Thursday, July 18, 2013
Clump litter with diabetic cats= NO!!
So as you know with diabetic cats they pee a lot. We deiced to try out clump litter thinking that it would make a difference in their litter. We would be able to simply scoop out the pee and keep the litter box a little cleaner. What a nightmare! They pee so much and so heavily that it is like straight concrete in the box. It is like digging out hard chunks of litter. It takes like 15 minutes to just scoop the boxes each day because now the urine is like a paste that is just stuck to the edges in the box. It's very very hard. Plus.. since a diabetic cat pees so much you scoop out a lot and so they I am constantly added litter everyday too. Plus clump litter is expensive. $12 almost for the bucket you see above. We tried this for about a month and it was a lot more work then I thought. So now we are back to the regular Tidy Cats litter. Much easier to just scoop that out then to use this clump litter. Hoping this helps someone out there who is wondering what type of litter to use with their diabetic kitty.
EDIT: 9/30/13 My husband loves the clump litter for their diabetes! So we do use it actually. He is the one though who scoops out the box everyday because I think that stuff sucks.. but he loves it!
Edit: 5/22/16 Still using the clump litter. I have come to really like it for the litter... it just took time to adjust. I would recommend it now with all the pee that diabetic cats do.