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(32,900 posts)
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:07 PM Jun 2022

Trying to change litter type, it was a huge failure

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Even though I did notice that Shaw was not wheezing any longer, both cats rejected the change from clumping clay type litter to the worlds best litter. Firmly rejected the change.

I have ranch style house on a basement, & b/c of knee issues I put 2 pans in my computer room several years back, the going up & down the stairs to do daily litter box duty was getting to be too much, going weekly to do laundry is doable.

Dixie & Shaw after a week decided " Nope to the new litter" and went downstairs to poop & pee on the concrete floor. I noticed 18 hrs into the nope to that litter strike.
Sigh. They out stubborned me.

If, say in 10 years I get new cats, I'd start them from the start on Worlds Best litter instead of clay.


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(7,391 posts)
1. Have you tried Pretty Litter? Less odor, less dust and it doesn't stick to my...oh wait....I mean
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:22 PM
Jun 2022

the cat seems to like it fine. Maybe a little pricey.


(16,035 posts)
2. I use Cats Pride unscented litter
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:24 PM
Jun 2022

It clumps but no dust. It even comes w/ baking soda which I’ll get, also. Thankfully, I have a lanai n keep the litter box out there so no smell...she goes thru my kitty door at will. Hope you find what works..Cats are particular but worth it 🐾


(7,799 posts)
3. The best Self-cleaning litterboxes are of the catapult design
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:28 PM
Jun 2022

Second best are catalytic converters.

whatever you do, no catamarans.


(1,967 posts)
7. Instead of switching litter all at once, try mixing the new litter with the old.
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:53 PM
Jun 2022

Hi irisblue, if you google "switching cat litter" you will see several links with similar advice. Here is one:


Good luck.


(9,797 posts)
8. Dr. Elsey's is the best I've ever used. If I didn't have 8 litterboxes, I would use
Sat Jun 18, 2022, 07:54 PM
Jun 2022

it. Fortunately, we are still able to handle the 40 lb. bags of pine pellets from Tractor Supply. Some of our cats will wear out before we do and we will gradually shrink our kitty porta-johns down to a size that is manageable for a frail 80 yr. old woman.


(44,967 posts)
9. Same here.
Sun Jun 19, 2022, 10:10 AM
Jun 2022

My cat only likes a specific brand of clay litter that I don't particularly like. But when I tried to change it he showed his displeasure the same way yours did. Outside the litterbox.
He is not a very good litterbox user to begin with. So I have to get him the brand he will use, or else he is not using the litter box at all.

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