Itchmo Forums for Cats & Dogs Brought to you by Itchmo: Essential news, humor and info for cats, dogs and pet owners.
January 25, 2021, 04:23:04 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Go To Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.


Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: Swheat Scoop alternative - moth problems  (Read 18034 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
maddy
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 11


« on: June 12, 2007, 04:02:14 PM »



I was pleased to switch to Swheat Scoop Kitty litter as it has no chemicals.  Works well but recently seeing a moth or two.  Freaking out and in thoughts of switching as it is a problem I don't want to deal with even though otherwise had been fine.  This is not fine.  Need help with something else, hopefully that will clump - but safe.  Tried one from whole foods and it was like glue.  Do not want to use pine and have heard world's best is made from genetically engineered corn and also can have bug problems. Drat- Do not know what to switch to.
Logged
Kathleen
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 14


« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 04:47:57 PM »

I have used THE WORLD'S BEST LITTER for years and I have never had any problems with bugs---nor has anyone else I know . After pulling my hair out over cat food then kitty litter I decided kitty litter  was a  problem I did not need. I was pleased when they responded promptly to my emails querying their product. I felt they were up front with their reply.
                                                 
                           Kathleen
Logged
JJ
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8531


« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 07:33:17 PM »



I was pleased to switch to Swheat Scoop Kitty litter as it has no chemicals.  Works well but recently seeing a moth or two.  Freaking out and in thoughts of switching as it is a problem I don't want to deal with even though otherwise had been fine.  This is not fine.  Need help with something else, hopefully that will clump - but safe.  Tried one from whole foods and it was like glue.  Do not want to use pine and have heard world's best is made from genetically engineered corn and also can have bug problems. Drat- Do not know what to switch to.
OMG I would be freakin out too as I am deathly afraid of moths. Long story. I wish you success in finding a product. Found this site in my First magazine today-it may lead you to other sites if you do not find pet products on there. OrganicGrace.com
Logged

May your troubles be less,
Your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door
TBOBINA
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 277


« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 04:24:26 PM »

I have been using natures miracle for the last year, I have been very happy with this, as I have tried everything else.  With long haired kitties its quite a task to find something that doesnt stick to them and they lick off.  This does not stick to them like the Swheat Scoop.  Just an idea (It is a fine corn cob material.)
Logged
javakittygirl
Guest
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2007, 06:32:02 AM »

I also use World's Best Cat Litter which is made of corn.  (Swheat Scoop is wheat, of course.)  However, I prefer the extra strength world's best over the original world's best cat litter.  The Extra Strength does not have any perfumes or anything, but seems to do better at odor control.  I also love the fact that there is absolutely no dust coming off the World's Best.  Give it a try! Grin
Logged
Sofia
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 305


« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 06:32:29 PM »

I loved that 'World's Best' was practically dust free, but a few days later I found many little brown bugs feasting on it.  Gross!
Logged
petslave
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5178


« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 09:06:25 PM »

how bizarre!  must be weird to go scoop the litter & moths fly up!  I use wood stove pellets or a product for animal bedding that is also wood pellets (it's a little cheaper).  They aren't made of pine in the area I live in, maybe in other areas though, not sure as pine would gunk up the stove.

They are however far from the ideal litter--falls apart into sawdust in days, tracks everywhere (unless you put down a mat or two), you may have a cat that won't walk on it, heavy when wet.  Good points - very cheap, which is why I use it, must get completely soaked for days to smell like ammonia.  I have 6 cats & one box (tiny house), so it has to be cheap & effective.  A new batch lasts about 3-4 days before needed to be changed.  I've tried everything else & don't like any of them for one reason or another. 

I wanted to try peat moss but don't like the mining of peat idea.  Here are a couple of similar products for cats--have no clue who they sell to:

http://www.rainforestproducts.ca/
(in BC Canada)
http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/10765349/SCAT_Cat_Litter.html
(in Australia)

One couple used this coconut fiber for their cat when they sailed all over the world & said it was great--maybe something to look into:

http://www.seedsofchange.com/garden_center/product_details.asp?item_no=S15807


Good luck on your search!
Logged
JustMe
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 10517


My RB Angels Elvis, 1991-2010, and Twit, 2001-2010


« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 03:39:50 AM »

I don't care for the corn or wheat based litters.  I had bugs in them, too, moths and some sort of beetle.  yuck.  I went back to the pellet newspaper type, but it is expensive.  My cats do like Cedariffic, but it tracks everywhere.  I still use it in 2 litter boxes and put the newspaper litter in the others.
Logged

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
Poem for Cats, author unknown

"A kitten in the animal kingdom is like a rosebud in a garden", author unknown
petslave
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5178


« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 08:49:38 AM »

I really like the idea of the paper litter, especially  that it doesn't track, but the only one I can afford to buy for this crowd is big bags of animal bedding.  It has a strong smell of newsprint & gets very soaked & ammonia-ridden in 2 days.  They seem to hate it more than the wood pellets.  I hate making them step on those awful wood pellets but they break down in a day to a more pleasant powder that then tracks everywhere if I don't put down mats. 

One litterbox is technically not enough for 6 cats, but I live in a tiny house with dogs & the teeny laundry room is the only place to put the box & a gate to keep the dogs out of the litter.  I've always had at least 2 boxes before, but I'm really surprised how well one box is working.  I have to change it much more often, but guess it evens out to same as having to change 2 over a longer period of time. 
Logged
eckybay
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 30


« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 09:45:11 AM »

I use a product called Clump 'N Flush.  The Andersons, a locally based company that has a grain business as well as retail stores, makes it out of ground corn cobs.  I've tried some of the other corn and wheat litters, and this is tons better.  I've been using it for a few years and have never had issues with bugs.

I get it at The Anderson's retail stores, but those are only found in a few places in Ohio.  Dr Foster and Smith does carry it http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=1067&N=2002+113307 and I have seen it available in other stores as well, but I can't recall which ones.  The 15 lb bag will last me for several weeks at a time even with 4 litter boxes.
Logged
threedawgnight
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 15


« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2007, 01:39:03 PM »

I love Swheat cat litter. I have been using it for several years now.I live down south,and I have never had a moth problem or a bug problem with mine.I order several at a time since I have 9 cats.My cats hated the pine litter,the litter made of paper,and I don't want to use the litter with chemicals.My daughter in law uses Swheat now with her 2 cats and she and I swear by it.I would never switch to another.
Logged
petslave
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5178


« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2007, 09:38:57 PM »

3dawg--do your cats go outside or are they indoor only?  I'd like to use something like this but with 6 indoor cats, it seems like it would enormously expensive.  Just filling up the box the first time would be pricey.  How often do you have to replace it?
Logged
threedawgnight
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 15


« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2007, 11:38:54 PM »

I have 9 indoor cats.It does go a long way.I have 2 litter boxes which I clean out 3 times daily.I only add a little more litter on top of the clean once a day.Oh yes and of course I love that my laundry room is now not covered in dust from some other types of litter.I meant to say I have 3 litterboxes which I scoop out 3 times daily
« Last Edit: July 27, 2007, 02:58:36 AM by threedawgnight » Logged
petslave
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5178


« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2007, 09:52:10 AM »

Thanks!  How often do you completely throw out all the litter & start from scratch?  Is it like the clay clumping litter where small parts of the pee clumps break off when you scoop & eventually fill the box so you have to dump it all?  How many bags (& what size) do you use a month?

Sorry for all the questions!!  I'm really looking for something other than wood stove pellets to use, but with 6 indoor cats & 1 box, it gets expensive with other products if I have to dump them a couple of times a week like I'm doing now.  I've looked at the wheat litter & would love to use it, but it's so pricey I couldn't justify even trying it, since results on other products have been mediocre.  If it's working for your 9 cats, maybe I'll give it a try.  I think I've tried almost everything else out there but that one.

Clay clumping litter is kind of nice for a couple of cats, but with 6, it just turns into a mess within a week, even with frequent scooping.  I also hate how hard it is to scrub out of the box when it turns to wet clay & sticks to the side. 
Logged
kittylyda
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1186



« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2007, 11:51:01 AM »

I also posted this under cat products & other products; clumping litter recommendations if you would like to take a look at that thread too.

I have 2 cats myself but I am also a pet sitter specializing in cat care, so I scoop many a litter box! My favorite clumping litter by far is called Vetbasis herbal cat litter. 
http://www.pet-living.com/vetbasis/litter.htm 
I will say right off that it is very expensive, but it is all natural (made of corn cobs I think) good for the environment, not dusty, clumps well, deodorizes.  It is very lightweight so you really can flush it down the toilet.  I know they all say that they are flushable, but this one really is.  It has lavender in it so it smells great.
Logged
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Copyright 2007 Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines | Sitemap