Rated 1 out of 5 by Kristina Formula changed; odor problems galore.
For over 5 years, this was the best product; but recently it was reformulated. The pellets are visibly different and no longer absorb urine. I use special Feline Pine litter boxes that I had purchased through a link on their original website and no matter how much I put underneath the grate, the urine accumulates and smells like ammonia. I sent an email to Arm & Hammer who recently purchased the company, but they did not respond. Very disappointed and shopping around for a new litter.
July 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carolinablue Used to be 5 stars!
Sadly, a formula change has rendered this litter practically useless. I was a huge fan of this brand for the last 5 years. The fresh pine scent, low track pellets and ability of the pellets to turn to sawdust when encountering liquid made it really easy to use in a NYC apt. After a few months of not easily finding Feline Pine available, it seems the formula or manufacturing process was changed. The new litter does not have a fresh pine scent and urine will pool in the bottom of the pan with along with solid, undissolved pellets. Huge mess!!! I thought perhaps it was a bad lot, so I ordered another bag from a local pet store to test, and it was the same. Very disappointed, and am moving on to other brands - hopefully finding what Feline Pine used to have.
September 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frankie12 Disappointment in using this litter for over 4 yrs
I used this product for awhile, the pellets were long, no smell, no problem. The last 2 shipments have been terrible. You open the bag & there is a terrible smell, like oil residue; the pellets are small, you can crush some in your fingers, there is dust from the crushed pellets that have settled on top & throughout the bag & you have to scoop out the dust before you can use the product; the odor control is not very good. It is so easy to track, my cats have tracked it all over the house so I have to vacuum every day. I changed to another brand & it's wonderful, smells like fresh pine, no dust in the bag. The cats like it better.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Designergirl Feline Pine is the BEST!!!!
I have a multiple Cat tribe. I have tried all cat litter
out there and for me- this is hands down the best.
I love that it is made from pine cones. It totally
eliminates the ammonia smell.
I am very happy with this product and recommend it
to all my friends who have cats!
March 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Evgeny Formula changed
I was used this product more than a year, but since formula was changed it becomes useless. It doesn't eliminate smell anymore. Sadly, but I have to switch to different brand. If they change formula back, then I will definitely switch to Feline Pine again.
P.S. Review for package, that was bought in August 2014.
October 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Loco Works for my needs
I have used so many different brands of litter and have yet to find the perfect one. Feline Pine is one of the better ones I've tried, and possibly my favorite of the non-clumping litters.
Feline Pine is a very good choice if you are looking for a natural, non-clumping litter. I use it in a large box that four cats share. The box gets dumped, cleaned, and new litter every week.
This litter controls odor during the course of the week extremely well. As the cats urinate, the pellets break down into sawdust which absorbs the liquid, so one needs only stir the litter around occasionally and scoop poo. There is no urine smell whatsoever as long as I change the box weekly.
Fortunately, my cats accepted the pellet form with no issues. Some cats might need a transition period, though. It is a very different feeling to their paws. My cats are sometimes reluctant to cover their poo when the box has just been changed and there is nothing but pellets there. Once there is some sawdust, though, the poos get covered well.
Feline Pine does track some once it starts to become more sawdust than pellets. It's not as bad as the non-clumping clay litter I was using before, however.
There is minimal dust compared to clay litter. Again, once the pellets break down, you will get some dust when you scoop or stir the litter around, but it's not the type of dust that flies everywhere and coats everything in the room.
Tip: Do not make the mistake I made and start with too much Feline Pine! I couldn't believe it when the directions said to fill the box to only one inch of litter. I used way too much! The litter expands as it breaks down to sawdust, so you may start with one inch of pellets, but you'll end up with about 3-4 inches of sawdust by the time you are ready to change the litter.
All in all, I believe I'll keep using this type of litter. It's natural, biodegradable, and works well to control odor. Since you only use one inch of litter, a 40 lb bag lasts a very long time, so this is an economical choice as well.
July 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TrishaB My cats and I don't prefer it.
The concept is, you fill the box with pellets, scoop #2 daily, and do a complete dump & refill once a week (at a minimum) when the pellets are soaked with urine and turn to sawdust. Yuck.
Pros: Smells good, doesn't track as much as clay (until the pellets disintegrate), and easy to carry when filling boxes.
Cons: Urine is not scoopable, tracking starts when pellets turn to sawdust, cats don't seem to be able to cover their #2 well, and the big pellets get stuck to the #2 and wasted when you scoop. Plus, my cats just don't choose this when they have a choice.
Special warning: Although this is touted as flushable; I know from experience, it is not! I clogged my pipes from flushing and had to use a pipe snake to unclog. We have a septic tank and an old house. Don't risk it! Toss it in the trash instead.
When given a choice, my cats do not prefer this litter. Even my kitten who had only used this, and was the only reason I purchased this, used the Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat once he was out of the safe room and had a choice of which boxes to use.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hilske Odor Blocker!
I highly recommend this litter because my cat's litter box is in my bedroom. This litter is not only healthy for her, but the best odor blocker I have found so far. If your cat is not allergic to pine, use Feline Pine! It really is the best.
June 4, 2012