dog eating kitty litter

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dog eating kitty litter

Post by Molly Bro » Mon, 09 Apr 2001 19:19:28



ewwwwwwwwwwwww I know its gross, and ive tried hiding the litter box!

any suggestions???

Thanks!!

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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Mon, 09 Apr 2001 22:08:41


Put the box behind a baby gate the dog cannot get over, use a covered box
and face it to the wall, put a cat door in your cellar door and put the box
in the cellar. Lots of solutions out there.
Nancy

Quote:
> ewwwwwwwwwwwww I know its gross, and ive tried hiding the litter box!

> any suggestions???

> Thanks!!

> "To really communicate with
> someone, we have to allow ourselves, just for a moment, to
> become that other person."

 
 
 

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Post by oldmoll » Tue, 10 Apr 2001 02:29:39


Have you tried one of those covered litter trays with a swinging door? Or
else put the tray under a cardboard box with a hole cut. If you get a big
enough box and put the tray right to the back, hopefully the dog csn,t get
to it. And clean out the bits of poo at least twice a day.

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Quote:
> ewwwwwwwwwwwww I know its gross, and ive tried hiding the litter box!

> any suggestions???

> Thanks!!

> "To really communicate with
> someone, we have to allow ourselves, just for a moment, to
> become that other person."

 
 
 

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Post by KauilaPo » Tue, 10 Apr 2001 03:48:28


Kitty litter has chemicals that can be poisonous to your dog!! I can't imagine
you can't figure out a way to keep your dog away from it.
Start by investing in a baby-gate!
 
 
 

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Post by dogsn » Tue, 10 Apr 2001 06:33:50




Quote:
>ewwwwwwwwwwwww I know its gross, and ive tried hiding the litter box!

>any suggestions???

It's not only gross, it's also deadly. It's the initial reason
I lost my first GSD, Champ.
It caused his unknown reaction at that time, and also caused previously
unknown  tumors in his spleen to bleed.
He had emergency surgery and did just fine.
Up until the time I took  off work, to go pick him up and bring him home,
he was fine.
In an hours time, he was dead. He was 13.
I still miss him. Had I known better at the time, I would never
have allowed him access to the cat's litter box.
Terri
 
 
 

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Post by House 'O' Dog » Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:24:14


Also, be very, very careful if you use the clumping litter.

We permanently installed a baby gate about 6 inches off the floor on a spare
bedroom doorway..  The cats can scoot right under and have a dog free zone
to relax in.  We keep their food bowls in that room too.

Good luck
Lea with 3 GSDs and 5 catskis

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Wed, 11 Apr 2001 00:22:40


No regular litter doesn't - clay is not terribly poisonous. Clumping litter
can be hazardous if ingested which is why it is not suggested for use with
kittens or around dogs who get into the litterbox.
And FYI babygates don't stop all dogs and not all cats can go over them.
Nancy
who has just been advising the new owners of a 6lb rescue dog who climbs the
31" baby gate with ease....


Quote:
> Kitty litter has chemicals that can be poisonous to your dog!! I can't
imagine
> you can't figure out a way to keep your dog away from it.
> Start by investing in a baby-gate!

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Wed, 11 Apr 2001 00:24:26


Yep if the dog is big enough that will work - my dogs can go where the cats
go in that way but are trained not to go over the baby gates :-) cat door
won't work for me either as the dogs fit right through!
I forgot to mention you can put the litterbox up on something too - out of
reach of the dog on a counter or cabinet with the opening of the cover
facing away from the edge.
Nancy


Quote:
> Also, be very, very careful if you use the clumping litter.

> We permanently installed a baby gate about 6 inches off the floor on a
spare
> bedroom doorway..  The cats can scoot right under and have a dog free zone
> to relax in.  We keep their food bowls in that room too.

> Good luck
> Lea with 3 GSDs and 5 catskis

 
 
 

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Post by Elizabeth Nai » Fri, 13 Apr 2001 05:41:03


Quote:

> Kitty litter has chemicals that can be poisonous to your dog!!

Plain nonclumping clay litter with no added perfumes or odorcides?  That's
what I use -- I also use covered boxes, baby gates, and so forth (with 6
cats, we've got a lot of litter boxes) but between human forgetfullness
and canine ingenuity, accidents do happen.  Best to be safe.

Elizabeth the paranoid pet owner
and the menagerie

 
 
 

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Post by Elizabeth Nai » Fri, 13 Apr 2001 05:48:47



Quote:
> No regular litter doesn't - clay is not terribly poisonous. Clumping litter
> can be hazardous if ingested which is why it is not suggested for use with
> kittens or around dogs who get into the litterbox.

Also, some cats don't react well to it -- I forget what the problem is,
but the local humane society and local vets don't use clumping litter
"just to be safe" should they be housing a cat who has a problem.  Pity,
because it looked like a really cool idea, but between the dogs who are
remarkably agile quick thinkers on the subject and the cats themselves...
we are also on a septic tank, so we are accustomed to an ink-and-fragrance
free bathroom;  seemed reasonable to "keep it natural" for the kitties as
well.  :-)

Quote:
> And FYI babygates don't stop all dogs and not all cats can go over them.

You can usually find SOME barrier that will work (but the trial and error
of finding this out means incidental "kitty litter crunchies" ingestion is
bound to happen along the way).  The *raised* baby gate is one... we have
permanently cut a cat-door sized hole in our baby gate, both good
solutions for larger dog households.  I would think small dogs and less
agile cats would be a difficult combination... might even be
insurmountable.  Hmm.  I'm going to puzzle about that.

Elizabeth

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Fri, 13 Apr 2001 09:04:58


Raised baby gate is absolutely useless in a home with small dogs :-) if the
cats can do it so can the Affens!
Nancy

Quote:

> > No regular litter doesn't - clay is not terribly poisonous. Clumping
litter
> > can be hazardous if ingested which is why it is not suggested for use
with
> > kittens or around dogs who get into the litterbox.

> Also, some cats don't react well to it -- I forget what the problem is,
> but the local humane society and local vets don't use clumping litter
> "just to be safe" should they be housing a cat who has a problem.  Pity,
> because it looked like a really cool idea, but between the dogs who are
> remarkably agile quick thinkers on the subject and the cats themselves...
> we are also on a septic tank, so we are accustomed to an ink-and-fragrance
> free bathroom;  seemed reasonable to "keep it natural" for the kitties as
> well.  :-)

> > And FYI babygates don't stop all dogs and not all cats can go over them.

> You can usually find SOME barrier that will work (but the trial and error
> of finding this out means incidental "kitty litter crunchies" ingestion is
> bound to happen along the way).  The *raised* baby gate is one... we have
> permanently cut a cat-door sized hole in our baby gate, both good
> solutions for larger dog households.  I would think small dogs and less
> agile cats would be a difficult combination... might even be
> insurmountable.  Hmm.  I'm going to puzzle about that.

> Elizabeth

 
 
 

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Post by KauilaPo » Fri, 13 Apr 2001 12:38:18


Quote:

>Raised baby gate is absolutely useless in a home with small dogs :-) if the
>cats can do it so can the Affens!
>Nancy

Ok. Then the raised baby gate is out as an option. Find another one.
 
 
 

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Post by J1Bo » Fri, 13 Apr 2001 22:51:28


If small dogs are the problem (well, who wants anything the size of a cat
anyway? ;-D), get a BOODA box.  The kind where the cat ducks down and goes up
and over the lip of the box to get in.  Even small dogs can't do this.

Since I have normal (i.e. - larger) dogs, I have a metal gate with vertical
bars.  Means the cat's don't need to go through any acrobatics to go into their
room - they just walk straight through and the dogs don't come close to
fitting.

Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"

"Second-hand dogs AREN'T second-rate"
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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Sat, 14 Apr 2001 01:21:13


*I* did and I was replying to a comment made about how useful the raised
baby gate was - its only useful in a home with larger dogs. You might want
to notice I gave several suggestions for keeping the litter box out of the
way of the dogs inquisitive mouths. Your suggestion was????? oh yeah litter
is poisonous <LOL>
Nancy

Quote:
> Ok. Then the raised baby gate is out as an option. Find another one.

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Sat, 14 Apr 2001 01:27:10



Quote:
> If small dogs are the problem (well, who wants anything the size of a cat
> anyway? ;-D),

Oh anyone who wants a *real* dog <VBG> ;-)

Quote:
>get a BOODA box.  The kind where the cat ducks down and goes up
> and over the lip of the box to get in.  Even small dogs can't do this.

Ahem, your misunderstanding of the flexibility of small dogs is showing
<VBG>
Quote:

> Since I have normal (i.e. - larger) dogs, I have a metal gate with
vertical
> bars.  Means the cat's don't need to go through any acrobatics to go into
their
> room - they just walk straight through and the dogs don't come close to
> fitting.

Yep I 've sighed over that concept <g> as it would work so well for the
larger dogs here (you know the ones who can step over baby gates if they
thought they were allowed to).
My solution was a simple one for me - the dogs are not allowed down cellar
and the cats are so that is where the cat boxes are. Add in a nightlight set
up so the boxes are quite cat visible day or night and all is well - except
some days the cats prefer the sawdust in the shop to the box full of nice
clumping litter. Just means its time for that simple solution to come out
and the workshop to get cleaned!
I think there are almost as many solutions as there are cats and dogs living
together in different type homes. Surely one will help the original poster.
Nancy