Fresh News Cat Litter
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
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
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! 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