Feline Pine Original Cat Litter
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
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
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
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
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
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
Love this litter since is in pellet form.
Love this litter that is in pellet form. It is not powdery and the cat does not leave white paw prints. When the pellets get wet, the pellets break down to particles which are easy to shovel out of the litter box.
October 18, 2013
No smell, easy to maintain, weight keeps jumbo litterbox stable for 20 lb. cat
My large (20 lb.) Maine Coon needs a jumbo litter box that is heavy and stable when filled with litter. He stands and braces his front legs on the rim of the box to tuck down his rear end in the box to do his business.. He has never had a miss with this litter and I have never had a mess. This is the best litter I have ever used and there is NO CAT ODOR. Lasts a long time and easy to dispose of...can be used as mulch in the garden.
October 17, 2013