the only place she will go.
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2/5/12 5:57 P

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You poor dear...I can well imagine it is hard to keep up...I can't imagine having that many cats as much as I love them. It is hard to keep peace here with just four! I have 5 boxes for my four & I use Arm & Hammer scoop for multiple cats & that sprinkle on deodrizer & I never have a smell in the house...

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2/5/12 4:45 P

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I use Arm & Hammer litter. I have 2 boxes upstairs and one in the basement. Just the ordinary open boxes. I usually clean them morning and evening. But, I only have 3 cats. With the Arm & Hammer, I don't notice any smell. I had a self cleaning box once and it was more bother than it was worth. The poo got stuck between the cleaning tongs. What a mess.

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2/5/12 4:33 P

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Okay I am having such problems and have about 8 - 10 cats in and out of the house, but about 8 inside at night. I am so tired of cleaning up messes. What kind of litter and litter boxes do you guys use? Especially ones with multiple cats. I mean do you just scoop, sift, robot, self clean, hood no hood??? it seems I've tried everything and I'm just exhausted with the mess and the smell. Oh yeah what do you use for the smell?

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