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|Litter Feature||Multi-Cat, Natural, Odor Control...||Unscented, Flushable, Odor Control...||Clumping, Odor Control, Flushable...||Clumping||Non-Clumping, Odor Control, Unscented...|
|Top Ingredients||—||—||—||Patented blend of whole kernel corn with an added natural plant material....||100% Ponderosa Pine.|
I have bought this Chewy brand of pelleted pine before and been happy. But this latests order of 4 bags I am very unhappy with and it may cause me to buy elsewhere. The bags are full of loose sawdust as about half the pellets have already disintegrated in the bag before use. Normally, the pellets will fall apart after getting soaked with urine and that makes it easy to scoop out the "used" litter since it is loose sawdust. But with half the litter now already sawdust, I can't tell what's used and what's not. And pelleted litter should be pelleted. Not sawdust.
I will always use wood pellets instead of clay litter. It's healthier for the cats and myself. The biggest issue I have with this litter is the pellets are huge and if you don't have the right scoop or sifting litter box it is impossible to clean without losing a ton of the litter and I have a very large holed sturdy litter scoop and I'm still dumping tons of pellets with the poop. Otherwise it's great at odor control and the price is great. I do prefer a clumping litter to non-clumping but it was worth giving it a shot for the cost.
This is only one of two pine pellet brands I've tried. Pellets with some baking soda in the tray are my favorite way to keep a litter box. I had to permanently switch to pellets because the dust from the clay was irritating my asthma too much. The smell is much better compared to traditional clay litter, and it seems to last longer. My cats had no problem switching. I just started with a little of their old litter on top of the pellets.
Compared to Feline Pine and now-discontinued (sadly) Simply Pine, this is inferior. The pellets are smaller, not compacted as well, and disintegrate easily. Consequently, it tracks much more easily and requires more frequent changes.
I've used this litter a number of times, and I've been happy with it every time except this last time. It was about 20% sawdust instead of pellets. I imagine this is what happens at the end of a run of pellets. I think this why some people complain. It's not the norm with this littler, but it does happen. I don't recall it ever happening with any of the other brands I've tried
Compared to the several other brands of pine pellet litter I have used in the past, this litter is vastly inferior in terms of odor control. I will not be ordering this again unless there is some kind of emergency or shortage. It is worth paying more for something else that works.
I love this stuff. With a little baking soda in the bottom of the pan, these pine pellets last far longer than anything else. They break down with moisture into the original sawdust, so I have my choice of how to dispose of them, including into a non-edibles compost pile. The natural pine essential oil and absorption cope extremely well with my neutered males. No problem at all with dust, either for the cats or for me, and I don't have to worry about what they may be getting from cleaning their paws. I really dislike the gluey litters and equally dislike fake scents and odor controls. I couldn't be happier with pine pellets.
I have been using the Frisco Pine Pellets for two weeks now. So far, it is better than anything I have tried in the last year or two. It absorbs the pee and odors pretty well. I really like that the cedar pellets reduce propagation of fruit flies and moths. The other natural byproduct litters made with paper, wheat, tofu and grass byproducts were just breeding grounds for flies and moths. There is significantly less tracking with the cedar pellets as well, and does not stick to their paws the way the other litter did. And it is easier to remove and sift solids than the others were, without wasting a lot of the litter. I have found that I need to be careful and not fill the litter boxes too full of litter, since they become quite heavy as the pellets absorb the pee.
I usually use Feline Pine litter and definitely will be switching back. When I put the litter in the box a lot of it was already not in pellet form. The pellets break down way too easy and it was tracked through my entire house. Literally my entire house! I have 2 litter mats: one in front of the litter box and one a foot away in front of the door that leads to the test of my house. It still ended up in my living room and bedroom. I gave it 2 stars because it was comparable in terms of odor control.
Litter retains little to no oder. Lasts way longer than traditional cat litter, is lighter and less messy. The pieces do turn to saw dust once dampened but does not smell. I have 19 cats so i know a thing or two about litter. Grateful for these new natural litters,makes life much easier.