Anyone else have sore joints in your hands from scooping? I'm having to take *** because of it. Also lots of back pain from getting down on the floor to scoop. I've resolved that problem by buying card tables and putting the litter boxes on top of the tables. The kitties do learn to jump up there and use the elevated boxes!!
Dave
Anyone else have sore joints in your hands from scooping? I'm having to take *** because of it. Also lots ... boxes on top of the tables. The kitties do learn to jump up there and use the elevated boxes!! Dave

You must have a lot of cats! :-)
Sherry
Anyone else have sore joints in your hands from scooping? I'm having to take *** because of it. Also lots ... litter boxes on top of the tables. The kitties do learn tojump up there and use the elevated boxes!! Dave

Dave,
I only have two litterboxes and have never had sore hands from scooping. However, it does sometimes bother me to bend over that way (pain in lower back and hips). I solved that by keeping a small (but sturdy) child's chair to sit on during times that I notice the discomfort. It is just the right height.
MaryL
(take out the litter to reply)
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Anyone else have sore joints in your hands from scooping? I'm having to take *** because of it. Also lots ... boxes on top of the tables. The kitties do learn to jump up there and use the elevated boxes!! Dave

I am a Senior, have 10 cats and five
litterboxes to clean daily, and I do
share your back pain problem. I have
a comment;
*** is quite expensive, as you know,
but in my case, it also caused me to
have diarrhea. I am now taking
over-the-counter glucosamine complex
with identical results, less the internal
distress that I experienced with ***
(and Celebrex).
I though you may find this to be of
some interest...
OB
Elevating the litterpan helps, certainly. You might also consider changing litters to something more lightweight, if you are using the usual clay clumping litter. I very much like the corn-based stuff called "The World's Best Cat Litter," or something on that order. It is very light (even when used), never sticks to the bottom of the pan (so it scoops easily) and though expensive it is very effcient and long-lasting. And it is dust-free! We are thinking of converting over in our household.

Sharon Talbert
Friends of Campus Cats
www.campuscats.org
Oh, good idea!
I bet a gardener's stool (for me, the rolling variety!) would be just the thing, as well.
Sharon Talbert
arthritic cat rescuer
www.campuscats.org
Anyone else have sore joints in your hands from scooping?

What about a self-cleaning litter box? There are a few types. I think you still have to empty out the tray so might be best to keep them elevated.
Anyone else have sore joints in your hands from scooping? I'm having to take *** because of it. Also lots ... boxes on top of the tables. The kitties do learn to jump up there and use the elevated boxes!! Dave

I feel for you, but am sure it is the arthritis and not the scooping that is the cause. With arthritis, moving the joints helps (even if it hurts) so keep scooping!