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Just wondering if anybody's tried S'wheat Scoop litter? I'd love to hear what people think of it! How's the clumping, odor, etc? Thanks guys!
 

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I have mixed opinions on it. I used it for a while.

* It's not always easy to flush the stuff. You have to sometimes let it sit in the toilet so that it breaks up. Obviously, if you have lots of cats or lots of litter to flush, it's a royal pain. I eventually just went back to the small garbage back approach.

* It's not really all that fine grained generally. Meaning that you get lots of little pebble like things around your place.

* It smells great when you put it into the litter box, and seems to do a great job of covering odor and to some degree clumping.

* It gave me peace of mind in the event that the cats intentionally or accidentally ingested. I have no rational basis for this peace of mind other than "It's wheat, how bad can it be?"

* It is unbelievably dusty. This is why I stopped using it. Some clumping litters are dusty too. But after just a few months of use, almost everything within a 10 foot radius was covered in a layer of white powder. Things further than that were less dusty but still noticeably dusty. Furthermore, when scooping, I usually am congested for a while afterwards.
 

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I love it and cannot rave enough! It eliminates odors without smelling like chemicals, flushes, is environmentally friendly and lasts. I can see that it might not be great for someone with 4+ cats, but for two it is super. I will never use anything else EVER!
 

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* It is unbelievably dusty. This is why I stopped using it. Some clumping litters are dusty too. But after just a few months of use, almost everything within a 10 foot radius was covered in a layer of white powder. Things further than that were less dusty but still noticeably dusty. Furthermore, when scooping, I usually am congested for a while afterwards.
I'm not a fan of dusty litter either, so I use World's Best... but it doesn't always seem to do a great job of covering the odor. How dusty is the S'wheat? I've been mixing World's Best with leftover clay litter in the meanwhile, but am definitely open to any alternatives to give me a nice odor-free clumping mixture that is cat-friendly and littermaid-friendly. Do you guys think S'wheat would be a good fit?
 

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I don't find it dusty. My littre box has a roof so probably that's why I don't see dust around. I tried only 2 more litters in the past so I can't compare it much. I like it because I can flush and it's saved for the environemnt and for the kittens. I also like that it absorbs odor very well. I would never change it for another litter! To me, it's the best litter!
 

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I don't have any dust problems and my box is open in my extra bathroom. I find clay litter to be more dusty. The color of the Swheat is beige, most definitely not black.
 

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Talking about litters....Is it bad if my litter box has roof? Is it ok for the cats or is it stressing for them?

I never asked this question.... The reason I like it covered is because the litter box is in the living room (we have very small bathroom!) and the guests would see it. Also, it's less messy - I still have to vacuum every day litter around the box but it's not as much as if it would be uncovered.

I like that it's covered but I want to make sure I'm not harming the cats. The box has a small door (it's a plastic in-out door - I don't know how to say it in English "sorry!").

thanks!
 

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exactly what i was looking for, thanks guys :) question #2.... did you just switch over from your regular litter or did you mix in some of the s'wheat scoop for a while first?
 

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I tried S'weat scoop but found that with 5 cats, the whole house started to smell like a barn...not unpleasant, really, but distinctive. When I added the last 2 cats to the household, I tried a whole series of litters--clay, pearls, pine, paper, you name it...one thing that was interesting, I found that my asthma completely resolved without the clay dust.

Now I use World's Best. I just heard that they have a new formula with herbs in it that is supposed to better for odor control, although I don't have that much of a problem even now. But, I might try some!

When switching to a radically different litter, I did mix the new in with the old for a while. That seemed to avoid any problems. I liked the combination of half scoopable, half World's Best, but it was too complicated for me to keep up with it. Not that hard, but just one more thing to worry about that I didn't need! :oops:

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 

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dr jean,

i had one bag of the scented World's Best and it did work better than the original formula -- but then my local pet store didn't have it the second time around! i would definitely recommend it though... kinda hard to distinguish between the two types in the packaging though. good luck and enjoy!

-- brite
 

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as far as the covered ones are conserned I have read that its not good for them because it keeps all the stink in at the box however I have one thats covered (downstairs) and ones thats not (upstairs) and my 2 cats seem to use whichever happens to be closer when they want to go.
 

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You are right, it's not the MOST dusty litter, but it is sufficiently dusty so that I will not be using it any longer. Many, if not most, clumping litters certainly are dusty. But, some aren't, and I would prefer to use those. It gets onto nearby furniture and, more importantly, electronics.
 

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I like it overall. It has it's problems that others have mentioned but for now I think I'll stick with it. What helps is that I have two bathrooms (but won't for long :( ) and I put the litterbox in the extra bathroom and don't mind if it gets dusty/litter flung everywhere/slightly weird smelling.
 
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