This is absolutely THE worst litter I have ever used. It’s worthless! I’ve used Frisco in the past and it was pretty good which is why I’ve reordered it often. However, I don’t know why they changed the formulation but it was a horrible idea. This litter is so dusty that my husband and I each have to wear a mask when we attempt to scoop up the used litter. “Attempt” is the operative word. It does NOT clump. Let me repeat that: It does NOT clump. Also, it sticks like crazy glue to the bottom of the litter box. I’m about to leave for one of the big box stores to pick up the litter we used to use, Arm & Hammer unscented CLUMPING (which does actually form clumps that can be scooped up), multi-cat litter. Unless you’re a masochist and enjoy aggravating yourself, I would strongly urge you to avoid this brand. You’re wasting your money and your time and not doing your cats any favors at all. I’m also wondering, given it’s lousy performance, if it has harmed my furbies?! Changing the litter out completely when I get home from aforementioned store. Do NOT buy this!
I've been using the Frisco clumping litter for a long time, always found it to be of good quality for the price, until now. The bags in my last order were terrible. The litter didn't clump at all, just got wet and made a mud mess in the bottom of the litter box. I thought maybe I had ordered the wrong litter by mistake but checking the order and packing list showed I had ordered the clumping variety. I checked the label to see if I had been shipped the wrong one, but the bag indicated it was supposed to be the scoopable/clumping type. I had to run to the local pet store to get a bucket of Tidy Cat multi-cat to mix with it to make it useable. I won't be buying it again. I'm going back to mixing the Tidy Cat multi with Dr. Elsey's. It's more costly, but it works and I feel is much healthier for the cats as the urine clumps up and can be easily removed twice a day. Not the case with litter that makes sticky mud in the bottom of the box and stays wet throughout.
I use Frisco litter all the time (specifically the Lavender one) and while I noticed they’ve gotten more expensive while quality has gone down (hello dust?!!!), I thought I would try the unscented clumping litter with baking soda because it was slightly cheaper at the time. You can visibly see the dark clay that has absorbed urine but the clumping is minimal at best and completely breaks apart when scooping. The odor control is also zero. I don’t know if this is just a faulty batch or if they is what Frisco standards is nowadays but I won’t be ordering this particular type anymore.
I have a batch of foster kittens that are almost 6 weeks old and were on corn cobb litter. Because they are almost old enough to be fixed and returned to the animal shelter I wanted to move them to scoopable clay litter, since that is what most people use. I bought this to use with them because of the lower price point compared to my usual brand (Dr. Elsey's). In fact, I bought 1 bag of this and 4 bags of Dr. Elsey's. The kittens took to the scoopable litter after 2 days. However, I was shocked by how the litter never turned to clumps. It turned into wet sand that stuck on their feet. Then the kittens groomed off the litter, which I think caused upset tummies. Plus, it is soooo dusty. After 2 days all the kittens smelled like cat litter because they were covered in the dust. So, I had to switch to Dr. Elsey's, and that worked 100% better and I can put my mind at ease that their little bodies are not eating sandy litter or breathing in all that dust. I ended up just throwing away 3/4 of the bag because I don't trust this around any animals. Hope you found this review helpful!
Within one day of changing it out, the light gray color turns to dark. It is entirely retaining our cats' urine rather than clumping the urine. It all mixes together, and within 1-2 days it is disgustingly dirty again. It does not clump, and the urine sticks to the bottom of the box like glue. When I try to scrape it up, it crumbles all over the box and takes me twice as long to do. We JUST changed it, and today while scooping the smell of cat urine filled my eyes and nose so strongly it made me gag. This litter is repulsive.
I don't know if this litter changed, or I just realized how bad it was after switching away and back again, but I can't tolerate it. Unfortunately I bought several bags at once this time. I have a HEPA air purifier with a charcoal pre-filter running on high right by the litter box, and every time I scoop (carefully), the dust cloud is so bad that I can feel it in my mouth and nose in the next room over. It's kind of wild, actually. I shouldn't be-ugh- tasting cat litter from twenty feet away. There's also next to no odor control. Everything else we've tried (except Tidy Cats, that has never worked for us) has kept the smell down. Like, we regularly ask other people if they can smell it because we don't want our house to stink without us knowing. (We scoop once a day usually, sometimes more, have five boxes and five cats). Now we can smell the litter no matter how clean the box is. It smells within 3 days of being dumped, scrubbed, and fully replaced. You can tell I'm a little frustrated by the length of this rant, and how stuck I feel with all this gross litter. I know Chewy would let us return it, but I feel I've returned a few things lately and don't want to take advantage.
This Frisco litter with baking soda is pretty good and reasonably priced, but I think that the Frisco unscented litter without the baking soda clumps better. HOWEVER this variety has handles in it's 40lb bags while the other doesn't. So much easier for a 70 y/o cat lady to manage! Hopefully, my preferred variety will get better packaging soon because it's nearly impossible to get from shipping box to litter box. My neighbors must get a good laugh when they see me dancing with the huge, heavy, slippery plastic bag. Even my cats seem amused. BTW, yes it does come in smaller bags but, as a cat fosterer, I'm on an incredibly tight budget and 40lbs is the better value. Unfortunate but true.
I used to be a great fan of this litter but something changed. It produces clouds of dust, so much that I fear it’s made my cats sick. I used to be able to scoop daily and the litter would last at least four weeks. It doesn’t clump at all and the smell. Good god. It does NOTHING to combat litter box smell. The dust coupled with the nonexistent clumping makes this a thumbs down. I won’t be buying it again.
I actually don't want to say anything negative about this litter at all, because the litter itself is great and what I expected. ( just want to let you know what to expect in terms of the packaging, at least for the 40-lb. bag I ordered. My bad for underestimating just how heavy 40 lbs. is to lift and move around; for me, it's difficult to lift the bag to pour litter into the box (at least when it's mostly full). So I started using a large cup to scoop litter from the bag to the box, but that is also a bit awkward unless you bring the bag right to the box (my storage area is quite a distance to carry the heavy bag). Also, the bag is not resealable in any way, so take that into consideration as well.
This litter is WAY too dusty, and the bag MUST be opened outside, MUST be dumped into another container outside, the catbox MUST be scooped outside, and fresh litter MUST be added to the box outside...and why? Because if you do so inside, you will kick up a massive amount of dust, breathe it in, and will be coughing/blowing nose for hours afterwards. There's no way around all the dust, except to take it outside & hope there's wind to blow it away. And those are just extra steps that shouldn't have to be done. And, the semi-firm clumping doesn't make up for it either. I really had high hopes for this product, but it's really not worth it...even for the cheaper price. *do not recommend*