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 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 3 out of 5 by Catlynn The only litter my cats will use
Trying to get away from plastic bags and landfill disposal, I have over the years tried several plant-based flushable litters. Just came off an experiment with WBCL - 100% refusal from all four cats. I always come back to Dr. Elsey's because THEY like it. My old girl has severe allergies, so whatever I purchase needs to be unscented. (But really, the way they groom should any cat be consuming those chemical perfumes standard in so many litters?) I personally dislike Dr. Elsey's. Although I appreciate minimal packaging, this litter is so heavy - it's hard for me to hoist the 40 lb bags. I buy a whole lot of litter, and I am frustrated by Dr. Elsey's inconsistent quality. Sometimes the bag has light gray large grains and no dust; other times the litter is dark, fine grained and dusty. Production / quality control issues? The Concrete Pee problem is consistent with this litter no matter what, especially after multiple uses - but the dark fine stuff fails to clump and turns to stinky mud much more quickly. As others have noted you have to keep this litter DEEP in order to avoid that muck problem. I recommend this litter because of years worth of Yes votes from my cats.
September 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spork You've gotta at least try it!
So, being fed up with my current litter and all of the litters I've tried in the past I set out yet again to try and find something better. Better for me meant no dust, didn't stink up the whole room by day 2 (with once a day cleanings), and clumped. This takes care of all of the above. I use this for 7 days with daily cleanings then dump and refill. There is no odor. It's awesome!
I'm too excited about this litter. I was paying $8.99 for 33lbs of some generic terrible stuff at a locally owned pet store that wasn't cutting it. Dust everywhere, it stunk so bad by day 2. I'm very happy that this works. It doesn't track as bad as the finer dusty stuff I was using and the others I have tried in the past either. I love it!
My ONLY gripe is that my large cat pees on the side wall of his huge box and this litter really hardens it causing it to super stick to the side of the box. It can be difficult to remove at times. The other litters didn't make it as difficult.
Anyway, I totally recommend it. You can get your first bag free by filling out their rebate form and sending in the UPC with your receipt. Just Google it. That really helped me make the move in trying yet another litter (along with the reviews of course).
September 26, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Azantei Watch your fur babies!
I can't say much for this product because not long after switching to it, our kitten became very ill and after not eating for a couple days we made an emergency vet appointment and some X-rays later showed she had been eating the litter and it caused a blockage in her digestive tract.
I don't blame the people that make the litter or anything, even the vet said kittens will be kittens but never again for as long as I own cats will I buy any form of clay clumping litter. Stick to non clumping or natural flushable clumping litters. I've had cats since I was a little girl and this was a first for me, but enough to shake my confidence for many years.
I'm using World's Best for multiple cats and love it.
September 26, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by snookieg Shouldn't even be an option
This is by far the worst litter I've ever used. I've had my cat for 16 years, have another cat for 8 years & have used many different types of litter. Unfortunately my one cat is allergic to the lightweight litter so I tried this per the suggestion of an article. I feel extremely bad that my cats have had to use this. Not only did it turn all pee into concrete so I had to literally scrape the bottom of my litter boxes by holding the box itself (which.. ewe, I've never had to do... EVER!) but when I did GET the clumps they crumbled to the point where the pieces were too small to stay in the scoop. The litter is half fresh litter & half pee crumbles which is disgusting! It smells like amonia. I clean the boxes daily so it shouldn't be so difficult however the time I spent just cleaning them out hurt my leg & knee so bad that I now have an ice pack on it. I have to get another litter but in the meantime my poor cats have to use these horrible smelling contaminated litter that also stinks up my house. I wouldn't recommend it & believe it shouldn't even be a cat owners option.
August 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomOfTwoKitties Economical And Effective Litter
I was using a lesser known national brand of cat litter that comes in light and ultra "dust-free" varieties and thought it was a relatively good bargain. However, when we got a new kitten in June, we set up her new litterbox with Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat. I cannot tell y'all how impressed I am with this litter. Even though the box is contained in a small bedroom, I never smell it. And when I scoop her box, there is no dust cloud like there is when I scoop the big box in the common area. So I did some figuring on price per pound between my old, national brand and Precious Cat. Turns out, Cat's Pride is double the price per pound compared to Precious Cat!! This is now a no-brainer and I will be switching to Dr. Elsey's pronto! For general info, Cat's Pride on sale at my local grocery store this week is $0.90 per pound ($8.99 for 10#) and Dr. Elsey's at Chewy.com is $0.40 per pound. What a deal!!
August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nadine This litter works well and has no smell
I was searching for a litter that had no perfume smell.
This is unscented. It also does a great job at clumping, & is low tracking. Never see any dust from it either. It has no scent, but when you use it, good news is neither does the litter box.
My cat is very sensitive to litters. He had ingested some in the past from washing his fur that had some
litter stuck to it. Had to rush him to the emergency vet, as it was clogging his stomach. So the best litter is VERY important for me. The only thing that would make it easier to manage is if it was in a container with a handle, instead of a bag. It is heavy.
September 22, 2016