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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2015, 11:00:03 PM »
Thanks for the update.  I think I will stick with Precious Cat.  Although it is still tempting....
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2015, 01:23:36 AM »
Thanks for the tip Lola, I may just have to try that.  It is a different texture isnt it MC. its almost like there is gelatin in it??
but I still love the stuff. I was gonna try a bag of Feline fresh too, has anyone tried that?? its it looks just like the clumping feline pine, but in a bag and not as expensive.
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2015, 04:43:34 AM »
Gelatin! That's it!  I wonder if that's what they use? (Neither of my e mails have been answered)  Found a poop in it yesterday, I think Queen Eva is the one using it, but not consistently.  Mazy cat avoids it like the plague.

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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2015, 09:24:43 AM »
MC,
Did you mix any of the new litter with the old brand?  For my bunch, if the new litter is a LOT different than what they are used to... I have to mix. 
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2015, 11:25:42 AM »
Grass contains cellulose. Cellulose has a gelatinous action, and in fact used as a cheaper replacement for gelatin in some foods. This litter looks like it's processed enough that it would get weird like that.
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2015, 03:04:37 PM »
Grass contains cellulose. Cellulose has a gelatinous action, and in fact used as a cheaper replacement for gelatin in some foods. This litter looks like it's processed enough that it would get weird like that.

Cellulose is in a lot of pet foods.  Guess that means the cats can safely eat the litter.  /sarcasm
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2015, 03:22:22 PM »
Cellulose is in a lot of pet foods.  Guess that means the cats can safely eat the litter.  /sarcasm

The difference between "vegetable" cellulose from plants (like grass) and the pine-tree cellulose used in food is GINORMOUS!
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2015, 03:25:27 PM »
Uh oh.  I just opened a can of worms.  I'm out...  :)
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2015, 03:49:06 PM »
Uh oh.  I just opened a can of worms.  I'm out...  :)

 
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2015, 10:24:33 PM »
Anne Jablonski gives Smart Cat 5 stars!

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Sidney-Beans immediately came to investigate and pawed around in the box and gave me instant pee-feedback on the clumping qualities of the litter.  Using a five-star rating system, I'd easily give it five stars.  This stuff is seriously great at clumping.   Light weight.  Not dusty.  Clumps.

http://www.catnutrition.org/blog/the-cat-litter-of-my-dreams
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2015, 07:50:47 AM »
MC,
Did you mix any of the new litter with the old brand?  For my bunch, if the new litter is a LOT different than what they are used to... I have to mix. 

No. I am too tired to do that :(.  I just put one box with the new and the rest with the old.  Queen Eva is using the new, but not every time. I will continue to just keep the one box with the new and the other boxes with the clay clumping for now. I'm not sure if I like it or not, anyway.

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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2015, 10:28:04 AM »
Poo!  If YOU don't like it, I'm wondering if I should bother trying it. 
The light weight, no chemicals, anti-declaw stance... it has a lot going for it.  Hmmmm
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2015, 01:18:03 PM »
I still love the litter, I just don't like the price :(
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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2015, 04:54:38 PM »
Lola it may just be a matter of getting used to it, for me.  I was taken aback by the...gelatin ...texture of the clumps.

Queen Eva has rolled in it though, and it didn't stick to her fur at all, like the clay clumping does.  THAT is a very good thing.

A 20 pound bag is expensive but it is a LOT of litter. If Queen Eva will roll only in that, I may just keep one box of it going all the time. :)

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Re: Smart Cat
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2015, 05:58:59 PM »
Well the draw back of this litter is it really starts to stink after awhile.  I've got only one cat using it, she pees in it once or twice a day, but not every day (she uses the other boxes too) and uses it for pooping maybe twice a week.  I, like always, scoop it as soon as I find anything in it.

The litter is extremely efficient, even after one month I have not had to add any fresh litter to the box.  However, even though it seems to clump well and scoop clean, it is starting to stink. Not like pee, but an icky smell all the same.

I do like that Queen Eva rolls in it and is not covered in dust after, but the smell is bothersome. I hate the idea of dumping out what appears to be an entire box full of what appears to be perfectly good litter.  but what the heck is that smell?

By the way, mixing clay litter with the grass litter is useless.  The clay clumping litter is so heavy compared to the Smartcat it simply drops straight to the bottom of the box, there is no mixing of the two at all.  funny2

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