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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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New Litter Love

So we went to Target last Friday, and they had Tidy Cat litter for $7 for the 20 lbs container. I thought they were trying to get rid of the stuff since it was so cheap, but being kinda broke, I decided to try it. It was the Easy Breathe kind so that also sold me on it. It advertised 94+% dust free. I have had a terrible time with other clumping litters and how dusty they are. At night, my allergies act up and I am wheezing and coughing all over the place. It's been getting progressively worse to the point that I was considering eliminating one of the litter boxes altogether.

So now, after a few days of trying this stuff, I can say that it's comparable to Fresh Step at masking odors and clumping, but nowhere as perfumey or dusty. I can't smell the litter scent all over the cats and all over the house each time they go. That was a really annoying result of using it. I am also breathing much better so I will definitely be continuing to buy this product.

Anyone else tried it?

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just after adopting my cats I bought tidy cats (dont remember which one, for sure it was scoopadle and almost no scent) because they used it in their foster home. it was ok, but I switched to precious cat, which is almost the same price, and i like it even better. it's really dust free, and it's only one ingredient - natural clay. it clumps well, there is no odor form litter boxes whatsoever and it really doesn't have any dust in it.

at my local pet smart i buy it for around $16 for 40 pounds bag.

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Sounds intriguing. Unfortunately, there is no PetSmart near me. I am not lugging 40 lbs of litter on the subway and then the bus.

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I switched from Fresh Step (can't even stand the smell now) to Tidy Cats. When my grocery store features the 20 lbs. container for $5, I seriously stock up!

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I bought some Tidy Cats Small Spaces because the foster kitten was using up my reserve of WBCL. It's dust-free as far as I can tell. It clumps well and it has no issues preventing odor. I like it. If I can't find a good deal on WBCL later, I might switch my own kitty to it but I do still have concerns about silica dust that I don't see. I also have allergies and sometimes feel like I can't breathe at all. I use an air purifier now and it does help quite a bit. I think a big part is that this house is just old and dusty. No matter how much I clean, it stays dusty.

I haven't seen the Breathe Easy variety in any stores here. If I ever find any, I might buy a small container and test it.

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I am not lugging 40 lbs of litter on the subway and then the bus.
yeah, no kidding!
it's often available on amazon for about $20 and no tax, so price is not bad. But as for almost everything on amazon, price changes, so some days it's $20, some days it would be $30.

at least amazon delivers right to your door

today it's for $20.49:




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it was ok, but I switched to precious cat, which is almost the same price, and i like it even better. it's really dust free, and it's only one ingredient - natural clay. it clumps well, there is no odor form litter boxes whatsoever and it really doesn't have any dust in it.

at my local pet smart i buy it for around $16 for 40 pounds bag.
Same here! I cat-sat for a friend recently and became a total convert to the Precious Cat she was using for her 3 cats. It has no dust whatsoever, and doesn't smell at all. I'm truly amazed by it. I was using S*Wheat Scoop because it's flushable, but after seeing the difference in the dustiness I'm really glad I switched. I didn't try the work-it-in-slowly method either . . . I just gave Murphy two litterboxes, one with the S*Wheat Scoop and the other with Precious Cat, for a few days, and then took away the S*Wheat Scoop. Mission accomplished.


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We also use the "ultra" precious cat litter, we love it, and Lily's nose no longer acts up . I bought a 20lb thing of Tidy Cats on clearance for 3 dollars though after Christmas and I am keeping it just in case we cannot make it up to Petsmart and they run out of litter

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All this talk about new kitty litter had me intrigued and almost sold on the Precious Cat brand! Who doesn't want less dust and smell?? I checked the price and have to say it's just too rich for me!! They want $18 for an 12# bag!! I have 5 cats and go through at least one 20# bucket a week! I guess I'll just have to put up with the dust in the laundry room!

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All this talk about new kitty litter had me intrigued and almost sold on the Precious Cat brand! Who doesn't want less dust and smell?? I checked the price and have to say it's just too rich for me!! They want $18 for an 12# bag!! I have 5 cats and go through at least one 20# bucket a week! I guess I'll just have to put up with the dust in the laundry room!
That price is so wrong! I pay $16.49 for 40lbs at petco/petsmart/pet supplies plus. In fact PS+ is usually a dollar or so cheaper.

If it helps, they have a rebate on their website for a totally free bag too. Just send in your receipt and the form. I got a check within about 6 weeks.




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