Catsan reassessment Required
I have 3 indoor cats so of course I totally rely on Catsan to help with absorption of cat urine and odors. I have used the product for 14 years approx and loved it BUT now I notice the decreased lack of absorption and odor control. Am seriously looking for an alternative. Would much prefer if Catsan reassessed their product, please.
Once great, but now.....
This was by far my favourite product for kitty's pooper. But lately, the crystals are so tiny that they absorb wee too quickly and then you have to change the litter much more frequently, it's a total rip off. bye-bye to the product and the brand. you had to be greedy, didn't you?
Purchased in August 2019 at Big W for $26.
Good choice for litter and good for odours
My kitty drinks a lot of water, so she goes to the bathroom A LOT! I found the Catsan Crystals work best for us. I find it covers the odours very well and does not need changing as often as some other ones we have tried. I also find with these crystals it does not get stuck on her paws as we much as the others. Some other ones we tried including the clamping ones I found there was so much litter being dragged out after she is done with her business.
A good choice of kitty litter
I use this brand as well & find it smothers the odor very well. I have to agree with you that there is no way this bag can last more than 7 days without it becoming a health hazard for our baby pussy cat let alone an adult cat.
Please change it weekly
So my cat hates the feeling of any other litter under his paws other than crystal, out of all the crystal litters available this is the best.
"So why not 5/5 stars if it's the best?"
Well, and this makes me laugh every time I see it listed on any packet, this particular brand claims it lasts up to 8 weeks however only using one full bag for one small male cat requires me to replace it every week (7 days is pushing it.) I once tried to stretch it to two weeks but he got a urinary tract infection. So it does the job, you can not smell his litter box smells at all BUT there is no way it lasts for more than a week.
Happy all-round with these crystals
I initially purchased these for my kitten as I have a real disliking for that clay litter - It reminded me of when mum used to use it for her cats when I was younger. The clay littler smelled awful. I also purchased these initially due to aesthetics - They look much nicer than clay or paper pellets.
These are considerably more expensive than clay.
Aethetics, very absorbent, minimal dust, minimal smell (from crystal product and 'cat product'). I also found scooping easier as well.
Less per bag than clay (for instanc...
Good Cat Litter To Use
We have always used Cat Litter Crystals for our kitties. We've found the odour control good, only having to change it every four or five days. Our cats love it. There is one variation, that is terrific. The one for sensitive paws which is very hard to get. HIghly recommended
Causes asthma attacks in humans - not great for cats either!
I have used this litter a few times, but have now switched back to paper pellets. It actually caused my first onset of asthma - creates a cloud of fine dust particles which I'm sure are not healthy for your lungs. I don't think this product is healthy for cats either for the same reason. It's environmentally unfriendly, rough on paws (and feet!) and does in no way resemble the soft soil or sand that cats naturally prefer to dig into.
Danger's of Crystal Cat Litter - Don't Ever Use It!
As Peter from Sydney has said, the toxins that are contained in this sort of litter to make us humans more comfortable with the smell of their tray is DEADLY to the beloved cat we now have as part of our family.
If you are blessed with the company of an animal THEN LOOK AFTER IT even if it means changing it's tray every day!
Damn I have (yes ok a large house) but 6 desexed indoor cats that I've rescued and I change their tray sometimes multiple times a day, as their health is more valid than me taking and easy way out.
Crystal and CLUMPING l...
Harmful Dust Hazard
I was recommended this type of crystal product by a Pet Shop worker, for it's odour controlling properties, when I purchased the kitten. Initially I went with the recycled paper product although I found in to be a quite smelly and labour intensive job cleaning it everyday. So I purchased some Catsan Crystals although I was hesitant because I couldn't find any listed contents or warnings (except related to catching intestinal worms from cleaning the litter tray) on its packet. My curious cat watched closely as I poured the Catsan Crystals into h...is litter tray only to be overcome by a thick white cloud of rising dust which induced a terrible coughing fit in the cat. I then researched the makeup of the crystals on the internet and discovered that they were made from silica. Silica dust is extremely hazardous. Why is there no warning on the packet? Silicosis is an incurable lung disease acquired from breathing in silica dust see video; search - WorkSafeBC Videos - Silica Exposure I immediately threw the Catsan kitty litter contents in the wheely bin and hosed out the litter tray. I then took what was left in the Catsan packet back to the shop and demanded a full refund - which they readily obliged (being Coles). I prefer the smell of using recycled paper cat litter than the risk to me and my cat of using silica dust laden Catsan Crystals.
Can be dangerous
I tried switching to this product but some chemical in it was extremely attractive to my 1 year old cat who started to eat it and rub his nose in it. The crystals got stuck in his nostrils and mouth and he almost choked on these and had froth coming out of his mouth. Thankfully the crystals got stuck before they could pass down his throat so I could grab him and get everything out in time. I don't think he would have even made it to the vet in time otherwise. If you introduce this product to your cat ensure you don't leave it unattended until you are sure your cat isn't interested in eating or sniffing it.
Great odour control!
Was using rufus & coco corn based litter.. It was ok with odour control, clumping & flushable but it was just way too costly because it didn't last long 1pk/1 week for 1 cat ..
After trying Catsan crystals I am very amazed by the longevity of this litter! It actually lasts 3-4 weeks for 1 cat! I scoop out kitty poop daily and It works super well with odour control! The litter is also very easy to clean out it won't clump or stick to the bottom of the litter tray since it's crystal form, and it won't leave stains or ammonia marks in the bott...om of the litter tray either. The only down side is that the crystals do track, and if accidentally stepped on it will really hurt! (Like stepping on a glass chip) so it is a necessity to sweep up the floor or vacuum in the litter area a few times a day or wear slippers to prevent getting pricked! Great odour control, last a long time, easy to clean out! Tracking! It hurts when stepped on, the shape of the crystals have sharp edges
I would not use this as it has a very unpleasant sweetish odour, and I worry about what chemicals might be in it.It also seemed a bit rough to me and my cat would not use it,so a waste of money,never again.I prefer to use litters that are soft to the feel and are made of natural substances.
Smells bad, chemicals
change of formula....
Was with out doubt the best on the market! sadly when then introduced the "lavender" only recently the content had changed eg the formula of the color crystals... they also changed the original as well.... both have no smell now & work poorly at reducing odor & at the price being the dearest on the shelf its a rip off!!! what a joke will not buy again as its just useless.... plus I have tried several bags from different shops (rather expensive) to see if it was just bad from one store... same results the formula of the color crystals in the bag has changed hence the product now sucks! more than likely a cost cutting money saving change by Catsan yet still the same over priced tag at the shop....
was the best
now over priced & doesnt work
Better than other crystals
This is better than other crystals, instead of going a yucky yellow colour as it gets saturated, it turns clear instead. Also better at controlling odour.
HOWEVER, I could only get it to last me one week with a completely indoors cat. Any more than that and the smell would get pretty bad.
Better quality than other crystals I've tried
Expensive, didn't last anywhere near the time specified
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