Rated 5 out of 5 by Kittymomof5 Love love love this litter
I have five furry kids. They absolutely love this litter so much they actually lay in the boxes and roll in the litter. They only do this when the boxes are clean though! I have 5 very large boxes which hold 4 to 5 inches in depth of litter. If you were to walk in to my house you would not know that I have cats. It never smells. It clumps great. The deeper the litter the better. Cats in general like to dig deep so if you remember to always have at least a minimum of 4 inches of litter you will not have any problems. There is no dust ever. I buy the 40 lb bags and yes, they are heavy but I found that if I open the bag and take my two canvas shopping bags and start transferring the litter to these two bags equally I am then able to carry each bag upstairs to the litter boxes and then just empty the 2 bags equally in to the boxes it works out great. Believe me when I say that in all of my 35 years of having cats, and trying numerous litters, I finally found a keeper!! The best part is that me and my kitties can all breath easier, literally.
October 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sherlock329 Formerly the best, now average
I've been buying this litter once a month for around 3 years, and it has not been the same litter for the last few months. Originally, this litter was fantastic. I bought it upon recommendation from many users of the same electric litter box I'd purchased. For the first two years, it was honestly the best litter I'd ever bought. It clumped well, held smells great, and had very little dust. Over the last 6 months or so, I've noticed that the litter has gotten thinner, dustier, doesn't clump pee, and smells very quickly. The clumps that it does make form hard, solid blocks of clay that crumble when I scoop them out with a manual scoop. Because of this, I have to change the litter much more frequently because it just doesn't clean up the same anymore. I had hoped when this started in March (it's now October) that this was a fluke, but I was sadly mistaken. I will be actively looking for a new litter brand.
October 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sara It's just okay....
I'm surprised at all of the glowing reviews of the cat litter, it's not that great! The good things about it are that it clumps well and is pretty low-dust. It's also more affordable than many other litters on the market. $15 for a 40-lb. bag isn't bad!
But it tracks EVERYWHERE. Even with using high quality litter mats, I find litter all over my house. It drives me crazy. And I don't think the odor control is very good. The litter boxes constantly stink even after scooping. My house smells like a litter box with this stuff and I scoop regularly. I think there are much better litters out there in terms of odor control.
This litter is HEAVY. I like to keep the litter several inches deep and I get real arm workout sometimes scooping this stuff. I'm not really complaining about this, just making an observation.
I've been using this litter for several years now. I'm not sure why really since I don't like it that much. I guess I thought this is how all cat litters are but I've come to realize that they aren't all the same and there are better litters on the market!
October 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jack Good price, low to no dust, but . . .
We have 3 cats using two boxes that we clean each day. Prior to using this litter I was using Clump and Seal from AH. At first I was mixing both, when I ran out of the Clump & Seal I just used Precious Cat. The first thing I noticed was the difficulty in scooping. Some other reviews likened it to concrete. It does require more effort and a grasp on the litter box at times. Also, as some others have stated there seems to be more crumbling amid the used litter that makes scooping less effective. Because of the price and low to no dust I still recommend it. The trick is to make sure there is no less than four inches of the litter in the box at all times. If the liquid waste reaches the bottom of the tray it is very difficult to remove from the box and the scoop. The waste needs to be suspended in the litter. I am going to try mixing in Clump and Seal again to see if it helps with the problem. If not I will stop using Precious Cat.
September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatLady Heavy But Effective!
This is perfect for our multi cat household! We used to use Cat's Pride lightweight litter but it didn't clump very well and would fall apart while scooping. If you only have a couple of kitties it's a good litter but with a total of 15 (including 4 newer rescue kittens) we had a lot of clumps falling apart and it made all of the litter in the box stinky. Emptying each box every time we scooped wasn't an option so we switched to this in a couple of boxes just to try it.
Very impressed with how well it works! The clumps are strong and easy to scoop (we use a metal scoop). And once scooped the remaining litter isn't stinky. We can get away with a few scoops before needing to change all the litter.
It is a great price as well but keep in mind that it is sold by weight and is a heavy litter!
October 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manatee Great litter!!
I've been using this litter for 2 months now, and I love it!! The clump is hard and easy to clean, great odor control for my tiny studio apartment. There are still dust coming out around the litter box, but no powderly cloud when you clean the litter box.
My only concern is... the structure of the box for 20lb litter. I've been using the 20-lb box. I really like the idea of the box because it's easy to store, less messy. The box come with spout on the side, which doesn't work for me. The box is very heavy, hard to tilt to get right amount of litter into the litter box. My back start hurting... So I open the top of the box, using it like a bucket. But it's super hard to open with thick glue and fat layers of the cardboard... I wish it comes with bucket or some better spout system.
Other than that, I believe that this is the best cat litter I ever used (in my 30 years history with cats). I recommend this to everybody!!
September 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nemie The best litter I have ever used!
This cat litter is amazing!!! I have tried every brand out there and this is the brand I am sticking with for good! There is little to no dust while pouring/scooping, helps my sinus issues greatly, I usually have to blow my nose quit a few times after I would scoop other brand of litter and I no longer have to since I started using this brand! I will never change brands after finding Dr. Elsey's!
October 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cinderella My personal opinion about Dr. Elsey's cat litter
I like Dr. Elsey's cat litter; my cats seem to like it, too!!!
It is a heavy typed litter; that's the main thing, I don't like, about it!!! The reason, I think it's heavier; is, because it would be dustier, if small grains???
What I do, is; mix this cat litter, with another cat litter!!! It helps out a lots on the dust; use to, I could barely clean the litter pan; because of the dust, from the other types of litter!!! Plus, I like the price of it, too!!!
I like it unscented, because when I mix the other litter with it; it evens out the scent!!! It don't make me smother; or my cats have the dust of the cat litter, everywhere, either!!!
October 15, 2016