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 Post subject: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:37 am 
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My cats are terrible litter trackers. I hate, its gross but worst of all grey will be drawling soon and I can't sweep every time one of them goes to the bathroom. We have tried every mat out there. Any other suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:43 am 
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How about a top entry litter box? I've never tried it but it intrigues me.

We also generally use a large, rug like, litter mat. It is pretty good and can be shaken out easily.

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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:44 am 
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I keep my litter boxes in my bathtub because we never use it and have a standing shower that's separate. Keeps dogs out but STILL doesn't keep litter in. I have a mat in there, too. I think it's just inevitable.

Edit: also one box is an igloo type and has a little ramp inside that's separate from the part that holds the litter. Useless.

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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:52 am 
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We have the kind with the ramp and a mat that's easy to shake, but the drag litter beyond the mat. The bathtub isn't an option, we use it as well as the baby.


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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:18 pm 
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I have given up and just accepted the fact that I am doomed to a life of vacuuming and sweeping.


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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:16 pm 
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Litter just might have to go in an off limits area...my SIL has this awful story about her nine month old niece putting a cat turd in her mouth from the litter box. Yuck!

On a different note, I have large plastic mat under the box that does a good job with the tracking. It has recessed circles, about the size of a nickel all over it.


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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:26 am 
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i use wood pellet cat litter and deep trays,i keep the trays in a little cupboard and a cat litter mat that traps it from their paws :) it seems to work,,now just to stop them scratching the sh*t out of my couch :)


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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:34 am 
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Someone that I dog/cat-sit for keeps her litter box in the basement, and there's a cat flap installed in the basement door. No cat litter upstairs, ever. If that's at all possible for you, I would say it's your best bet.

I have two cats and I too have tried every mat out there, with barely noticeable results. I vacuum and sweep pretty much every other day.
I live in an apartment so the basement is not an option for me, but it's my dream!


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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:49 am 
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No basement, to get to the garage and laundry we have to go outside. I am going to have a friend build one with an opening in the top, I think.


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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:14 am 
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Our top entry litter box works really well and the cats love it. Since they have to hop out of it, they land hard on the top and it shakes the litter out their paws. It would also be harder for a little guy to get into. We have two Clever Cats:

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I am in love with this litter box.

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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:55 am 
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abbierae wrote:
Our top entry litter box works really well and the cats love it. Since they have to hop out of it, they land hard on the top and it shakes the litter out their paws. It would also be harder for a little guy to get into. We have two Clever Cats:

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I am in love with this litter box.


I should try something like this. My entire house is covered in litter at all times between 2 cats and 2 litter boxes!


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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:55 am 
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old thread but we had this same issue. We ended up getting one of those mats for barns they sell at tractor supply, it's a little larger than a bathmat and has a ton of skinny but deep grooves, put the litterbox on top of it and the cats have to step at least once with all four paws on it before they can get onto the carpet. It cut back on our need to vacuum quite a bit. Plus since it's all rubber if it ever gets a mess on it from an overexuberant cat we just take it outside and hose it down.

The top entry box does intrigue me though, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for one of those.

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 Post subject: Re: Litter box solutions
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:58 am 
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How about something like this?

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-des ... tbox-73406

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