Due to my allergies, Mom has been reluctant to change anything in the house, including the brand of litter I use. But she’s fed up with the current brand and decided to try a new cat litter.
Out with the old – Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat scoopable
We’ve used Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat scoopable litter for years, but it doesn’t seem to work as well as it used to.
Clumps never get really hard or dry. Clumps that are against the side or bottom don’t come off the pan, and getting them off makes a sticky mess on the scooper and lots of broken pieces in the litter pan.
It’s so dusty that Mom refills my litter pan outside. She sets up a big fan to blow across the litter stream as she pours from a foot or two above the litter pan. A noticeable coating of dust blows onto the ground around the litter pan. Even after that, there’s plenty of dust in the bathroom.
Mom read some online reviews and other have made the same criticisms about Precious Cat litter. Maybe the clay is coming from a different area or it’s being processed differently. Whatever the reason, it’s not what we want in a litter.
What we want in a clay litter
- Hard clumping & easy scooping
- Reasonably low dust
In with the new – Fresh Step Ultra Unscented
After reading some reviews, Mom decided to try Fresh Step Ultra Unscented litter. She used Fresh Step years ago and liked it, so we’re giving it another try.
Mom bought a 25 pound box on sale for $9.99.
She poured the entire box into a litter pan and was amazed at how little dust wafted up. She did it outside, just in case there was lots of dust, but there wasn’t any. This is a litter she’d feel comfortable pouring inside the house.
As for clumping, this litter is making harder & drier clumps that are easier to scoop. So far, only one of my pees was against the side of the pan, but it came off easily. Hopefully that continues.
I think this might be our new favorite litter and Mom will have to buy more while its still on sale.