The best cat litter we have tried
We were using Green Cat corn based litter, but the smell was a bit... farmy and it tracked all over our little apartment. Plus we weren't sure how safe corn based litters are. Applaws is absolutely fantastic. The smell is great, and the odour control qualities are incredible, we hardly get a whiff of anything nasty, except when we are scooping the box. I paid $24.95 for a big 6kg bag - incredible value for the quality of the product. Highly recommend.
Makes sharing a tiny flat with a litter tray bearable
This litter is the best - clumps really well, smells nice (and stops the smell of cat poo), my cat loves it, and it doesn't track much. The dark colour is also a bonus for me - I was going crazy seeing little bits of pale litter against my dark floors to the point where I was really depressed by it and vacuuming every two days. This stuff doesn't track much and the bits are really small and I can't see them against the floor so I don't feel like I'm living in a litter tray at all times. If you had pale floors though the dark colour might be les...s good. It's also flushable, and the clumps are easy to remove and just throw in the toilet, which saves me from treking to the bins twice a day from my second floor flat. It's saved me a few minutes for each tray clean out which matters to me first thing in the morning just because the clumps come out so easily. It also lasts much longer than I thought and each bag goes a lot further - you're not throwing out a lot of extra loose litter with each clump because it falls through the scoop easily, and you're not chasing little bits everywhere so you don't have to empty the litter tray fully to get it clean, so it's actually pretty affordable in the long term. My cat is fine with regular top ups and 2-3x a day scooping. The only downside is the dust - it's *very* dusty - I now avoid shaking it up too much when I scoop it. But as a trade off I can live with it. Oh and Coles seems to have just stopped stocking it which is terrible! Noooo! I'm ordering it online now - I hope it's not discontinued because it's solved a litter crisis that was making me perpetually angry with my cat for something she couldn't help. :-/
Lots of positives!
I was recommended this product by a friend who has a household full of cats and has tried all sorts of different litters. I've found it far better than the silica crystal type of litter that I was previously using for our cat: areas of urine are contained in a small area, clump well and are easily removed, rather than just soaking in and spreading across the whole bottom layer of litter as it does with the crystal type of litter. This litter is organic and biodegradable which is always a plus. There is a small amount of tracking around the i...mmediate vicinity of the tray, but certainly no worse than the crystal type, and I don't notice any tendency towards dustiness. The only negative is the cost: it's a good bit more expensive than other litters but I find it lasts so much longer as it's easy to remove the soiled areas and just top up with a little more litter. So in the long run, it probably works out quite economical to use.
Best by far
Contains odours very well, clumps nicely so clumps are easy to remove with slotted shovel to toilet for flushing (suits our septic system, most litters do not decompose well) and extremely economical to use. Much cheaper than alternatives because you just discard the urine clumps and poo lumps - they get dry-coated - and top up the tray. It is a bit dusty and our scratching cat spills it out but we keep trays on a tile floor in the toilet so easy to brush clean.
Best litter for the cat and my garden
Definitely the best I have tried. The dark colour makes it perfect for my garden so it blends in. Odour control is excellent and is Ok to flush a bit away with the poos. Only down side is my cat is a big scratcher so have to keep a dust pan and brush next to it to keep it tidy.
Great clumper, contains odours well but is quite dusty
My cat needs a lot of encouragement to use his box and is easily put off by strong smelling litters. I was surprised at how well this product clumps and contains the smell of cat urine. My cat seems to be very happy with it as well. The only downside is that it is quite dusty.
Great odour control but far too dusty
This litter is great for odour control and my cat enjoyed using it, but it is NOT "low-dust" as advertised on the bag. It is extremely dusty and the dust ends up all over everything in the vicinity of the litter box, as well as all over the cat. Every time a cat uses this and digs around in the box, large amounts of dust are going straight into their lungs. My cat started drooling regularly and I didn't connect it with this litter until I started using a different brand. Once I switched to a dust-free litter, the drooling problem stopped. It is...also not good for humans to be breathing the dust in every time we clean the litter box. So I would not recommend this litter because it is very unhealthy for pets and humans. Because the litter goes hard when wet (obviously, so it can clump), think about what happens when the dust from it comes into contact with the wet surface of your cat's lungs. Over the long term I believe this could cause serious health problems and is not worth the risk.
Best Cat Litter Yet!
Clumps well ( need it deep enough), if it doesn't clump (ie if puss doesn't) cover it up), it is still contained. Can flush, no odour (slight earthy odour of litter, but no cat pee odour), lasts for a month with top-ups (and I used to change litter weekly). yes, a little bit of tracking but only in immediate vicinity. Did I mention no smell! Love this product and hate if they run out!!
We have changed over to this product completely now!
Well, I'll admit that I had it wrong (my review saying it wasn't the best clumper- purchased at coles online below)
It's grown on me now, lol
For the clumping at the bottom of the tray, you need to make the product deeper!- this fixes it!
As for the clumps, leave them for a while and they firm up!
We used to offer variety for our cats- 3 trays with 3 different litters and we have now made the complete swap !
It can go in the garden once the cats have finished with it and it breaks down to make the best compost for my flower beds!!
-I love that it's not going into the bin anymore!
I love that it is from a renewable, chemically free source too!!
Not for light coloured cats
I wanted to find a natural kitty litter as I dont want my cat using an unnatural kitty litter so I tried this one, a kitty litter made from the insides of walnut shells. And I really wanted to like this kitty liter because the concept of it is so unique and seemed so appealing. But alas, it wasnt to be.
Unfortunately this kitty litter, while I applaud their natural quality and aim to provide a natural alternative to the many clay and crystal kitty litters that are not very good for the cat, us or the environment, have a few negatives which m...eans it is not suitable for my cat. Positives: My cat took to it straight away - she really liked it It's made from natural material that it safe for my cat Negatives: When my cat pees, her pee pools at the bottom of the tray
Best Cat Litter so far
This is really the best cat litter I've used so far.
I love how it is natural so it's safe for my cat to use. It also clumps very well, but it takes a while to absorb all the urine and then it will form into a very solid hard clump. Also it has a fresh natural scent that masks odours very well.
Although it is a bit pricey than other litter, but one bag lasts a very long time.
The only thing bad about it is that it tracks a bit, so make sure you have a litter mat.
Clumps very well, good odour control, long lasting, natural
a bit expensive, little bit of tracking
Good product with great odour control but leaves stains
We have used Max's pet litter and ran out recently and bought this product as a stop-gap. The odour control is noticeably better, however, we keep our Tonkinese girl's litter tray in our white bath in an effort to keep tracking to a minimum (we just wash out the bath each day - none of us use the bath anyway!) and unfortunately Nature's Calling has left brown stain marks on the enamel where Priya has shaken it off her paws. The only thing that would remove the stains is neat bleach, which I prefer not to use if possible, so I will not be using ...this product again. If not for this problem, I would probably use it again as it is very effective at odour control as other reviewers have said. Good odour control, natural, biodegradable product Stains on my white enamel bath where tracking of the product left by our cat
This cat litter is fantastic. Because it clumps it's easy to clean, it absorbs odours well (I've got two indoor cats so this is really important for us), and while it is not cheap, it lasts a long time, making it more cost effective than other brands we've tried. I'm really happy that we found an environmentally friendly product that actually works. We were using the brand name paper pellets before, and they were next to impossible to spot clean, and despite all the claims they made, got stinky really fast.
Easy to clean, absorbs smells really well.
Best ever! Great absorbency. Minimal smell, traps smells. Easy to clean. Cats like it. Environmentally friendly! My cats stink and this has fixed it!! Price is reasonable as it lasts longer than the clay one. I can't recommend it enough. Friends & family use it now too! Coles stock it.
Odour trapping & absorbency!
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Questions & Answers
Is it really that dusty?
Hi Mary - in my review I mentioned "I don't notice any tendency towards dustiness" because one of the other reviewers felt that the bag of litter she tried was rather dusty. You do get a little bit of tracking of the litter around the vicinity of the tray due to little pieces sticking to the cat's paws, but I think that would apply to any type of litter you used. Some of the granules are small, so the other reviewer may have viewed the tracking of those small particles as dustiness. Hope that helps with your query.
I find that there's a fine brown dust that builds up on every surface in my bathroom (it's not tracking - it's dust). I'm experiencing this less now that I'm careful not to shake it up too much when I scoop it, and also I feel like since I wrote my review I've noticed the product become less dusty. Perhaps I had an unusually dusty batch early on? Anyway - it's a very good cat litter IMO and that's the only downside. It doesn't track much, it contains odours, it's easy to use - I recommend trying it.
I'd recommend sticking to the larger sized bag. I find the dust is really only a problem with the smaller sized bag. It's possible to diminish the amount of dust by standing outside in a breeze and giving the tray a good shake (but don't stand down wind!).
I think the dust varies enormously between the big bags and the small bags. See what you think.
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