I'm having cat litter dust issues. Any suggestions?

United States
January 7, 2007 12:05pm CST
I'm on the search for the perfect cat litter. I have a multi cat household, so I'm always scooping the litter pan. I normally use the clumping clay litter. This seems to works the best, for neatness and odors. However, the massive amount of clay dust everyhere is awful! It gets on the furniture, walls, etc. I have tried alternatives, such as "Yesterdays News" litter. Did not work for my cats. I also tried a mixture of shredded paper and litter. A mess, and the cats did not like it. I just bought a bag of recycled paper litter that looks and clumps like clay. This is the worst so far, very dusty! The last option is something I saw at the pet store that is like clumping litter that is made from ground corn, and supposedly 100% dust free. Have you used this? Does it work? Any other suggestions?
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I use that Feline Pine, or the generic version of it-I have 2 cats. I like that best, it's just kinda pricey though. No dust from it, and reduces the odors real good. I use it for my other critter's litter as well.
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Also, do you use a covered or hooded litter box? That'll help reduce the dust on the furniture and walls too.
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thanks for the suggestion of Feline Pine, I will have to check it out. At this point, I don't even mind if it costs a bit more, as long as the dust is reduced. I tried one of the hooded litter boxes but my male cat did not like it at all, and started going outside of the box. So now, I have one of those long, flat, under-the-bed type plastic storage boxes that accommodate everyone. Thank you for your suggestions!
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• United States
10 Jan 07
Thank you for your response. You get best response from me for your efforts!
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Pine pellets for a wood burning stove! I have 3 cats, and you would never know it.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
The only thing that I found works the best for "no odor of urine" and no dust, is the natural feline pine litter. I have two cats. You would never know it. A few pellets get on the floor. Nothing like clay litter. It breaks down, so it is flushable. WalMart, Target, and Petsmart sell it. I swear by it. Please don't forget to rate your reponses from us. If you like it, and thought was given into it, give one person a best response above their name. And a + rating to all that you are happy with. Good luck.
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
7 Jan 07
We always use Arm and Hammer for Multi-Cats. It is not dusty at all. I have tried a few other brands and found that they don't cover the odor for two cats.
• United States
9 Jan 07
I have not tried this brand, I will have to give it a go. Thank you for suggesting it!
• United States
7 Jan 07
I have a multi cat household to! I always use Tidy Cats litter because it is never dusty, and it is ordor free. Hope this helps!
• United States
9 Jan 07
I have used Tidy Cat also, and you right, they are good. But I noticed a little dust. I guess I'd like to find something 100% truly dust free, but I don't know if that exists! Thank you for your response.
@CatNPK (461)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Anything is better than all the clay litters combined. The smell of clay litters (all that I have been around) alone bother me, not to mention once the cat uses it. Pine shavings and any type of pellets work well. I prefer litters made from recycled materials because I hate wasting trees on my cat's business. I've found great options even in my local supermarket.