Blue Buffalo Naturally Fresh Walnut-Based Quick-Clumping Cat Litter
Would love to keep loving this, but ...
I was torn about whether or not to recommend this. I've used it for several months and here are the PROs:
1) odor control is great, as long as you clean the box daily.
2) it is a completely natural product
But, here are the CONs, which are causing me to search for a different litter:
This is DUSTY!!! You don't see the dust, but just take a white paper towel and swipe it across a nearby piece of furniture, and watch the towel turn orange! The tops of picture frames, window ledges, etc., etc. So it gets around the area of the house where the box is (not a big concern if it's in a basement or other non-living area).
I also must assume that it is being ingested by the cats during grooming. My cat's white paws have a rusty tinge. And when I scoop the box, I find myself coughing a bit. Or I cover my face with the top of my shirt.
Again, I would love to love this litter, because I did. But I don't like knowing that there is an orange residue near everything in the room by the box. And especially not on the cats.
Also, as a thought: it is ground walnut. So if you have anyone with a nut allergy, or anyone who visits you who does, this can't be good! Some people have bad reactions just to nut particles in the air.
Again, I give it a three, because as a litter, it is wonderful and really does deliver on the promise of being a natural substance, clumping pretty well, and controlling odor. Also, tracking is pretty good - it tracks around the box but not throughout the house.
However, the dust is my main issue, and it is compelling enough for me to begin another search for litter.
January 7, 2014
Highly, highly recommended
I can't say enough good things about this product. I wanted to get away from clumping clay litters and tried various natural litters (corn, wheat, etc.#, but my cats would not use them. Someone recommended this one to me - she said it had granules similar to clumping clay litter and therefore cats were more inclined to use it. She was right, my cats used it right away. I love the natural, earthy smell of the walnut and there is minimal dust. Most importantly, it has superior odor control #natural# of any litters I've ever used. If there was one drawback, it's that the clumping strength varied from bag to bag #sometimes strong, sometimes not-so-strong#, however, due to the superior odor control, this is not an issue with me. Also, it lasts a long, long time #much longer than clay), therefore, making it very cost effective in the long run. Finally, the litter box washes up very easily and nicely with this litter, an added bonus!
November 25, 2012
Totally dust free.
This product is very light weight which is important to me because of my rheumatoid arthritis. It is very effective at masking odors and is dust free. My cats like it and I do too. The smell of the walnut mixture is very pleasant. I am very glad I found this product and will continue to use it
August 8, 2012
Dust-free litter that controls odors
This is my first experience with this litter. It is virtually dust free and seems to last a long time. Have just introduced it to a few kitties and have to try it with the rest of my house. Seems to control odors well. It it totally different from clay or corn litters that I usually use. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it since it is very dark in color, but it doesn't matter. One clumping litter that I had tried was dark and would almost turn to mud, but this clumps well and the remaining litter stays clean.
July 27, 2012
Excellent product for a multi-cat home
I just changed to Blue walnut litter because I was beginning to feel the World's Best wasn't doing all it should with odor and dust. I have 10 cats and I also own a pet care service. I have a client that uses the Blue walnut and liked what I saw; so decided to try it for my cats. I have 4 large litter boxes and filled one with the Blue to see how it worked and they gravitated towards that box. I find the clumping to be very good, what odor the litter itself has is earthy and pleasant; it is great on covering the kitty odor and the dust is much less than what I was using. All very big pluses in my household. So happy with the product and recommend it highly.
February 23, 2013
FANTASTIC Cat Litter...highly recommend
I actually use the multi cat quick clumping in this walnut litter. Love the smell, NO Dust, clumbs great. Only negative in the beginning is the price. I have 3 Devon Rex kitties & 1 Persian. It seems to last longer than the clay litter. I am just getting ready to open my 2nd bag. I am thinking it is going to cost me about $12/$15 a week with the 4 cats. It is worth ever penny as it is totally dust free & smells clean something like coffee/clean dirt smell. Highly recommend.
June 29, 2012
Best Litter EVER!
Works so much better than clay litter! I use less and I notice a huge difference in cleaning the box. I really like how it doesn't stick to my kitten's paws and get all over the floor and carpet! NO MORE BREATHING IN LITTER DUST!!! I know the price might turn some people away but if you can afford it, then I HIGHLY recommend it.
July 19, 2012
Great long-lasting litter
I have been very happy with this litter for my two cats. I do not care for clay litters (too dusty) and used corn litters for years, but after reading some articles of the potential hazards of corn litters, I wanted to explore other options. My two cats have been using this walnut-based litter for a couple months now and I'm really happy with it. I feel that it lasts much longer than the corn litter I was using, and does as good a job as any at controlling smell. I will keep using this litter and recommend it!
June 4, 2013