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    Just bought this and with three kids and a puppy it's invaluable.
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    Like the original poster and this last one have stated, a personal steam cleaner, whether a spot lifter or a full on steam vacuum, are necessities for maintaining a carpet with lots of grubby pets or kids about. I've mentioned the dye in cheaper cat foods is a huge factor in terms of how bad a stain will be, and that swapping out for a slightly better pet food will not only reduce the stains but also increase the well-being of one's pets.

    My other big trick I have is to use plain white vinegar, mixed about 50/50 with hot water in the steam vacuum, to make a first run over the carpets when steam cleaning. Vinegar is a great, cheap, and non-toxic oder remover that also combats detergent build-up in carpets, which can lead to dark areas on carpet. If you don't get all of the soap out of your carpet, the soap will act as a magnet for dirt, causing your carpet to be dingy and soiled looking. Alternate between cleanings with vinegar and water and detergent and water to combat soap and odor build-up.

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    It's a two step process:

    1. Get rid of cat.

    2. Get new carpet.

    Don't make this INTP-level complicated.

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    My mother swears by something called "Natures Miracle Pet Stain Remover", which seems to work on most stuff. However, I feed my cat good dry chow and she doesn't puke it up. She seemed to have some trouble on the Eukanuba stuff, which was dramatically better than cheaper cat food, but the best I've found was Nutro Natural Choice, which is what I feed her now. She hasn't puked up anything in over a year...

    After shifting her to a corn-based litter she seemed to have a lot less trouble, too (and it doesn't stink), so this might have been a contributing factor.
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    My cat only barfs when one of us accidentally leaves the food bucket open and she gets in and gorges herself. Worse if it's the dog food.

    That corn litter is the bomb. Perhaps even the bomb diggity.

    Also, this catbox is amazing, although it looks like the dumbest idea ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    That corn litter is the bomb. Perhaps even the bomb diggity.
    Yeah, I totally agree. Once you've tried it, you wouldn't go back for any reason except cost. Worth every extra cent over other kinds of litter, even the exotic expensive stuff with additives can't compare to corn litter.

    Also, this catbox is amazing, although it looks like the dumbest idea ever.
    Wow. Brilliant.

    Though with the corn litter the cleaning isn't as annoying or noxious a process...


    The only concern I have is that the cat may not like going inside like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf View Post
    Yeah, I totally agree. Once you've tried it, you wouldn't go back for any reason except cost. Worth every extra cent over other kinds of litter, even the exotic expensive stuff with additives can't compare to corn litter.


    Wow. Brilliant.

    Though with the corn litter the cleaning isn't as annoying or noxious a process...


    The only concern I have is that the cat may not like going inside like that.
    We already used a covered litterbox so it wasn't a big change for ol' Sylvia. (Feminine of Sylvester, naturally.) I haven't touched a litter scoop in weeks. Two thumbs up!

    We actually considered getting the crazy expensive litterbox with the permanent granules that actually flushes. I did some poking around and found that people universally loved the rolling litterbox. Several people recommended using it with the corn litter since it's so much lighter. I find that it smells TONS better and doesn't make me cough, too.
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    We feed them Science Diet. Nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    A brand of cat food that doesn't include red and yellow food coloring?

    Other than that, ask runvardh. He ought to be able to tell you.
    Cats throw up to get rid of the hair in their stomach, don't they? I mean, they constantly lick themselves, so the ones with thick fur have no choice but to spit out a few hairballs along with whatever they dined on before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martoon View Post
    We feed them Science Diet. Nothing else.
    Depending on which formula you use, the first ingredients will be chicken by-product meal, corn, corn gluten meal, rice, or other substances that aren't premium nutrients for your pets. Comparing prices, Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul is slightly cheaper ($35 for a 20 lb. bag of Hill's Science Diet Original Cat Food vs. $25 for an 18 lb. bag of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul), plus its main ingredient is chicken.

    Innova, Solid Gold, Merrick, Blue Buffalo, and Felidae are other brands I'm looking into in hopes of finding a good wet food that my cats will eat without bankrupting me.

    I'm semi-zealous about the pet food I use. I'm happy with Chicken Soup because the ingredients are good and the price isn't outrageously higher than those big bins of Deli Cat from Sam's Club, but I'm still doling out cans of cheap wet food from the grocery store because I haven't taken the time to test the better brands.

    In any case, it's not like better food will keep your cats from throwing up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    My cat only barfs when one of us accidentally leaves the food bucket open and she gets in and gorges herself. Worse if it's the dog food.

    That corn litter is the bomb. Perhaps even the bomb diggity.

    Also, this catbox is amazing, although it looks like the dumbest idea ever.
    Your talk of corn litter intrigues me. Do you mean The World's Best Cat Litter? Am I going to have to upgrade from generic clay-based clumping litter bought from Sam's Club?

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