Rated 5 out of 5 by Campenout Best Clumping Litter
I have four cats and have relied on warehouse clubs to supply me with huge volumes of litter. I was rather committed to Fresh Step, but after moving further from the warehouse and having a litter emergency, I stopped at the local feed-n-seed. Dr, Elsey's litter was super-expensive there, but I was desperate. The owner of the shop assured me this was a great litter--it clumped and all his cats used it. I bought a 40lb bag. I'm now a convert. I love the unscented litter. It absorbs, it clumps beautifully, it cleans easily, and it lasts for quite awhile. It also has very little dust. All of my cats happily use it and now they don't have the perfume of scented litter following them through the house.
The current price at Chewy can't be beat-I have shopped around. That being said, I notice the price does fluctuate considerably. I will continue to buy it here, but only at under $20/40#. If it gets to be more than that, I'll go back to my warehouse purchases.
On the whole, this is a really great litter.
January 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2bdefacto My PROS & CONS
What I like about Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Clumping Litter; is Good tight clumps, clumps do not break apart when going from box to bag. This product produces NO DUST when pouring or cleaning the litter box. The cost is very reasonable for a 40lb. bag. A couple of bags will last a long long time(I have 2 adult cats) Next, I prefer a bag VS a box, easier to handle and control. What I do not like about it is; it is HEAVY, while scooping up the waste I have to be careful or I'll break the plastic, but durable scoops. My cats are young and covering there waste is no problem, I think an elderly cat may not like having to drag their paw across heavy litter. My main dislike is: It does NOT control odor what so ever. The area around the litter box will smell until I bag it up. I bought (4) 40lb bags of this around 5 months ago and still have 1 and half bags left. Very cost efficient but I did dilute last few cleanings with another "lighter" dust free and odor control litter
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatMan Low dust, low tracking
I switched to Dr. Elsey's Ultra Clumping cat litter after getting frustrated (and disgusted) with Fresh Step. Now, Fresh Step has excellent clumping abilities, but it is also VERY dusty to the point where I could see the dust rising when scooping. I accidentally purchased a scented version of Fresh Step and was horrified when I could smell it all over my kitchen (the litter box is in a storage closet in the kitchen area) and I could smell it on my cat.
I finally ordered Dr. Elsey's and the difference between this litter and Fresh Step is amazing. Dr. Elsey's less dusty, has better clumping power (doesn't break apart when scooping), tracks much less and is cheaper than Fresh Step on Chewy.com. I believe that the odor control is quite good, but keep in mind that I scoop the litter box daily and every month I completely change the litter and wash the box.
April 15, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Netti Bad smell
I bought this litter after reading all positive reviews. I was using Scoopaway, which covered up odors but was extremely dusty. I've only been using this for a few days, so I'm not sure about the dust factor, but last night I smelled this awful smell, like stagnant flower water. I couldn't figure out what it was and then I realized it was the litter box. I have two kitties and clean the boxes daily, but this smell was awful. I was hoping this would be my new litter but I don't think will be because of the odor. I guess I'm going back to dusty scoop away.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michele Awesome!
Had to go back to this type of litter, I have been using Worlds Best Cat Litter for several years and I still love it and have it in two boxes. However, I have been having problems with peeing outside the box on various surfaces. I have 5 cats... 3 boxes. I have used Dr. Elsey's before, but it can be heavy and sometimes stick to box... and the Worlds best, you can flush. But, I put Dr. Elsey's in one of my boxes and it totally eliminated all of the peeing issues..! Everyone uses this box. In fact, I will switch the other two boxes to Dr. Elsey's also. biggest complaint with it, so heavy in the bag. but small price to pay for my sanity and cleanliness! My kitties are happy too!
May 11, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by HumphreyCat21 Does not contain smell
I bought this cat litter based on the many glowing reviews I read about it. Having used it now for less than a week, I have to say I do not like it, as it does not even come close to keeping the "cat box" smell down. Scooping it seems to make it worse, which in turn makes me want to gag the whole time I am cleaning the litter boxes out. I'm going back to my tried and true Tidy Cats 24/7, which is cheaper than this stuff anyway. The only plus is that it is less dusty, which is why I gave it two stars instead of just one.
Also, another thing I noticed is since this litter is flaked and not the regular round shape of Tidy Cats, it sticks to my hardwood floors, which in turn makes more work for me. Sorry, but this cat litter literally stinks.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gdwmson Best Cat Litter
Been using this litter for years and so far it is the best on the market. Even the more expensive brands do not measure up to this litter. Has excellent clumping ability and stays together when cats scratch around in the box. Has very little dust when changing out the litter. Don't be fooled by the lower price than most litter brands. I get the 40 lb. bags and this helps with the price to be even lower. Forget all the T.V. ads for pricey name brands, this is the better product.
May 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brian Great! But Not Perfect.
We're all looking for cat litter that controls odor, isn't dusty, doesn't get all over the place, doesn't get stuck in our cats paws/nether regions, and is easy to scoop. This litter knocks it out of the park in the odor and scooping departments, but I still find myself sweeping the floors daily. It also gets stuck in my cats paws from time to time, and there is the unfortunate side effect of the occasional butt hair trimming session to remove clumped litter (I have two medium-length hair cats). Overall, however, this is one of the best litters I've used in the last three years - and I've tried many types. You also can't beat the price.
May 11, 2016