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Author Topic: The Scoop On Poop/Talkin' Stool  (Read 72248 times)
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« Reply #240 on: December 07, 2011, 01:56:34 PM »

Yep, necessity is the mother of invention. Who needs ice cube trays anyway.
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« Reply #241 on: May 03, 2012, 08:04:23 PM »

Not sure where to post this, but .... I heard from our friend Peg (Mainecoonpeg) tonight and she wrote that she had tried a cat fountain that she cleaned frequently. Her cats developed loose stools. She found gunk in the pump and had it tested. Yeast and a common mold. Stopped using the fountain and the cats' stools went back to normal.

May be one piece of the puzzle to cats here with tummy issues, i.e., loose stools.

Just passing this along, and putting it out there.
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« Reply #242 on: May 04, 2012, 04:02:14 AM »

A good reminder to always take the pumps apart and clean them thoroughly, too (I did not know to do this, with my first fountain years ago).  I use vinegar & water solution, all manner of little brushes, and q-tips-- The impeller should also come right out to clean (I use tweezers, because they are usually magnetic and hard to get hold of).
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« Reply #243 on: July 06, 2012, 05:04:11 PM »

Why does it take so much energy to clean a litter box?  two boxes emptied, scrubbed, disinfected, dried and refilled.  Litter areas vacuumed and carpets deodorized all equals one sweaty human.  *collapses*
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« Reply #244 on: July 09, 2012, 05:44:50 PM »

That's why I started using liners!  Cheesy
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« Reply #245 on: July 09, 2012, 11:18:38 PM »

Liners that are made for litterboxes can get expensive.  However, I solved that problem by buying the 13 gal. white kitchen trash bags, cut them up one side, and fitted them in the litterbox.  If you don't have a box with a top that snaps on, just tuck what hangs over the side under the box to help prevent an over-enthusiatic digger from pulling the liner into the box.  If you have the enclosed type of box, it works wonderfully.  Just pick up the whole thing, tie off, and dispose.  Don't have to wash and disinfect the whole box so often.
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« Reply #246 on: July 16, 2012, 04:01:24 PM »

I do that too Mandycat! I make my liners out of contractor bags which are thick enough to withstand the kitties clawing when they dig in the litter. I think it works out to about 25 cents a liner.
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« Reply #247 on: July 16, 2012, 11:22:31 PM »

You know what they say about "great minds", Ned!   Wink   Cheesy  My kitchen bags worked out to about 6 cents each when I last used them.  I bought the big 200 bag size that costs about $12.00 from Target - the plain kind with no pull-tie strings.  I didn't need the stronger kind since I used newspaper (a pad of it on the bottom of the box with shredded paper on top of that).  I changed it every day, but I had already paid for my newspapers, so the bags were my only cost.  Using the newspaper was suggested to me by my vet back in 1967 when I got my first kitten after I got married.  He said not to use the clay litter because the dust could cause respiratory problems.  There were not many choices for litter back then.  It worked so well that I just continued using it for 44 years!  None of my cats had any problem at all adjusting to this form of litter.  I started using the bags for liners much later on because it was an extra chore to wash out the boxes themselves.  At first I bought liners, then I realized there was a less expensive way to accomplish what I wanted to do!   Grin
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