Fresh News Cat Litter
A healthy alternative to clay based litter
After reading about the health dangers posed to cats and people from sillica in clay based cat litter I looked into alternatives. I was encouraged by reviews of products made with recycled newspaper, and Fresh News in particular appealed to me as it was described by users to have a "neutral" smell.
It is indeed very neutral, with no perfume or masking scent, and it very effectively absorbs and controls the odor of cat waste. Our cats made the transiton immediately.
Equally important to me is the fact that there is no harmful dust, annoying grit and mess on our floors (I only see the occasional pellet escaping the litter box).
It's very easy to clean out the cat box with just a wipe using a paper towel and sanitizing cleaner-no chiselling of clay clumps or hosing down.
This is not a clumping litter, but unless you only clean your litter box very infrequently, it's a perfect product for those of us who are looking for an environmentally friendly, clean and safe cat litter.
October 12, 2013
Great product! Highly recommend.
We highly recommend this litter for elder, disabled, and post-surgery cats. (We hear it's great for pregnant cats too but have no first-hand experience.) Our 17-year-old disabled, male Siamese adapted to it immediately without any transition at all. However, because he has kidney disease and urinates frequently, he goes through a 25-pound bag quickly. We were ordering four bags at a time, so the price does add up. As a side note, we would never, never again use clumping litter, which is hazardous to all cats' lungs AND forms a cement-like substance both in the lung and on the fur of (elder, disabled) cats who have the misfortune of stepping in it.
November 18, 2013
Lives up to its claims
This litter does everything it says it does, and with 5 cats that's important. Great odor control, you can't even tell we have cats because there is NO smell coming from their boxes. It's fast absorbing, and doesn't make mushy piles that break up in the box like some of the other "natural" litters do. All our cats like it. No dust to speak of. They do tend to kick it everywhere because they love to dig in it, but it sweeps up easily, and they track very little of it outside of their litter room. We also like it because it's recycled newspaper and can be composted. And we use in for our rabbit's litter box too. The only downside is it's a little pricey, but compared to other litters we've tried, it's worth it.
April 19, 2014
Generally, A Great Product!
1) Low tracking compared to other litter
2) Pellets do not get stuck in my cats' paw unlike the clumping clay litter
3) Safe and environmentally friendly since it is made with 100% recycled paper
4) No fumes/dust when pouring into the litter box
1) Pellets do not last as long compared to other litter, thus it is considered more expensive
2) Odor control is less superior for feces (Great odor control for urine though)
November 28, 2013
Great Product But Expensive
I am a Ragdoll breeder and I have tried pretty much every type of cat litter. I have found the large paper pellets to be the best for the health of my felines, the incredible odor control in untouchable, and the lack of tracking is wonderful. It is also better for the environment. Fresh News is a phenomenal product but charges too much. Petco's So Phresh contains similar components and performs exactly the same at a reasonable price. This is important for me because I buy in bulk and often.
January 31, 2015
No tracking--at last!
Finally, I've found a litter that doesn't track. At all. It's great. It's not perfect for odor control (by day 5.5, my bathroom smells kind of kitty poopy, but I can fix that by burying the litter with some extra and putting litter powder on it), but I haven't noticed that it's worse than any other litter in that regard. Oh, and I don't spoon out the feces, etc. in between--I change once/week. The lack of tracking is really really nice, though.
April 28, 2014
This stuff is great!
We had used Yesterday's News in the past, but it's just more costly than my budget allows. With Fresh News, I don't have to change the litter as often and it seems to do a better job in odor absorption. Very little leaves the litter tray and it's low in the dust department. (I have an older cat with allergies) ANNND! It's at a great price! Super easy to remove waste. I love it!
April 11, 2014
My cat doesn't mind using this new litter....I'm the one having difficulty transitioning to this type of litter. There isn't any dust and I'm not cleaning up tracked gravel...so there are pluses. I would like that the size of the pellets were 1/2 the size though.
August 21, 2013