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Hello
   I took in a young cat to save it from my neighbor who was going to kill it because it was stealing his cat's food.
  I was surprised how tame it became and although we are not cat people it is becoming a part of our family.  It took to a litter box real fast but I asked someone how often you change the gravel.  The person said "Never, just scoop out the poop".  I have been doing this but am concerned about all that urine underneath.  It doesn't smell bad (usually) but sometimes it does.  Should I change the gravel every so often and how often?
   Also I have made the mistake of having kitty upstairs when we were eating and it goes crazy wanting food even attacking me.  He or she attacked me two times when I had food in my hands and it was a real wild attack. It's been three weeks and I still have the wounds.  I don't think he did it on purpose, just saw that food as a wild mouse outside.  Now kitty is in the basement when I am handling food.  Will this behavior go away?

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Hi Don, Thank you for saving this kitty!  The Wild side of his behavior may go away in time.  Also, you will tame him a bit with the spay or neuter.
As for the litter box, yes the litter needs to be dumped out 1 x per week.  I don't keep my litter and just scope and scope.  The box also should be cleaned at least 1 x every 10 days with some clorox spray and then rinse.
I love this kind of litter... NOT litter at all, it's HORSE Bedding.
Works great - I scoop the solids out every other day.  
SEE here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5888032_use-horse-bedding-cat-litter.html

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