Best cat litter accessories according to redditors

We found 1,479 Reddit comments discussing the best cat litter accessories. We ranked the 370 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Cat Litter & Housebreaking:

u/sierrabravo1984 · 115 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

I bought this one for that very reason. I have come to the point in my life where I have to do weeks of research on a big purchase just to make sure it doesn't have some insane level of DRM like this. I have a coworker that has a cat box that will only accept a brand new cartridge of catter litter crystals, you can't trick it either. Mine, I can use any clumping litter and a shopping bag in the receptacle.

u/indyphil · 52 pointsr/sex

get some enzymatic pet stain remover. Its designed for the job.

u/edgepatrol · 47 pointsr/dogs

I don't mean to find humor in your misfortune, b/c I totally get it, but when I got to your 2nd sentence I started laughing, because...of course he is. A daschund. They tend to be a hard dog for anybody but the mommy (or daddy) to love. ;-o

Honestly, if you have a small breed in NYC with this kind of issues, I would recommend litter box training. Yeah, it means you have poop in the house, could pick a room, put a doggie door, put a deodorant back there & check it a lot. Another alternative is a strip of sod (downside is it needs changed often) or those plastic-grass things they make for apartment dwellers. Here, like this: or this:

I think your dog has issues that won't be easily fixed where you live, and rather than fight with her all the time, you could cave on the potty thing and probably have a better relationship with her.

u/unstoppablenow · 43 pointsr/cats

The automatic litter box from Amazon. The one with the purple privacy hood. Get it. Life changer. Set up the crystal litter on subscription. Change it once a month in 2 minutes.

u/Ask_Me_Who · 21 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

You can get things like ScoopFree or other self-cleaning trays for older cats to use. You still don't need to clean it that often but they can cost a little more in maintenance.

u/far2frail · 18 pointsr/cats

One of our kitties had this issue too. He'd passionately kick litter all over the bathroom. I got a high-sided litter box like this and put a litter mat in front of it, and it was no longer a problem.

u/dallasdaizy · 17 pointsr/Dallas

hey, i actually had the same problem with my cat no matter what i tried ie peeing in front of door, on floor of cage, in bathtub, etc. i was ready to give him away because i couldn't stand it anymore.

out of desperation, i tried this litter: . Didn't expect ANYTHING to come of it, but immediately after I switched, he stopped peeing on the floor. I'm not sure why he changed so all of a sudden, but as of 6 months ago, he's had no accidents whatsoever.

u/k9centipede · 14 pointsr/lifehacks

Nice! That is a good idea.

I personally have THIS electric litter box and LOVE IT.

I got it last year while it was on sale for $80. It was that price just a few weeks ago so I guess it varies (it's $100 with prime currently).

I had to replace the lower motor a few months ago because I didn't realize litter dust was getting into the gears and stripped them, but it was still under warranty and now I realize to check it now and then to clear that out.

Now my cat always has clean litter, and I can dump out the tray once a week. I even line multiple grocery bags in the tray so I can just pull out one and go. (and I also place dryer sheets between each bag to pretend it gives a bit of air-freshner magic, lol).

I've never used any other kind of electric litter box so I don't know how it compares to them, but this one is so simple in it's design. The round bowl part rotates very slowly 24/7, sifting any clumps to the conveyer belt part, which carries it to the dump tray.

You have to use the right kind of litter. Quick clumping litter doesn't provide strong enough clumps, they just kind of break apart on the upward conveyer belt. I personally buy a tub of litter from Sams and it works perfectly, keep the tub by the litter box and refill it as needed. Then when I run out of litter in the tub I consider that it's time to clean out the whole thing (3 months or so).

The thing they gave with to make a higher wall doesn't stay in place at all so I just leave it off. So if your cat is prone to kicking up a lot of litter it might not work well for you.

I had two 12lb cats using it regularly with no problems.

I just really love this thing so much, I tell everyone. No more scooping or sifting. So awesome.

Of course, my cat prefers to poop in a bed of pine needles in the yard, because he's a cat and can't appreciate nice things.

u/tokisushi · 13 pointsr/Dogtraining

I read a few mentions of "Pack Behavior" as it pertains to your relationship with your dogs - check out the sidebar, Dominance/Pack Theory has been largely discounted. Forget about being alpha in your pack.

I would STRONGLY encourage you to pick up these books from amazon. Tons of great information and they will help you improve your relationship with your dogs:

  • Don't Shoot the Dog

  • Culture Clash

    Before I get into your questions, here are some notes:

  • You need to train your dogs separately so they can focus on TRAINING not on each other. Keep one dog in a crate or separate room while you spend 5-10 minutes working with the other.

  • Train 3-5 times a day for 3-5 minutes. If you are working on new skills or a skill your dogs are struggling with, you can spend 5-10 minutes working on these points. Keep training focuses to ONE activity/objective to prevent confusing your dogs.

  • Make training a part of your LIFE. Don't let dogs get away with behaviors just because you 'aren't in training'. This does not mean physically punishing your dogs. It DOES mean not giving food to a dog who begs, making a dog wait for permission to jump on furniture (if that is one of your rules), that they need to sit next to a door before it will open (again, if that is a rule you reinforce), that pulling on leash means forward motion stops, etc. You need to be CONSISTENT with training. Don't be afraid to leverage life rewards as part of your positive training plan (e.g: if your dogs sit at the door, they get to go outside and go for a walk. If they lay down in their beds they get frozen kongs during dinner. etc). Check out Nothing in Life is Free.

    Now, your specific questions:

    >-The older dog has extreme alpha male behavior.

    You may call it 'alpha' behavior, but it sounds more like lack of training (and some could even be play behaviors).

    Jumping up on people is not an 'alpha' behavior, it is a lack of training.

    Snapping at dogs can either be aggressive or play oriented -is it paired with guarded body posture? Or play bows?

    Stealing toys can be resource guarding, or it can be part of play. Work on Leave it and Drop it.

    >-The younger dog has a tendency to bark at other dogs and people almost randomly when we walk.

    This can be due to a lack of socialization, anxiety or just being protective. Check out the Kikopup barking series - here is the video about barking at strangers.

    >-The younger dog has a bad table surfing habit.

    This is a management problem on YOUR side. Do not set your dog up for failure - do not leave food out where your dog can reach it without supervision. Teaching 'leave it' will be a valuable skill to teach (but have realistic expectations).

    >-The younger dog constantly goes to the bathroom in the house.

    If he cannot hold it while he is running around the house and he is older than 1 year - it may be worth a vet check. UTIs and various other ailments can impact a dogs ability to hold their bladder (and if it is happening during regular activity - that may be a cause). Also be sure you are using an Enzymatic cleaner on pet messes, otherwise that spot will still smell like a bathroom to your dogs and they will keep having accidents there. DO NOT use basic carpet cleaner on pet messes at any point! It doesnt work and it will impact how well the enzymatic cleaner works.

    If accidents STILL happen - you may need to revisit potty training. INCLUDING rewarding him for choosing to use the bathroom outside and keeping a very close eye on him (he should stay in the same room you are, preferably on leash).

    >-Both dogs have a bad habit with forgetting their training/breaking their sit command in situations where they're overly excited.

    This is 100% NORMAL. You need to proof behaviors in all sorts of environments and circumstances. If your dog is really excited (like they see a squirrel they want to chase) they will PROBABLY go chase that squirrel unless you have spent a lot of time proofing the behavior when squirrels are around. There was a really great article about this shared on dogtraining or dogs in the last few weeks - Ill see if I can dig it up.

    >-Both dogs bark for about 10 minutes when I leave the house.

    This is likely separation anxiety. have you tried crating them when you leave the house? Getting them plenty of exercise before you leave?

    Here are some additional resources that are going to be worth checking out:

  • /r/puppy101

  • /r/dogtraining/wiki

  • Online Resources

  • Kikopup Online Training Videos

  • Digital Dog Training Textbook

  • Dog Training Book List

    Overall - you are not going to have perfect dogs instantly (you know that). It is going to take a lot of time and effort and there are no 'magic' fixes. Using adversives like spray collars can make things WORSE and foster a lot of stress and anxiety with dogs. If your dog barks because of separation anxiety (for example) using a spray collar may get them to stop barking, but they will likely seek other outlets for their frustration (digging, chewing, peeing, ripping, etc).

    Focus on one or two skills that are most important to you right now (say, potty training and separation anxiety when you leave) and start there. Some of these problems aren't really problems so much as a lack of skill set in the first place (like jumping up on people).

    Taking obedience courses will be tough with BOTH dogs, but consider taking at least a level 1 and level 2 class with at least one of them and transferring that knowledge between both dogs. Obedience class is just as much (if not more) about teaching YOU as it is about teaching the dogs. It can be a great way to boost your training skill set.
u/antihero17 · 11 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

I strongly recommend this

My rabbits peed in a spot of carpet and rabbit pee is notoriously difficult to remove but this somehow managed to get it out weeks after the fact. Hope it helps!

u/starlight0229 · 10 pointsr/BabyBumps

We have this one and have it on a timer so that it only runs for 2 hours a day to save the motor. We love that it just uses grocery bags.

u/The-Dudemeister · 9 pointsr/pics

Price of owning kitten: $60 to buy includes all shots

flushable litter: $34 for 32 lbs at local shop; last for 4 months (called worlds best litter: ) This is the best litter you can get. Trust me on that; plus you can flush it and it won't go bad over time like others.

food: Evo cat food $35 for 15 lbs at local pet shop. Feed 1/4 cup twice a day. This will last 2 months according to food regulation. Note: you shouldn't let your cat gorge, it will get fat and poop alot so regulating it will make poop duty easier and save you money on litter and food. I recommend this because it has very little grain which is why the cat doesn't have to eat much. It's also as healthy as it gets, so you save money in the long run vs friskies or something.

Litter box: top entry Top entry causes the cat not to make a mess using the litter (when it kicks it up)

I'd go with an adult cat for your first so you don't have to deal with the kitten phase plus usually they are already housebroken. So all in all its actually affordable if you can commit to it.

u/alivedancing · 9 pointsr/CatsAreAssholes

this cat litter from Amazon. I have to order the 40lb tidy cats when the Dr. Elsey's is out but the Elsey's is much better... There's barely any dust and doesn't smell like anything, clumps better, overall better

u/KestrelLowing · 9 pointsr/dogs

I'm not going to spare you. With your current situation, you should not get this puppy. I'm not saying you can't get a dog (that would be entirely hypocritical), but you shouldn't get a puppy. 8 week old puppies need someone with them at least every two hours, preferably more often. I would seriously, seriously reconsider and look for a more adult dog (even 6 months old would be alright, a year or older would be ideal). There are breed specific rescues if you have your heart set on a particular breed, but I highly suggest going to the shelters and seeing what dog is there that will mesh with you.

If you insist on getting this puppy, the absolute best thing would be for you to hire someone to come in in the middle of the morning and the middle of the afternoon to let your dog out and to play for a while (at least a half hour, more would be preferable) then to crate train your dog otherwise. The general rule is that dogs can hold their bladders for how many months old they are. So once your dog is 4-5 months old, they should be able to hold their bladder for the 4-5 hours you'd be away at a time. So it's going to be 3 months of this, which honestly, in the long run won't be all that much money.

I'd also seriously consider permanently coming home during lunch as even for an adult dog, 8 hours is a long time alone.

The whole point of the crate is that dogs are unwilling to pee where they sleep. So you really don't want your dog peeing in the crate at all.

If you're unwilling/unable to hire someone, next best thing is to either get an exercise pen or find a dog-proof room (preferably something with hard floors - if you don't have tile floors, consider doing something like laying down some plywood and then putting some adhesive linoleum tiles or similar on it and then put the exercise pen on top of that for ease of cleaning) and put a pee pad, bed and some toys/chews in the pen/room.

For that week you're home, you'll want to really work on training your dog to pee on the peepad (or maybe consider getting a small artificial turf thing like this, no clue if this one is any good)

Note that having a dog use a pee pad can make it very difficult for them to become truly potty trained in the future because they're learning that peeing and pooping inside is ok.

u/reddit_is_not_evil · 9 pointsr/therewasanattempt

> Mine puke when I put more food in their bowl.

One of ours did this. He would gorge on the new food and vomit it up five minutes later, to the delight of our other one. This fixed that. Now he only vomits hairballs and people food, when he is able to sneak some.

>My gfs cat pisses high in the litter box

We had this problem too, and one of our cats rejects covered litterboxes (probably the same little shit who pisses too high). These fixed it.

u/GanonFodder · 8 pointsr/DIY

If you try the Arm and Hammer and you don't like it, I recommend Precious Cat Clumping litter.
I live in a small apartment with 2 cats and 2 dogs, and the litter boxes have to be in my bedroom. This litter is the only litter that doesn't make my room smell like piss or gross fragrance. It's low dust too, which is nice for my asthma cat.

u/PJsAreComfy · 8 pointsr/Pets

I'm going through something similar with my 18-year-old cat this year so I understand. It's tough!

Blood panel and urinalysis are step #1. Inappropriate elimination is often caused by UTIs, which may be easily fixed with antibiotics. The tests could also reveal other things like kidney disease at her age. You should also have her blood pressure checked regularly if you're not already doing so. (On a personal note: if your vet didn't do that already then seriously get another vet. A urinalysis is the first thing vets do in cases like this.)

At her age, mobility limitations may make getting in and out of litter boxes difficult. Try boxes with lower sides, maybe <6.5". Plastic under-bed storage totes work well and you can use a garbage bag as a liner if desired. Keep litter boxes clean and have at least two, preferably in low traffic areas.

If a UTI is excluded and kidney infection is unlikely then you could try a trial of fluoxetine (Prozac) or pain med like buprenorphine for arthritis, etc.

Containment is key while you're figuring things out. Here's what I've done in case it gives you any ideas:

  • A $10 baby gate keeps my cat in one area.
  • In that area, I've covered the carpet with cheap shower curtain liners taped together. They're 2/$3 at my grocery store.
  • I bought a dozen cheap white towels (~$30 on eBay or Amazon) and laid them on the curtain liners. They soak up the urine when he pees, then I wash them and deodorize the sheet underneath.
  • I placed multiple, low-sided litter boxes in the area and stopped using hooded boxes.
  • I've been trying new, softer litters. The next one on my list is Cat Attract, which seems to have positive reviews.
  • I tried Feliway (no effect) and Rescue Remedy (moderate effect).
  • I did a 10-day trial of buprenorphine. It had no effect but was good to rule out generalized pain from arthritis or another source.
  • I gave a round of antibiotics which did stop the peeing in a day or two. The behavior ultimately came back so I'm going to try a longer course now.
  • I started daily fluoxetine for good measure.

    If it's cognitive dysfunction (senility) there's not a ton you can do to fix the problem, just minimize the damage.

    Here's the thing: My cat's peeing is mostly an inconvenience to ME and I'm not going to put him down for that reason alone, as much as the situation sucks. When it's time to give up for his sake I will, but he's been a wonderful cat and I can put up with this problem if needed. I'm willing to try everything (provided it's noninvasive to him) to alleviate the problem. It sounds like that's your view as well and I commend you on searching for solutions.

    I wish you luck! It's hard but you might find that one little change (antibiotics, different litter, new box) fixes everything.
u/LHoT10820 · 8 pointsr/Showerthoughts
u/Nate1885 · 8 pointsr/shittyrobots

Sure! It even has a money back guarantee!

Litter Kwitter 9369999001797 Cat Toilet Training System

u/MsStardust · 8 pointsr/Pets

Many cats develop behavioral problems, especially litter box issues, when exposed to stressful situations. Obviously the cats' owners need to step up and take responsibly for their pets. That being said, here are some things you can suggest:

  • Ensure that their litter boxes are located a low traffic area and kept clean (scoop at least once a day).

  • Ensure that the cats have enough litter boxes. The general rule of thumb is one box for each cat plus one extra.

  • Provide a scratching post or scratching pad. The corrugated cardboard pads are cheap and cats love them.

  • Provide toys for them to play with instead of shoes. (Note: they are then likely to play with the toys IN your shoes, so better to just put them away.)

  • Clean anything that had cat pee on it with an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle. Even after you clean it up, the cats will still be able to smell it and may be more likely to pee there again. If you replace your mattress but then use the same sheets/comforter that they previously peed on, this could be a problem.

  • Even if you are now keeping your bedroom door closed, I recommend that you get a waterproof mattress protector. You never know when a cat might sneak in there, and it could save you a lot of money. I have one of these on each bed in my house, and no one (not me, not my husband, nor any of our frequent guests) ever notice it.

  • If the cats are bothering your allergies, I suggest trying Zyrtec (or its generic equivalent). It helps a lot of people with pet allergies (myself included).

    Good luck!

    Edited: forgot a )

    Edit #2: Just saw your username, and would now like to repeat my recommendation to buy a mattress protector.

u/sethra007 · 8 pointsr/hoarding

> What brand is the best?

What sort of cat litter are your cats used to?

For example, my cat liked the clay based cat litter, and wouldn't use the wood or paper based litter. I used Tidy Cats with a litter box liner.

If your cats are used to a certain type of litter (like, your mom buys different brands, but it's always a clay-based litter), make sure you stick with that material.

I also used a covered cat litter box and a litter mat.

Finally, I scooped 2x/day: once in the AM, once in the PM. And that was for ONE cat. Overkill? Maybe, but my house never smelled of cat urine or poo.

As a rule, cats don't like to pee/poo where other cats have gone, so I highly recommend you get two appropriately-sized boxed, box liners, and litter, and see how it goes. You might get lucky, or you might need to get a 3rd box. And start scooping on a regular schedule: I scooped right before I went to work, and right after I got home.

u/Danyn · 8 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks
u/bunnysoup · 8 pointsr/Wishlist

I was determined this weekend to find a better litter box solution, and I have the satisfaction of having done so. It's magical. I recommended it yesterday but I feel so strongly about it I'm doing it again. This is the litter box in question.

They should pay me to advertise, because I am passionate about this product.

I think I get a half day tomorrow as compensation for staying late last week. Fuck yeah.

u/itsrainingweiners · 8 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I have five cats and three huge cast boxes and oh my god I hate cleaning them. So. Much. Then I bought litter genies and I can't tell you how much better it is. The bag inserts can get pricey, but for me it's absolutely worth it. To conserve on the bags, too, when I cut a full bag, they tell you to cut it so there is enough material to tie it up when you pull the full bag, but I don't do that. I cut just enough that I can get the bag out without the mess falling out # then I put that bag into a plastic shopping bag and tie THAT up. Figure that saves me one more bag use from the genie kit. Seriously, I love these things. So, so much easier now to just check the box whenever I walk by and scoop into the genie if needed. It never gets gross in the litter box this way. Cannot recommend enough! I think there's ways to DIY your own bag system as well, but I'm happy with the official refills.

u/jefferyphillips · 8 pointsr/homeowners

If it is from Pet stains from the previous owners or something use this

It works very well. A cat of mine was having some health problems and stopped using the litter box. We used this and you can't smell it at all now.

u/Ali-Sama · 7 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have enough funds to adopt my cat but not enough to ge ta good litter box. So this would help me!

u/hadesflames · 7 pointsr/aww

Outside cats usually have a shorter lifespan. As for the box of poo thing, it's really not that bad. You can use a litter box like this one:

The crystals are really good at concealing odor. Just need to put the box in a corner somewhere that you won't see, and if you throw in a little of this each time you replace the crystals box it'll make it even less likely that you'll be able to smell it. If all of that fails, you can always spray a little of this to make it go away in-between box changes.

But even with all that I can see how the litter box thing might be a deal breaker for some people. I had a friend who always had semi-indoor cats and that's worked out well for him. Basically the cats are always inside, then he lets them out to take care of their business from time to time. I don't really know how often he'd let them out, but he definitely didn't have a litter box and there were never any accidents. I imagine their life span would be about the same as an indoor only cat, but not really sure. Would depend on how often they'd remain outside once let out, environmental factors etc. Something to ask a vet.

u/Lanark26 · 7 pointsr/pics

I didn't have that much problem with ours and the Citikitti. (She took to it pretty easily, though she did tend to protest enlarged holes by pooping in the bathtub.)

The secret for me was finding the Virbac CET chews which she'd get as rewards for proper pooping. She loves those things and will seek me out and lead me to the bathroom for confirmation of her pooping properly to get hers.

Another key was litter attractant. It worked pretty well. It initially got her to consider the tray and I've used it on occasion to lure her back to proper behavior if she decides she's having none of the balancing act.

u/bottleofawkward · 7 pointsr/DIY
u/Brady_scorned · 6 pointsr/Dogtraining

We use a litter box with a lid. It's the "booda", it think the dog is too scared of the lid to get too far into it and the cat seems happy I have the privacy.

u/problemcat · 6 pointsr/Pets

Oh! Excellent!!! You'll be so happy with your kitty. Here are some of my cats' favorite things:

(1) A view out an open window, facing a tree or some kind of natural shrubbery where he can chirp at squirrels or birds (if you have access to such a thing). Even if there's no "wildlife" in the area, cats like to look outside at passersby too.

(2) High places, like cat trees, or window ledge lookouts:

(3) Multiple sources of water, and preferably a running fountain. Amazon has one for $20 I think. Cats don't have much of a natural thirst drive but (males especially) are prone to urinary crystals. One of the best preventatives is drinking plenty of water, which cats are more likely to do if you give them a running source of it. You'll also find that some cats like to drink out of your own water cups lying around. It may not seem important that they get that much water, but my cat has been hospitalized twice for urinary crystals and that's way more expensive than a fountain.

(4) Scratchy posts and such. Keep them off your furniture!

(5) A litter box, preferably a covered one, in a private area. A rug underneath it will help with your own sanity because they'll kick the litter everywhere. I've turned the closet under the stairs (the Harry Potter closet) into a cat bathroom for my babies with a motion sensor light to give them privacy. I currently use this litter: I used to use World's Best but it was like they were crapping in crushed diamonds, it was the most expensive thing I was getting for them.

(6) A furry bed or basket with blankets. Cats love that velvety furry texture. Mine seem to love baskets, but really anything with high walls that encloses them. If you are low on $$ then even a cardboard box with some squishies to line it are excellent.

(7) Toys that act like actual prey. My cats love Da Bird and they love this crittery thing even more:, and I find it's more resilient than Da Bird (they yank on it). Toy mice and crinkle balls are also a favorite. Laser pointers, catnip-stuffed anything are also favorites. I've never known cats to really like balls or larger toys much. If it looks or acts like something they'd hunt, they basically go crazy for it. Again, if you're poor, you can easily make crinkle toys out of plastic bags (just watch the kitty during playtime and put the toys away when you're not engaging), or catnip-stuffed socks.

(8) Microchip! Collar! Kitties are good at sneaking through open doors. My cat is also insured and I've saved hundreds on his vet bills, it can be a good decision.

I can't say I'm the best with food recommendations. Sometimes it just really depends on your budget and how your cat likes and responds to food you're feeding him. If he has a glossy coat, minimal shedding, and a healthy weight, it's a good food choice. Hopefully someone else can chime in with what they're feeding their kitties!

u/decade240 · 6 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

I wanted one and I hate money... but I got sifting litter boxes off amazon, the ones with the top. My god it is literally the best thing I've ever done when it came to litter. Along with one of those poop boxes or whatever they are called that has the bag that you dump the litter into.

2 of these if you get these: Do not follow the instructions and leave the sifting pan in with the litter. Have a pan with litter, then the sifting pan, then the other pan. Take out the pan with the litter, dump it into the sifting pan, then pull out the sifting pan to sift the litter. Place sifting pan back in the empty pan, and place the litter pan back on top of the sifting pan.

1 of these

w/ these generic refils

with this litter

on these mats

It is the best system I have used and I have used almost everything. I had the litter robot gen 1 and ended hating it because it would get full so fast with 2 cats and then would get shit all over itself and then getting a bag in there was a pain in the ass and it stank

u/warau_meow · 6 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

There's a fancy and little pricey litter, here, but I had success with this on a cat that had litter box issues. And when you're stuck cleaning stuff everywhere all the time you try everything and this worked. I do think though the earlier comments are correct you should still take your cat to the vet to be checked out to be safe and maybe find other solutions.

u/phenger · 6 pointsr/TwinCities

I have a 12 yr old cat that started doing the same thing. There can be many issues that are leading up to this. I'll post more after I'm done eating dinner. Just know that it's absolutely possible (and quite likely) to fix this situation!

Ok, so given what you're saying, this sounds like it's stress based behavior. The first thing that any vet is going to say is:

  • Have at least 1 more litter box than you have cats. If you have one cat, have 2 boxes. If you have 2 cats, have 3 boxes, etc.
  • Try different litter in different boxes. Cats can just up and decide that they don't like a litter if they're stressed (little pricks). Plus, a different litter can be "interesting" to them and help encourage them to use it. It's expensive, but have her give Cat Attract a try.
  • Have litter boxes in different locations in the house. If there's one spot in particular where the cat's going to the bathroom inappropriately, put a litter box there. On a side note, don't go out and purchase an expensive litter box for this test. Go to Target and pick up one of those wide and shallow Rubbermaid storage containers (like this, but a tad shorter) and use that as a litter box.
  • Try both hooded and un-hooded litter boxes. Some cats can decide they want privacy for doing their business (so, hoods are a good thing) while others can feel like they're trapped (hoods = bad) because any animal is vulnerable while they're using the bathroom. Given that this cat is more stressed now, this might be part of the problem.
  • If possible try to designate one spot in the house as "the cat's spot". This was the root of helping our cat get over part of her issues (the other was related to a medical condition). We have a spare bathroom in our apartment, so we made this her room. We put 2 baby gates up at night to confine her there, but give her free run of the house during the day. This helped her feel safe, and the other cat knows to stay away. In your friend's situation, she should keep the baby as far away from this "safe spot" as possible.
  • She may consider looking into a Feliway product to help reduce stress. They haven't worked for us, but I've heard of plenty of people that this worked for.

    I know that she's already spent a lot of mental energy (and at least some money) on this situation, but it will take patience for her to figure out what can change to help her cat cope with this. Cats are very social creatures, and in your friend's case she has a 15 year bond with this cat. She has been this cats only friend and social companion for its entire life, so of course bringing a baby into the mix (who she now has to focus her attention on, and who all home routines now revolve around) stresses the cat out.

    If your friend would like to talk, or if she has any specific questions, shoot me a message. If she wants to talk over the phone, I'd be happy to help Q&A there too. I'm not a vet, I'm not even a crazy cat lady (for one, I'm a guy). I'm just an IT guy with 2 old cats who went through a lot to figure out what was wrong with them.
u/ArizonaLad · 6 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Carpet in a basement is a bad idea. If it was me, I'd ask for a reduction on price because of the smell. Then I'd rip out the carpet and padding, and treat the area with an enzyme cleaner, such as Nature's Miracle:

Then I'd install luxury vinyl planks or tile down there.

But hey, that's just me......

u/flyingbarmitzvah · 6 pointsr/ShitRedditSays

Cats are like people. There's always the RISK you won't get along. But if you treat them with respect they will generally eventually warm up to you. It's all about trust. It may take a while but one day you'll wake up and they'll be purring on your chest and you'll be like "what the fuck changed".

If you want to try cat ownership without the risk of getting stuck with a bad roommate, try fostering one. If you guys turn out to be compatible, adopt the little bugger!

Edit: Additionally, litter boxes are probably the biggest downside of cat ownership, but this litter box I've found is an engineering marvel that has made dealing with stinky kitty poopies super easy.

u/ecofriend94 · 6 pointsr/Rabbits

I am very confused by this photo, why is there a plastic bag in her enclosure?


I am not a fan of the corner litter boxes like that is because I do not think they have enough space for them to move around, even the large ones. My buns is a high-top cat litter box, with a big pile of hay stacked in front of the "entrance." I like that it is large and a rectangular so the hay can be inside the box and the bun doesn't have to reach for a bowl or rack. :)


My bun sits in his box for a long time munching on hay, I personally wouldn't want him to have to stand on a grate that long. Unless your bun digs in the hay or pushes it out of the box I wouldn't recommend a grate. If you let them roam outside of their designated room, say in your living room, a grate set up could help with the mess. I wouldn't put the grate set-up in boxes that they use often such as the one in their enclosure and in their room.

u/Mnemon-TORreport · 6 pointsr/puppy101

Beautiful dog.

Do you use one of the enzyme sprays on the spot she peed? That sounds a lot like territory marking which can turn into a cycle/habit if you don't completely kill the smell (including smells you can't smell).

This stuff is awesome if you haven't been:

u/TigerFern · 6 pointsr/ZeroWaste

Have you tried an enzyme cleaner and just let it sit? It might need to really get down to the floor boards to work. Covering up urine smell is really just a band-aid.

And are you sure it's just your cats that have done this? Did the apartment have air fresheners when you moved in it?

u/hindler2010 · 5 pointsr/cats

I would recommend this litter box. Looks awesome and is excellent for keeping in the litter bits. For litter I use ones that are low dust and made for small spaces and multi cats even tho i only have one :)

u/TheSoundAurora · 5 pointsr/MEOW_IRL
u/corneconomy · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

I know this is less a tip, but, maybe you should think about a self-cleaning box. Not one of the automatic robot boxes that i assume eat a lot of energy & can be very expensive, but i love this one from from Target & this one seems to be the same concept but covered.

u/echointexas · 5 pointsr/aww

Enter-through-the-top litter boxes are the best (and only) solution I found to my kitten being a litter digger/player. I don't have this brand, but you get the idea:

u/All_that_I_am · 5 pointsr/Pets

We have a CleverCat top entry box for our 15 lb digging maniac. He's a pain in the ass and gets cranky if the litter isn't at least 6" deep, but it's a deep enough container that it can be deep and still leave plenty of room for him to get in there and get comfortable.

u/vetgirl8 · 5 pointsr/Pets

I don't know about the rest of your problems except to say that every cat is different and she needs more attention than your other cat. But for the litter box, this saved my feet from litter in the bathroom. Worth every penny. I read reviews of people who tried to make their own and they said it just wasn't as good.

u/thelamepretender · 5 pointsr/Pets

Bummer. Firstly, congrats on your new kitty bud! Have you taken him to the vet to make sure he doesn't have any health problems?

Secondly, it's definitely not too late to change his behavior, but you'll want to nip this in the bud. I assume you've washed your bedding - does it still smell like pee at all? It's very important that all of the smell is gone so that your cat doesn't smell his old pee and think, "this is the place to go!" I've had problems with my littlest cat peeing inappropriately and we had good luck removing all traces of urine by combining an enzymatic based cleaner with a peroxide based cleaner and soaking the items over night.

As far as getting him to use the litter box, you may want to purchase some cat attract litter. It's expensive though, so I've typically mixed it half and half with my regular litter.

This is the part you're probably not going to like. Have you considered putting an open topped litter box (with cat attract litter) in your bedroom? It probably wouldn't have to be a permanent addition - normally, once a cat has gotten comfortable using a particular box you can move it a few feet every few days until it's where you want it.

Something else to consider is that cats don't usually pee/poop where they eat, sleep, or hunt. You could try giving him treats on your bed, or bringing him to bed with you at night, or using a laser pointer to play with him on the bed.

Hope this helps! This can be a very frustrating situation but try to have patience!

u/Yosemite_Pam · 5 pointsr/Kitten

Maybe try this?

Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract Problem Cat Training Litter, 40 pound bag

Precious Cat Ultra Litter Attractant, 20 Ounces

I believe they come with instructions on how to solve litter box issues.

I'd also put a litter box in the bedroom.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/Pets

There are additives you can mix into litter (like this one) to persuade your cat to pee there. Might be worth looking into.

u/thestumpybrigade · 5 pointsr/Pets

You can also get cat attract litter. We have had success with this Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Cat Attract Scoopable Cat Litter
cat attract litter

u/GammaTainted · 5 pointsr/TrollXFunny

The package for the pellets says "Breeze". This looks like the one.

u/lordofthederps · 5 pointsr/gaming

Just buy and lay out a couple of [these]( "Amazon link") for an instant lawn and tell people to get off of it.

u/WeeMiniMoose · 5 pointsr/fatpeoplestories

I'm in Nor Cal. There are so many beautiful places close to me, it's awesome!

If you are really dedicated, you can make it work. I've had to work crazy schedules like that, and I still kept my dog (only had one at the time) and my horse. When I worked at the shelter, I actually worked 4, 10 hour days, and so did all the other full timers, and they all had a lot of animals like myself.

If you're in a small apartment, a small senior dog can be perfect. They aren't very needy, usually sleep a lot, usually potty trained and are over all that silly naughty puppy stuff. Spend a lot of time with them in the morning, and when you come home. When you're gone, set them up in a bathroom or kitchen (door closed or fenced off with a baby gate,) with a bed, toys (only hard toys, bones and soft toys can be eaten while you're gone and that's very serious,) water and puppy pads or a faux grass potty patch like this one.

My sister actually has that potty patch for her chihuahua, as she lives in an apartment. She puts it on the porch and lets him out to use it. Some people don't like cleaning those though, and use real sod grass instead. In Los Angeles there's actually a delivery service that brings fresh sod to your door for that purpose!

Eventually you'll probably find you don't need to keep him kenneled or cordoned off. If you can hire a dog walker or have a neighbor come walk the dog during the day, you are totally set.

No, this situation is not ideal. But it's not ideal to be lonely for a pet, and it's not ideal that senior animals get put to sleep all the time because no one wants to adopt them. Not all senior animals are perfect angels, but a lot of them are. I know so many poodle, Shih Tzu, Schnauzer, Chihuahua, Lhaso Apso and mixed breed seniors that are just about perfect. They like to cuddle, they like to eat, play a little bit, take a short walk, and then sleep 14 hours a day.

Shit, my 12 year old Schnauzer is exactly that. If you're getting a dog, get this book, this magazine, check out this site, and spend a lot of time volunteering or just hanging out at your local rescue or animal shelter, and tell them your story. This book is also great. This of course is not a comprehensive list, just ones that really pop up to me as awesome.

But if that sounds like too much work, get a senior cat and give them lots of toys and kitty towers.

Edit - saw you want a hiking partner, and just want to say not to discount a senior dog on that account. My Schnauzer still goes on hikes under 5 miles with me, and was doing much longer ones up until about ten. You can always look at a more laid back terrier mix (6 + years) that has energy when you want it but can still relax at home when needed.

u/wpk1990 · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

We got a litter box that you literally flip over and empty the clumps. No scooping required!! I think it's this one

u/mal9000 · 5 pointsr/lifehacks

I like that idea, though, for me, I dreaded cleaning the box, tried automatic ones, which sucked, and then found the Omega Paw worked flawlessly, cleaned the box daily, great box for the lazy. I did have to periodically have to take it apart and hose it out...

u/bammyhammy · 4 pointsr/Pets

My cat has had this litter box for about a year and a half and I only have to vacuum once a week or every other week. The stairs help get the litter off his feet and compared to the mess of the standard litter boxes i say it helps considerably.

u/JulieCakes · 4 pointsr/Pets

Have you looked into Top Entry litter boxes? Not sure if that would work for your space, but they work great keeping EVERYTHING in. Litter too, since the cats have to jump out, there's less tracking!

u/WhiskeyandKittens · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Mine is cat litter. Why? Because I just took weeks out of work because my boo wasn't doing well, and my paycheck is suffering. Shit sucks moneywise right now. :(

u/TheBlowersDaughter23 · 4 pointsr/AskMen

We have this litterbox and it works well! It doesn't store a whole month's worth of poop like it advertises in the little slot, but we have a litter genie and clear that spot out every week. No smell, and the cat doesn't mind it.

u/orangething · 4 pointsr/breakingmom

It's this! So basically it's got a disposable tray with crystals that you swap out once a month. You plug it in, the cat goes, it waits about 20 mins and then auto scoops all the waste into a little out of sight area. Now, I can't speak to how the replacement process smells but I don't smell it as I walk by and I don't have litter getting into the floor anymore (our cat is a messy lil thing). There's a lid for it if you are concerned though.

I was pregnant and trying to keep away from the litter box and found that it rarely got cared for. I struggle to fit it into my day too so though it's an expensive up front cost, I absolutely feel like it was money well spent at this point.

u/rwatkinsGA · 4 pointsr/Pets

We bought a litter additive for our cat in a similar situation. She's in a small room by herself with this in her litterbox and so far, so good.
Precious Cat Ultra Litter Attractant, 20 Ounces

u/HelloPanda22 · 4 pointsr/aww

Try this product. My cat had the same problem. It wasn't as high as 40% miss but there would be days were he would wait until I woke up to take a shit in the middle of the hallway. I ended up with this problem x2 when I bought a litter robot because both of my cats had a hard time adjusting. The Cat Attract litter has been a life saver. There have been zero mistakes since I got it and it's been over a year.

u/bexxsterss · 4 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

Cat Toilet Training System By Litter Kwitter - Teach Your Cat to Use the Toilet - With Instructional DVD

u/dontmentionthebaby · 4 pointsr/breakingmom

Have you tried the urine destroyer stuff for cats? It works on human pee/poop as well but you'd have to be careful about where it was going I guess, but would be great for rugs/carpets.

Otherwise, baking soda and vinegar? If it's in the air you can burn candles maybe?

u/otrava925 · 4 pointsr/cats

A few years ago my cat had bladder stones and she peed on my bed a lot. This stuff got the smell out, but be careful not to breathe it in when you spray it. It's pretty harsh.

Edit: good luck. Cat urine is pretty much the worst smell.

u/lanmansa · 4 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I haven't tried these but heard good things about them on other forums and the reviews are very positive, especially since Nature's Miracle switched scents and ruined a good product. Just a few suggested Amazon links that might work well for you. Not sure if anyone else can suggest them or not.

Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator:

Sunny & Honey Pet Stain & Odor Miracle:

Zero Odor Pet Spray:

Bubba's Rowdy Friends Pet Supply Company Pet Stain and Odor Remover Enzyme Cleaner Spray:

u/Gis0392 · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

I have a cat that has marked its territory somewhere she shouldn’t have (carpet), have you heard of this?

Rocco & Roxie Supply Professional Strength Stain and Odor Eliminator, Enzyme-Powered Pet Odor and Stain Remover for Dogs and Cat Urine, Spot Carpet Cleaner for Small Animal, 32 oz.

The thing with cat pee is that they still smell it even after cleaning it out with vinegar and or baking soda so their pee needs a enzyme cleaner like the one above, the reviews are great however I haven’t boughten one cuz I can’t afford it now.

u/Viper999DC · 3 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I bought one of these and it really reduced the amount of litter outside of the box:

The ramp does a decent-enough job of cleaning her paws on the way out.

u/VironicHero · 3 pointsr/Rabbits

We have a litter digger so we got this covered litter box:

Petmate Booda Dome Cleanstep Cat Box, Brushed Nickel

He can dig all he wants and it stays in the box. The stairs also seem to catch most of the litter they would normally track put.

You should think about getting a roomba, it helps with any litter that gets put and picks up the massive amount of fur they seem to always be shedding!

u/Prahksi · 3 pointsr/Parenting

This helped cut down on my litter everywhere problem: Petmate Booda Dome Cleanstep Cat Box, Brushed Nickel

u/danxoxmac · 3 pointsr/cats

I live in a 1 bedroom with a kitty monster. I use something like this, kitty box roll it often with decent litter.

u/rowenharu · 3 pointsr/cats

=) we love to help fellow kitty owners!

I have found that if you play with your kittys paws while they are very sleepy or asleep you'll have a much easier time clipping their nails as they get older. Of course, I always recommend nail grinding over clipping because its smoother, lasts longer and it tickles vs pinches however, shes a baby and that will take some training!

get lots of toys! and play with her often. remember, just like your puppies need walk and play time, she does too! you can even train a cat to talk on a leash so you can take her with you on your walks with the dogs.

i have found my cat likes moving water and will absolutely NOT drink water from a bowl or anything thats sitting still. I use this fountain instead. Makes for happy kitty. hydration is very important!

as others have said, scratching posts are important. don't forget your flea, tick, and heartworm medications. Also, kitties should be brushed. My cat is scared of brushes so I use this which he adores and gets very excited when he sees it.

dogs like to eat cat poop for whatever unexplainable reason. please do yourself a favor and invest in a closed litter box sorta like this. its worth it!!

u/e_claire · 3 pointsr/Pets

For the litter tracking problem I'd recommend a top-loading litter box or just buy a large plastic bin and carve a hole out of the top if you're handy with tools. This almost completely eliminated the litter tracking problem in my house with two cats.

As for spilling water, I would suggest getting a heavier ceramic water bowl with non-slip feet and placing it on a feeding mat. You could even invest a pet water fountain like this one (which are large and virtually impossible to knock down) if you find that your cats enjoy running water more than standing water.

u/smigbop · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

They make some like that, we had this one for my old cat (rip gilbert). He loved to toss litter around and this helped a lot but it was a bit of a pain to clean, but then what litter box isn't?

u/carissalf · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This unsightly thing actually worked surprisingly well. Generally, dogs hate sticking their heads in small spaces like that. So, even when she's older, she'll likely leave it alone.

There are a plenty of others, but they can be rather costly. If you're crafty, you could always design something around it too. I'm not, so that was out of the question.

u/cordial_carbonara · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I do the same, I've got mine in the laundry room with cat door. I use one of those litter catching mats, combined with an extra tall litter box (you might even consider a setup like this). I also vacuum the room regularly, because my cat is just ridiculously messy no matter what we do.

u/sumwaah · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Use the Clevercat litter box:

I switched to this when I had my cat track litter all over the place from his usual front entry litter box. The top entry for this prevents him from throwing litter out while burying his poop and the grooves on the top scrape off litter that is stuck on his feet. Pair the litter box with a mat/pad and you will have little or no litter in the rest of your house. Bonus: If you have a dog, this box will stop them from getting into the kitty litter for treats.

u/Beemorriscats · 3 pointsr/daddit

Ever seen a top entry litterbox? Your son might be compelled to toss a toy into the hole, but he himself wouldn't have access to it. Plus it keeps cats from flinging litter everywhere, win-win.

u/canotila · 3 pointsr/RandomActsOfPetFood

Sorry I can't help you out - we're in the same boat financially - but I wanted to let you know that this stuff right here is great:

It lasts us much longer than Arm & Hammer, is better at odor blocking while being pretty much unscented itself (it doesn't have that weird cleaner-meets-citrus smell that litters like A&H have), and it's way cheaper than Arm & Hammer ($18 for a 40lb bag). If you haven't tried it before, I recommend checking it out when you get a chance (or adding it to your wishlist if you like).

Anyway, just wanted to let you know about it. We're a three cat household as well, so we're always looking for the best and most economical stuff when it comes to pet supplies.

Good luck!

u/newgirlie · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

I use this litter and don't have issue with odor:

u/Sycon · 3 pointsr/litterrobot

I had this issue as well when I first got it. I had to change litters. Now I use Dr. Elsey's Premium Clumping Litter, and I've also had success with Cat's Pride.

u/wild_salmon · 3 pointsr/cats

Cat Attract Litter is the only litter my cat will pee on. Otherwise the floor is more attractive.

She took to it without much coaxing, but I did give her a treat after each litter box use as a reward. She was about 5 years old at the time, and 3 years later hasn't relapsed.

u/mymymydelilah · 3 pointsr/relationship_advice

While a visit to the vet should most definitely be priority #1, I cannot recommend this product highly enough:

I had a cat that suddenly started going outside the litter box. We tried everything - new boxes, twice-daily cleaning, you name it. We took her into the vet for the "last time" because I had a baby that was just starting to be mobile. The vet recommended this litter to us.


It's a bit more expensive than regular litter, but it's not terrible and readily available on Amazon. Check out the page - lots and lots of fantastic reviews for this litter. Please give it a try!

u/meNmyFLEA · 3 pointsr/aww

This is the one I have. I don't use their trays though, they cost too much. I got a Forever Tray off Amazon and use whatever brand of silica crystals I can get at Walmart. Overall it was a great purchase, we've had ours for almost 2 years and I love it. They say it's good for a month, but I try to check it every weekend to at least clear the poop container and stir the crystals.

u/Gatorgirl007 · 3 pointsr/lifehacks

These aren't cheap and the refills are pricey as well but you only have to change them once a month, it sweeps the crap immediately, and doesn't have a smell issue. It's like replacing your A/C filter.
ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box

(Edited to fix link.)

u/NotClever · 3 pointsr/funny

I have this PetSafe one. It's kindof infomercially, but it works quite well. I've never had the rake get stuck or mess up or anything. There is kindof a weird thing where the little lid that covers up the poop-holding compartment sometimes will get stuck open, but I can't figure out if that's a design flaw or if my toddlers are messing with it. It could even be the cat messing with it (he likes to clean his paws after using the litter box by rubbing them really hard on the sides of the box). Also, it doesn't make a big difference because the silica gel litter takes care of the odor well enough that I don't notice any difference in that.

The only catch is that you must use silica gel litter for it to work (clumping litters will fuck up the rake, I think). And the only issue with that is that stepping on tracked-out silica gel litter is one step below stepping on Legos. Otherwise, it contains odor very well.

On that note, their official refills are basically just cardboard boxes filled with silica gel litter (and lined with a liquid-impermeable material). I bought the reusable plastic liner along with the official litter packs and it's worked great. I initially was buying a different silica gel litter in larger bulk quantities to save a little money over using their official refills, but I never found a source that was that much cheaper than the official refills, and the convenience of (1) having the refills be measured out to a good amount to just dump in the box and go and (2) setting them up on Amazon Prime subscription is worth the premium to me.

u/WorseThanHipster · 3 pointsr/CatsAreAssholes

We had house pooping problems with both our cats, and we got one of these litter boxes. The cats loved them more than their old clay so much they never pooped in the house again! And it uses these blue crystals which are actually desiccant. Keeps the smell waaay down, and the best part is NO POOP/PEE DUST when you’re cleaning.

The litter refills last quite a while so we end up spending about the same amount on litter as before.

u/1bdkty · 3 pointsr/Pets

Thanks for responding. Good to know the shelter is no-kill, that is important. A few things I would recommend but most of them do cost money so its up to you if you want to give them a shot.

  • talk to the vet about behavior meds. Maybe prozac isn't right but there are others that may help. As you pointed out, she is obsessively licking. Obsessive licking to the point where fur is gone is a huge warning sign and the cause of that could be the cause of her litterbox issues.

  • try the feliway, probably the room diffuser. People I know have had mixed results but maybe it will help your cat (the idea is that is puts out "happy cat smells" so they don't pee everywhere - people can't smell it) Put it in the rooms you don't want her peeing in.

  • Try a self-cleaning litterbox. If your cat is extra concerned about cleanliness maybe scooping the litterbox once a day isn't enough for her. Sounds like a hassle but there are some cheaper solutions out there now. I suggest the Simply Clean or the Littermaid.

    good luck, whatever your decision. :)

    EDIT: saw your post about the feliway above, sorry for repeating. responded to your post before reading other replies.
u/reallyjustsam · 3 pointsr/blackcats

So when I hit 6 cats, I stumbled upon these:

I now have eight cats and 5 auto litter boxes. I use lightweight litter and buy maybe one 17lb bucket a month (~$20). Clean up involves emptying the little buckets like once a week. I built a little shelving unit to create a wall of litter boxes. Works great.

u/fancytalk · 3 pointsr/aww

Have you tried cat attractant (like this) in the litter? The rescue people gave us some to put in the box when we adopted our cat, they said it helps prevent accidents. I'm not really sure if it made a difference for our cat but it's something to try if you haven't already.

u/gimar · 3 pointsr/catpictures

I use Precious Cat. I honestly don't know if it does anything, but it gives me a little peace of mind knowing I'm doing all I can.

Congratulations on your new kitty, hopefully the older boy will see her as a playmate!

u/mischiffmaker · 3 pointsr/cats

Cats are like people, they do have preferences. Generally they go for the person feeding them (they are little predators, after all).

'Play fighting' is how cats learn to hunt--kittens do it with each other to learn how to stalk and pounce on their prey.

When they lick you after grabbing and kicking, it's what cats do with their prey once they've caught it--kicking simulates disemboweling their prey.

My new cat likes to bite--I've been having to caution her to go "Easy!" which she's getting better at. Once she's given a couple of 'love bites' she bites once more, gives her head a little shake while she still has my skin in her teeth, then lets go and licks the spot. What she's doing is simulating giving the death shake to a small prey animal.

If your cat turns out to be a hunter, and brings you dead animals, that's not so much a gift, as such, as her teaching you how to hunt, like she would a kitten. They do this even though you're the one putting food down for them.

Litter changing depends on the cat. Some cats go more than others and the litter has to be cleaned more often. I use the Breeze litter system, which I like because there's significantly less smell than the sand or clay systems, even the clumping kind. Plus not having to hump heavy buckets of sand around is nice. There are lots of reviews in that link, and some people use inexpensive pellets used for pellet stoves, but I haven't tried that.

Enjoy being a cat-dad!

u/619shepard · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Start by getting this litter box which will change everything forever.

Keep your house very clean, but avoid using harsh chemicals. Vinegar cleans like 90% of things amazingly. The smell is distinctive and sharp, but fades very quickly especially for well vented areas.

Then get essential oil burners or reed infusers. Decide what smells you like. Very popular smells around spas include lavender, eucalyptus (careful, you may be allergic), sandalwood, sage.

If you can grow some house plants that are known for cleaning the air just be careful, as some of them are not very good for pets.

u/fauxcrow · 3 pointsr/randomactsofamazon

Awwww...that is a super - gorgeous kitty!!

I have had rescue kitties and fosters for years, this changed my life and made kitty ownership 1000x more enjoyable! Tidy Cats Cat Litter, Breeze, Litter Box Kit System, 1 Kit

Enjoy that pretty kitty!!

u/Jacollinsver · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

So I got this cat box for a while, and its great, but I've moved into a new place where it sits near my toilet so I was hoping I could flush the turds instead of eating them like I normally do. The litter isn't normal though: its little ceramic pellets so that the pee can trickle down to the pad below.

u/ArsenicGerbil · 3 pointsr/dogs

Keep taking her for walks and give her tons of praise when she actually goes outside. If you catch her going in the house make a loud noise or say no and take her immediately outside. If you don't catch her in the act/within 30 seconds of the act, punishing her for going in the house can have negative impact on the training because she doesn't know why she's getting in trouble.
You can also try a grass pad and encourage her with treats/praise to go on that if she won't go outside, it will at least save your carpet.

u/Space_Masters · 3 pointsr/startrek

Amazon sells this disgusting thing. Hopefully the indoor dog bathroom will advance along with warp technology.

u/helleraine · 3 pointsr/dogs

Enzyme cleaners help prevent remarking by breaking down the pet urine/waste odor. Example Product.

u/KillerDog · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I'm guessing the vet checked her for a urinary tract infection? If not, that would be the first thing you should do.

>The fact that she only pees inside when we are present tells me this is no accident, I think she might still be testing her boundaries

Probably not. It's pretty common for a dog to be house trained in their house, and have accidents in a new place. Dogs are often not good at generalizing; they're all houses to us, but to dogs, a new house can be a completely new situation.

>trainer says to only scold her if we witness the crime

That can lead to your dog not going to the bathroom in front of you anywhere (including outside). You should avoid scolding / making a big deal if she has an accident in the house.

>Vet told me to make her smell it, say “No” and point her to the place she’s supposed to go do it

That's outdated, ineffective advice. Punishment more than a minute or two after an unwanted behavior is very ineffective / useless and just confuses / scares your dog. I don't expect vets to know everything about dog behavior (unless they're advertising themselves as behaviorists), but they should know basic stuff like this. I would be very skeptical of behavior advice from this vet.

>the correct way

  1. Don't give the dog the opportunity to eliminate inside. You need to be actively watching her (tethering to you is a really good idea) or have her in an appropriately sized crate when you're not able to supervise her.

  2. Give her plenty of opportunities to eliminate outside. Take her out every X minutes (it's going to depend on the dog, 30 minutes might be a good starting point) and after eating and playing so it is easy for her to succeed. As she gets more reliable, you can start to lengthen the time between taking her out.

  3. Make awesome things happen when she eliminates outside. You mentioned praise, but that probably isn't enough for your dog. Really good treats ("human food"), favorite toys, or play are often way more valued by dogs than "praise". Throw your dog a "you peed outside!" party every time she goes outside. You need to have the treats / toys ready because the reward needs to happen immediately after the desired behavior (less that a second between the behavior and reward is a pretty good goal). After eliminating outside becomes a habit for her you can start toning down / eliminating the rewards if you want.

  4. If / when the dog eliminates inside, try to calmly / gently interrupt her and take her outside. It's almost always your fault (weren't paying attention to her, not taking her out often enough) so figure out why it happened and fix your training plan.

    >she will not go in the garden if one of us isn’t with her

    At least for now, you're going to have to go out with her so you can reward her right after she eliminates. I would guess that after she figures out the garden is where she's supposed to pee and that awesome things happen out there, the problem will go away.

    >she sometimes pees on the carpet in the house, usually just a little… regularly on the same spot.

    You need to clean that spot really, really well with an enzymatic cleaner like to make sure that the smell is completely gone. You might also want to try to physically block off the area (for now) so she can't pee there any more.
u/oreobees · 3 pointsr/shiba

Looks like you have a good list going, remember to update your pups microchip with your address and get him/her a tag with your details.

We got a 36 inch crate and it's plenty big for our boy (he's around 30 pounds).

Puppia harness is a great starter harness, it's soft and doesn't have a bunch of metal jingling pieces which our puppy HATED on his harness our breeder gave us.

Kibble, check out dog food advisor for reviews and ratings of foods content, we were using grain free salmon and sweet potato from chicken soup for the soul, it's decently priced and well rated I can't find it anywhere atm so we're switching him back to their normal kibble.

Salmon Oil is a lifesaver in the winter, our pup gets terribly dry skin and extremely itchy without it.

Start out with a puppy kong, they sell kong fillers that are cheese and peanut butter flavored, our puppy was pretty picky at first and only ate the cheese one, didn't like frozen kongs either.

I'd start with a Basic Collar here's a Dog Tag Silencer and a Break-away collar for outdoors or dog park. A dog was choked unconscious at our park so I typically just keep our guys ID tags on his harness and don't use a collar, but if you do I definitely recommend a break-away if you are primarily using a harness with it.

Items we found useful: Bed Liner, Crate Fence, Kong, Stainless Steel Bowls (highly reccomend US made do not buy any made in China for health reasons), Zippy Paws Hide and Seek toys, Potty/accident cleaner, Potty Bells, Anti-chew Bitter Apple spray, 50 ft Leash, Retractable Leash, Soft stop Leash extender, Car Seat Belt, Car Booster Seat, Gentle Shampoo, Comb, Travel Water Bottle, Flirt Pole, Special Treats, Chew Stick, Greenies

Sorry for the HUGE list lol, feel free to ask any questions!

u/thisisntarjay · 3 pointsr/aww

Oh man I have the actual solution to your problems. I've had dogs my whole life, used to professionally train them, and these days I occasionally foster problem dogs. Dog pee is my fuckin life. This stuff will not only completely remove the smell, it will break down the hormones that cause the animal to want to pee there again. It also completely removes the stain. Put it in a spray bottle and a couple sprays immediately fixes all your pup pee problems.

Good luck with your pup!

u/TophatMcMonocle · 3 pointsr/homeowners

I know from years of experience that carpet enzyme cleaner made for pet accidents works wonders when used as directed, meaning you thoroughly saturate the carpet and the pad below, if need be. Seems like a good bet for gravy smell as well.

I don't know about the oil though. Maybe hot water mixed with Simple Green or a similar citrus cleaner poured deep, and then lots of blotting? Maybe that'll get rid of the smell too, so I'd try that first. Might want to try that on a hidden spot in a closet or something first, to be sure you don't experience a color change.

u/huckleberryvodka · 3 pointsr/puppy101

I use this.. and it works pretty well. Our 10-week-old puppy has an area she likes to pee in as well and this helps eliminate the enzymes.

u/BrickGun · 3 pointsr/CatsAreAssholes

Please, for all that is right and holy in the universe, get a covered litter box. (Not just for the scatter, but for the sight and smell as well)

u/Hameen · 3 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

I had something similar and it worked okay. It really wasn't tall enough for them so they always ended up going in the same spot with their head poking out the top hole. When they were done they would launch themselves out like a rocket spraying litter EVERYWHERE. Maybe if our cats weren't spazzes and daintily climbed out it would have worked better.

What I ended up doing was chucking those and getting [this litter box]
( (I'm sure any one with a front flap would do just as well) and I already had purchased these mats. I put the boxes in the corners of our spare rooms pointing at a wall with a foot or so of space between the box and the wall. This stopped them from running out of the box into the room making a mess and forced them to exit the box a little slower. It still doesn't catch ALL the litter, but the amount sprayed/tracked all over the room has significantly decreased.

u/tehpsyc · 3 pointsr/oddlysatisfying
u/autieab · 3 pointsr/ABDL

If the item comes in a marked box, Amazon tell you. I just bought this tonight:

See where it says "This item's packaging will indicate what is inside. To cover it, select Ship in Amazon box on the checkout page"?

There's an option during checkout to have the marked box put inside a plain box:

So there you go, no worries needed. Selecting that option doesn't add to the cost (I tried it, for science)

This will probably only apply to "sold by and shipped from Amazon" and "fulfilled by Amazon" items FWIW.

u/Lereas · 3 pointsr/cats

Almost everything has been covered, but may I suggest this litter box?

At first, I had one of those boxes where it has the mesh segment that you lift up to sift, but then you have to pour all the litter into the other tray and stuff. It's a mess. It's one of the reasons I had never really wanted a cat to begin with until my wife brought home our two little furballs; I hated scooping litter.

I got this one and it's fucking genius. All you do is flip it over and all of the poop and clumps are in the little pull out drawer. It's goddamn magical.

u/draxcat · 3 pointsr/knitting

Over the weekend, my bf and I drove to a huge hunting and fishing store (Cabela's) to try on chest waders for our fishing trip with my dad later this month. The bf was able to find some that fit, but the entire store did not contain a single small chest wader for me to try on. The mediums were much too big, but I really wanted to at least try on a small to make sure it was the size for me. :(

Got my cat a new litter box. It doesn't seem to be living up to the glowing reviews at the moment, but maybe I'm doing it wrong or put it together wrong or something.

At least I got the KAL hydra mitts cast on and going strong this weekend.

u/Deaths_Desire · 3 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

I'm sorry for the dad comment. That was really not my place even though that bothers me because my cats are the only thing in my house to keep me sane from nMom.

Here's the link. Sorry, it was cheaper in December ):

u/AKZeb · 3 pointsr/alaska

Trash pickup is only available for people that live right in town, and it costs > $50/month. If you live in the city limits, you're technically not allowed to use the transfer sites, so you either have to pay for pickup or take it all the way to the dump south of town. Many people disregard that rule.

In the summer you have to store it in something that will keep the animals out of it. It can get smelly if you don't take it often enough. Hauling trash in the winter is much less gross because everything is frozen.

As for cat litter, the Litter Genie is pretty impressive.

u/oie3000 · 3 pointsr/seniorkitties

Maybe her change in behavior is caused by her medications (vidalta, antibiotic) interacting with each other and causing dementia-like symptoms. I know for sure that this can happen with older people. For her peeing outside the litter box, try a box that's easier for her to enter, such as Best of luck!

u/Ritz527 · 3 pointsr/aww
u/HoBamaMo · 3 pointsr/rolltide


You'll save money over time by spending less on cat litter. It eventually pays for itself. Totally worth it. Get the cover if you have a dog that like to eat shit... I may or may not be speaking from experience... 👀👀

u/MeishkaD · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am saving for a glorious Cat Genie! If you are not familiar with these, you hook them into your sewer system and they do all the work for you. Once a month you switch out a cartride, amazing! We have three cats, a dog, and a baby. My days are endless loops of poop maintenance. I would love to have less poo to deal with in my life. I am sure you understand.

u/TanyaFL27 · 3 pointsr/Pets

We had the same issue and a combination of three things worked with us.

  1. Enzyme Eliminator: I had success with Nature's Miracle as well.

  2. S-Coe (the most amazing remove any odor eliminator in the entire world you can seriously bathe a skunk in this stuff!):

  3. Scent Masker (this stuff is amazing, but get the Heavy Duty or the black label only):
u/RosieCakeness · 3 pointsr/Assistance

My daughter had pet dumbo rats that got loose in her room and it took 3 weeks to catch them. They pooped and peed everywhere and it made her quite sick with a respiratory infection!

We put out humane traps that we got from Amazon to catch them with banana and peanut butter in them for bait. It took about 3 tries to get themrat trap both.

We then used this cleaner to get rid of the left over feces and urine smell. enzyme cleaner

And the fruit fly infestation needs addressed ASAP! Make sure there is no standing water in the kitchen or other sinks, food left out, fruit left out uncovered, and you hang up multiple strips and change them often and move them around so they don’t start avoiding them. We used this kind over our rabbit cage and sink. fruit fly trap

All you can do is disinfect, deep clean, air the place out and really focus on humanely catching the pet rat and rehoming it or getting it a safe cage/aquarium home with lid.

Good luck and I hope you can get things improved for you and everyone. ❤️

u/Runawaii · 3 pointsr/Pets

First step is cleaning and vet. Take both cat's to the vet because sometimes this behavior is due to bladder infections, kidney issues, UTI's.. etc. It is essentially them saying "Hey something is wrong".

Get a good Enzymatic Cleaner and start scrubbing. Everywhere they have peed on the floor (or pooped). Buy or use a good scrub brush and some rubber gloves and just get it really good.

Next step is to clean out the litter boxes and put fresh litter in both (you really should have 2, 1 for each cat) but save some poop (just one scooped bit) from them and put it in the fresh one. It kind of helps them with association. Make sure the litter boxes are big enough for the cat's (1.5 cat lengths long and 1 cat length wide). Also make sure they are in low traffic areas of the house or covered (even kitties like privacy).

If none of this works then I honestly don't know what else to do. This is all the things I have done and they have worked in the past when we had kitties that had bathroom issues. Good Luck :)

u/FestiveFerret · 2 pointsr/cats

Or one with a lid? They make this one box with little stairs that turns into a dome...let me see if I can find it....this one!

u/LyphBB · 2 pointsr/cats

This is the litter bin that solved our problem, having to go around a corner seemed to stop the litter being spread around.

Petmate Booda Dome Clean Step Cat Litter Box 3 Colors

u/Lush_Fusion · 2 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

Recommend the Booda Cleanstep it means they have to go up some stairs and round a corner so the cats can’t pee/poo out of the box.

u/dorenello · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

are you sure she is pooping in the box? if so, a Booda Dome Box might work and an automatic box should work. maybe any hooded box would work.

u/sneaky_dragon · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

Try covered cat litter boxes. Bunnies can use cat pans, and covered litter boxes are basically a cat pan with a cover. Take a look at this section of the litter box wiki article we wrote up.

edit:// just realized you said you wanted a lowered entrance. haha. you can always do some DIY and cut out part of a box to make your own entryway. :) it's only plastic.

edit 2:// looked on amazon real quickly, what about this? and bunnies like to hop, so you shouldn't really need to worry about non-lowered edges until your bun is old. :)

u/kittensinadumpster · 2 pointsr/Pets

A booda dome. I have a couple and I love them for reduced litter tracking.

u/Daff0dillpickles · 2 pointsr/Parenting

One of the things we invested in was [Buddha boxes](Petmate Booda Dome Cleanstep Cat Box, Brushed Nickel It's a litter box shaped like a dome with an opening only big enough for a cat. It has a filter on top to helo with smell! Litter boxes are in the bathrooms with flushable litter. Just scoop once a day and flush it!

As for hair and throwing up, it sounds like stress. You're stressed out, baby is stressed out, cat is stressed out! Our cats get this way whenever they see moving boxes :( We switched to Authority brand cat food, specifically the brand for stomach issues/hair balls. That and lots if brushy posts/scratchers! I'd also make sure there is a space/room where the cats go that little feet can't! That way they have a calm space where they can relax.

Stressed/mean cats are no fun, so no wonder you don't like them right now! They may not like you for bringing a little typhoon into their house :P If the problems persist, you may want to think about rehoming them :( It sucks, but it might be best for all involved.

u/something____wicked · 2 pointsr/puppy101

There are a few solutions to this.

One, you can install a baby gate across the doorway of the bathroom. They make baby gates with cat doors, like this one:

So you can leave the cat door open but your dog won't fit through (assuming he isn't a tiny dog).

You can also, if you think your cat will tolerate it, switch to a covered litterbox. I use one like this:

It contains the smell MUCH better than open litterboxes and a dog won't fit up the steps. My cat isn't fussy about her box and will use open or closed ones, so test that out on your cats.

There are also a variety of top entry litterboxes (e.g. that you might want to experiment with.

u/sparrowmint · 2 pointsr/RandomActsOfPetFood You might want to add this one to your wishlist instead. It's available through Amazon's free shipping, and the one on your wishlist isn't. People on here seem to prefer the Prime shipping, usually.

u/Lemoncow · 2 pointsr/Pets

It's relatively dusty (we're talking when you pour it in, right? It's not dusty besides that) but I use FreshStep. You can get it from Sam's Club for less than $16 for a 42lbs. bag. It actually smells pretty decent. For a while I wondered why my cat smelled like cologne. I dump the litter once a day and only have to replace all of it once a month. Also, I highly recommend getting this litter box:
You'll never have to scoop again and if you're too lazy to take the litter to the trash, flipping it over at least separates the clumps.

u/bitterred · 2 pointsr/waiting_to_try
u/sara_shortcake · 2 pointsr/dogs

We had the Clever Cat top entry litter box for a long time for this same reason and it worked awesome. But when we decided to try the Breeze system we just installed a cat door so the cats could get in and out of the bathroom without dog interference.

u/censorinus · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

Yeah, she uses a vertical entry one, it's down below in the link. works really well, much less mess to clean up. She will go outside from time to time when I take her on walks but usually uses the litter box.

This is it on Amazon, I've found it for less in Mud Bay Granary tho so check around. Cleanest litter box I've found.

u/charcuterie_bored · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I've been thinking about getting a top entry litterbox for when my son gets mobile

u/schaefer · 2 pointsr/Pets

If I'm understanding you properly, I had a similar problem. I took down the baby gate, got a Clevercat litter box that the dog can't get into, and got a small ikea end table to put the cat food on. So now the dog can get in the room, but can't get into the litter box or their food. Clevercat:

u/DoctorMrsMonarch · 2 pointsr/Pets

Sometimes things changing can make cats poop outside of their litter boxes - has anything happened in the house that has changed? Baby, new person, other cat, etc.?

Also, I know it seems weird but with cats with a history of not-using-litter, vets are starting to prescribe Fluoxetine (Prozac), so you may want to discuss that with your vet in case it may make a difference.

It's best to keep the litter box in the same places - quiet places that are away from the normal pathways of people. You could even try a top-entering litter box, like this one: CleverCat. This would create his own little confined poop area.

Keep us posted! Let us know if you have any more questions.

u/dmcindc · 2 pointsr/cats

Well, until she stops peeing outside of the litter box, I would advise you to take the covers off all of them. She's not going to want to use one uncovered box if the other cat is bullying her near it. Best to make sure she has options, just in case.

Look into getting a Clever Cat litter box.

You can take the cover off and the sides are high, to prevent a cat from bothering another cat inside, and the high sides is also good for high female pee'ers. But overall, without the lid, there's not just one small opening to get trapped inside with and lots of room to get out. Over time, you can slowly try putting the lid back on, or just put it on top when you have company over.

u/hoppierthanthou · 2 pointsr/MEOW_IRL

I didn't pay $40 for mine, but these are the shit.

u/koalapants · 2 pointsr/aww

Ever considered a top entry litter box? There are cheaper ones than this, or also DIY, but it would save the constant cleanup if he took to it.

u/CorporateDroneStrike · 2 pointsr/cats
  1. An adult cat can probably tolerate for it about 3 days, on an infrequent basis. It is pretty dependent on the personality of your cat - some cats might act out destructively or gobble all their food. Most cats can regulate eating dry food so you can put a lot out at once. They definitely won't guzzle water for fun, so just put out an extra bowl. Destructive behavior from boredom can be managed with some interactive toys - maybe a Kong treat ball ect. Unless your cat has some issues, 1 litter box scooped once per day should be fine. I have 2 cats and we sometimes skip a day- nbd.


  2. I spend about $10 a month for food (Taste of the Wild) and maybe the same on litter (Tidy Cats clumping) for each cat per month. So $20. I would plan on some start up costs for scratching posts, toys, and a litter pan. I tended to go high end on these:

    But it's not a requirement. That scratching post is great though because it's nice and big, and indestructible. Also, I urge you to get sisal scratches because the texture is more unique. Carpet style scratchers teach your cat that similar fabrics are for scratching... As for vet visits, I would just make sure you have a credit card. A healthy cat, who doesn't go outside or get fleas/worms from other pets, is probably not going to cost you much. Spaying/neutering is a one-time expense, that may be taken care of by the shelter, and there are groups that do it for around $35-60.


  3. Domestic mongrel 100%. They are going to be healthier in expectation, and I'm not a fan of the breeding industry. As for adult vs kitten - it's hard to say. Adult cats have more fixed personalities, that can include bad habits. Kittens have random personalities but you have a chance to influence them and for the two of you to gel. Look into local shelters to see if you can foster - that way you can make sure you have a good fit without committing. If you foster kittens, get at least 3. If you get a pair, you have a higher chance of keeping both.

u/deathweasel · 2 pointsr/Dachshund

My old guy was way too interested in the cat poop too. I would suggest you get or make a top entry litter box like this one.

u/horsewish · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Ours started digging out all of the litter onto the floor and using it there. I was so pissed! After 3 weeks of dealing with it and scrubbing the floor with natures miracle every couple of days, we bought one of these. It has definitely helped quite a bit with their bathroom behavior.

u/Aloof_pooch · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

We have one similar to this.

u/mallybear69 · 2 pointsr/Pets

Definitely invest in a top-entry litter box. You can just take the top off and your cat should be ok to use it. We tried this with my cat and it made a world of difference.

u/WhoAreYouWhoAmI · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use the Clever Cat box.

u/robnelle · 2 pointsr/funny

Ha! Friendly need a new litter box with taller walls. Something like a Clever Cat litter box.

It's not cheap but it is worth the money!

u/GeekAndDestroy · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

This wouldn't work for me. One of cats loves to dig. Before I started giving her access to the back yard, she would spend up to a half hour at a time just digging in the box. Even the boxes with a flap couldn't keep the litter in the box. I ended up making one of these ( out of a $5 Sterilite container, and it works perfectly. Very little litter gets out of the box at all.

u/rubberduckiesncat · 2 pointsr/cats

I recommend this brand from Amazon. For 40LBs, the price is currently at $13.10. It goes on a price "sale" often and the price varies a bit from time to time.

Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter

The litter does not smell and clumps wonderfully. The best part is for the benefit of the cat--when the cat kicks up the litter too energetically, there isn't a dust storm!

u/ViciousJungleChicken · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Crazy cat lady here, I have four in my apartment. Unless they are lying to me, everyone that comes over is always shocked I have cats because it doesn't smell like it "should". I have two air purifiers in the house these and I have this one that sits directly on top of the litter box. I've had my four cats around 10 years and also fostered probably about... 30. So I feel like I've tried it all and I finally have a good ritual and set up. I use this litter box because it's big and tall which they prefer but also easy to get inside when it's time to clean. I use this track mat because so far it's really done the best to keep the litter from traveling far from the box. And like you, I clean it 2-3 times a day. The litter that is. I use this litter which is LIGHT YEARS better than anything else I've ever used. One of my cats also has horrible allergies and this is the one litter I've found that she doesn't react to. It also doesn't dust so you don't have to constantly feel like poofs of litter are showing up around the house or on the carpet or furniture. I also vacuum every single day. I have one vacuum I use for the floor where there may be litter tracked and another I use that never touches litter. I think this is fairly important. This vacuum honestly is the best I've found for hair. Miracle worker. Unless you can afford the Dyson Animal. I also have this spray that I'll use for my carpet and fabric once a month or so and I feel like it makes a huge difference. And then lastly I also keep windows open whenever I can and I have this diffuser and put oil in it a few times a week and let it run for a bit, plus it looks cool with the lights :) Oh! and one last thing that I think is great... put one of those cardboard scratch pads near the litter box so the cat has to step over it to get anywhere else. Like off the track mat but near the box. I do this and all the cats inevitably use the scratch pad for fun when walking by it but I'm convinced it also cleans their paws from any litter left over before they start walking around the rest of the house!

u/hotpinkfishfood · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

We could really use some cat litter. I think the why is kinda self explanatory. Plus my fiance lost his job last week and the week before that car issues basically wiped out our savings. He's looking for a new job now and still waiting for unemployment to kick in which always takes forever (gotta love New York state).

Edit: fixed typo.

u/Pizzapizzapocket · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need this for my smelly kitties.

u/shott85 · 2 pointsr/aww

Buy a litter box, fill it with this. Put the litter box in your basement or a closet and scoop out the clumps every day or two. Be sure to carry the cat to the litter box several times during the first few days so he remembers where it is. I go through one of these bags of litter every two to three months.

If you have any other pets, keep the cat SEPARATED from other animals for 1-2 weeks while exchanging scents (with blankets/toys/etc.). The #1 thing cats don't do well with is change.

Total cost of ownership of a cat all depends on food. My cat eats a wet/dry mix of Wellness grain-free and Royal Canin Special 33. It's much healther than what most people feed their cat, so it's a more expensive. I'd say about $40/month. Cheap cat food will cost much less, probably around $20/mo (fancy feast classic). I'd recommend WET food over dry, dry food contains lots of grains which are NOT good or natural for cats (cats are like lions, meat-eaters!). Long term dry food will cause kidney problems.

If you decide to keep one, take it to the vet and get him tested/vaccinated/medicated ASAP. You can call the vet before hand to see what the cost will be. Take two of them!! Cats do really well with a brother/sister to play with.

u/r-kellysDOODOOBUTTER · 2 pointsr/personalfinance
u/GreatCatch · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Now I have that song stuck in my head. I love that song.

We've had financial problems lately and can't afford some things we need. I need this acid reducer because it would help with pain, or cat litter because we have 3 cats, or anything else from my wishlists. Or a giftcard that I can use toward food. If I order food myself, I can get the 15% Subscribe and Save discount, plus use any digital coupons.

Thanks for your contest :)

Forget about your worries and your strifes

u/Shorshack · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Frankly, I'd love a couple bags of Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter ;)

u/LexiLucy · 2 pointsr/Pets

I have my kitty set up in the guest room. I too HAVE to conceal the litter box because my dogs love to have a kitty poop snack and they dig into the litter and make a huge mess on top of everything. The solution was to get two LACK side tables from ikea (7 dollars each) and cover them with fabric on all sides with a single opening large enough for Lily to fit through. Underneath, there is a high walled litter pan and we are using Precious Cat as our litter. It is completely odorless and low dust. I only start to smell the poopies if I slack on cleaning it for 2-3 days (I know! sorry)

Whenever we have a guest over, which is rare any way, I simply move the litter box to our bedroom. The tables stay in the guest room as part of the decor and they don't even realize it was a cat toilet moments ago. And when we have people over that aren't sleeping, I can easily close the door and it's completely out of sight. I can even leave the cat in there and she'll be perfectly happy until the guests go away. Good luck!

u/Treecey · 2 pointsr/cats

I live in the US so I don't think I can guide where to buy things. However, I can only imagine you have discount type stores similar to Walmart (if you have dollar stores I wouldn't buy food from there, toys should be OK).


  • Especially being short on money, but regardless, I would put aside a set amount each month into an emergency fund just in case.

  • Set boundaries from day 1. If you don't want kitty in your room, then don't allow her to do so just because she's new.

  • Take your kitten to the vet shortly after receiving her. Many shelters near me offer a free vet check at selected vets, or a coupon. But even so, a wellness visit does not cost much.

  • Jackson Galaxy suggests putting the litterbox in a place socially significant to the cat.

    What I must have before I get a cat?

  • Litterbox

  • Litter Scoop

  • Litter - I use Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter. It's affordable (lasts me personally longer than a month), and does extremely well hiding the odor.

  • Toys, buy a variety at first to see what your cat likes.

  • Cat Tree (optional but if your kitty is a climber she will like it.). Amazon has affordable ones as well. You could also try

  • Ceramic or Stainless Steel food dish and water bowl.

  • Collar and tags.

  • Brush.

  • Food - I buy Bambi a 3.5lb bag of The Goodlife in the salmon flavor. She loves it and it's affordable at about $7 a bag. I also feed her wet food. I buy the box of Fancy Feast the poultry and beef mix or something like that this costs about $14 a box and lasts 24 days because I feed her a can a day. People will knock Fancy Feast because there's a grain-free trend going at the moment, but 1) she won't eat the more expensive fancy stuff, and 2) I don't think it's necessary, but to each their own. Like everyone has a right to raise their child however, everyone can raise their kitties however. :)

  • Flea/Heartworm/Tick preventative. May be different there, but I like to be proactive. Even if you have an indoor cat, you can bring fleas inside on your clothes. Mosquitoes fly and can come inside. Tick, not sure, but I assume they could also hitch a ride on your clothes. Personally Bambi is just on a flea preventative as I have not found an affordable product that does it all. Revolution seems to be pretty popular though you have to go to the vet for this. I use Advantage II on Bambi. Can't recall the cost at the moment.

  • Scratching posts/pads - You will want more than one but they last a long time.

    Things I should do as soon as I got him/her?

    They say to isolate the cat when you bring them home so as to not overwhelm them. I personally just let Bambi out and she looked around the apartment and then hid under a bed for awhile. Don't be alarmed by this as a new environment is overwhelming for a cat and you are new to them. It can take several days to several weeks before they feel comfortable.

    Where can I adopt a kitten?

    I believe kitten season is coming up (at least here anyways) so you can most likely find them in shelters, and I would recommend you adopt from a local shelters. Most shelters will post their available cats/kittens online or on their website. You can do a search and find both (pet adoption search engine, and local shelters).

  • If you decide to adopt a kitten note that they require much more time and energy. You also should kitten-proof your house as they may get into things they shouldn't or chew on things they shouldn't such as wires. There are also usually more kitten appropriate toys and food to purchase.

    Good luck and enjoy your new furball when you get her!

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u/bookishgeek · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Some cat food. My cat eats grain-free, and a change will upset his little cat stomach an awful lot. But a recent unexpected bill has made it so hard to buy some, and I don't want him to ever go hungry. I'm portioning it out as best I can now, but it won't last long.

I'm almost out of cat litter even more than I am out of food, though. Either one, really. I'm Turking as fast as I can. God, I don't deserve to be a cat mom.

u/lilj0nyeah · 2 pointsr/cats

I have a recommendation from a vet-student of mine: Purina Pro-Plan. It encompasses extremely high-quality ingredients, affordable prices and various flavors/specialty blends. The dry food or wet variant are both excellent for your kitty, but the dry food will be cheaper. I would use the wet food if the kitty doesn't adhere well to drinking water as the wet-food contains high amounts of water. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask. Congratulations on becoming a kitty owner!

Here are my recommendations on supplies:

Litter box:

Litter scooper:

Litter: (cheaper if you buy this one at PetSmart believe it or not)

Kitten food:

Litter mat:

u/franticcat · 2 pointsr/cats

This Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter plus this Zero Odor keeps my two cat household odor free.

u/blueflowers · 2 pointsr/Pets

You should try using Precious Cat Litter. It's unscented, clumps well, and is highly effective at controlling odor. I have two cats and it's the only brand I will buy.

u/Akajou01 · 2 pointsr/cats

On it's 13$ for 40 pounds (so 18kg, so 4 box I was talking about) :

u/dorky2 · 2 pointsr/Pets

I have not used that product, but I have used Cat Attract litter and it worked well. When we first took in our younger cat, she was a stray kitten with a bladder infection and was peeing everywhere. We used this litter to train her to the box and it was very helpful.

u/huniper · 2 pointsr/cats

I had an issue with my kitten for the few weeks I brought her home. What I did was buy some of this 'cat attract' litter and bought a few disposable litter pans. I then put the pans near where she tended to go to the bathroom and after a few weeks of no accidents I removed the temporary litter pans. She's now two years old and has not once gone outside the regular litter pans.

I don't think attention is the problem, the little guy is just a few weeks old and doesn't know any better. :)

u/bnanapancake · 2 pointsr/Pets

Have you tried several litters? This one might help. It has good reviews on amazon for troublesome kitties.


u/ilikekittens · 2 pointsr/kittens

Maybe for the water try setting a faucet to a drip or light stream and see if she will drink that. Most cats love drinking out of the faucet, so maybe she will too.

One time when my cat was sick she wouldn't drink at all, and she hates wet food so we had a tough time. But we threw some of her treats that she really liked in a bowl of water and it sort of forced her to get some water in the process.

Also, I don't know how well it works, but there's stuff you can put in the litter box that is supposed to help cats use it. Something like this. Or maybe even just a different kind of litter might help. Oh, or maybe special bad-cat litter.

u/thejadeshadow · 2 pointsr/cats

I recently had this problem with a new kitten we brought home (she even peed down our floor air vent.)

How many litter boxes do you have? I read that some cats want more than one box for various reasons such as disliking doing both numbers in the same box or just preferring options. And they are more likely to remember to use them. (I have two boxes and two cats. I read I should have 3 boxes for 2 cats, but my cats seem satisfied now and I have no place else to put a 3rd box)

Also, you can try Cat Attract litter....I bought some and my kitten hasn't peed out of the box since I got it.

I also second the vet recommendation too, just in case.

u/Cherryapplefox · 2 pointsr/relationship_advice
  1. he needs to clean that box 1 to 2 times daily. Cats won't use dirty boxes. Having a second box may help but must be cleaned daily. Or get an automatic litter box cleaner

  2. Half water half vinger solution in a spray bottle will remove smells from fabric and carpet. Spray the house down. It will smell like vinegar until it dries. Then no smell.

  3. Get a cheap couch or futon and a sofa cover if they pee on the cover you can put it in the washing machine with any laundry detergent and a half a cup of vinegar.

  4. Spay and neutering cats can reduce kitty smell because makes have a habit of marking their territory.

  5. Kitty might have a urinary tract infection. Will pee everywhere until treated.

  6. Cat litter deodorizer can help out tremendously.
u/moonchic · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

the box is just a little bigger than our old box, but it's really cute. It's grey and purple and the litter are these cute little light blue crystals, hehehe.

He first bought the Litter Maid one... DO NOT get that one! It's so loud it will wake you at night and it broke a lot.

This is the one we have now...

It's very, very quiet... I can't even tell when it's cleaning unless I'm looking right at it :)

(edit: we also have three cats, so I would imagine you'd have to actually actively clean it even less than once a week if you just have one)

u/GingerWoolfe · 2 pointsr/cats

This is the one I was looking at that worked with clumping litter. I was considering the crystal one too but what put me off was the replacement tray. But I might consider it based on your review 😊

u/simiangeek · 2 pointsr/cats

Right off the top of my head, maybe try using a litter attractant? Read through the reviews, and there are some other good tips from people with similar behavioral problems.

u/tucker_baby13 · 2 pointsr/Pets

First thing you're gonna hear on this sub is get the boys checked by a vet. With cats urination issues are sometimes symptoms of very serious and sometimes fatal conditions. What you're also gonna wanna do is:

  1. Make sure the litter box is frequently scooped (at least once a day). And the entire box should be emptied and refilled fresh at least every few weeks. The standard rule for the number of litter boxes required is the number of cats plus one. So in an ideal world they should have access to 3 litter boxes. If that's not gonna happen and they just have the one then it needs to be scooped VERY frequently. Try and position the litter box near a problem area. It can be moved once the problem has been resolved but it will make the retraining easier. You can add Litter Attract to the litter box and that will make it more tempting for them to use it.

  2. Cats will pee in the same area. The spots they have peed in need to be cleaned with an enzymatic cleaner like Natures Miracle. Nothing else will work. Even if it looks clean and smells clean to you, the cats will still smell it.

  3. If the cats are causing a ruckus at night then they need to be played with more. Get some interactive toys like the wands and play with them until they pant. A tired cat is a good cat.

  4. Many people on this sub recommend and use feline pheromone spray/diffusers/collars. Feliway is the top brand. It can help problem cats calm down and be more comfortable.

    I'd also recommend you or your parents watch some videos on youtube by Jackson Galaxy aka the Cat Whisperer. This guy knows his stuff. Here's a few videos to get started:
u/Bo_Peep · 2 pointsr/Pets

She might have a UTI, and is associating the litter box with her pain. Take her to the vet for confirmation.

Clean the area with an enzyme cleaner. Add another litter box as /u/ajru222 suggested. You can also add a litter attractant.

u/FF0000it · 2 pointsr/StLouis

Well, you can go through the regular stuff and see if it helps:

Dr. Elseys Cat Attract
Breeze Hard Clay Litter Box System

u/taleofzero · 2 pointsr/SRSPets

My cat is also big at 15 lbs. He peed outside his covered litterbox for years. Then I switched him to an open litterbox, and since then he's peed in the box without incident. I think big cats just have a hard time using covered litter boxes. I have my open litterbox in our larger bathroom, which we don't really use much. It's a bit icky to have it in open view but less icky than cat pee everywhere.

I don't know how legit it is but Amazon sells cat litterbox attracting stuff.

u/smallspark · 2 pointsr/Pets

I'm a bit confused why you think I'm suggesting a litter box every few feet but OK, I get litter boxes and babies don't go together. I would suggest adding a second litter box next to the first one if you have room. Just to see if it helps.

Try this enzyme cleaner:

Dr elseys does have an additive.

u/Surrealle01 · 2 pointsr/news

How many cats do you have? Even having more than two can cause the urination problems, especially if any of them aren't fixed. It's a territorial/stress thing.

There's a product called Cat Attract litter ( I've used in the past with good results, and it's not particularly expensive compared to any other kind. Feliway or some other calming pheromone product might help, too.

u/awonkeydonkey · 2 pointsr/cats

Precious Cat Cat Attract Problem Cat Training Litter, 40 pound bag

This is what we used for kittens to train then switched to the precious cat litter by the same company. We had 4 four cats for 2 years in one litter box and this was amazing. All 4 cats had no issue using the same box.

I also recommend a paper box that you replace every month or so keeps the smell of litter box at bay.

u/thats_a_shovel · 2 pointsr/cats

So, I'm assuming you're like me and have already gone online and did a bunch of research before asking here. If your cat cleared the vet check and you've done all the things the blogs have said (change the litter often, enzyme cleaner, blocked access off to the pee areas, removed stressors like neighborhood cats, etc), then I suggest a) changing the size/type of litter box to either a larger one or one that has a lower entry, and b) use cat attract.

I did everything, and my cats checked out fine, but for 6 months they terrorized my poor floors, always in the same spots. I used enzyme cleaner, but they'd just return... I used tape, foil, etc and they'd pee just right on it. At one point I blocked off all their pee areas for a month, and they used the boxes fine, but as soon as they were allowed access they found new spots in the areas. I changed out the top-entry boxes we had been using for 6+ years (same style, not the exact same box) to lower ones, and that helped, but it didn't fix all of it. The lower boxes + cat attract did it.

I tried to change back to the top-entry boxes with cat attract, but them cats wouldn't have it... Sigh. But that worked for us - lower boxes and cat attract.

u/MG42Turtle · 2 pointsr/Pets

Hmm, we've bought the "Cat Attract" litter from the same brand and it sounds like it's the same stuff already mixed with litter. She used that for a couple of days then stopped again. But what the hell, I guess it's worth a shot.

u/TehKarmah · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

did you have a long hair bun? I have an Angora a d got her a cat litter box that allows the urine to drop onto a wee pad below. It's super easy to keep clean. They're less than $30 on Amazon and you can get wee pads at Costco for cheap.

Edit: Here's a link to the box Purina Tidy Cats BREEZE Litter System Starter Kit - (1) Box

u/eaktheperson · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I wrote this a while back... referencing this system. Essentially, it's almost dust free, and almost odorless.

"This system is actually fantastic. Minimal smell compared to regular cat litter. Moreover, easier (although a bit more complicated) set up. Not to mention almost no tracking (outside a rouge pellet).

Now I'm going to sound like a shill, however I swear by this system, it's helped me become more tolerant of cats. Once while we were having a party my Mother-in-law comes up to me and asks me where we hid the cat litter? It was a new place and at first she thought we left the cat behind (and was giving me hell about it), however there he was. She couldn't smell it at all, meanwhile I pointed down and she was pretty much standing right next to it. As long as it's clean (solid waste) it has almost no odor. It only smells shortly after he's gone, which is a trend that seems to span the entire animal kingdom."

Likewise, maybe a pc fan with a bit of filter element strapped on via a rubber band and for extra points a occupancy sensor.

u/purebredginger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A new litter box! My kitty has some intestinal issues that make his poops smell pretty rank, and he drinks a lot of water to help his tummy making him pee A LOT and he is a big cat so these are like big urinations. Regular litter just doesn't cut it after only a couple of days of changing it. Plus he tracks it EVERYWHERE. I hear this litter box is great for odor control AND tracking. It would be absolutely wonderful to have it because the normal litter just isn't working anymore. Plus I think my roommate would appreciate it as well.

u/RadioPixie · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

This one with the pull-out tray that houses a pee pad. I didn't even know I felt strongly enough about litterboxes to have a favorite until the house I catsit for got this.

u/Colisan · 2 pointsr/france

Sinon ça ? =D
(en plus de la remarque sur la litière, pour le début)

u/Nonstronzi · 2 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

One of my friends trained her cat to shake hands for a treat and now he just does it when you tap his paw, no treat necessary. She also mentioned she used a clicker at the beginning too but I don't know what she used it for.

Edit: This product can train your cat to use the toilet too

u/BeautifulHope · 2 pointsr/BeforeNAfterAdoption

Look into getting a [Litter Kwitter](Cat Toilet Training System By Litter Kwitter - Teach Your Cat to Use the Toilet - With Instructional DVD My cat was toilet trained until he got too old and started having joint issues from being hit by a car before I adopted him.

u/AttarAkbar · 2 pointsr/aww

I used a Litter Kwitter kit, they sell on amazon-

Cats learn really quick. Will take a month or so, as you progress through the different inserts on that kit. I trained a non-bengal cat once and it took a bit longer, but he still learned too. So your girl being F3/F2 will probably take to it very fast

u/trialsbythemiles · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My birthday is coming up this wednesday and I am turning 21! Super excited for this one for obvious reasons!

  1. My go to meal is usually a steak stir-fry! Just chop up some veggies and throw in some steak and in 20 min you have a delicious meal! Make sure you spice it up as well, I usually use salt, pepper, and steak seasoning. The veggies I usually use are: peppers, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, and squash.

  2. My goals. I always strive to be the best person I can be.

  3. Rambo the panda bear is our only hope.

u/SPARTANsui · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

You're probably going to want to use an enzyme cleaner product on it. Basically cleaner with bacteria that breaks down the urine. Like this for instance I would test it in an inconspicuous spot first to make sure it won't stain your seat. But it should be fine. IMO using that plus hot water extraction should remove the odor and make it like it never happened.

I hope that helps, I have a doggy of my own and I've had to use enzyme cleaner before and it seems to work well.

u/UnicornToots · 2 pointsr/puppy101

> . I have some Febreze spray here that I haven't used yet, but I do see that the can says to keep away from children and pets. I don't know if this spray would be harmful for her or if they just mean it so that the pet doesn't bite it or if it being in the air is dangerous to her health. It isn't that huge blue bottle, it is this thin one with a slanted top, I figured maybe I could take her out of the room to clean it and spray the Febreze then let her back in a little bit after.

Febreeze is not enzymatic cleaner. You need Nature's Miracle. Period.

> For socializing, my girlfriend has a french bulldog and there is also a pet store near by that I think could help me out with letting her play with other puppies and for her to see other people.

Has the puppy had its shots yet? You should not have them be around puppies that are also not vaccinated until your puppy itself has been vaccinated. The last thing you need on top of a puppy with a high-risk of behavioral issues to then get Parvoviros. Go here and scroll down to the "Vaccinations and Disease Risk..." section to make sure you're doing it right. If you know for a fact that your girlfriend's dog is 100% healthy and vaccinated, that should be fine.

You have a lot of work ahead of you, but you're on the right track since you're already concerned and looking to be a good owner. Good luck.

u/Notevenspecial · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Just a thought. You are not the original owners, correct? Do you know if the previous owners had pets? I had a situation where the concrete stunk when it got wet, and it turned out to be crystalized urine. I used an enzyme to break it down, and the problem went away:

Might be what is happening to you. There is no ammonia in concrete, so it is something that soaked into it.

u/Jeunegarcon · 2 pointsr/audiorepair

while I fortunately have no experience with it on speakers, there's a product called Natures Miracles that has worked miracles on area rugs and bedding. You can get it at most pet stores.

u/FirstLadyOfBeer · 2 pointsr/badroommates

My parents swore by Nature's Miracle when their cat started to go senil and pee everywhere

u/Junkmans1 · 2 pointsr/Plumbing

Two ideas:

Try Lysol cleaner. Dilute as per directions for disinfecting and fill the sink up to soak for a few minutes then drain.

Another idea: Pet stores sell products that use enzymes to neutrilize urine odor from dog/cat peeing on floor. Try using something like that.

u/RiceCakes4IBS · 2 pointsr/Pets

Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan - Warm Gray

u/Luidaeg · 2 pointsr/cats

Mine used to the same thing. When he was younger, he sprayed litter all the way across the kitchen floor once when he was doing his combination kitty dirtbiking and treasure bury. He's calmed down some since then, though still spends a long time burying. I have a combination litter mat in front of the box, and bought these, which helps a lot. There's still a little tracking because paws, but it's nowhere near the mess that it used to be.

u/tasunder · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

With one small litterbox and two cats inevitably they will be stepping on clumps as they pee unless you scoop at least 3 times per day. I assume you scoop when you vacuum but if not, you probably will need to.


There are litterboxes with high sides that aren't top-entry. Here is one well-reviewed unit. That's what I currently use now that I have only one cat. I did take the door off, though. Here's another one.

u/moregrits · 2 pointsr/wholesomememes

Yep! It's this one

u/andersleet · 2 pointsr/cats

I have one of these, while not "auto cleaning" in the sense that you have to physically rotate the box it eliminates the need to scoop. Coupled with a Litter Genie it takes me less than 30 seconds to empty my (2) cat's litter box.

Eventually I'll get myself a Litter-Robot but for now this is just fine.

u/Laoracc · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

For those of you, like me, struggling with cleaning litter, this catbox changed my whole experience.

Just roll it upside down, pat the bottom (now top) of the box, bring rightside-up, and all the litter has been collected in the scoop to dispose of. Bam.

u/biscotti_monster · 2 pointsr/ttcafterloss

My husband took over the job but he bought this litter box from amazon and we love it! It has a filter inside so all you do is roll it to the right and the clean litter sifts through the filter while the clumps collect in that scoop thingy. Then you just take the scoop out and trash it and that's it. No contact with anything.

u/Marksman79 · 2 pointsr/shittyrobots

For everyone who says it is too expensive, here is the litter box I use which has the same sifting and turning process for $40, the only difference is that you turn it yourself instead of having a motor turn it for you. The litter all sifts into a long scooper for you to toss out.

u/SoullessGingerCat · 2 pointsr/cats

I have a covered box you just roll over to scoop. It's great, and it won't break like the automatic boxes.

u/dontcryferguson · 2 pointsr/cats

This is the one I'm referring to to avoid.. Good luck in your search!

u/emperorko · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Buy this. It is the best thing to ever happen to cat owners.

u/BravesMaedchen · 2 pointsr/Pets

My cat was having a similar issue. I got a litter box with high sides and a walk-in opening like this and a really large base for a dog crate like this to put underneath the litter box. It really helps keep the pee inside the box and off the floor.
Old cats require a lot of maintenance.

u/Nynm · 2 pointsr/cat

Oh no, that's terrible. I had a cat that was like this. He'd keep peeing on the same spots on a rug and I had to re-train him.

You need to spend a few strict days with her litter training her again. After eating, after waking up from sleep and after playing take her directly to the litter box. If you notice her drinking a lot of water or something, take her to the litter box. Make sure it's not next to an unpleasant place like a washing machine or the trash. Cats don't like loud or pungent smells and their nose is really sensitive. Also make sure to keep the box in the same place and if it makes sense in your situation, have two littler boxes in different places in the house. Also, if you're using an enclosed litter box, take the top off while you train her, until you feel confident that she's using it consistently.

You also need to spot clean everything she has peed on. Rocco and Roxie's pet odor and stain remover is what I use and I have 2 cats and a puppy. It works great! It really gets in deep to rid of the scents we people can't smell but animals can. Cats, specially dominant cats, tend to pee over the place where they peed previously because they have claimed it as theirs. If it smells like urine they're likely to go pee on it again.

Also, keep your parents bedroom closed and off-limits as often as you can. It's possible to train a cat to not go into a certain room. None of my pets are allowed in my computer room unless I'm in there and they avoid it even when I keep the door open.

You can also ask your vet. It might be something else that is bothering her, maybe her food or maybe the litter that you use. Try different things. Some cats don't like scented litter or chaulk-y litter.

Good luck!

u/ThisIsRecompense · 2 pointsr/Pets

The best way to prevent doggy messes is to immediately start crate training. Get your dog used to the crate, and over time you can slowly let your dog have a bit more freedom in the apartment. And if he's out for play or hanging out then you have to supervise him and hopefully distract him and take him outside if you see him about to start his business.

You can get an odor/stain remover and have that handy for accidents. As far as killing the carpet, you have to let them know that there are better, more fun alternatives.

Zak George's Dog Training youtube channel is a good place to start learning, imo. But honestly, I can't stress crate training enough. You have to teach the dog where it's okay to go.

u/SlitheringFlower · 2 pointsr/cats

First, you need to identify if it's a behavioral or medical issue. Medical problems are the most common cause of going outside the litter box.

If it's behavioral, a whole host of things could be the cause. It's possible your cat doesn't like its litter, its litter box is in a place not easily accessible, or somewhere the cat doesn't feel safe, or it doesn't like the box (too small, covered, uncovered,etc...). Lastly, make sure you clean the box everyday, sometimes if it gets too dirty a cat will stop using the box.

While you're trying to figure out the cause you can (if feasible) place aluminum foil over the place your cat usually pees, they don't like the sound/feel and will avoid going there. Get a good urine/feces enzyme cleaner. It will remove any remaining scent that your cat may be drawn to. One like this:

Good luck, hope this helps!

u/thrakkerzog · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have heard good things about Nature's Miracle, but also heard that they are not what they used to be. This was recommended to me as a replacement, and it's worked well in my home:

u/cleanforever · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I use an industrial chemical called Consume by Spartan Chemical but it's not going to be available at any normal retail store, only janitorial supply companies and stores. You can probably find a different enzymatic cleaner at your local supermarket, they're usually marketed as cleaners for pet messes (OUT!, Nature's Miracle), but they work as well on other organic matter.

Here's one available online:

u/Sirefly · 2 pointsr/self

Use some baking soda to soak up the wetness, then vacuum.

Next, use some enzymatic cleaner to get rid of the smell.

If you own live with cats, you should always have some of that cleaner around anyway.

u/christiangreyisdraco · 2 pointsr/Pets

Yup, that's probably what is happening. Get an enzymatic cleaner. Something like this.

u/chubbiguy40 · 2 pointsr/howto

You cannot prevent pet accidental peeing, Fortunately you can clean it up almost entirely with very little damage.

First thing you will need is a small portable black light, For identifying where the spots are.

Second you will need an enzyme cleaner to remove the urine completely.

Third you will need something to get the enzyme cleaner into the carpet and padding underneath,

In a darkened room a black light will cause the urine spot to glow, Fill the injector with enzyme cleaner and then inject into the carpet and pad, The enzyme will eat the urine completely and then die off.

Good luck and love your pets.

u/wraab · 2 pointsr/Advice

You need an enzymatic cleaner or one that will break down the molecular structure of the mildew.

Something like this -

Pour like half the bottle onto the area where the smell is occuring. Let it sit for 20 minutes then get up all the moisture via shop vac or other carpet cleaner. Get it as dry as possible. the smell should fade away within a day.

Here's a molecular one -

Warning, it's stupid powerful. Like, open your windows and leave the room for a bit.

u/flicktastic · 2 pointsr/howto

I prefer Rocco & Roxie. It has never failed me and is way more effective, imo:

u/BestOrganizingIdeas · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I know of this product from two of my friends and I see it has many great reviews so you might want to try it. Good luck :)

u/Viginti · 2 pointsr/Fitness

If you can get this type of stuff it works really well. I've had to clean up my share of cat piss.

u/BobbyMcWho · 2 pointsr/Parenting

This stuff does wonders when my kitty with chronic diarrhea misses the litter box. Not sure how it would work for human poops.

u/LiterallyTrolling · 2 pointsr/ethtrader

You should use an enzyme-based cleaner to take care of the smell, especially if it’s in carpet (some info as to why).

This one works pretty well.

u/septicidal · 2 pointsr/IFParents

Enzymatic cleaner plus upholstery cleaning machine?

We use this enzymatic cleaner for pet messes and it works for human pee too:

I have this upholstery cleaning machine and it works pretty well - you can make your own cleaning solution instead of using their branded stuff, but it comes with some sample sizes of the branded stuff:

u/HorseIsHypnotist · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

This stuff is amazing!

It gets out animal pee smell better than anything I've ever used. I have a freaking super power sense of smell and it gets cat pee smell (which is the worst smell ever)out completely.

u/larry_pancake · 1 pointr/felinebehavior

Oh man, have I been there. One of my furballs was determined to pee out the side of the litterbox. Every. Single. Time. I fixed this by getting one of those dome-shaped litter boxes (like this: with a built-in stair case that leads into it. Now she has to walk inside the litter box in order to get to the litter, and she can't pee out the side.

If you don't suspect mobility problems, you might also try a litter box with a top-entry--enclosed on all sides, and the cat has to jump down into it to use it.

u/onomatopria · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Oh, an igloo like this might be a good choice. You might have to clean the sides and steps every so often, but if it helps get the poop off the feet, it might be easier than your entire bathroom.

Even though your cat’s poops appear normal, it might be worth bringing it up the next time you see your vet. They might have food recommendations that would result in more solid cleaner poops.

u/david_edmeades · 1 pointr/cats

The Tidy Cat Breeze isn't covered but it has three high sides and uses large hard clay pellets that don't spread as easily as litter does.

Alternately, I use a big dome box with a staircase, but that might be too complicated.

u/Bittums · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Pine! and Booda Dome = you have cats?

u/homehealthgirl · 1 pointr/dogs

Honestly? I put it in area where the dogs can't reach. It's facing the wall so the cat jumps on the lid, then goes in. It works for her, but wouldn't for all dogs.

When I lived with my roommate's cat she had good luck with using the Booda Litter Box. The entrance is slightly curved with stairs so it's harder for the dog to access.

u/Blanchetastic · 1 pointr/Wishlist
u/AjKawalski · 1 pointr/dogs

I use one of these for my cat:
Petmate Booda Dome Cleanstep Cat Box, Brushed Nickel
Very useful and without the top entry issues

u/gibed · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Just unscented Fresh Step (not that my cat cares too much if it's scented, but the smell of the scented litter everywhere drives me crazy). Some of the odor is also trapped by the litter box we use.

u/contradictionchild · 1 pointr/sexover30
u/TheLawIsi · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems
u/Etunimi · 1 pointr/amazon

You say import fees are $4.45, so shipping is $181.69? Have you checked by actually going to checkout to see if the shipping is really that high instead of being just a display bug on the product page?

In case it is helpful for comparison, for me to Finland it shows $35.99 + $82.10, with the shipping being $59.24 and Import Fees Deposit being $22.86, and that seems consistent with shipping rates to Finland, as $12.99 + 10.3 lbs * $4.49/lbs = $59.24.

So the issue seems to not be universal as I'm seeing the correct rate. Maybe it is specific to Canada.

u/giam86 · 1 pointr/cats

Me and you are in the same boat! As of about 2 weeks ago, one of my siamese (I have 2) has started pooping right outside the litter box. The litter box is in a cabinet, so literally he or she is pooping 2 steps away from the actual box. The cats are only 5 so getting in and out of the box isn't the issue. I'm wondering if mine has to do with the fact that I had to throw away a scratch post that one of my cats loved. The one cat will only use a carpet scratch post whereas the other cats likes the rope (I still have that one). I cleaned my litter box yesterday (soap, water, the whole works). Within 12 hours, poop outside the box! So I know cleanliness isn't the issue. I'm seriously wondering now if it's because she's frustrated with having nothing to scratch on? I'm also wondering if it could be from the new baking soda deodorizer I'm using. I guess I'll have to hide that at the bottom of the litter until it runs out and see if that solves it.

Honestly, it's a guessing game. I'm going down a list basically. New scratch post. New litter mat. Different deodorizer. New litter box. Different litter.

I'm going to go through each one of those until something works. Since your cat is older, I'd definitely wonder if his mobility wasn't effecting him getting in the box. They have a cute little box with stairs if that is the issue.

I'm also taking the person's advice below of cleaning as best I can the spot where the cat has been going to eliminate the smell. I will say though, I took out the litter mat which the cat had been going on and it didn't fix the issue. They just went directly on the cabinet instead, so I'm not sure about the whole being able to smell where they went previously since it was a waterproof mat, so I wouldn't think there would have been a big smell. But I'm going to try to get rid of any smell regardless.

ETA: litter box

u/SecularNotLiberal · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I love the Omega Paw non-scooping box. Here is the Amazon link to it. It's super cheap, super easy to clean, and yeah, no scoop.

I buy $10 40 lb box of clumping kitty litter once every few months or so at Wegmans and I'm good.

u/glanmiregirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bunnicula - what awesome books those were, I use to read them to my son when he was little.

I think you should get yourself this because cleaning boxes out is gross and why can't cats just use the toilet, gawd!

I would love this because I really need to know what everyone is talking about all the time.

u/ooryl2 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should really get your Self-cleaning litter box Very useful, and nothing cooler really than no longer having to scoop cat poop! I mean sure you could get some fun game to play, but really, not having to scoop anymore? That's totally bunnicula cool!

As for my item, Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi because new book, yay! Can't wait to read about this time period!

Or the 100+ Random dice now that school is out for the kids, we'll be able to do more family game nights together and there's about a million things we could do with these!

u/KlueBat · 1 pointr/Pets

I'm a new cat owner and I've done a ton of research into automatic litter boxes myself. The only conclusion that I've been able to come to is that they all pretty much suck. They either jam up, don't clean well, break after a short life cycle, or have other issues. Even expensive units like the Litter Genie or the top end Litter Maid units are not without significant issues.

If you have questions about specific brands I'd be happy to share what I've learned.

Right now my cat is using the closest thing to self cleaning I could find, the Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter-Box.

If you have a cat that does not mind a covered box this thing is amazing. Cleaning the litter box is a 60 second process and I never have to touch pet waste. I can not recommend this product enough.

I'm no expert on dogs and litter boxes, so perhaps someone else in the community can help you out. My best guess would be to put the box of your choice in a location where the cat can get to it easily but the dog cannot get to it at all.

Best of luck with your kitty!

u/watsoned · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Martian ($15 at time of posting, was $23 before): Why should you want it? Well, it's based on a amazing book and it has Matt Damon. And he's going to science the shit out of this movie, which is about an astronaut marooned on Mars. Yes, Mars. Hence the name 'The Martian'. Struggling to survive against all odds while the government spends even more money trying to save Matt Damon.

Self-Cleaning Litterbox ($25): Cause who wants to actually scoop poop? Instead, you can just roll this box around (preferably without a cat inside) and dump the conveniently gathered waste into the disposal unit of your choice.

Jack of All Trades DVD ($17.50): Look, it's Bruce Campbell and it's cheesy. But apparently very good. What more can you want?

The Evil Dead BluRay ($7.50): Again with the Bruce Campbell, but this movie is a classic. I'm not even big into horror and I consider this movie a 'must-have'.

Star Wars Pub Glasses ($22): Are you Resistance or First Order? Well now you don't have to settle for a glass with a faction that is not your own! You can choose and drink in style. And since they're pub-style glasses, they hold a fair amount of liquid and are also easier to wash than traditional glasses, if you are a poor schmuck like me who has no dishwasher. No more excuses for the men in the house why they can't wash their own damn drinkware. Your hand will fit in there, buddy.

u/CommissarSmersh · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

I reproduced one of these and put a small Omegapaw inside. It current doubles as a countertop for her food and water dishes and with the coating it has, it wipes off easily. Granted I only have a small, 7 pound cat but I only have an odor issue when I wait a few weeks to clean it. If I don't end up replacing it when I replace the dining room furniture, I'll likely install a plywood back to further trap odors.

u/SugarSugarBee · 1 pointr/Frugal

I order a hell of a lot from amazon, but I have amazon prime for free (student). So 2 day shipping is free. I order most everything on there that I can wait 2 days on.

The only thing I don't order a ton of is clothes. Even if I like it, it's always tough to tell if it will fit properly. I only get clothes if it's cheap enough where it won't be a huge loss if it doesn't fit right or I don't like it. I'm talking 10 dollars or less. But recently I just invested my time into honing my wardrobe into a "capsule wardrobe" so I don't feel the need to buy new clothes anymore unless it's a size issue.

I got my macbook air, just 1 generation before this one, for 700 dollars on Amazon.

Recently I got: (this was .89 cents when I ordered it)

So much more on my wishlist too.

u/NotSuzyHomemaker · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Me too! And that's a big reason why I just got one of these. I've used them before. We only got rid of ours when my middle daughter moved in because I'm sorry but there's no way a 24 lb cat can fit into those. BUT they work really well and make cleaning the litter box way easier.

u/Rivermelodies · 1 pointr/cats

What a cute kitty!

I use a clevercat litterbox:

It's a significant improvement over the classic litterbox shape. The height and lid really minimizes litter mess and odor.

u/TrueGlich · 1 pointr/Pets
u/ammolite · 1 pointr/cats

Since you said you cat just turned 1 y/o, I assume you got him as a kitten. This may sounds weird, but sometimes as cats grow they don't compensate mentally for the added size when they pop-a-squat in the box. This results in them hanging their butt over the edge of the box and pooping RIGHT at the entrance of the box. The solution is to this is (usually) to get a larger litter box. If you're already using the largest size, you can try using a large rubbermaid container with the lid removed or a hole cut in the lid. You can also look into one of these:

u/wintercast · 1 pointr/RedditForGrownups

the litter box is located in a open area of the laundry room, and there is hardly ever anyone there sothe cat has privacy. the cat has two litter boxes. they are the top entry type but i take the tops off. i have thought about getting even larger storage boxes and using those instead.

the cat generally goes right next to the litter box. he has been to the vet. in the past he did have a UTI, but that was about a 2 years ago. He is not acting like he has a UTI. i can place him in the box and he will urniate. i think he just wants the box to be totally clean. if there is even the hint of a lump he wont use it.

I was fully cleaning the boxes (as in soap and water and new litter) ever 2 weeks. now i am going to do it every week.

at this point, i am taking him to the box myself at least 2 times a day and cleaning the boxes 2 times a day.

i have used the hormonal vaporziers and noticed no change.

u/Literacy · 1 pointr/videos

Anyone happen to know the brand/model of this litterbox?

For anyone looking, this is called Clevercat Top Entry Litterbox.

u/currer_bell · 1 pointr/cats

Not all cats resonate with covered litter boxes, so your mileage may vary on this, but we are big fans of the clevercat litter box. It's a little irritating to pay $35 for a tupperware tub, but the zigzagging channels on the lid do catch quite a bit of the extra litter our cat tracks out of the box.

u/ARsignal11 · 1 pointr/Pets

I use this one:

It's another covered box. I know you mentioned that your other cat will pee on the cover. Hopefully they won't with this one. Works well for 1 of my cats who likes to raise her butt up when she pees. It used to spray outside the box sometimes. This covered one solved all of my problems with high sprayers. I believe it's also cheaper from Walmart if you're interested in saving a few bucks.

u/VyrCossont · 1 pointr/cats

Top entry litter box might help. Worked for mine.

u/tobisowles · 1 pointr/Truckers

If your cat will tolerate it, get her this(amazon link). We got one for the spare box, a few of our dingbats can't figure it out but the ones who do use it, oh man so much less mess. They come in other sizes as well, you should be able to find something that fits your truck.

u/stupidhusky · 1 pointr/aww

Not all cats will adjust to it well but have you heard of the Clevercat litter box? It can help keep the dog out:

u/salietfidet · 1 pointr/AnimalsBeingJerks

Might I make a suggestion?

u/Go3Team · 1 pointr/rva

Are you using indoor cat food? If so, cut the shit and get them regular food.

We use this fancy ass box. The dogs can't get treats out of it, and the cats like it. I should have an extra one here if you want to try it out.

u/goldfish_king · 1 pointr/dogs

My parents' dog is too big to get in the litter box but one of their cats is an inveterate litter kicker and kept making messes, so they got one of these litter boxes. Might be worth a try.

u/MorleyDotes · 1 pointr/funny

Clever Cat or you can make one for half the price out of a storage container from Home Depot.

u/Buy-theticket · 1 pointr/Pets

The Clevercat top entry box is the only thing that keeps our cat from kicking litter all over the bathroom. It's annoying to pay $40 for a box with a hole in it but it works really well.

u/literallynot · 1 pointr/LifeProTips
u/Beefourthree · 1 pointr/cats

I've been thinking about switching to a top entry litterbox to cut down on the mess.

u/heyjoob · 1 pointr/dogs

I don't have advice about the dogs that others haven't already said, but check out the Clevercat litter box. It's not fullproof and not all cats will use it, but mine have no problem with it. My last dog would get get in, so we just put things on either side of it and the hole close to the wall so it was harder for her to reach. She left it alone after that.

Edit: You could probably also make a similar design yourself for a fraction of the price.

u/FancyDressKitten · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

You can get a litter box that your cat enters from the top. One with a flap might work as well.

u/samolotem · 1 pointr/cats

Not a type of litter, but this litterbox has been great for reducing tracking in my apartment:

u/amaqqq · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Try a different litter box.

Or the litter-robot (which is a lot more expensive but automatic).

u/TheGirlwThePinkHair · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Jackson Galaxy is not a fan of the litter robot. because poop & pee get all over it inside.

this is the cat litter i use & i am a big fan.

u/awkwardlittleturtle · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I took a sip of something poison, but I'll hold on tight

Not having to buy cat litter for a while would be a huge help on our ever-tightening budget!

Thanks for the contest! <3 <3 <3

u/cutekick · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I started using this cat litter when I needed something I could easily order online, before I had been using Tidy Cats and this is just so much better. Tidy Cats clumps tend to break up and I had to just start with a completely new batch of litter every so often. I don't have to do that with this litter because any bits that are used just stick together so well. I recommend trying the small bag to see if you like it.

u/That_Cupcake · 1 pointr/cats

PLEASE do not underestimate litter box logistics.

I live in a small apartment with three neutered males; 10, 8, and 3 years old, indoor only. Currently, I'm not having any issues, but I have worked hard to find the right litter box situation. The older ones have had all kinds of issues, including a serious kidney stone in the oldest, who got surgery a few years ago for it.

Maybe two years ago, we had a litter box problem where they were peeing in corners or close to the boxes. I had 4 of those igloos (rip off, do not buy) in the garage that they could easily access through a cat door. As it turned out, this was stressing out my cats. I can only speculate as to why -- perhaps one cat was being a bully and guarding the boxes, maybe the boxes were too small, maybe the sudden opening of the garage door was scaring them from going in the garage, etc...

so, to make a long story short, here is how I solved the problem:

  1. Different litter boxes. big ones. HUGE ones.

    Cats do not like to feel boxed in. They are sensitive little creatures. Although they like privacy, they also need to feel like they have an easy escape route if something scares them. Use 50 gallon storage containers, and cut a door for your kitty. Do NOT use a lid. No one likes looking at cat poop, but making them go in a little closed in box at their age could be causing the problem. These DIY litter boxes are cheap, and the high walls will prevent your fur babies from flinging litter all over. here is a good example:

  2. Switch litter, and use a ton of it.

    Now that you have 50 gallon tubs, you have plenty of space to fill. kitties like to dig -- let them! I was using the light weight pine shavings for a long time because dragging a giant bag of sand home was awful. That stuff isn't the best, and cheap kitty litter is, well, cheap. This litter had good reviews so I tried it and they loved it! Also, amazon prime will deliver it to your door. hehehe :3

  3. Litter box placement.

    The general rule of thumb is one box per cat, + one more. So, if you have two kitties, you should have three litter boxes. I have 3 kitties, therefore I have 4 litter boxes. This way, no one fights, and if one cat is being a jerk, they have lots of other options. The hardest part in all of this is finding a place for the boxes. They're big, they're ugly, and they require easy access every day for cleaning. The important part is that they are spaced far apart. Don't let your cats watch each other go, it makes them uncomfortable. Maybe put one in each room of the shop, or house when you can finally bring them home. :)

  4. Kitty Xanax and playtime

    I think I saw someone else posting about this too. The poor things sound like they are stressed. Help them out. You should also be showing your cats love and attention. They might not be around for all of your life, but you will be around for all of theirs. Maybe they are trying to tell you something.

  5. No-Kill options

    sorry about the facebook link;

    look into adoption if you feel like you've tried everything or you are simply done dealing with it.

    I hope this helps. Also, sorry for the formatting, everything is now step 1. I don't feel like fixing it, nor do I feel like it's important. :)
u/biohoo · 1 pointr/cats

What kind of litter do you use?

Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter, 40 pound bag

We use this and it's wonderful at keeping poop smells at bay.

u/Kr_Treefrog2 · 1 pointr/Pets

Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Ultra Cat Litter. That stuff clumps like a rock and smells nice - controls odor without being loaded with perfume. Minimal dust, too.

u/PM_ME__YOUR_FACE · 1 pointr/Pets

Alright I'm going to be completely honest here. I live in a studio apartment. I haven't cleaned my cat's box in... 13 days. It's getting done tomorrow morning, okay?!

Anyway. No cat smell here. All I can tell you is that I use Dr. Elsey's Ultra.

$14 for a 40lb bag.

It's not even a case of "You wouldn't notice it because you live in it all the time so you're used to it." - I'd notice it upon coming home from work if it were bad. I smell nothing here. Also, decent ventilation via windows helps.

u/ghostinator1 · 1 pointr/catcare
u/SoCaFroal · 1 pointr/AnimalsBeingJerks

We use the Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter. Our 2 cats go through a 40lb bag a month. It's pretty cheap too.

u/false_parallax · 1 pointr/CatsandCosmetics

Dust free litter is going to have a big impact. If you like clumping but want to make things easier for your kitty, try Precious Cat - I stumbled across it on Amazon two months ago searching for a low/no dust litter for our home. It IS clay-based, but it isn't as processed and doesn't have fragrance additives. Going from Fresh Step to this has done worlds of good in my home. I've already converted my mom.

u/SpanoMano · 1 pointr/Pets

I suggest this. I have a kitten who would go everywhere but the box. I almost had to return her to the shelter i got her from when they recommended this and it works.

u/DausenWillis · 1 pointr/cats

It's called Cat Attract, petco should have it. You might need to confine him to a bathroom with his litterbox so he gets back in the habbit.

Got prime. It's on sale:

u/YourMoms_A_Throwaway · 1 pointr/StartledCats

I had a similar problem and went for one of the litters meant to attract the cats (specifically "Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Cat Attract Scoopable Cat Litter" and it fixed all the problems instantly.

u/NeverBeenMoreSerious · 1 pointr/cats

Have you tried cat attract litter?

u/anonymous_coward69 · 1 pointr/cats

Kitten attractant is something already in litter made specifically for kittens. Dr Elsey's is the one everyone swears by ( Also, pool noodles are an excellent idea. My kitten used to love to go behind the fridge until I wedged some between the tight spot she squeezed through and the fridge. Good luck.

u/fidibro · 1 pointr/Pets

Even if not daily, there is zero excuse not to clean it out for 2 to 3 weeks. My sister uses this automated cleaning litter box for 2 cats and cleans it out once a week:

u/Josie324 · 1 pointr/cats

PetSafe ScoopFree Original...

This one.

Crystal litter.

u/zephroth · 1 pointr/aww

PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic with Disposable Tray, Purple

This one. We have two of em. One is 4 years old not a single problem.

u/puterTDI · 1 pointr/AmazonTopRated

I've used the scoop free for two years:

and it's fricken awesome. We got a plastic insert rather than buying the replacement cartridges. You don't really have to do anything for a month (just stir it once or twice) then you take everything out, dump it in a garbage bag, hose the insert off with the hose, and refill with litter and you're good to go.

It has yet to jam or break (unlike the stupid litter maids...I went through two of them and they were breaking every couple of weeks. Their bins also filled up like every 3 or 4 days).

u/shesmadeline · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Sure, this is the one I use :)

u/digitaldays · 1 pointr/AskNYC

I had the same issue for too long. I recently got one of these "scoop free" litter boxes and put it in a cat bench thing and it's honestly been a dream. 2 cats and I can go 4-5 days without smelling anything.

u/OV1C · 1 pointr/melbourne

I skimmed it and didn't see it the first time around but I do now and I've since read Amazon reviews and can fix those issues through some DIYing. Cheers!

u/Ezl · 1 pointr/pics

Scoop Free Self Cleaning - life changing.

u/zimirken · 1 pointr/shittyrobots

I have this one:

It is a dream come true. You line the little bin with a plastic bag, and every week or so you empty it and top it up with cat litter. One of the best hundred dollars I've ever spent.

u/leelee1976 · 1 pointr/Wishlist

PetSafe Simply Clean Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic, Works with Clumping Cat Litter
This one. I wanted the robot but I dont have that kind of cash.

u/terradi · 1 pointr/cats

Definitely not. If you look up circular automatic litterbox the style will be one of the first hits.

... does Amazon get auto-blocked?

Definitely a circular litterbox like this but I cannot say for certain which brand, honestly. With almost a track of clean litter, the idea being to scoop out all the waste and the clean stuff would be left. Worked slowly but steadily over the course of a full day.

u/Feistybritches · 1 pointr/cats

Amazon sells a litter box that self cleans. It's awesome! We had our litter box in our dining room at our last place and never smelled it! You still have to empty a basket at the back, but with 2 cats, I only scoop and change the bags 2x maayyybe 3x per week and there's no stink. We plugged it into a basic aquarium type timer so that it runs twice per day to keep the motor from over working and it's been great for over 3 years!

Here's the link:
PetSafe Simply Clean Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic, Works with Clumping Cat Litter

u/MotherFuckingCupcake · 1 pointr/Pets

This is the specific product I'm wondering about.

u/kittlepoops · 1 pointr/Pets

You should take the cat to the vet to rule out the possibility of a UTI. My cat did the same thing (due to stress) and we were also told to buy this to attract the cat to the litter box. I would also make sure to clean the litter box every day or even get a second one to put in another room.

u/tehzephyrsong · 1 pointr/Pets

Truthfully, I've never used a litter attractant, I just know it's a thing that exists - the animal shelter I work at sells a small assortment of basic pet supplies, and litter attractant is one of the products we sell. I am pretty sure this is the one we sell. It's got a 4-star rating on Amazon and mostly positive reviews, although there's a vocal minority for whom the product didn't work. Seems like it would be worth a try, at least, and if it doesn't work, at least it's not terribly expensive, at $12 for 20 oz.

No worries, I'd be concerned too if it were my cat.

u/ClutchReverie · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Other people have good ideas in this thread but also there is special cat-attractive litter box training litter that you should try. It works for re-training too.

u/Sandra_Wihan · 1 pointr/cats

like others have mentioned, have him checked out by a vet to make sure he is not suffering from any medical conditions. such as urinary infections or something else.

Have you tried getting a new, bigger litterbox? perhaps use a large cardboard box or something to give him more privacy? my cat's BIG litterbox is walled off using a large free Amazon cardboard box. He can't see me and I can't see him while he's conducting business.

while cats can see very well in the dark, my cat prefers a little night light just above his litterbox... once when the bulb burned out, he didn't go to the litterbox... I changed the bulb and he was all fine again.(yes, I know... weird, right? maybe he's afraid of the dark?)

or try this type of litter? it's for litterbox training and supposedly attract cats to the litterbox... perhaps your cat needs some new encouragement... (also available at local pet stores)

best of luck to you and your kitty! :)

u/BoopBoop20 · 1 pointr/cats

Look into getting this litter box system for your little guy.

I hope this doesn’t get flagged and I’m not a product pusher (check my previous posts and comments) but this is an amazing litter box system. We used to find litter EVERYWHERE; our bed, on furniture until I just had enough. This is awesome. It’s a dehydration system that the pee passes straight through to the weewee pad underneath and the poop’s moisture is pulled out by the dehydration pellets so when you take it out it’s just a dry log. Also, there’s no smell, so easy to take care of and really cheap. I’ve turned 3 coworkers onto this system and they will never go back to regular litter.

Also, there’s a $7 manufacturer coupon on their website so it makes it super affordable.

Cute kitten!!

u/fleurette00 · 1 pointr/cats

I have a Breeze cat box. I love that the cat doesn't track litter all over the house. It also keeps the smell down. I rotate the pad 1/2 way through the week and change it at the end of the week.

u/nerdscallmegeek · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Change your cat litter to something that doesnt smell so strong.

also as a multiple cat owner: I have this litterbox and it's fucking awesome. the pellets are hard clay so they have no scent.

u/DarkHydra · 1 pointr/cats

Oh!! well...if you don't mind spending a bit you can get this!!!

Tidy Cat

i use it with 2 cats, it costs more but it's much less of a mess. I use more pellets than normal cause my cats like to really cover everything if they can.

u/ninepoints · 1 pointr/Parenting

This experience sounds very familiar, although our baby girl just turned three last month and she and our cat are like besties now. It's really incredible how much of her abuse the cat tolerates!

In terms of litter, we switched to one of those litter pellet systems and it helps a bunch: Not perfect, as the pellets still get out occasionally, but significantly better than the old type of litter. I hope that helps!

u/BauceSauce321 · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

This has been the best litter for me in my one bedroom apartment. We tried regular litter but it always tracked everywhere. I am not sure why this is never more recommended, its been perfect since day 1.

u/thelegendofgabe · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Fwiw I have a dustless cat litter that’s simply ceramic pellets and looks nearly identical:
Purina Tidy Cats BREEZE Cat Litter Box System

Not toxic but not something a pet should eat.

Agree with other posts mighta been in a blanket or chew toy for weight?

u/goatsickle · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

When my fiance said she wanted to try this for our cats I figured it would be disgusting, but it's actually a pretty good system. When I see poop I scoop and flush it down the toilet right away, and with one cat you'd probably only have to change the pad every 4-5 days. I haven't found it to be smelly, but we'll see if a hundred people follow my comment by saying they tried it and thought it was horrible. Regardless, it would completely solve your problem with litter getting all over the place.

u/elzeus · 1 pointr/xboxone
u/etchedchampion · 1 pointr/santashelpers

This is amazing. So is this, and this.

u/CritFailingLife · 1 pointr/Pets

If they and any other pets you have definitely wouldn't eat them (some pets are weirdos and they can cause intestinal blockage), we've actually had mostly decent success with the breeze system and its pellets, which we've also used in a litter box that uses a drawer to collect urine, which you then pour into the toilet, rinse, and put back. I wouldn't use them in a regular box, though, since they aren't absorbent and are designed for urine to pass through to an alternate collection method. The downside is the poop doesn't get buried, so it's more noticeable when they go, which could be a plus if you need motivation to clean the litter box more regularly, I guess. Another option might be to get a cabinet to go around the litter box to reduce the amount that leaves the immediate area of the litter box.

u/cambrewer · 1 pointr/Rabbits

I use the yesterdays news litter in a breeze system litter box. It's the only thing that controls odor for me. All of the urine is soaked up in a puppy pad underneath the box, and then the litter disguises any excess smell whole also allowing urine to fall through the grate so my bun doesn't get yellow feet. I also put hay on top of this. Maybe you just need to try a different litter?? In the meantime, consider giving him so laxatone to allow passage for any foreign materials through his GI tract.

[yesterday's news litter ](Yesterday's News Cat Litter, Non-Clumping, Unscented, 30-Pound Bag, Pack of 1

[breeze litter system ](Tidy Cats Cat Litter, Breeze, Litter Box Kit System, 1 Kit

[](Laxatone (2.5 oz) by Vetoquinol

u/multithrowaway · 1 pointr/washingtondc

Yeah it seems like your cat knows where to use the bathroom, but thinks both boxes are full. If he pees in the closed box, that would make sense because the smell would build up faster than an open box. In either case, there might be litter that's better at hiding the pee smell for him.

My situation was different, my cat didn't know it was a litter box because it didn't smell like a litter box. It's this one that uses pellets. I had to mix some scented litter in there before she started using it. I highly recommend the box, it hides pee smell very well because the pee sifts to the bottom and soaks into a scented piece of cloth that you change out every week.

u/RareBrownToiletFish · 1 pointr/shittyreactiongifs
u/bookchaser · 1 pointr/daddit

>Water pressure in the shower is on minimal and I'll have to fix that now.

In my home, it's the dishwasher, microwave and toaster oven breaking one after the other. The toaster oven was the best, with a spring popping in the door so that when you close the door, it falls and slams open on the counter. I'm programmed by habit to close the door when it's left open, so I'm banging the door on the kitchen counter several times a day.

On the plus side, I finally bought a microwave that lets me turn off that infernal beeping. Oh, and I'm toilet training my cats, which is like doing baby diapers again, but scooping poop out of the toilet training tray with a gloved hand.

u/eldriyal · 1 pointr/AMA

Wait wait! If you doooo happen to still have a question...

Please ask it here at this fancy IAMA I made for you. :)


I have accomplished this mission! And it was so worth it. Esp for all the small NYC apts I've been living in. The process took about two months. Which means whatever toilet the cat has claim to, you have to kinda just deal by moving it.

I suggest buying this kit:

The $15 onetime use ones do work, but I ended up buying this because I found it helps to be able to re-outfit the toilet sometimes with the last ring and litter, just to remind him what's what. The Litter Kwitter has instructions and guidelines for what age to start and what steps to take. It's also a much more elegant solution than the onetime uses.

The Success Story:
Cat uses the toilet! I hardly ever touch litter (but I keep some around). And guests gawk if they are ever fortunate enough to witness his skills. This is prob his own personality, but my cat likes to announce before he goes with meowings. And sometimes he'll beat me to the toilet. Absolutely worth it to wait for him and think about all the litter I'm not touching.

The "Failure" Story:
Cats like to communicate via bowel movements. So when I've been on vacation too long or something else bugs him, (or someone leaves the lid down!!) he'll forgo the toilet for different types of fabric around the apt. This is not too different from other cats except that once it's fixed he's re-discovered that the floor was much easier to position on than the toilet. Hence the need for the last ring and some extra litter. I've found that setting up the last stage of the training will convince him to go "on" the litter without much of a struggle. Then it's just about waiting that last week of the training again to ween him off the litter/tray.

Note that your litter box can now become something of a bargaining chip. If I know I'm going away for a week or so I'll put out the litter box for him. And he seems to think it's a fair trade, when I come back he'll shape right up.

That's it pretty much it in a nutshell. You gotta keep his short term memory connecting the toilet to the place to go. And then just track his health they way you would for any kitty.

Extra tidbits:**

  • he's only ever fallen in 1.5 times (in 2-3yrs-ish) when startled and I quickly bathed him
  • he's had a couple urinary tract infections and being able to see the actual color of his pee has really helped make him better
  • he smells good for a lot longer btwn baths! and doesn't track litter around the house! awesome
  • white vinegar is your best friend for disinfecting hardcore and destroying cat urine smell forever. Just poooour it on and wait for the smell to dry away and you won't smell a bit of the urine - it also gets rid of the secret cat chemicals, so my cat forgets that piece of fabric was ever a pee spot.

    Anything else you wanna know, I'm game. :)

    EDIT: Included IAMA link at top
u/jimbolla · 1 pointr/cats

Or use something like this

u/taitycakes · 1 pointr/cats

You could also train the cat to poop in the toilet. I really want to do this myself because my cat is VERY messy with her litter. Basically, all you'd have to deal with is leaving a toilet uncovered and then occasionally flushing for him or her. However, there are evidently automatic flushers for when your kitty goes, but those are super expensive.

u/Gifted_Canine · 1 pointr/Landlord

I'd go to your local pet store and get something that's specifically formulated for dog pee. I also used Nature's Miracle --

Look at the silver lining: at least it was a dog, not a cat!

u/RavensEyeOrder · 1 pointr/tifu

Him not being angry about it is love right there!

Btw, if you find you still have issues with smell on the bed after cleanup, consider getting Nature's Miracle.

When my dog was in her last couple weeks, she lost bladder control while sleeping on the bed. She was a large dog and we weren't expecting it. We blotted up as much as we could, then doused the area with Nature's Miracle. After letting it sit for a bit, we covered it with a folded towel. It took a couple days to dry thoroughly (we did change out the towel, too!), but we never had an issue with odor after. (Of course, this was on an innerspring mattress and not memory foam or anything, so your mileage may vary.)

Once it was dry, we wrapped the dog's portion of the mattress with plastic bags so she could spend her last days snuggling with us.

Best of luck to you and him! :)

u/goddamnthatsbananas · 1 pointr/Seattle

I can't believe nobody mentioned Urine Destroyer. This stuff is where it's AT.

One of my cats is a little sensitive and will pee all over everywhere except the box when changes to his routine or environment happen. I've taken him in multiple times thinking he has crystals or a UTI and nope. Behavior issues. I would be absolutely lost without the Urine Destroyer, it's saved many days. If you've been trying to integrate for over a year, I would think she'd have acclimated by now. Which might be better? A medical issue can be fixed. Behavioral stuff? Damn. Stock up on UD.

u/_Flynn_ · 1 pointr/breakingmom

One of my older cats had an accident all over every part of our pack and play. How I don't know, but this got every bit of it out. It really is freaking miracle...use this and then hose out / air dry the pack and play. You won't smell a thing.
Nature's Miracle Urine Destroyer Formula Stain & Residue Eliminator, 32-Ounce Pour Bottle (P-5727)

u/schroedingersgirl · 1 pointr/dogs

Good on you for trying to do right by your dog! It sounds like her quality of life is generally good for a senior dog. I know how frustrating and exhausting it can be to clean up after an incontinent dog - believe me, I know! - but destroying an otherwise healthy dog for something like this is unconscionable.

You've already gotten good advice here, but I wanted to offer a clean-up suggestion that might make your parents more tolerant of her incontinence. Have you tried Nature's Miracle? It's great for getting rid of urine smells. You can also sprinkle baking soda onto a smelly rug, let it sit for an hour or two, and vacuum it up to help neutralize odors.

My pup takes a prescription medication that caused temporary excessive thirst and excessive urination while he was adjusting to it. Our vet encouraged us to schedule his water intake during that time. Basically, while he was adjusting to the medicine he was getting all the water he needed, but timed in such a way that made accidents less likely. He got 2/3 of his overall water with his meals, and then got a potty break shortly afterwards. The other 1/3 of his water was given at other times, but in smaller increments. (I felt really funny/bad about doing this, but both our regular vet and the amazing, extremely competent specialist who prescribed this medication suggested it, and it did work well.) So you might check with your vet to see if this would be safe/appropriate for your dog.

I've also been giving him this bladder supplement. I'm not sure if it's really working, but it could be worth a try for you. (Always check with your vet about adding supplements to your dog's diet, of course!)

u/Sinkip · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Your puppy is still very young so I'd take him out every hour if possible. Dogs also tend to want to use the bathroom after they've played so it's possible the play time reward is making him feel like he needs to go again. Make sure you're cleaning every last scent out of his kennel so it's not encouraging him to go there, you can buy special sprays for it. I use Nature's Miracle.

u/sadatay · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

If it's not a medical issue you need to use a pet urine neutralizer everywhere in the house where the smell of urine might be lurking. Once the smell is there it always says "bathroom" to the dog, and the smell does not go away even with scrupulous cleaning with bleach or ammonia—it must be neutralized by these types of products.

Along with the neutralizer, if you are only letting him out in his yard to pee I'd suggest walking the dog outside his yard three times a day, especially before bedtime, giving him lots of new places to pee where he might fully empty his bladder. And bring along a plastic bag to pick up his poop so neighbors don't get annoyed with you for letting him go on their property.

u/SlightlyAmused · 1 pointr/Christianity

How long has it been since you've brought this up with the vet and had your kitty checked out? You said he had crystals last year, but have you taken it back since? I'd say this needs to be step one.

>In addition to a complete physical examination, your cat should have a complete blood count, blood chemistry panel and urinalysis. Other tests, such as radiographs that use special dyes to outline the urinary tract, may be necessary as well. If an underlying condition is determined to be the cause of your cat’s house soiling, the medical problem should be treated, and her response to treatment should be closely monitored. Once any medical problems are treated, you may still need to retrain your cat to reestablish normal litter box elimination patterns.


Secondly, you can pray all you want, but I'm afraid the smell is not going to magically go away on its own - this is a matter YOU are going to need to actively take into your own hands, and because cat urine smell is a real b*tch to get rid of, you are gonna need to start this process ASAP, like, now... Ready?

Get this Nature's Miracle stuff. As you may already know, you can't just use any ol' cleaner to remove cat pee because cat pee has superpower-like properties involving enzymes and the like that make it resistant to ordinary cleaning products. The aforementioned Nature's Miracle is basically a cleaner on steroids that has the properties needed to break down and eliminate stubborn cat pee. Use it and go to town cleaning every kitty-sprayable inch of your house. I tell you to start now because you may have to go through this process several times to thoroughly get rid of all of it. If you enjoy hardcore housecleaning as much as most people, this isn't going to be fun, but if you want to keep your cat, this is what it will take to get rid of the offending stank and hopefully it'll help in stopping your cat spraying by removing the spraying-cat-attracting odors.

And seriously, take Kitty back to the vet, because it may very well still be a medical issue, and if it is, you can clean all you want but it won't stop kitty from spraying and therefore all your cleaning efforts will be for naught. So pray all you'd like, but don't forget vet + cleaning to increase your chances of stopping the problem and keeping kitty. I wish you all the best.

u/ariel6753 · 1 pointr/Parenting

I use this and this for my cat and it helps keep the litter pretty contained. I even took the door off the litter box because my cat didn't like it and the litter still isn't bad.

u/hiways · 1 pointr/AnimalsBeingJerks

I bought this cat litter box and it's the best one ever! I wish I had found it years ago! It's built good, not a cheapo.

u/PurePerfection_ · 1 pointr/Pets

I think they mean something like this, with the lid removed obviously:

Roughly how large is the cat now in terms of height/length? Does your vet have an estimate how much more it will grow?

This one has a removable lid and can be used without it: It's pretty big.

My 16 pounder uses this with space to spare. Lid/door removable:

EDIT: On the second one, you can actually remove the plastic door and the gray flap on top to create a semi-covered box that partially open on top, which maybe a good compromise for a cat who needs some extra headroom.

u/SareBoGreen · 1 pointr/catpranks

I just do not understand open air litterboxes, dirty litter and faeces and awful cat pee spray everywhere!!

If you do use a covered litter box, dont get those tiny shit ones from walmart or the booda dome, they WILL shit on the stairs lol. I personally have 2 of these and the smell is nonexistent if you scoop every 2 days like you should. Plus you dont have to take the top off to scoop, theres a panel on top that folds up!!

u/unicorndanceparty · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I swear by this one.

You don't necessarily need to get the jumbo one (my cat is just a fattie) but I've lived in 3 different places with 3 different dogs, and none of them have tried to enter this litter box once I added the little door thingy to it.

u/letitburn22 · 1 pointr/cats

I second the closed litter box. I had two of these that come with a clear flap and a carbon filter. I upgraded to a Litter-Robot but kept these just in case because they really are great. This style might be rather big for a bathroom though.

Baking soda absolutely does wonders too. I also have some charcoal bags that I keep close by.

Air purifying plants are great too. Some require low light which makes them perfect for bathrooms. Just make sure they’re non toxic. Here’s a list of safe for pet plants. Just because they’re non toxic doesn’t mean they still can’t get a tummy ache if they eat a lot of the leaves. Just don’t let them munch on them :)

And of course the obvious. Just scooping every day, changing the litter and washing the boxes makes a huge difference!

u/rabidstoat · 1 pointr/cats

Yeah, you need a dome on those boxes. I have a litter mat in front of mine, but old carpet would probably work as well.

Edited to add: I bought this jumbo-sized domed litter box off Amazon a few weeks ago for a new kitten. It has a clear door flap on it but I fold it back to make it more open. The foster mom warned me that she was very messy with litter and this has done the trick. It's also, as I said, jumbo-sied. I've also been using this litter mat which I suppose is okay, I'm neutral on it. It does seem to work.

(I included some Amazon links to give you an idea since you mentioned Amazon, no affiliate links just the smile URL for donating to your charity-of-choice if you've set it up. You can get domed litter boxes cheaper if you click around, I just mentioned the one I got because I've been pretty pleased with it.)

u/therollingtroll · 1 pointr/videos
u/BarkingLeopard · 1 pointr/childfree

So long as your cat is not too big (say, ~12ish lbs or lighter), you want this box. Get the large size, as the litter box's biggest flaw is that it the usable inside area is a little small.

There is a reason that this is the #1 selling litter box on Amazon. Roll it over 180 degrees, roll it back, pull out a drawer, dump the drawer into the trash, replace the drawer, and you're done. No scooping, ever.

u/Theupixf · 1 pointr/breakingmom

To be fair there isn't a screen between her and the waiting room.. her desk is off to one side. She did start out nice about Al being loud, but her expectations of little kids is too high. She did say nice things at first, and then proceeded to get worse about it. She did say "aren't you going to do something?" And huffed whenever Al climbed on top of the chair and I was holding Levi..... I wanted to snap at her, but I refrained because I really like my dentist.

We've been thinking about getting something closer to this ( ) for the litter box because of space... I dunno. She only does this with fresh litter. It could be month old nasty litter and she won't do it... the clear storage box would be cheaper but we have no wear for it to go.

u/zumawizard · 1 pointr/funny

She has this it's not too small. Cats are weird
Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box, Pewter

u/luxurysedan3030 · 1 pointr/aww

Since it looks young, you can get pet insurance really cheap (we use Nationwide) and they can help with the cost of shots and all that stuff. Basic coverage is like $17 a month or something.

Also, another person mentioned scooping the litter box every day, and I recommend that as well. Or you can get this awesome litter box in the Amazon link below and all you have to do is roll it over slowly and all the clumps fall into a bin. Roll the thing back over and empty the bin and you're done. No scooping for poop. Oh and don't waste your money on a litter genie. Get a Tidy Cats 35lb litter pail, and when it's empty, just put the poo in there. Congrats, saved you money.

Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box, Pewter

u/albiet · 1 pointr/Pets
u/Nerobus · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I highly suggest this. Holly shit this thing is a lifesaver. Worth every penny.

As for fur, dogs shed too, but it helps with both species if you brush them daily... get the fur onto a brush rather then all over the house. I use this thing works pretty good, but I'm betting there are other ones on the market that work better.

Hope this helps!

u/runaround66 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I use these because then I don't have to worry about a motor burning out or the motor freaking out the cats.

u/kate_L019 · 1 pointr/petsitting

The box looks like this :

I don't know how to clean something like that lol it looks so complicated with so many nooks and crannies inside to sift the sand. I'll try wiping it down.

The client lives in a condo, so it's a relatively small place. Good idea about the extra pair of footwear. I commute, but I can bring over some flip flops that I can leave outside the door.

u/verdegrrl · 1 pointr/russianblue


We found this litter box to be very useful. Our guy has been an only cat most of his life and he likes it that way. I work from home so could interact with him a lot during the day. A second cat may help if you aren't going to be there a lot of the time. Ours had his rambunctious moments when young (lost count of unrolled toilet paper rolls), but since they are pretty sensitive it seems fairly easy to train them (I'm on my 3rd 'Blue) if you are consistent. Get the sticky paws tape early on so he doesn't pick up furniture shredding habits. I used the same tape on countertops when we went away and he learned to stay off kitchen surfaces quickly. We've never fed him "people" food so he has no interest in sampling stuff he shouldn't be eating anyways. I do regret not leash training him.

u/starbird123 · 1 pointr/shittyrobots

I bought one of these and it broke so fucking quickly. Even when it did work, half the shit missed the tray it self-scooped into and just fell onto the floor. Extremely regrettable purchase.
I have 5 cats and this is the litter box that I personally use. This isn’t an ad or anything (lol) but I really love this box so I tell everyone about it! It’s not completely self-cleaning (its not a robot, you have to roll the box onto its side and the clumps fall into a drawer) but you don’t have to do any scooping either. I recommend them to everyone, I bought 4 myself.

u/TypewriterKey · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I have one of these:

It's really easy to clean once a day. Next to the litter box is a litter genie that I dump it into.

Use clumping litter and every couple 'cleans' toss a bit of baking soda in the litter and mix it up. Keeps it from getting too funky. Remember to completely replace the litter every few weeks as well instead of just adding new stuff to replace the old.

u/RedditorsareReRe · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

>Note that we only accept orders from Canada. If you want to have your order delivered to Yukon,
North-West Territories, Nunavut or Nunavik, please contact us to make delivery arrangements.

I use this which is pretty fuckin' sweet (and way cheaper).

u/Brook5861 · 1 pointr/FortWorth

Exactly right on both points. It seems like overkill, but 1 box/cat is totally worth it to avoid issues.

Get a couple of these. Takes 10 seconds to clean out a day's worth.

u/GahWtf1336 · 1 pointr/AskMen

Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box, Pewter

Sorry for no link but this works really well for me. No more scooping!

u/HangInThereBaby · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm planning to adopt my mom's cat as a second addition to my feline family soon, so this would be very helpful.
Good luck, and stay safe!

u/Fantismal · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I got an Omega Paws litter box for my cat. I had my doubts that it would work, but cleaning the litter is now actually my favorite chore and I wish I could do it more than once a day (but she doesn't use it enough).

Cleaning up squished garbage bags, though, can't help you with that. That is yuck.

u/Bladelink · 1 pointr/aww

For anyone looking to make their life way easier with the litter box business, get one of these. It's motherfucking magical. I've barely scooped that thing in the year since I got it.

u/ichigogo · 1 pointr/Pets

Start out with a normal litter box, definitely. That storage box is way too high. If after she adjusts to the normal box, try something like this, which may or may not work out for your cat.

Cats in general like to see around when they're doing their business. They also like to have/need to have an escape route.

Try meeting your kitties needs and she should be much happier :)

Also I'm slightly worried about the two animals sharing a box. "A disease seen in ferrets called Ferret-FIP that is similar to Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) The virus that causes this disease is found in many cats and normally only occasionally causes a transient diarrhea. The virus is carried in the cats saliva and feces. The virus does not seem to be as infectious as was first thought and will not survive long outside the host, is killed with disinfection agents."

u/jonathonbarton · 1 pointr/GoRVing

We had the cats out with us on our weekend adventure last month.

They yowled and bitched while we were underway, but were completely used to it by the end of the trip.

We use this litterbox at home.
It works like this...

u/DrunkBotanist · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think this is what we had, actually. Worked pretty well.

u/AnnonMiss · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is Pumpkin.

Pumpkin would like a Litter Genie.

PS Socks Rock

u/ButtonsSeams · 1 pointr/cats

+1 to the cat tower.

I have 3 cats and their favorite thing to play with is packing paper! I have a ton of it in my house and they love to make tunnels and pounce in it. And it is free! I find the uses it the most (they know their clientele).

They also like to play with their crinkle tube and any sort of wand type toy. They also like a toy called "Cat's Meow." For me, I find the most helpful item is the Litter Genie. I know I could just take the waste to the trash every time I scoop, but that is really inconvenient. The Litter Genie really contains the cat pee odor so it is really worth the extra cost to me.

Kitty photos for proof

u/poodidle · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

Let me introduce you to the Litter Genie... with a good scoopable litter and this gem right next to it, there is no excuse not to scoop the poop immediately... buy it for her and be a super duper nice guy and change it out for her weekly.
But think about your long term relationship with someone that lives like this now.

Litter Genie Plus Pail Silver

u/davomyster · 1 pointr/todayilearned

This Litter Genie is so much easier and less wasteful than using individual bags:

u/johnnybravocado · 1 pointr/ferrets

Ferrets can be sensitive to hay. It can cause them to itch. Words from my vet (I wanted to take cute thanksgiving pictures, which is why I inquired). You really need to scoop his litter box morning and night. The only thing that will help with smell is upkeep. You can buy one of these and scoop everyday, nice and simple, and then change the bag in it once a week.

u/Always_Excited · 1 pointr/Pets

I scoop daily. I haven't scrubbed the box and don't bother unless there were overflow.

Get one of these. They will help you be a daily scooper. Also get a separate vacuum for the scattered litters. They spread it everywhere.

Since it's a new cat, you have no idea what destructive habits it may have. Provide plenty of scratching posts and be ready to apply bitters to cables.

I don't let the cats into the bedroom. I'm too much of a light sleeper + Hair free zone + I don't have to worry about cats messing with stuff. I curb meowing and scratching door behaviors with shock mats and double sided tape on the door.

u/cupcakegiraffe · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would like to enter for a Litter Genie because I have two cats that have little boxes in the laundry room where the furnace also lives. The fresh poo smell goes throughout the house and this would be a wonderful way to seal in the smell and keep the litter fresher, longer.

Wait, I'm supposed to post the item after.

I did both for convenience. ;D

Thank you very much for this contest!

u/AmberTheHermit · 1 pointr/Rabbits

I've got a 10lb rabbit bonded to a 4lb, I use something this size, but not this exact box since the one I ordered is no longer in stock.

I line the litter box with generic puppy pee pads, but newspaper works too! If you change it out regularly it leaves minimal cleaning of the actual box itself.

u/latusthegoat · 1 pointr/cats

Pretty late to this thread, but saw you were/are having issues with litter all over the place. This litter box doesn't eliminate the problem, but it really really helps:

I believe it's available at some PetSmart locations too.

u/Trexy · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

We have this.

CatGenie Self Washing Self Flushing Cat Box

u/Krynja · 1 pointr/pics

When looking at the time and the stink of constantly cleaning a litter box, this doesn't seem that bad a price

u/Shaftway · 1 pointr/Python

I feel like you're going to spend at least $150 on printing material (also, will it be urine-tight? Don't want that leaking). Another $40 on sensors and stuff. Another $40 on a raspberry pi and the odds and ends.

A CatGenie is far superior. $270 and you don't have to replace the litter. Just top up the granules once a month. It plumbs in, so no emptying waste bags or anything. I literally haven't had to think about the cats litter for more than 30 seconds in the last year, and that was just to put a new box of cleaner in.

There's also a large hacker community, so you can flash your own programming to it.

u/B0Bi0iB0B · 1 pointr/shittyrobots

What about the Cat Genie? I love the concept and execution and reviews are mixed between 5 and 1 which can indicate good product, dumb users.

u/chooter · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Hey, at least it's not a cat genie.

u/msgsquared · 1 pointr/Portland

Cat genie! An automatic cat toilet.

u/mumble1212 · 1 pointr/samoyeds

Three tips:

  1. Socialize like crazy!
  2. If there's one thing you should have in your house it's this:
  3. It'll be tough for like two months, trust me they come a long way in a short time!
u/WithLinesOfInk · 1 pointr/aww

I've also had some people recommend this stuff to me but I don't have any personal experience with it.

u/pugsandtwins · 1 pointr/IFParents

Welp, L's vomit yesterday is like some 24 hours off, 24 hours on sort of thing. First one today hit the hardwood floor and then the second was a trail over one of the rugs. I've cleaned it, used enzymatic cleaner and steamed it, but need to let it fully dry to see if I got it all. What's everyone's favorite enzyme cleaner? I'm using this one but maybe someone uses something better.

Also, while running to get more paper towel, which was entirely my fault, I jammed two toes and most likely broke the pinky toe because it's twice as fat and covered in bruising. Basically, my weekend can only improve.

u/vienathedruid · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

This is the kind I use. Any cat enzyme cleaner would work though.

Rocco & Roxie Supply Professional Strength Stain and Odor Eliminator, Enzyme-Powered Pet Odor and Stain Remover for Dogs and Cat Urine, Spot Carpet Cleaner for Small Animal, 32 oz.

u/DurtyBimBam · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

If you aren't already, make sure you use "enzyme" cleaning products for the initial cleanup. Something like this. Normal cleaning products don't fully break down the urine, leaving traces which dogs can smell, and are encouraged to come back to. Other than that, I think Foe Hammer pretty much summed it up.

u/adidashawarma · 1 pointr/dogs

Adolescent regression! This happened to mine as well. I was shocked at first but asked my vet about it and she said it was normal that dogs between 4 mos- adulthood to suddenly "forget" their training because they are becoming bolder and more independent. It will just take extra and consistent effort on your part to solidify his housebreaking. Same techniques as you used to do when she was a pup- directly outside if you catch her in the middle of an accident. Frequent outdoor trips with her and praise when she goes, etc.

Interesting, I found that this is a great time to really solidify dog leash manners/ stay/ heal/ no jumping etc. It is EXTRA challenging but if you can lock these skills down during adolescence, they will likely stick through adulthood.

And for pet cleaning products that are specifically designed to remove the desire for dogs to remark, I'd use an enzymatic cleaner. Like this one.

Good luck and enjoy your pup's teenage angst. :)

u/Harmicky · 1 pointr/LifeProTips
u/RealTomSkerritt · 1 pointr/puppy101

We use this cleaner for both dog and cat messes and it works great. Try the cat one out first and see what happens.

u/papery · 1 pointr/dogs

We have laminate floors thankfully! We've been using this Rocco & Roxie enzymatic cleaner, but maybe it's not working? Do you have any recommendations?

We're trying to come up with any possible changes, but everything has really been so similar! I'm going to keep wracking my brain about any other changes we may not have noted. Thank you for your response!

u/DonnieJTrump · 1 pointr/caradvice

You need an enzyme cleaner, like this one then sprinkle some of this on there then sweep up in a couple days. You can get this stuff at walmart or a pet store.

My wife forgot a few pounds of ground beef in her car over the weekend in 90+ degree heat, so who knows how hot it got in the car. These products got most if not all of the smell out. Replacing the cabin air filter took care of the rest.

u/countessmiluiel · 1 pointr/Pets

Here's a suggestion. Pretty much any enzymatic cleaner from a pet place should work though. A lot of regular cleaners contain ammonia, which only attracts them more. The enzymes "eat" the ammonia molecules so they aren't there anymore.

u/waynemc · 1 pointr/goldenretrievers

I always spray this stuff and let it soak for a few minutes and wipe it up, and then I have a Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro that I use their pet odor eliminator with, and I usually go over it for about 30 minutes and spray some febreeze on it. Usually once I'm done, the smell is practically non-existent.

u/ironmancat · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

When my new kitten was peeing on the curtains and carpet I thought I was never going to get rid of the smell. It lasted for weeks and during the summer, which made it seem like the smell was amplified with heat and humidity. I ended up ordering THIS SPRAY and following the directions to spray a lot, then vacuum within 15 minutes. Literally, have not even gotten a whiff of the smell since having gotten this.

u/manofthewild07 · 1 pointr/homeowners

Nature's Miracle was mediocre.

Rocco and Roxies has worked much better for us.

u/robbiemoe · 0 pointsr/Catloaf
u/murm87 · 0 pointsr/Pets
u/mishugashu · 0 pointsr/videos

Is it this?

u/EdenBlade47 · -1 pointsr/pics

>we punish him

Well like I just said, that won't do anything. Ever. The chances of that having any positive effect on his behavior is exactly 0. So fuck off with that, you're pointlessly pissing off the cat and achieving no results.

Keep the litterboxes as clean as possible, which is easy enough to do with a cleaning in the morning and at night- shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. Make sure they're big enough for the cat and deep enough for enough litter (3" deep is generally recommended). Use this shit. It's cheap and cats love it. Don't have a litterbox near where they eat, cats like to keep all their businesses separate- food, water, and litter locations shouldn't be close together.

"Litterboxes" wasn't a typo by the way, the rule of thumb is that you should have one litterbox per cat in the house plus an additional litterbox. One cat = two boxes, two cats = three boxes, three cats = four boxes etc etc etc. Have them be somewhat spread throughout the house. Have one in your room or bathroom if your cat goes there a lot.

If your cat is "marking" aggressively then pheromone diffusers can sometimes help, but it really varies from individual to individual and it can take 2 weeks or so before it typically has a result, so it's kind of frustrating to use it if it doesn't end up doing anything. If you're out of options then you may as well try, though.

Is your cat declawed by any chance? Declawed cats fucking despise litter because it irritates their amputated toe stumps so they tend to poop outside of the box.

u/Diablo-D3 · -1 pointsr/headphones

Or, you know, stop being disgusting and replace the headphones.

u/BradlyL · -1 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Here's a link to the product.