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Oh my gosh Benny is a sweetie! Those eyes! Thanks for joining. I can’t wait to see more photos. Here’s a link for adding images to the Forums, let us know if you’d like help.

Have you seen Dr. Elsey’s cat litter? You would probably have to order online but it seems well worth it:

Dr. Elsey’s Senior Litter helps prevent bacterial contamination of the genital area because the litter absorbs urine odor and bacteria on contact, traps it inside the silica crystals, and wicks it away from the cat’s body. It won’t stick to the cat’s long hair and there’s no other formula like it.

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Oh my gosh Benny is a sweetie! Those eyes! Thanks for joining. I can’t wait to see more photos. Here’s a link for adding images to the Forums, let us know if you’d like help.

Have you seen Dr. Elsey’s cat litter? You would probably have to order online but it seems well worth it:

Dr. Elsey’s Senior Litter helps prevent bacterial contamination of the genital area because the litter absorbs urine odor and bacteria on contact, traps it inside the silica crystals, and wicks it away from the cat’s body. It won’t stick to the cat’s long hair and there’s no other formula like it.

  

I was just about to post asking if anyone else had experience with Dr. Elsey’s. Our foster tripawd is 8 months old, hind-leg amp, and is long-haired. The vet appt is Thursday and they may say he can move from the Yesterdays’ News litter to a different one. Any experience with this?

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I use World’s Best Cat Litter (lightly scented with lavender) It is corn based, no odor, clumps hard, flushable, and it does not stick to them. I get my best deals on Chewy.com, and since I started using it the cats like it, it is easy to scoop, and you don’t smell cat box.

I never see litter stuck to their paws anymore, and there is absolutely no dust. 

I hope this helps.

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I was just about to post asking if anyone else had experience with Dr. Elsey’s. Our foster tripawd is 8 months old, hind-leg amp, and is long-haired. The vet appt is Thursday and they may say he can move from the Yesterdays’ News litter to a different one. Any experience with this?

  

I haven’t tried either of those cat litters but I have 2 long hair cats and 2 short hair cats. When I used clay litter I noticed it would get stuck to the long hair cats belly’s/feet I decided to try something else as cat litter and a friend had suggested wood stove pellets for litter.(at the time none of my cats where Tripawd but now one of the short hair cats are). It works great, doesn’t stick, it absorbs, doesn’t stink, and I’m actually really happy I switched to stove pellets especially since  my senior cat became a Tripawd. (It keeps him and his incision clean because even if his incision is on the pellets the urine goes to the bottom of the litter tray then absorbs from the bottom up leaving enough time for kitty to do his thing before the litter soaks and gets him/his incision wet). Not sure if that makes sense? But I highly recommend it it’s very cheap (where I am a 40lb bag is $7) and very easy to clean.

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I am totally loving this litterbox mod tip from Lyla’s people:

The litter box situation has still been somewhat of a disaster. Kinda like Goldilocks, one is too short and small and one is too tall. So amazingly enough I have found an awesome replacement at Home Depot in the masonary area for $6. Here is the link just in case anyone else has issues. She is doing quite well with this size and depth. This one measures 27”l x 20”d x 6”h. READ MORE

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I haven’t seen it posted yet, so here’s my hack:  Dollar Tree aluminum roasting pans.  They’re only about 3″ tall to start with, and super easy to fold down the sides more as needed.  I have two set up for Binx while he’s recovering, one on each end of the kitchen he’s confined in, and they’re really easy for him to get in and out of.  They’re a little small for him (he’s a big dude), but they’ll work for a few weeks while he’s healing, and will give me time to figure out what I’m going to do as a permanent solution for his box.  And if they get too mangled in the meantime, then they’re easy to replace. 😀

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