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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2006 10:07:42 AM »

I almost never buy stuff I've seen on TV informercials, but I ordered some of that Zero Odor spray, and I have to say, it works really well.  When I clean out my litterbox (I have two kitties) I spray it liberally, and it really keeps the odor down.  My son no longer complains about litter box smell every time he comes over, and he has a super-sensitive nose.  Hope this helps.

Can you only buy that from informercials?
Or can you get it at a regular pet store?Like Petsmart

« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2006 09:56:12 AM »

I like World's Best Cat litter. It's flushable, biodegradable, and the odour is next to nil once the stuff absorbs. Plus if a kitten eats it, it's organic so it won't harm them.  Also they seem to like the feel of it. I think if I were a cat I would poop in this stuff.

If you are already using something else you can switch to WBCL a third at a time.

« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2006 04:38:10 PM »

My house never smelled like cat when I had one because I used to give my cat a bath every 10 days.

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2006 02:56:58 PM »

a covered litterbox helps.  my cat's box is totally enclosed.  she has a little "doggy door" to go through.  it totally blocks that litter smell.

i don't know if it's just because i've had cats for so long or what- but i don't think cats smell at all.  i only notice a smell in houses that have a lot of cats.  like more than 5.  and even then- if the person vacuums a lot, it might not be that noticeable.

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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2006 03:05:21 PM »

I seriously don't understand people who have 'indoor' cats to be honest. They aren't meant to be confined. Your taking one of the most free souls ever created and caging it.

Let it do it's business outisde. You won't have a horrid smell in the house and it's environmentally friendly too. For a kitten use something like Oust, Neutradol or a natural spray made with a little oil, water and lavender or pine essential oil. If your kitten keeps messing in places it shouldn't, use the same spray base as above but add orange oil to it. They can't stand it.

I worked as a vet tech for many years..I saw some horrific things happen to outdoor cats..even one being eaten alive by maggots.
He had just been hit by a car when someone finally brought the poor soul in.... The damage from the car was the least of his problems.
Just something to think about.

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2006 03:08:13 PM »

Nueter your cat if it is a male, and scoop/clean the box daily. You shouldn't have too much of an order problem.
Alot of times when people think "cat smell" it is from the urine of an intact male cat.

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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2006 10:16:30 PM »

Also, empty the litter box out entirely, scrub thouroughly with soap, dry, and put in fresh litter.

And there are some covered litter boxes that have these little "odor absorber" things you attach to the top -- it works really well for my house.
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2006 10:47:45 PM »

First of all good luck with your new cat!!! What an adventure you are about to embark on. Cats are a blast!!! I have four... Yes 4.

 My family and I lead a very active lifestyle and have guests in our home almost daily and over the years I have had so many people comment of the fact that you could never tell we had cats unless they come out to say HI because they never smell them.
I have two litter boxes they get completly cleaned out twice a week. Scrubbed with soap and water completly dried and brand new litter placed inside, I then top it off with Arm and Hammer deoderizer.
When I had only two cats I did the whole clumping litter thing and scooped daily and replaced the entire box once a week.
But when we got two more I had to switch to regular clay litter because of the cost. To be totally honest I like the cheap stuff much better. With the clumping stuff every once in a while I could detect a faint odor.
I buy the cheapest stuff like a $1.97 at Wal-Mart. (no kidding) I like it so much better than the expensive stuff and so do my cats.

Once again concrats on the new addition to your family and have fun!!!
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2006 12:56:27 PM »

Edmund and I have been happily living together for about 9 months now! I have a coverd litter box and I use Arm and Hammer clumping litter.. It works great, even if I miss a day or two between scooping it out. Thanks for all of the tips! I think I am going to make him a sweater or something so I have an excuse to post a picture of him Wink.

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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2006 07:26:53 PM »

If Remmy wasn't so friendly, no one would know we had a cat!  He gets regular baths, has a covered litter box which I clean daily and scrub out every other week.  I use "Swheat Scoop" litter.  It's made with wheat husks, of all things: it's flushable, odor-absorbent, and has less of that clay dust stuff.  I highly recommend it - you can buy it at Target & PetsMart.

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