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Old 02-25-2018, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Litterbox Concern

The other day, while bathing Jupiter, I discovered that one of the little litter balls (I use Kaytee Critter Litter) was stuck to the end of his peewee. It wasn't inside it, but it took a bit of effort to get it off--partially because he's a squirmy little bub--and I checked to make sure there was nothing else inside. The balls are honestly too big to get worked up inside the shaft, but this is a weird issue I've discovered twice in the past week. I just want to ask everyone if they have any suggestions, whether it's for prevention or new litter, or cleaning techniques for the next time this happens! The lady I bought Jupiter from used this litter and said the formula was good for preventing UTI issues, but now I'm worried!

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Old 02-25-2018, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My hedgehog had the same problem, but it didn’t affect him in anyway. I don’t really think there’s anything to worry about, and how I would clean him is, I would get a wet washcloth and just wipe him down so you don’t have to give them a foot bath everyday. But make sure he’s dry before putting him in because then you’ll just have to restart process.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally I would switch to a different litter. If it's becoming stuck, even for a short time, it can easily lead to a bladder or urinary tract infection. It's a lot cheaper to switch litters than to pay for a vet bill.
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