Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: W. Lafayette, IN
Kitty Litter Quandary
When I first got Pixel, my boyfriend had bought Fresh Step cat litter. When she started coughing and sneezing, I was afraid that the litter might be aggravating the problem. So I did some research, and started using Swheat because everyone was raving about it. Pixel and I both seemed to like it for about four weeks. I had been cleaning out her litter box each night before bed. Well, come dead week at the end of the semester, I didn't go to sleep for three days. I completely lost track of time, I didn't clean out the box, and Pixel pooped on the floor. Ok, so it was my fault, I cleaned it up, end of problem.
About a week later, she poops on the floor again, in a different spot! And this time the box was clean. She kept doing this more and more often for about a month. She never peed outside the box, just poop. The poop wasn't always in the same spots, but it was always within two feet of her box. And sometimes her box was completely clean and she would do this. I tried different amounts of litter in it, but that didn't make a difference. So I decided to try a different litter. This time we tried Tidy Cats. This didn't stop her, plus it is dusty and smelly.
Ok. So then I'm thinking maybe it's the box. So I buy a huge new litter box, and pick up the old Swheat. Just to have another option, I tell my boyfriend to pick up some cheap litter just to have as an alternative. So i set out her old box with the Tidy Cats, the huge new one with the Swheat, and a little dishpan with Cat's Pride. Fortunately, she has not pooped on the floor since. However, to my surprise, she has been using the tiny little dishpan full of Cat's Pride.
Do you guys think it's the litter or the box that she prefers? And if it's the litter, is this an ok-quality litter to use? I've honestly never heard of it before.