Has anyone else notice a decrease in the “clumping” ability of this litter?
I use it exclusively since having cats react to generic brands.
For the 1st 5yrs I had them, these 2 cats had no litter box issues & I bought whatever was cheapest.
Same for dry or canned foods.
Then we had Pee-mageddon
Use of the box ceased & both were using spots outside of it… Including next to my head on the pillow
Vet diagnosed stress-related in the one cat I brought in. Urine tested negative for any bacteria, bladder was distended.
I switched to the last brand of litter I had used before the problem - Tidycat - & that resolved the litter box problem.
Both are now on Iams Urinary dry & minimal amounts (1 tsp once daily) of whatever canned food I can get them to eat
All textures & flavors go out of favor sometimes before a can is finished
So I buy one 3oz can at a time, switching from pieces to pate, poultry to beef, ad nauseum
Back to my question:
A Catlady friend - who treats both the
barncats she cares for (not her barn) & her indoor cats at home like Visiting Royalty:
AC for the barncats?
Heated tackroom for same?
Insists barmcats spend the night in said tackroom
Specific litter & Fancy Feast for all…
You get the picture?
She maintains the large plastic tote I got to replace a too-small standard litter box is at fault.
I say: Plastic is plastic.
Tote worked fine w/Tidycat for about a year, feces dessicate as expected.
But urine, while still absorbed, has a LOT less clumping happening.
What sayeth COTH Cat Hivebrain?