A Little Litter Experiment

For those who don’t know, husband and I have cats, a lot of cats. Well, what some people would call a lot of cats, we call it 5 cats. And, as you can imagine, 5 cats means a lot of cat poop. Husband and I have three litter boxes that get changed on a weekly basis (every Monday to be exact, Monday is garbage day) but despite this diligence, there is always room for improvement. 

Three litter boxes means we go through about a bag of cat litter a week, depending on who is changing the boxes (husband doesn’t use enough litter in the boxes in my opinion, and I would guess that I use too much litter in his opinion). We usually buy Tidy Cats Immediate Odor Control for Multiple Cats (anyone who has experienced Minerva passing gas can understand why we need odor control), but I was in the store yesterday, and noticed that Tidy Cats also carries a litter with antimicrobial odor control. Now, I’m no expert, but I’m not too sure what good antimicrobial odor control cat litter is going to do, but it was a 25 pound bag for the 20 pound price, so I figured I’d give it a whirl.

Now, the geek in me does wonder if there is any different, so I used some of the remaining litter to run a little experiment. Of our three cat boxes, the one farthest in back has only the immediate odor control litter, the one in the middle is a mixture of the two, and the one closest to the door has only the antimicrobial litter. I’m going to keep an eye on the litter boxes to see if there is any different between the litters and post an update next week. (I would imagine that if you do not own cats, this entry is of no interest whatsoever to you except to confirm that there is indeed something wrong with me.)

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