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Catlux Softwood Clumping

Catlux Softwood Clumping

3.5 from 62 reviews

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  • Value for Money
    3.7 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (6)
  • Odour Absoprtion
    3.8 (6)
  • Clumping Ability
    3.0 (6)
ElinaS

ElinaSDrouin

  • 2 reviews

very messy and dusty product

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It is very messy and dusty product! This product does not "clump". It did stick to my cat's paws and fur and also he has got the sneezing from that! The litter get spread around the house terribly. I vacumed and cleaned all my house to help my cat rid of from that.

Purchased in February 2020 at Coles for $6.00.

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Nic

NicWestern Australia

Have they changed the ingredients?

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I have used this for a long, long time and I loved the fresh smell of it and my cats really liked it. Just last week though, when I opened a new bag, the colour and smell was completely different. It really doesn’t smell pleasant at all anymore and I’m so disappointed. I opened up the other two bags hoping that something had just happened to the first one but no, they are all the same. I will now be looking for another alternative for my cats as the smell is really not nice.

Purchased in January 2020 at Coles for $6.90.

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Jewlzzz

JewlzzzFar North Queensland, QLD

  • 4 reviews

I wouldn't use anything else

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Solids can be removed and flushed. Due to the clay like nature and my old sewer pipes, I choose not to flush any more. Liquid in the litter clumps enough for me. I tip the dry off to the side and scoop the wet out and sprinkle around the fence line of the lawn (yes, it falls apart). The cat has acepted this method and I don't feel like I'm creating too much waste. Cat has a strong swing on him, so litter does go out of the box. Easy enough to tidy and easy enough on the feet if a little goes astray. A crystal litter might absorb more odour, but keeping the tray tidy works

Purchased in June 2019 at PetBarn.

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Jacci

JacciSydney, NSW

  • 20 reviews
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Only Litter Cat has ever liked

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Purchased in October 2019 at PetBarn Online store.

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Pickles

PicklesSouth Australia

Doesnt clump

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I like how soft it is, but it is very messy and not easy to clean up. Bonus that it can be flushed down the toilet, but doesn't clump properly (which was my reason for purchase). You try scoop up where the is wee in the litter tray and it all just breaks apart and goes back into the clean litter. Not sure how they can claim this is a clumping litter! Odour control is not bad but will not be buying again.

Purchased for $20.00.

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My 18 cats definitely love Catlux

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Nothing beats this litter for smell control. I've got six trays which are scooped daily, and I can get up to two weeks from it. Tracking is easy to clean.

Purchased in January 2009 at Big W for $20.00.

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Simon

SimonMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

Good for lazy people but tracking is bad.

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It clumps, but as many have mentioned it takes a day or so to clump. It is soft and easy for the kitties to maneuver around. Tracking is bad. We also noticed when we vaccum the tracked litter it leaves a bad smell in the vaccum, smells like burning wood (im sure some would like the smell, we dont)
I found I could be a little lazier, with this litter when comparing to breeders choice. Kitties didn't mind.

After using 4 x 30L bags ive decided to go back to breeders choice. Its a decent product, but when comparing price and the tracking it leaves behind (we have a very large tracking mat also) we found breeders choice faviurqble to our needs.

Steve S

Steve SAU

  • 6 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great natural product

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Seems to work better than the rest, tried so many but we stick to this, have 2 cats and as with all boxes have mats to collect any trails works well.

Rebecca H

Rebecca H

  • 2 reviews

Tracking is terrible, but has good odour control and clumping

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flame.gisa

flame.gisaWA, 6030

  • 28 reviews

Least favourite litter so far

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I gave this a try for 3 weeks after watching their online video comparison.

It was easy to get while doing my groceries, affordable and the light weight nature of this product appealed to me (I have a huge litter tray & clay based products get heavy)

It smelled nice when i initially filled the litter tray (like wood) & did an ok job of absorbing, however it tracked like no other litter has - all through my laundry & hallway carpet with just one use of the tray... and I also found that removal of the ‘clumps’ wasn’t easy.

They weren’t proper clumps.

They break apart & mix in with the clean litter as you’re trying to remove, stick to the tray & the actual scoop etc.

We’ve changed now & I won’t be using this again.

Amazing for those smells and absorbent!

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Love this product new fav...
cost is above average but we don't like old style or cat litter crystals.
Can be hard to find in bigger bags in stores so far; a little dusty but not a big concern for our family, won't go back to paper that's for sure.

JadeGirling

JadeGirlingrichlands

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

I needed a flushable litter, this is ok

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C. ANDERSEN

C. ANDERSENSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 72 reviews

Doesn't clump!

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This product does not "clump" and is incredibly messy. It does seem to manage to control the urine and faeces odour, to an extent, but then there is an overriding smell of dusty wood. I'm also worried that the fine spikey bits of product will stick to my cat's paws and fur and she will swallow it when she cleans herself, with dire consequences. I don't like the product and will be looking for something else.

Mari

Mari

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Dusty and non clumping litter

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I foster kittens. I have been using this litter for three months and for the entire time, one kitten has had respiratory problems. Multiple visits to the vet weekly.
Today, I unfortunately, inhaled the dust from the litter as I poured it into the cleaned litter tray.
Immediately, I experienced severe burning in my throat, sneezing, wheezing and felt awful.
My symptoms were just as my kitten has, so can only assume the litter has probably been the cause of his severe breathing and sneezing difficulties.
He's having a return visit to the Vet in two days, so will be interested to see if his breathing improves now I have changed to a different, paper based pellets, brand of litter.

Jill

JillSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Excellent product - couldn't be happier!!

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I have used Catlux for past 13 years (initially with one cat, now two). Never ,had a problem with it clumping and no cat wee smells, providing it is cleaned out daily!!

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Robyn

RobynMelbourne

  • 8 reviews

Does not clump!

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The fact this has clumping in its name is so misleading, the wee just falls back in with the rest when you try to scoop it out. It's also very messy and does not flush that well. Would not buy again!! Massive waste of money

Happy cat Happy human.

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This litter has good natural odour control even when pusscat doesn't cover his wee. The litter takes a long time to dry and doesn't clump in one chunk until it does dry. It is still easy enough to scoop when damp just takes a bit more care. I love being able to put on the compost. I prefer this to crystals as it is soft on paws, smells great & doesn't get kicked out of the box as much.

Brina

BrinaWestern Australia, 6171

  • 7 reviews

Pretty good.

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It does what it's supposed to do!
The cat litter seems to control the smells pretty well. I agree that it doesn't clump well with the pee but if you have a scoop with minimal holes it works good. I like the fact that it's flushable although I personally don't flush much except the faeces. It's biodegradable too so by using a biodegradable rubbish bag with the wee bits I feel better about the environmental impact this product has. It's also not too expensive for a 30L bag.
The only bad thing is its light and my kitten tracks it around the house... at least it gives me an incentive to vacuum more. Overall I like this product and will continue to use it.

Reeni

Reeni

  • 2 reviews

No!

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I bought this for the price, however this thing is so bad! Does not clump together properly so you cannot entirely clean out pee. Also, the litter is so stringy that it drops all over the house!! And attaches to the cat's fur! Would not recommend, sorry.

kellymc24

kellymc24

  • 14 reviews
  • 5 likes

It's meant to clump, but is just a soggy mess

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It's meant to clump, but it just ends up being a soggy mess, won't be buying this product again, will stick to the snappy tom clumping litter.

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Questions & Answers

Christine

Christineasked

Can I recycle this product in my garden instead of flushing it away?

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Chantal
Chantal

Never tried it but the packaging says you can use it as garden mulch so I guess it will work.

Jewlzzz
Jewlzzz

I sprinkle it around my lawn. I checked the ingredients and they are wood chips and a type of dirt (basically) so pretty fine.

Heather Martin

Heather Martinasked

When you say flushable, do you mean you can dispose of it in a normal toilet? What about a septic toilet? Also is it available in Brisbane QLD? If so best from where? Price & size of bags please.

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Obi Cat
Obi Cat

Hi Heather, it is flushable in normal toilet, but not suitable in septic toilet. However, you even can use it as garden mulch! It should be available in QLD. There are adress I found in their website;
Thuringowa Shop 3 & 4, 1 Herveys Range Road Thuringowa QLD 4817. ph. (07) 4723 2277.
Townsville 201-205 Dalrymple Road Garbutt QLD 4814 Ph: (07) 4779 0043.
I bought it in pet barn 30L (only availabe in petbarn) for around $25 and it could last me really long time (up to 4 months with good quality dry cat food). Let me know how you go. Good luck :D

Robyn
Robyn

I buy it online from Pet Circle.
Thought this might help anyone wondering now.

Jewlzzz
Jewlzzz

Should be stocked in Woolies and Coles, then Big W have it on their site and our local pet store chain (PetBarn) has it too. Much easier to get now than when the question was asked I guess!

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