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Topic: litter box and plastic bags...

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Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:03 AM ET
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Date Posted: 10/22/2010 9:18 AM ET
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I've heard that cats can be toilet trained. There are a lot of online resources for this. We don't do it because one of our cats is a klutz and I'm sure we'd wake up in the middle of the night to <SPLASH> ROWRRRR!

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 12:37 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/26/2010 4:47 PM ET
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So far I have only ever had to use TWO plastic bags for taking care of the kitty litter. I have found that if you put the cats in the bag with the discarded litter clumps during clean-up, it really cuts down on litter use and clean-up effort. If the plastic bags you use are of durable ply, you may even be able to just use one- mind you, this method can cause the bags to be a wee bit on the heavy side! frown Good luck!

Subject: A paper shredder produces perfect kitty litter
Date Posted: 1/7/2011 9:34 AM ET
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discovered this idea online: put the paper from your paper shredder in the kitty box. Have been trying it out and my kitty doesn't mind at all. He does track paper shreds, but then again he also tracked sand previously, so the vacuum stays in commission regardless. The people online were paranoid about ink from the paper rubbing off on kitty's paws but I don't see that happening, nor paw irritations, so I don't wash and dry my paper shreds first, like the online folks suggest. Tell you what, we are saving money on litter and also reducing our dependance on clay mining.

Date Posted: 2/7/2013 7:19 PM ET
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I use a biodegradable, and flushable litter that does not require any plastic liners...so better for the planet!!

It is called SWHeat Scoop, and is very soft and fine and kitties love it.

 

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