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Litter item created by Anne, Jun 28, 2018
Pros - Super clumping
Cons - Clumps get stuck in paws
Clumps track through house
Litter tracks through house
At first, we LOVED this litter! It was really great. We have an electric machine, but since we started using Clump & Seal, we had to turn the machine off, because tight clumps jam it up. One of my cats likes to do his liquid business as if he's sitting on the side of a toilet, so the Slide came in handy because his favorite spot has a permanent stickiness to it. Slide cleans it right up! However, after a couple of boxes, I noticed clumps of litter around the house. At first I blamed my litterbox cleaning, and vowed to do better, but when they were tracking clumps after I changed out 100% of the litter and washed the box, I knew I was not to blame. I even complained to the company about it. The clumps getting stuck to their back paws, if I don't catch them quickly enough, become painful for them to walk on, and one of my two cats has a sore paw from the Slide litter clumping under one of his paws when I was gone for a few hours. We're changing litter now, but I was so disappointed about this. Slide does do what it said it does, however, it has other, not so pleasant issues that my cats just can't live with, and neither can I. Clumps as large as grapes can't be tracking through my house, making my cats feel as if they are walking with stones between their toes!
Pros - No dust - Really!
Good odor control
Doesn't stick to litter box
Cons - Heavy
I've been using World's Best litter for quite a while. I like most things about it. There is one thing I really hate. The dust!
I've tried a lot of other clumping (a requirement for me) litters and found they either were, despite claims to the contrary, also very dusty and/or they would stick like cement to the litter box. I actually broke a plastic litter scoop trying to pry up a clump of Dr Elsey's.
When I saw an advertisement for this new litter that claimed to be 100% dust free and to not stick to the litter box I had to try it. For the most part, I found it lives up to it's claims. It is completely dust free. It clumps very well. While the clumps that are in contact with the litter box don't just slide off when the box is tilted like the advertisements show, the clumps do come off very easily.
It does have a fragrance and that seems to be something some people want to avoid. It doesn't bother me at all. I think it is a light, pleasant fragrance.
And, of course, the primary requirement: My cats love it. They had no problem with an immediate switch from World's Best to it.
The only con to it for me is the weight. World's Best is very light. I would expect whatever litter I switch to would be heavier than it and maybe the Arm & Hammer isn't any heavier than other clay based litter but an oversized litter box with 3" of it is mighty heavy. But, from my experiments with other litters, I think my cats like digging in heavier litters.
Pros - Worked very well on keeping clumps taht didn't fall apart.
Cons - Did not control the odor very well, the cheaper ones did a better job on that.
I tried one box when it was on sale. I did like the clumping very well, did not fall apart at all. They were very firm and easy to sift out. But stopped using it when the odor became very pronounced quickly, it hit me in the face when I entered the house from outside. Even the cheaper ones worked better at controlling the odors. If it is on sale in the future, may try again if it says it has improved odor control.