Coco’s Catbox Tips

I have problems with stinky shit. Not my own, although I am not exempting myself from this, but namely from my cat, Scooter. She is 13 years old now, and a bit more of a “sitter“than a Scooter. But boy does she love using the cat box. I guess it’s a lot better than her not using the litter box, but she is a cute poop machine all the same. I have been experimenting with different litters for years, to the chagrin of my cat. I tried the Feline Pine brand scooping litter, but it was a little like quick sand and scooter did not approve. I did like some features about it, like it is not strip mined from the earth, it is made from a renewable source, it is more bio-degradable, and the pine scent neutralizes the ammonia smell. I really wanted to like it but it’s not really up to me, it’s up to Scooter. After some experimenting, I came up with a process that extends the life of my cat litter up to a week longer!

1. Start with a clean empty cat box.
2. Line the bottom of the box with baking soda. This absorbs moisture, smell and prevents stuff from sticking to the floor of the box.
3. Create a thick layer of Feline Pine.
4. Put down a layer of scoopable sand litter. Any brand will do.
5. One last layer of Feline pine.
6. Make sure not to over fill the box! Scooter’s vigorous digging and kicking often sends excess sand over the side.

This technique works because the pine litter will bond with the clay litter and the pine makes it smell less. A covered cat box helps immensely too! Keep on lovin’ dem kitties!


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