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So found a full rebate offer for a 7 lb bag of the WB cat litter. Bought a bag last night along with a new litter box. I set the WB cat litter box next to our current litter box containing recycled paper pellets and my kitty took to the WB immediately - #2 last night and #1 during the night.

I really love the light texture and smell right out of the bag but noticed the smell was a bit 'funky' this morning. Thinking of buying some Arm & Hammer baking soda litter deodorizer to sprinkle on it. I'm allergic to perfumes so can't buy any scented litter.

Has anyone had any experience with this litter - your thoughts - and, if anyone has had issues with the smell, has anyone tried sprinkling baking soda on it?
 

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I am currently using World's Best. I do like the clumping abilities and I really do not notice any 'funky' smell..I have found that if poop is left in there for a while, there is a stench to the litter. I just put a bit more on top, spray with deodorizer and it does go away~ eventually! But I noticed that with the last litter I was using--Blue Buffalo. I did like it but I found that there was a brown(walnut shell), coating on everything-after a while...
this is my first full box of just the World's Best...so we can compare notes..
 

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Upon closer inspection and shoveling did find a 'piece' I had overlooked so that was probably why the 'funky smell'.

I was a bit disappointed just a few minutes ago to see her using the box with the recycled paper pellets. Was hoping to get rid of the pellets as they're dark gray which makes the treasure hunt more difficult - also they don't clump and feel it isn't as sanitary.

Will continue to monitor and keep you posted.
 

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I used WB religiously for a long time. Until I moved. When I cleaned out the walk in closet where MOw's litter box was there was a film of ....dust... all over EVERYTHING.

I don't mean, brush it off and pack the item. I mean a thick layer of dried sludge that had to be scrubbed off of things. It was WAY dustier than I ever imagined and since I have two covered boxes it made me nervous. I switched to a less dusty brand.

Also, I add a LOT of water to MowMOw's canned food (history of UTIs) and a fair amount to Shepherd Book's food and they pee a LOT. I was going through a little over a bag a week of WB and I just couldn't afford that.
 

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I tried it once, for a very short period of time. I too noticed an odd smell, but the dust is what got me. That just can't be a good idea. We went back to Dr. Elsey's after that.
 

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I tried it and really liked it at first. Then I came home one night and for the first time, I knew I had cats in the house - from the smell. I never before experienced that. ewwwwwwwww
 

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I was coming here tonight to post about cat litter, so I'm glad this thread is up! :)

I have used the clumping clay litter for years, but I got so tired of the dust everywhere that I'm looking for something new. I tried Feline Pine, and I like it pretty well except it too is dusty. Now I'm trying Yesterday's News, but the pellets don't scoop well. My scoop picks up a scoop full of unused pellets that won't sift through the scoop. That's no good.

So any suggestions? My main goal is low dust in addition to easy clumping/scooping. Thanks! :)
 

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I tried it once, for a very short period of time. I too noticed an odd smell, but the dust is what got me. That just can't be a good idea. We went back to Dr. Elsey's after that.

Does Dr. Elsey's litter have lower dust than World's Best Cat litter? I've been using World's Best Cat litter for a while... tried a few other ones but I really hate the dust. How come you tried to switch from using Dr. Elsey's?
 

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I have tried pretty much every litter out there. Worlds Best is the one that my dogs would eat big mouthfuls of, just the litter, not even going after poops. And it was WB and Feline Pine that I was using when my mother in law said "I can smell your litter box...."

I prefer Arm and Hammer multi cat and Cat Attract. Cat Attract can be expensive so I mix them sometimes.
 

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I consider it the World's Worst Litter. Like others have mentioned, the only time I've ever had anyone tell me that they could smell the litterboxes was when I used it.
 

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I bought a bag with a coupon and one with a rebate. I'm not in love with it so I'm just mixing it with Dr. Elsey's in order to use it up. It was so cheap that I wanted to try it and not waste it so I'm basically using it as "filler" until I run out.

Dr. Elsey has a rebate on their site as well. I paid $16.49 for a 40lb bag and got the full amount back. I've never seen so little dust in my life and it clumps rock solid. I'm a big fan
 

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I bought a bag with a coupon and one with a rebate. I'm not in love with it so I'm just mixing it with Dr. Elsey's in order to use it up. It was so cheap that I wanted to try it and not waste it so I'm basically using it as "filler" until I run out.

Dr. Elsey has a rebate on their site as well. I paid $16.49 for a 40lb bag and got the full amount back. I've never seen so little dust in my life and it clumps rock solid. I'm a big fan
Which type do you use of Dr Elsey's? and do they all clump? I was looking at them before I bought WB, and all they said was 'scoop able'. Is that the same as clumping?
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We tried the Worlds Best and it did not go very well. And I could not stand the smell of it so we reverted back to Dr.Elsey's.


Which type do you use of Dr Elsey's? and do they all clump? I was looking at them before I bought WB, and all they said was 'scoop able'. Is that the same as clumping?
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We use Dr. Elsey's Ultra Scoopable Cat Litter, the big blue bag. It is a clumping cat litter with 99.9 % dust free.
Like the above poster said, there is a rebate form for 1 bag on the website plus you can get $1.00 off coupons from the site too.
 

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I use this stuff too and I'm quite happy with it. The smell bothered me at first, but I don't really notice it anymore now (after about 2 weeks of using it) so either I'm used to it already or it just goes after a while. I don't think it's that dusty, but my litter tray is a bit higher at the sides so she can't kick it all over the place. I love the fact that it's flushable, I don't think I'd want to use anything I can't flush anymore.
 

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Thanks for the rebate information - I'd like to try a bag of Dr. Elsey's. My pet shop said they carry the blue bag but it says for multiple cats - the other one they have is Cat Attract. Hopefully I can find a Dr. Elsey that isn't perfume-scented as I'm allergic.
 

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At the risk of sounding backswood at best (again!!!) I've never even heard of World's Best. I've recently switched to a cheaper litter than I used to use and so far am finding it fine.
 

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So every day, I've been spending so much time sweeping up the "World's Best Litter" scattered all around the box and beyond. So tired of it that I tossed the entire bag (what a waste!) and went back to my recycled paper pellets - there's always a few scattered pellets about the box but the WB ended up not only around the box but at least five feet away - even found bits of it on top of my furniture! I'll never use WB again.

I don't like using hooded litterboxes as I'm concerned about my kitty breathing in the litter in a closed in space so I really need a litter that doesn't fly all over the place. I have the top edge that snaps on that - theoretically - helps keep litter inside the box but it only can do so much.

Do you think Dr. Elsey's will 'fit the bill'? If not, I'll just stick with the recycled paper pellets.
 

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I was coming here tonight to post about cat litter, so I'm glad this thread is up! :)

I have used the clumping clay litter for years, but I got so tired of the dust everywhere that I'm looking for something new. I tried Feline Pine, and I like it pretty well except it too is dusty. Now I'm trying Yesterday's News, but the pellets don't scoop well. My scoop picks up a scoop full of unused pellets that won't sift through the scoop. That's no good.

So any suggestions? My main goal is low dust in addition to easy clumping/scooping. Thanks! :)
i don't know about the newspaper pellet ones, but if you get a special box or "reverse scoop" (scoop all the whole pellets into a bucket but shake the sawdust back into the box, then throw away the sawdust and put the whole pellets back in) it every other day, you won't see dust with wood pellets. i did it every day at first but it isn't completely necessary. every two days or so keeps it under control.

I have tried pretty much every litter out there. Worlds Best is the one that my dogs would eat big mouthfuls of, just the litter, not even going after poops. And it was WB and Feline Pine that I was using when my mother in law said "I can smell your litter box...."

I prefer Arm and Hammer multi cat and Cat Attract. Cat Attract can be expensive so I mix them sometimes.
were you mixing the two together or have one of each? i only use pine and there is absolutely zero odor. it is the only cat litter i've ever found where there is no urine smell, even slightly. you have to get rid of feces right away though.
 
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