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cat owners- Feline Pine, has anyone tried it?

burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
Hey feline lovers, have a couple of adopted kitties :) (they rock, by the way). so at first i bought the clumpy multi cat litter, can't remember what brand, but not the cheap kind. personally, i dont like it. it clumps WAY TOO MUCH! to the point where the whole little box just turns to solid! its very uncomfortable to clean, and the kitties dont love it because its hard to use after a few days! i try to remove the poop as soon as they go, but i cant! lol. so, i bought Feline Pine which is 100% biodegradable and is supposed to be better at absorbing smell, instead of masking it.

so far, i kinda like the Feline Pine. it doesnt clump, so its kinda iffy to get the poop out... but its not impossible to scoop! it also says you can flush it down the toilet! i havent done this yet, but i wonder, has anyone done this??? is anyone else using it, or used it and have any opinions on it?

thanks.
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  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    We use this in the clinic. I like the idea of it, but my cats certainly do not. They refuse to use it.
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  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    I have used the pellets and the clumping Feline pine. I prefer the clumping kind because it sifts much more easily with the scoop--I do not flush it, though I have in the past without incident. For me it's been easier to scoop it and toss in the trash.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I've used it. It's OK. My cat is not fussy and will use any litter. I don't flush it, nor do I scoop. I just leave it and change the whole box once a week.

    My preference of litter is Yesterday's News, because it's so cheap.
  • SpunkyCurlsSpunkyCurls Posts: 1,523Registered Users
    Yep. I've used Feline Pine almost exclusively for a year. I use the pellets. I guess I'm lucky thay my cat isn't a picky boy that way. I like the pellets because they don't track like litter does across hardwoods. I can't stand walking around and feeling that grit.

    I also change it about once a week but I've only one cat. My sister also has a cat so when we lived together, we had to change more often.
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  • KikapooKikapoo Posts: 1,087Registered Users
    My cats refuse to use those pellets, yet somehow they still manage to kick them out of the box...

    My parents went crazy once at the thought of flushing cat litter--they were afraid it would clog/damage/do something with the septic tank.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I use Feline Pine non-clumping pellets and the cats love it. It's easy to scoop the poop out and I can throw it into the toilet. I use a pan liner and put the litter in it.
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  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    my cats dont seem to have a problem with it. my cats always make a mess regardless. so i have one of those traveling boxes, a big one, and i put the litter box in there and i keep it in the downstairs bathroom. no smell issue. i havent flushed the stuff it in the toilet because i would imagine some clogging! i also read it serves as mulch!! again, i havent really experimented with that aspect!

    sbb, i could never use those pan liners. my cats scratch the hell out of it and it ends up being a mess!!!! :(.

    Gemini- does it clump to like, a solid matter?! or does it just clump up where they go??? cause the other litter i used, it seemed to spread out so EVERYTHING was stuck together, and it was impossible to clean out at the end of the week.
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  • Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Posts: 1,781Registered Users

    Gemini- does it clump to like, a solid matter?! or does it just clump up where they go??? cause the other litter i used, it seemed to spread out so EVERYTHING was stuck together, and it was impossible to clean out at the end of the week.

    You want clumping litter. When moisture gets on it, it clumps. It should not make all the litter clump.

    You want to remove all waste, which includes urine. You can't remove urine with non-clumping or pelleted litter. You also want litter with as low dust possible. Dr. Elsey is a good brand, as is Fresh Step (the non-scented) and any other hard clumping litter with low dust and is scent free.
    If it sticks to the bottom, it isn't deep enough.
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  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users

    Gemini- does it clump to like, a solid matter?! or does it just clump up where they go??? cause the other litter i used, it seemed to spread out so EVERYTHING was stuck together, and it was impossible to clean out at the end of the week.

    You want clumping litter. When moisture gets on it, it clumps. It should not make all the litter clump.

    You want to remove all waste, which includes urine. You can't remove urine with non-clumping or pelleted litter. You also want litter with as low dust possible. Dr. Elsey is a good brand, as is Fresh Step (the non-scented) and any other hard clumping litter with low dust and is scent free.
    If it sticks to the bottom, it isn't deep enough.

    Actually, you do not need deep litter at all. I do barely an inch, and its pretty much what we are taught in school about care.

    I like Arm and Hammer unscented. It only clumps where they urinated.

    Its actually easy to scoop the urine out with the pellets because you just seperate pellets from the broken down stuff.
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  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    i'm going to try to find the clumping Feline Pine to see how it works. this is ok, but im always paranoid that the litter will smell!
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    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I think part of your problem is leaving the litter box for a while without scooping out the urine balls. Ideally, you should do that every day, especially if you have more than one cat sharing one litter box. That avoids the excessive clumping, cuts down on smells, and is much more pleasant for your cats. Many cats will start having litter box issues if it isn't cleaned regularly.

    It's really not much of a chore if you do it daily.
  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I love Feline Pine and have been using it for years with Aurora.. 7+ to be exact I switched to Feline Pine (I use both clumping and non depending which is on sale) I started using it when I heard that the clay stuff is bad for cats because when some cats get out of the box some have a thing with licking the paws so some of that clay is bound to get into the digestive system and cause problems.

    my vet loves it too!

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