Secondnature Dog Litter, 25-lb bag

By Secondnature
Rated 3.4731 out of 5 stars
$16.99 Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Specially formulated to attract your pup.
  • Helps prevent indoor accidents even when you're not home, making life less stressful for everyone.
  • Made to control odors. Keep your home smelling fresh and clean.
  • This product will reduce stress since now your dog has permission to "go" when nature calls!
  • Made from safe-non-toxic paper-based pellets that are highly absorbent and help control odors.

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Questions & Answers

23 Customer Questions

My dog was eating the pellets Can this harm him? I took the litter box right away!
Answer by ChewyAug 29, 2018
This dog litter is made of recycled newspaper and wood pulp. While it is not recommended to allow your dog to eat it, know that there is nothing in this product that would be harmful if it is ingested.

It's fairly easy to remove the poop, but it's more difficult to tell which pellets have been peed on and separate them out from the clean ones in the litter box. Is the urine-soiled litter meant to be scooped out and removed daily, or completely changed out every few days?
Answer by ChewyDec 06, 2018
Soiled litter should be removed and an equivalent amount should be added to replace it. The entire litter box should be changed and cleaned with a mild soap solution as needed or at least bi-monthly.

Does this product expand and break apart? Ive read pine shavings can expand if the dog eats it and cause digestive issues.
Answer by ChewyMar 28, 2018
This litter is formulated to keep its shape and absorb liquids while used the correct way, however it is not intended for digestion and there is no guarantee it won't expand in your pets stomach. Avoiding that at all costs is recommended.

Is there a reason this litter is only for dogs and not cats as well?
Answer by ChewyMay 01, 2019
Specialized dog litter is different from cat litter pellets. Each pellet is larger in size and made for maximum absorbency to meet a dog's potty-time needs. It's made to be non-tracking and non-staining and comes in a pellet form rather than fine grains because dogs don't bury their waste as cats do.

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Rated 3.4731 out of 5 stars
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260 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Coco on Jan 11, 2023

dog owner review

My dog uses really well . It hides the odor and easy to change and dispose .

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alea on Jun 30, 2022

Great Yesterday’s News alternative

I was heartbroken when Purina discontinued Yesterday’s News nonclumping cat litter. It was cheap, easy to clean, low tracking, no dust…I could go on. I tried other paper litter and they never locked in the urine smell like Yesterdays News did. I even tried the clumping formula but it tracked EVERYWHERE. Finally I found a solution. The pellets are larger but still same consistency as the nonclumping Yesterdays News. My cat didn’t have an issue switching to the larger texture. Please don’t discontinue this one too! It works so well as cat litter!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on Jul 28, 2022

Puppies loved it- as a snack!

this litter has rather large shiny pieces and was a little off-putting for my puppies, who had used a smaller shaped pellet litter. They did climb right in the pan and eat it, however. I had to stop using it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kcdallas on Mar 20, 2022

Best invention ever!

This is how I trained my dogs to use the litter box indoors. I have been using Purina dog litter almost twenty years now. What a blessing not having to go outside, especially when it is cold or rainy to potty. I use Purina Dog Litter and this doggie litter pan. This setup gets the dogs used to using the litter box and then you start expanding their running around in kitchen only. Then if they're good in the kitchen, add another room, etc. I bought everything shown here from Chewys... litter box, dog litter, pillows, feed bowls & kennels. Dogs usually won't pee on their pillow, so this setup trains them to use the litter box. Reward them with treats when they use the Box. The trick to successfully litter box train your dog, is to start in a small confined area and then gradually expand it. I started out with pee pads on top of the litter, but now they only use the litter!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Stephaniepage on May 3, 2022

No training

I had high hopes that this may be an acceptable method for our little pups. The description and bag states to visit their web site for a downloadable training booklet for acclimating to dog litter. None is to be found, and customer service said they do not have one for the dog litter, only training information for cats with cat litter.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Star on Apr 11, 2022

No second nature

Bought this for my 8 week old puppy cause i was using pine pellets, but was afraid she'd eat it and get sick. She was using it to potty mostly. Got this and she would not potty in it , instead she wanted to chew on the pellets. So I decided to leave the pellets alone and diaper her and take her out occasionally until she gets used to outside and gets her second round of shots. Not for her at all. I will end up donating these to a pet shelter along with other pet stuff not being used.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on Mar 1, 2022

Works Great

I started using this for my 12 week old Havanese puppy (4 lbs) and he took right to it. No problem. Then we brought another Havanese (1-1/2 yr old) (10 lbs) into our home and she used it with no problem. I have an extremely sensitive nose and this product doesn't bother me after it's in the potty tray. It does bother me when it's time to change it which is every 2 weeks. My dogs also go outside. The reason it bothers me is the uric acid from the urine. This happens at about 2 weeks and it's time to change litter. Maybe if when the dog has an accident, you could a little of the urine in the litter so they smell it and usually will pee over it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mumu on Mar 3, 2022

Amazing lifesaver

My puppy was used to these pellets at the breeder’s, so I had some ready when picking him up to bring him home. He will only poop if he sees and smells the litter, and we have not had any poop accidents all week since! They really control the odor and do not need to be changed after many many uses. We put a paper napkin on top of the poop to avoid puppy stepping on it by mistake, and when cleaning up, all the dirty pellets are llifted with the poop, so cleaning up is a breeze. Definitely recommend these!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By loveit on Feb 13, 2022

Dachshunds yes

I have used this ever since they came out with it. I start them very young. Only have a bed and the pan to start. Put any missed poop into the litter. Then as they grow I give them more room to play. They will have a few misses. Make sure they have something that tastes better than litter. It doesn’t hurt them. I have adults that use the box still. Nice when weather is rotten. Just be patient. Praise when they use it. Makes puppies even more enjoyable.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CageyKay on Feb 11, 2022

Game Changer

We live in snowy Wisconsin! With this litter, we successful trained our two 5 year old Peke-a-Poos to use a litter box this winter. After tiring of the extra snow shoveling required to make an potty area for dogs, my husband built a custom litter box (32" x 48") to place in our garage. We filled it with a couple of bags of Secondnature Dog Litter initially, and now weekly clean out the soiled litter and replenish with fresh. Works like a charm!