Rated 5 out of 5 by Fluffer WOW! WHAT A DIFFERENCE!
I have seven cats, most of them rescued, who came to me using clay cat litter. After years of struggling with the weight (heavy), dust clouds, and scrapping the muck and cement like stuff off the bottom of the litter box, I switched to Fresh News. What a difference. Lighter weight, very little dust, and cleaning out the litter box completely takes a few minutes and little effort. I like to dump litter twice a week and start over. I also scoop numerous times a day, but the scooping with this litter is not the same as clay. No clumping. So I use a litter scooper with wide slots and sift. The unused dry litter pellets drop through and the used, expanded pellets stay in the scooper. This is not a perfect scooping situation, but it is better than the negative effects of clay. Another plus, I feel the odor control is better with no fragrances. Also, I have one cat that is really stubborn about using a new type of litter and this has been the only brand that she adapted to quickly.
March 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KarinSF 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lexi93 Love this litter!
I've always hated sweeping up and stepping on tiny grains of cat litter and this was the perfect solution. My cats don't mind the different texture and its really easy to sweep up and scoop out to clean the box. I don't have to use as much of this litter and it reduces the smell much better than clay litter. It's actually more cost effective than clay litter too. Definitely will use this from now on!
August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by CatServant A blessing for my ancient rescued cat
After using another recycled paper litter (company went out of business), I gave Fresh News a try. It is fantastic, the best on odor control and use I've found for our needs. Our really old, crippled cat Buddy can't see much and can't smell. Getting a litter box for his needs has been a challenge. We are using an auto pan lined with a black trash sack and filled with Fresh News. It has worked wonderfully. Getting it at Chewy.com has been easy and very reliable. I highly recommend Fresh News, especially for a special needs cat like Buddy. This works. And Chewy.com's service is excellent. I'm attaching a photo of Buddy's litter box (auto pan with black trash sack on top with a layer of Fresh News; around it doggy training pads; under all of it cheap plastic white table cloths).
We believe this lengthens Buddy's life as he still strives to reach his box. Thank you, Chewy.com.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobinF All my cats love it!!
After going thru so many brands of litter over several years, I FINALLY found one all my cats will use that does not stink, dust up the place, track everywhere - including on my furniture, on my cloths, carpets, wooden floors - constant 24 hours of sweeping, vacuuming, stick to my cats paws and fur, is pasty or turns to stone and sticks to the bottom of the box or make my cats vomit as they would consume the other brands while cleaning themselves. I am so allergic to many litters too - the respiratory problems just wouldn't go away. PLEASE keep this pellet as is - I LOVE IT! Had minimal sweeping up now and it isn't all over the furniture and I can breath again!!
June 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PeskysMom Great Litter
First, I have been highly impressed with ordering from chewy. This litter can't be found much locally, and I like having it delivered to my door. I've been surprised how great odor control is with it and minimal tracking. It is much easier to handle, very lightweight, and my cats really like it. I prefer it over the clay scented litters.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cavaliers Excellent no-hassle product
I have a toy breed, and I like to litter train my young pups from a fairly early age. Helps to keep the house clean, and it's the first step in building good potty habits. I find that the babies want to stay clean for the most part...it's their natural instinct.
I have tried carefresh, pine pellets, regular newspaper, disposable pads, hospital pads, you name it.
This product works great. It stays in place for the most part,(carefresh and pine pellets are all over the place!), has little to no dust unlike the pine pellets (better for the babies' delicate lungs) and is fairly odor-free.
The price is very economical, which allows me to do more frequent changes without worrying about cost. It's a safe and effective product. Winner in my book.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe2016 Great Product and it's from the U.S.A.
We received a sample of another brand of recycled paper litter from our vet. We liked it so much we thought we would start using it on a regular basis. The local box stores didn’t have the variety of litter we expected and that’s when found Chewy.com and we’ve been using them ever since.
These 12-lb. bags do the same work as the 20+ lb. containers of the clay litter.
If you’ve used clay litter most of the time, be aware this stuff is different. There is no clumping, but there is a goodly amount of urine absorption. You’ll need to scoop-the-poops at least every day. And, change it completely at least once a week. We use one bag per litter box and add some Arm & Hammer litter box deodorizing powder to help keep the smell down.
February 3, 2016