Pretty Litter - cat litter, is it safe?

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  1. Beenie (GA)

    Beenie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Anyone familiar with or use this product? Sounds great but silica scares me. I currently use Worlds Best but the idea of not having to scoop pee clumps sound nice. A friend sent me a link to the website, never heard of it until today.

    https://prettylittercats.com/
     
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  3. Beenie (GA)

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    I'm very interested to see if you like it. I just read your original post. I like that is was taken to right away. Do you really not have to scoop pee clumps and it just evaporates? Does the normal yellow/green color stay or fade away? Thinking if the litter changes color for normal pee too what does it all look like in a week or so? Any feedback I'd love to hear. With three cats in the house I love the idea of not having to scoop so much. I keep the LB's very clean, have three in the house and currently use World best which is corn based. I really like it but a little less work would be nice. Oh and of course notifying you if the cats have blood in urine, etc is really great. Would be even better if it could change color if it detected ketones.
     
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  4. Shoeskitty

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    I tried it and my cat would not pee in his box with it in.
     
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  5. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    This sounds really interesting. Loving your cat doesn't make litter any less disgusting. We once had nine cats ripping through multiple boxes.
    I don't want to be negative or dismissive but urine doesn't just disappear, if it evaporates than it's in the air around us. This all depends on where you live, apartment or house, is the box near the furnace etc. If someone has thought of a better way I'm all for it but nothing just disappears. Is there something in the litter that can break down the ammonia? That is a truly great idea about the ketones Beenie, we all thought Tricorders were science fiction once, now hand held ultrasound is common.
     
  6. FurBabiesMama

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    What the PrettyLitter folks say is that the urine is trapped by the crystals and the moisture form it is what evaporates. So far, no odor.

    You are supposed to scoop out poop but stir in urine. It is very strange for someone who has always scooped out the pee, but so far (two days at this point) I have been stirring it in, and it seems to pretty much disappear into the litter. The urine spots have all been yellow (yay), but once I stir, I do not see yellow anymore. The litter is white with VERY tiny specs that are kind of orange - very tiny, barely noticeable. PrettyLitter says that it will begin to gradually turn a slight yellow by the end of the month (or whatever length of time it is supposed to last based on your box size, number of cats and number of bags used).

    Do ketones cause acidity in the urine?? It does change color for acidity.
     
  7. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    Let me add that this is the main reason I wanted to try it: "Did you know that clumping litter uses a chemical agent to create the scoopable clump? When your cat licks their paws the chemical expands within your cat's digestive tract. PrettyLitter uses non-clumping crystals made from naturally occurring minerals that is safe for cats, even if they breathe it or digest it."

    But, I think I may end up liking the color thing the best. Wouldn't it be neat to know right away if something was off with your cat's urine?!
     
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    Well I screwed that up too. Going for a nap.
     
  10. TempestsMum

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    We can't get this here in the U.K yet. However, it is silica based and I use a silica based litter for my kitty and have been ever since she was diagnosed with FD. Prior to that I was using the wood pellets one but found it didn't keep up well with the extra urine output for a diabetic cat.
    The silica one I now use is supposed to last a few weeks with normal cats, with Tempest having ckd and having increased her water intake it lasts me a week.

    It is excellent at keeping smells to a minimum and I love that I only have to disinfect and wash the tray weekly instead of every 2-3 days. I've had no issues with her ingesting it - not that she eats litter, but I do have a tray surfer dog (now 2 of them as the new one copied the old one...) and neither of them have had any issues with getting into it for a quick snack ... yuck! :eek:
     
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