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    apiamama
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    I am a long time cat owner (outside cats only) that has recently gotten

    a new indoor only kitty (the only kind I'll ever have again for obvious

    cat health/safety reasons).



    We are using a clumping litter and I am removing solids on a regular

    basis. My question to you long time indoor kitty owners is this: Do you

    ever dump the whole box and start over with fresh litter?



    Or do you just sift and add more fresh litter as needed to keep the

    litter at a "cover-able" level for your kitties? We have not had any

    problems (no odor), but the box has loose litter in it now from a month

    or more ago and I was wondering how long it was "good"...



    Thanks!



    Lisa G.








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    Ann Garner
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    >

    >Or do you just sift and add more fresh litter as needed to keep the

    >litter at a "cover-able" level for your kitties? We have not had any

    >problems (no odor), but the box has loose litter in it now from a month

    >or more ago and I was wondering how long it was "good"...

    The only time I have dumped the whole thing is when I moved. I do

    make sure that each box is cleaned completely on a regular

    basis. This means I dump all the stuff from one box to another then

    both are low, make sure it's clean, then fill it.

    Ann in Arkansas










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    wilbe95
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    I have always dumped all of the litter into a trash bag once a month

    and clean out the litter box with soap and water. Then add fresh

    litter to the litter box.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "apiamama" <apiamama@...> wrote:

    >

    > I am a long time cat owner (outside cats only) that has recently

    gotten

    > a new indoor only kitty (the only kind I'll ever have again for

    obvious

    > cat health/safety reasons).

    >

    > We are using a clumping litter and I am removing solids on a

    regular

    > basis. My question to you long time indoor kitty owners is this: Do

    you

    > ever dump the whole box and start over with fresh litter?

    >

    > Or do you just sift and add more fresh litter as needed to keep the

    > litter at a "cover-able" level for your kitties? We have not had

    any

    > problems (no odor), but the box has loose litter in it now from a

    month

    > or more ago and I was wondering how long it was "good"...

    >

    > Thanks!

    >

    > Lisa G.

    >










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    Karen
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    The deeper your box the longer you can let it go. reason is in a

    shallow box the cat will dig to the bottom and go and then it sticks to

    the bottom or sides and doesn't clean out as easy.



    I have multiple cats and use an 18 gallon tub (kind you buy at WalMart

    for $5) even with multiple cats I can usually let it go several months

    before I have to wash it. I do have more than one too. KarenMO


















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    Donna M. Padden
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    I have 1 cat and 2 kittens. I use the fresh step crystals, I find these the best because asll you have to do is scoop and it usually lasted about 30 days. I have no smell with it either. I also had a coupons for the fresh step litter and thisI find myself always having to throw all the litter out and add more. The crystals are about $11 a bag but it does last a long time even with 3 cats in the house. Hope this helps,
    Donna



    ----- Original Message ----
    From: apiamama <apiamama@yahoo.com>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:54:27 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cat box question





    I am a long time cat owner (outside cats only) that has recently gotten
    a new indoor only kitty (the only kind I'll ever have again for obvious
    cat health/safety reasons).

    We are using a clumping litter and I am removing solids on a regular
    basis. My question to you long time indoor kitty owners is this: Do you
    ever dump the whole box and start over with fresh litter?

    Or do you just sift and add more fresh litter as needed to keep the
    litter at a "cover-able" level for your kitties? We have not had any
    problems (no odor), but the box has loose litter in it now from a month
    or more ago and I was wondering how long it was "good"...

    Thanks!

    Lisa G.






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    Jennifer
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    I use shredded waste/newspaper instead of litter. Not only is it a form
    of recycling but it's free :>)



    You'll need to line the tray with several layers of newspaper first,
    then to empty it just wrap it into the lining paper. Change every 1-2
    days. My cat is quite happy with it.



    Jennifer



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    I am a long time cat owner (outside cats only) that has recently
    gotten

    a new indoor only kitty (the only kind I'll ever have again for obvious


    cat health/safety reasons).



    We are using a clumping litter and I am removing solids on a regular

    basis. My question to you long time indoor kitty owners is this: Do you


    ever dump the whole box and start over with fresh litter?



    Or do you just sift and add more fresh litter as needed to keep the

    litter at a "cover-able" level for your kitties? We have not had any

    problems (no odor), but the box has loose litter in it now from a month


    or more ago and I was wondering how long it was "good"...



    Thanks!



    Lisa G.





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    Joseph/Lyn Clements
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    We have only one cat; we dump the entire box and clean it about once a month or so.


    <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff80;" face="comic sans ms" color="#8000ff">Lyn in Indiana




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    blue sky
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    Hi,
    I sift through it daily and then once a week I dump it out, wash the box and refill.
    But I also have 3 cats so I guess my boxes could use fresh litter and washing more often.
    Michelle





 

 
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