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mybigfunny
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posted 01-24-2004 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mybigfunny     Edit/Delete Message
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone else uses this brand or has tried it. I started using it a few years ago because I wasn't really happy with any of the others, and I really liked it. It clumps great, there's hardly any tracking, and it controls odor great. I think it cost a little more than some of the others but it lasts a long time.

Anyway, my problem, (I know it's not really a big one), is that for about the last year, the dust and scent of it has bothered me. I always smell it on my cats, in my hair and nose, and on my clothes. I don't know why, but it didn't used to be like this, and I've always used the unscented, but the dust almost smells like a Glade freshener, the powdery scent-yuck. I use unscented because I think my male kitty's skin is sensitive to perfumed stuff.

So now I have to decide whether to try yet another litter, or just accept the one down side of this Everclean.

Sorry this got so long, I guess I just needed to explain and see if anyone has any input?

One more thing, totally unrelated, I think. I've noticed quite a bit of a real fine dander or dandruff on the tip of my baby's tail. Anyone know what might cause this, or what to do about it?

THANYOU!!

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Chessmind
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posted 01-24-2004 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. I totally understand what you mean about the dust and smell from powdery litter. When Handsome uses his litter box he's digging to china and if it contains that powdery litter it's all in the air. I've tried a lot of litter and I think most of them are pretty good. Believe it or not Handsome and I like Jonny Cat. It's probably the cheapest litter you can buy, but it works fine. However, I only have one cat.

As for the dandruff assuming it's just common dandruff (not walking dandruff) there are a couple of things you can try. This is fairly common during the winter months, but can also be due to other factors such as diet and medical reasons.
1)Brush him daily to remove excess dandruff.
2.Some cats with dandruff need more essential fatty acids such as: corn, sunflower, and safflower oils. These contain essential fatty acids. You can give cats up to a half-teaspoon of oil a day.
3).Get a humidifier for your home. One person here said they got one at Walmart for $50.

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winnie
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posted 01-25-2004 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for winnie     Edit/Delete Message
i use the same litter as you and i love it. I once switched to johney cat and i will never do that agian. Everclean clumps so nicely and i use the low track one and i think it is scented, but i like the smell, its clean and fresh and its a better smell then what my cat usually smells like...lol.

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mybigfunny
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posted 01-25-2004 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mybigfunny     Edit/Delete Message
Chessmind: Thanks so much for all the info and your time. I guess it is just the cold and dry, I just wondered why it was mainly on the tip of his tail. I actually do give him a capsule of fish oil once in a while, so maybe I should do it more often. Also, I bought a humidifier for about $50 about two years ago and ran it pretty constantly up until this past summer. I got sick of cleaning it and filling it all the time, and the filter was supposed to last forever but I went through quite a few of them even though I always cleaned it well. The box said 'care-free' which it certainly wasn't. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the mold from the bottom of the tank off. But, I haven't really noticed the dandruff being any worse without it.

Winnie: Yes, I really like it. I just don't like the feeling that it's all over me and my cats. I even taste it in my mouth sometimes! I guess this might happen with any litter though. Maybe I'll try the one you use even though it's says 'scented' because obviously the 'unscented' isn't unscented. The smell might be better.

Thanks to both of you!!

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