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Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:59:39 AM »
Here's an interesting dilemma, and to me it is a strange one. Buddy and Diva use separate litter boxes, but the same litter. Buddy's pee clumps into good, solid chunks that are very easy to remove without falling apart. Diva's on the other hand, clumps, but when you try to pick it up, it disintegrates! Like her pee is missing whatever makes Buddy's stay clumped. Like I said, strange dilemma lol. Diva is my indoor, mostly raw kitty, Buddy my mostly outdoor whatever-he-thinks-is-edible kitty. What gives lol
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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 10:00:28 AM »
Also, just cuz..

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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 12:27:47 PM »
All of ours are fed raw.  All are indoor.  We have males and females.  All pee clumps very well.  I know that doesn't help you any though...  Silly7

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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 12:44:58 PM »
What a strange thing.  I do not have an answer.

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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 12:50:33 PM »
Is the only difference that one of yours goes outside and the other doesn't?
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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 01:03:56 PM »
Well that and Buddy is fed canned and essentially whatever he can get his paws on (and neighbors put out), and Diva is fed almost exclusively raw. Both of their litter habits are fine and appear healthy, it just baffles me that hers don't clump like his despite the litter being the same. Oh and hers don't stink like his either LOL.
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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 01:05:02 PM »
The non-stink is explained .... raw.  :) 

I can smell urine, if someone over shoots a box... but I never smell the poo.
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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 01:07:01 PM »
Oh I know that funny2

Honestly I attribute raw feeding to her actually recovering from all her problems as a little kitten.
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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 02:01:38 PM »
Maybe it's the (lack of) testosterone?   :D
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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 03:01:34 PM »
Well you're not the only one it's happened to, but I've not read far enough to actually find an answer. I asked, "Why would female cat's urine not clump in litter?"


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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 12:39:46 AM »
Well, interestingly enough, I think I might have figured it out without even looking at those.... Because my memory kicked in and sorta let me realize that this only started after the last time I cleared out the litter boxes and refilled. I think I just got a bad container of the litter that may have had less of the clumpy stuff in it lol. Which would also explain Buddy's clumping fine, because I use a container per two boxes, and each cat has two boxes to themselves. Well I just redid the boxes this evening so we'll see what happens going forward. Would have been interesting to see if his would have clumped if he used her boxes over the last couple weeks...
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Re: Litter Clumps Disintegrate...
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 08:33:14 AM »
Yes, be sure to let us know.  Those three threads I linked all stated the same issue as you.  One cat's pee wasn't clumping, the other was.  I only skimmed them and don't remember seeing any solid reason or advice for it.

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