I love everything about this litter except for the dust. I hate clay litter because I feel that it triggers my asthma. Pros: This litter smells earthy in a good way, it clumps decently (and no pee smell), and dries poo well (lots of stink with poop but I guess that is to be expected, we scoop immediately). Our kitten loves it. Cons: DUST. Our cat has white paws and they are colored orangey/brown because of the litter. We unfortunately have the litter in our living room because we are in a small condo. When I clean the living room I find brown/orange dust on so many surfaces (and our box is even in an enclosed space!) Overall, I am sticking with this litter because our kitten is hesitant to try other litters, and I like how natural it is. I will likely try to switch in the future purely due to the dust, which is a shame.
I never write reviews, but I can’t resist this one. This is the very best cat litter I have ever used. It was no problem changing over from the corn based litter that got bugs in it (yuck). There’s very little dust, so little tracking because it is just granular enough that it isn’t dusty, but soft enough that it isn’t uncomfortable for them to walk on. That I take care of with a mat in front of the door where they (2 Cats) come out of the little litter box house and vacuuming regularly (not even every day). I don’t see dust on their paws. No sneezing. There’s absolutely no odor unless I try to scoop too soon after one of them has peed. Like 5 minutes. I’ve never had a problem flushing it. And I go for more than 6 months before emptying it and washing it out. I just keep adding more as needed. It doesn’t stink. This stuff is fantastic!!! I have the litter box in the bedroom.
This litter is better than Swheat Scoop (wheat), worse than World’s Best (corn) clumping litters. I always use clumping litter. I have used this and Swheat in the past but went over to World’s Best Cat Litter, which I really like. Litter box maintenance is always easier when you have a cat that doesn’t dig around in the litter box. I have one geriatric cat that doesn’t dig and her litter lasts a long time. However, my younger, senior, cat does dig a lot and she creates more dust and uses up the litter faster. She is not neat in the litter and has allergies. Since she is allergic to corn (had an allergy panel done on her, so we know) we switched from World’s Best. We tried OKO wood, then Swheat Scoop. Now we are using Naturally Fresh. It is okay. It clumps the urine better than Swheat Scoop but is not as hard clumping as Worlds Best. It doesn’t turn to dust as quickly as Swheat Scoop with litter box use. However, after a week or two the cat’s white paws are brown tinted from the Naturally Fresh litter dust on her feet. This does seem to track less than the Swheat Scoop, and maybe even less than the World’s Best. However, my priorities in order are hard clumping, then dust, and then (not) tracking. The longer any litter is in use the worse it’s going to be at any of those. My must haves are that the litter is natural, not mined, and reasonably biodegradable (never clay!!). I have also tried newspaper litter varieties (like Yesterday’s News) and OKO wood and pellet type and these were a mess for me and seemed to do nothing.
I have a asthmatic cat with allergies. We have tried countless litters that were so dusty I was sneezing! I tried this litter as it was next on our long list. I'm amazed! She jumped right in to investigate this dark colored non clay litter, no sneezing , runny nose, or coughing! This litter is exactly as it says dust free! It clumps very well, covers odor! Low tracking in fact all I see is what she kicks out! We finally have a winner!!! This really is the best litter I've found! The reviews were mixed but try it , it really has made a hit in our lives! We give it 5 stars!
I use WBCL in my LItter Robot and it really starts to putrefy and get moldy after a day or two. I wanted a different smell and I think either it is different enough that I don’t smell the corn litter or it is helping. I also put some crystal little in the bottom of the gray now so that probably helps. All that being said, it couldn’t clump without some World’s Best Cat Litter mixed in with it. I don’t think it is dusty and it has no odor really.
I would not recommend this litter to anyone living in a small space. I added a little bit to my clay clumping litter and the dust is incredible. I live in a studio apartment and the dust goes everywhere. This might be a good litter for someone who can keep their litter boxes in the basement or somewhere that is not a living area. I saw the reviews that said it was dusty, but decided to try it anyway. Wow is it ever; dust clouds from scooping and it is only a little bit of the new litter. Have rated it ok because it clumps well. Going back to clay litter.
I love natural litter verses crystals or clay. It’s healthier for cats and the environment. This litter I have used for months. PROS: It clumps well and reduces odor. Cats like it as it’s gentle on their sensitive paw pads. CONS: the dust is incredibly high. I made the mistake in trying it with older kittens to transition and one started have respiratory issues. So not good for kittens. I love the concept of natural litter just can’t risk breathing issues to the cats we rescue.
One of my biggest concerns with getting a cat was the litterbox smell. Fortunately, this litter has zero smell and does a fantastic job at controlling odors. It clumps up right away, exactly as advertised, and is very easy to scoop up. There is a faint scent when actively scooping the clumps, but otherwise absolutely nothing. The cat seems to like it too. The only downside is that it's kind of dusty. I have a domestic longhair, and while her fluffy feet are beautiful, they do tend to track little litter clumps across the floor, and they have visible dust on them whenever she gets out of the box. Other than that it's great.
This litter used to be decent. It never clumped really well, and it tracked all over the house, but it was a natural, unscented alternative to clay and clumped (sort of). I can no longer recommend this litter as of 2023 because of how dusty it has become. One of my cats had a terrible coughing and sneezing fit that lasted on and off for two days after exposure to this litter in an OPEN litter box. There is nothing else in my home that could have caused it. (His reaction happened after the vet's office had closed each time, naturally.) Gently digging in this litter with a scoop causes a visible cloud of dust to erupt. This doesn't happen with my usual litter. I sneezed, too. Protect your kitties - and yourself - and avoid this litter. The manufacturing quality has gone downhill and it may not be safe.
Naturally Fresh works really well - smells good and covers odors well. It is darker in color than most clumping litters. If that is problematic, it can be mixed with other clumping litter that is lighter in color. The cats seem to like using it and it does clump well. Dust is minimal and although some may scatter from the litter box, it is easy to clean up.