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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Poopy Review

Kitties!

Mommy Trish here, with a review!


Mr. Chewy sent us a free bag of:

 I was excited to have the Kats try it out.
Maui helped me clean the litter box.

Bag inspection.

One bag is 17 pounds but since it's lightweight walnut shells it filled one large litter box nicely!

It had a nice earthy/organic smell (no perfumes) and absolutely NO dust.

Grayce was our first tester!

Unfortunately, Grayce was our ONLY tester.  Everyone else refused to use this litter.  I moved the box to different established potty locations, with nary a deposit.  I tried sprinkling it on top of the usual litter, and that box was promptly boycotted, as well. 

I was very disappointed that the Kats didn't care for this cat litter, because I sure liked it--it clumped well and took care of odors great (Grayce can clear a room), it's lightweight, environmentally friendly, and the total lack of dust had me sold.  I really wanted the Cats to "go" like the dickens in this new litter.  Ingrates.  I think it's worth the cost of a bag to see if your feline(s) will use it. 

Mr. Chewy, I wish my review was more positive but I have to be honest...so thank you for letting "us" try the Blue Buffalo Cat Litter.  Me and the Kats look forward to testing another product for you.


Happy Tuesday!

XX  Mommy Trish and the Kats  XX

44 comments:

  1. One never knows what the kitties will like. We're glad you were able to test it. We like Mr. Chewy.

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  2. We all used that litter and thought it worked okay. Well, none of us are particularly picky when it comes to litter. My human had a bit of an issue with the color - she was concerned that it would be harder to see any "problems" in that brown litter (it is too close in tone to red, as in blood). And she worries about things like that.

    And I do want to mention that even though there is no dust, Binga had NO problem flinging it all over the place, just like with all the other litter that has ever been used here. She is very talented in that way!

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  3. Have you ever tried Sweat Scoop - made from wheat - The winter was pretty much over when we started to use it, so I don't know if they'll use it again when the rainy season comes - They have about an acre of places to poop, so I rarely even see them going... T.

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  4. Great review (even if the kittehz didn't like it) We would love to find another litter the kittehz here would use. The Mommy hates Tidy Cat.

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  5. Thanks for the honest review. We use pine, which is biodegradeable, no dust and unscented. The best thing, we can buy fireplace pellets ( in the winter) at Home Depot..about 25lbs for 5$.

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  6. What an interesting choice for cat litter. I'm not sure if my cats would like it or not, we've used the same brand of clumping litter for years.

    Since I buy it at Wally world there aren't many choices.

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  7. We love it - a product which has been totally given the cat treatment - disdainfully ignored! Maybe walnut just isn't to everyone's taste. Perhaps some Brazil nut shells crushed down would be better ? Or is there some anti-nut thing going on ? Reminding the boys of what they have lost, hehehehe.

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  8. Maybe it'll grow on them. They might end up liking it.

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  9. I also tried out a bag of the Blue litter. My girls used it immediately. It does clump really well and odor control is great. But, like Sparkle said, I had concerns about not being able to see changes in their waste because the litter is so dark. I probably won't buy it again for that reason.

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  10. How distressing. It is always so hard to tell what a cat will like and not like.

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  11. That sounds like great litter. Too bad the horde didn't like it! I will have to check into it...

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  12. I'd read an article someone wrote about various kinds of cat litter. The walnut was their favorite. I'd never even heard of it--now I know!

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  13. Awww, it's a shame you didn't get more testers. I guess we all get used to our favourite things :)xx

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  14. Mommy tried a walnut based litter for us (it's in pellet form and does not clump) and while it worked fine (the litter box has to be the type with the solid base and a mesh base), she found that it could be tricky trying to locate poop. So now we use a recycled newspaper pellet type litter and it works wonderfully, and very economical for a household with many cats.

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  15. Grayce is a trooper! Litter is something I won't mess around with unless I absolutely.have.to. Like they aren't making it anymore. Bathroom issues of any sort are much too stressful for everyone, but most especially ME! Aaiiieee!

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  16. I'm with the Spitster. Get the humans to use it first!! Maybe seeing it's earth coloured it could be used for growing plants?

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  17. We use Swheat Scoop litter(sp?). The cats got used to it quickly,there is virtually no dust (great for our asthmatic girl)but I don't like the smell....I could never go back to clay litter and the cats will NOT use any pellet form.
    Jane x

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  18. Cats always seem very particular as to what kind of kitty little to use. If only they were so finicky about which flower garden to do their business in. LOL!
    xo Catherine

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  19. NO DUST?!?!? Are you serious? I have to try this!!!! Thanks for the review, fingers crossed the boys will like it :-)

    PS - no dust...really? :-)

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  20. We give Grayce two paws up for trying it.

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  21. Well graceful Graycie liked it and that's what's most important! Take care
    x

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  22. Oh well. But since you liked it you can go ahead and use it!

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  23. The boyz don't seem too picky about litters so we may have to give that a try... Can't beat good smellin litter.

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  24. Walnut shells, no dust - sounds like a winner to me, I wonder if my cats would use it. I also wonder if Theo would eat it like he did the corn-based litter!!

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  25. We tried it before too and didn't like it. Our boxes are in a walk in closet in Mommy's office so she really wanted the odor control (which we don't know why since our you know what doesn't stink) but nope, we just used the box with the old litter only.

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  26. Leave it to us kitties to be picky!

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  27. Maybe Grayce can convince the others given a little time? What kind of clout does she have with the group? Maybe if she calls a meeting of the Kats, she can take a stand (take a squat?) for the new litter! MOL worth a shot?

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  28. Meowm has been wondering about that stuff. She feeds us Blue Wilderness, so she was kind of wanting to try this out. She just has to find some. If we like it and it is cheaper than what we are currently using, she will most likely start purchasing it.

    Thanks for the review!

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  29. I too love the idea of this, but in practice it gets the exact same review. Kittens will use it if that is all there is, but they far far prefer the standards. I once sprinkled some regular litter on top of it just to see what would happen and it was used after that, but once it got all mixed in it was promptly ignored again.

    I really was hoping to like it because I don't like some of the negatives of regular scooping litter, and we can't use corn or wheat because it gets eaten instead. Oh well.

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  30. Oh you guys are GREAT litter afficiandos! Good thing you tried it in a little box before committing to the one you need a backhoe to fill! MOL!

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  31. OF COURSE THEY DIDN'T LIKE IT ....
    BECAUSE YOU DID. DANG IT
    I WAS ABOUT TO JUMP ON THE WALNUT SHELL LITTER BAND WAGON..ESPECIALLY WITH NO DUST.
    HUGS MADI'S DUSTY MOM

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  32. Your cats have decided that this litter is for humans and not for cats, that's why they refuse to use it !
    My cats only accept one litter and fortunately it is the cheapest one which exists ! The worst thing is that we have a cat flap and they could go out for their business, but when it's wet outside, they prefer the litterbox, to protect their fragile botties !

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  33. walnuts?? Really??...humm...wonder if I could use the peanut shells all those squirrels leave around once they get the nut out...paw pats, Savannah

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  34. It's not always about the product but the newness factor. How long did you try it for? Texture is really important too for those fussy toesies!

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  35. My human tried one like that once too but neither me or my brothers used it :-/

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  36. We're kinda picky about our litter...mom says she doesn't want to rock the boat..er, box that is...so we'll stick to our Precious Cat. Thanks for the honest review!

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  37. Thats so neat you & the kats are testers for them! All the things you get to try!
    But we know what we like and we like what we know and there is no way around that solid kitty fact.

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  38. We has heard about that litter, but has not tried it yet. We tried the pine stuff but it was way more dusty that clay and it made me wheeze, we tried the crystals and we peed OUTSIDE the box, we has tried many different litters but keeps coming back to the clay, maybe this will work...
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  39. Mine uses woodchip litter and it's great. It doesn't clump so it is not as convenient but it is eco-friendly and safe for them :-)

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  40. Funny how they almost all spurned it! We use Swheat Scoop and the kitties swear by it but this stuff looks good too. I wonder what my cats would think? Naomi is asleep on my lap and arms as I type this, lying in bed!

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  41. We have clay granules in our litter trays but rarely use them. We much prefer the greenhouse. We have to use them when we get locked up though.

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!