The average cat person can expect to spend about $165 per year on cat litter, says Kiplinger. And that price goes up with every cat you add to the home. Sadly, a lot of us simply aren't getting what we pay for, when we shell out for cat litter. It's messy, it smells bad and it just plain doesn't work all that well. I know that's been my experience with a lot of the cat litters I tried.
Recently, staffers from Lucy Pet Products told me about a new kind of cat litter they've been developing. They thought this might be a litter I could get behind, and they sent me a sample bag of the stuff so I could try it for myself.
I promised them a very honest review (and I am a tough customer!), so all of these opinions are my own and have not been written by company promoters. So let's get started. And please note: This post does contain an affiliate link.
One major complaint I have about commercial cat litters involves dust. When cats work to cover up their messes with traditional litter, they kick up clouds and clouds of silica dust that can damage their lungs, eyes and throats. The manufacturers of this litter claim that it is not dusty. So I put some in a pan and shook that pan like crazy. Here's the result: No dust.
Then, the manufacturers claim that this litter is excellent at killing odors. They cite a "technology" that can kill odors before they form. I'd love to know what that technology is, but I decided to test it. Since cat urine is transformed into ammonia in a litter pan, I poured a little ammonia into the litter, just to see what would happen.
First off, notice how the litter pulls that liquid into a clump. This is a very scoopable and tight clump, which I really like. And then, I put my nose in there to check for scent. I got the unscented version of litter, and I could get a very faint whiff of ammonia on a super-close sniff. But otherwise, I couldn't smell anything at all. I believe that this stuff really works.
I've used it in the litter boxes for a few days, and my only complaint involves foot hair. This litter is made with sodium bentonite, which is very absorbent. It works fast, too. When my cats have wet feet and step in the litter, they walk out with the litter on their foot hairs.
I should say that my cats have epic foot hair, so maybe this wouldn't be an issue for everyone. But it is for me.
But otherwise, this litter performed as marketed. I couldn't smell litter box messes, and I had a lot less dust in my house overall. And this is a product I can believe in. This company uses proceeds from sales to support the Lucy Pet Foundation, which offers spay/neuter clinics to help reduce pet overpopulation. That's a cause I'm passionate about, and I like the idea that my purchases could go toward assisting with that cause. And, it's not more expensive than regular cat litters, so it shouldn't break the bank.
I'm thankful to the Lucy Pet Foundation for sending me this cat litter to try. So far, I'm a fan.
If you'd like to try some for yourself, you can purchase Cats Incredible Unscented SuperKittyKattakalizmik Klumping Litter, 25 lb from Amazon (this is an affiliate link). And if you have tried it, leave me a note in the comments and tell me what you think! Love to hear how it worked for you.
Disclaimer: The Lucy Foundation sent me a bag of litter to try in return for my honest review. I was not paid or compensated for this review in any other way. All opinions are my own. This post contains an affiliate link which generates a small amount of income for me, at no added cost to you.