Yesterday'S News Cat Litter

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Price
$16.79
Manufacturer
Phillips Feed & Pet Supply
Purchase Date
2016-12-02
Purchase Price
$36.00
Pros: that it's recycled paper
Cons: expensive to use over time as you have to keep dumping the whole litter box due to it being soaked with urine
I did not like this litter at all. Most of all I did not like how the pellets absorbed the urine and just created a mess in the litter box.  You can not scoop it and it was just messy and gross. I went through  a30b bag in like a week and a half as I had to keep tossing out all the litter.  I tried to put less of a layer so that I was not wasting so much with each dump but the cats did not like having a smaller amount. 

If you are looking for a clean litter box, I don't recommend this litter. 
Pros: Odor Control, Easy to Change, Low Tracking
Cons: Cats prefer a smaller-grain litter
I never tried a nonclumping litter before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised though. When I first put this in the box, my cats looked at it strangely, but they did use it. The odor control was really good. I had a lot less tracking than my usual clumping corn-based litter. You don't put a lot of this type of litter in the box - just enough to cover the bottom. Then just scoop out solid waste, mix the litter up so the urine dries faster and you're done. I usually dump the whole thing once per week (two cats). You need to use a litter scoop with large holes. I have one litter box with this litter and two others with a clumping litter. My cats seem to prefer the clumping litter, but they do use the Yesterdays News as well, just not as often. So while I like this litter, I probably won't buy it again just because my cats prefer something else.
Pros: little dust
Cons: falls apart, smells, hard little pellets
When I opened up the bag & poured it in I knew right then I was dealing with nothing I've ever dealt with before. Whenever I try a new littler, I let the old stuff get down to a few inches & then pour the new stuff on top. I barely mix it in cause I want to know how the new stuff is going to work. After all three of my cats were afraid to climb in the box, I then had to really mix it all up. The package says right on it "The soft texture of paper is gentle on sensitive paws". I don't know what could be further from the truth, these little pellets are hard! There's nothing soft about them whatsoever. They are long like a wooden match stick. After I cleaned the box for the first time, that's when I decided to write this review & let others know before hand what they're in for.

So when it comes time to clean the box, I use a regular big plastic scoop with the slats & normally can feel the urine balls & scoop them out. These pellet things are so hard, I can't feel anything but them. I get the waste out & normally I shake a little to let the remaining litter fall back into the box, not with this stuff. If you don't sit there & shake the scoop back & forth, you will basically scoop out the litter that's unused. What a waste! When I was doing this, I decided to shake it since I bought it, I want to feel like I got some worth out of it, meanwhile the urine clumps fall apart.

I feel the idea is great, if they would maybe compact it even more into tiny little balls that might be better? I thought when the urine hit one, it would totally expand like paper, nope, they stay in their hard little matchstick form.
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Pros: improvement over clay litters
Cons: messy tracking left behind
Pellets broke down very fast lots of tracking mess.

Product doesn't last long at all. Tried it once will never use again. Smelled OK

Compared to real pellets:

Prefer real wood pellets made safe for pets works better less cost 3 bags to one YNews.
Pros: Easy to use,
I used this litter when my sick cat was eating cat litter. It was easy to use, but a bit pricy. It solved the problem I had at the time. The cat did not try to eat the litter.
Pros: doesn't stain light fur, "natural"
Cons: pellets were too big for any scooper, pellets tracked as much as clay based litters, non-clumping, wasteful, no odor control
A big bag of this litter didn't even last us a week, due to the fact that the (unspoiled) pellets were bigger than the slots in our scooper (as well as any we could find at local pet stores, dollar stores, hardware stores, greenhouses etc), that combined with the fact that it was non-clumping meant we had to dump out the entire box worth every time we cleaned it. We finished the bag in only a few days. Not financially feasible, wasteful especially for a "green" brand of litter.

The pellets track as much as any clay based litters we've tried.

Didn't really mask odor well.

This was by far the worst litter we have tried. Do not buy.
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