Fresh Step® Crystals
Best litter I have ever used
After trying regular clay cat litter and clumping litter I find that neither can even come close to the quality of Fresh Step crystals. The crystals control odor far better then clay or clumping, and it lasts far longer than other litters. The low dust factor is also a fantastic plus. I have been using Fresh Step crystal for years now and I would never ever think of using anything but. My cats love it too and they have the final word!
I love this cat litter, it lasts longer, is easier to clean and doesnt smell. Good job guys!!
No smell, Low Maintenance, Super light!
The crystal litter SEEMS more expensive than the other litters but it's rather like compact fluorescent or LED bulbs. There's an initial slightly higher cost but the features and longevity you gain offset that cost so that it is actually about the same or possibly cheaper if you only have one cat. (if you have more, you'd have to do the math or possibly find coupons or a cheap source?)
I have a large, 18 lb male cat and his urine STINKS! I love Fresh Step clumpable litters and had even been using their Extreme Carbon litters but none of them took care of the smell. Not to mention the fact that those litters are heavy. Add to the fact that he has a large bladder so he releases large boulders that sink to the bottom and stick to the sides of the box and make it difficult for me, a disabled woman, to clean out. And then I had a hysterectomy a couple of months ago and my son also moved out. I had no idea how I was going to maintain my kitty's box!
These crystals were the PERFECT solution! They are very light! I use a huge Clever Cat box (google it) and even picking that up with the crystal litter in it, right after major surgery on my abdomen was NO PROBLEM with this crystal litter!
And there is NO smell!! (except for a short time after he has an awful BM perhaps. Blech! But just like after passing gas, then it's gone.) Since I never smelled the box, I wondered if maybe I was just used to any smell since you can get used to awful smells after a while if you live steeped in them. But no, I have home care workers who come every day and one particular one comes just on Tuesdays; Marie. Marie asked me once to tell her about my cat litter because she NEVER SMELLS IT!! She said she has other clients with cats and she smells all their boxes, to varying degrees... but never mine. And mine is right inside the door, in the kitchen, and I have a very small apartment. And I don't open the windows very often. This was a very big compliment for me!
It's the LOWEST MAINTENANCE litter I've ever used! Which makes it perfect for disabled people! It's very light so it's easy to scoop out.
** You just try to stir it once every day (or every other day is okay), Scoop out the mummified poopsicles once a week, and then dump it all and replace it just once a month (if you have only one cat). THAT'S IT! No muss, no fuss. **
And it doesn't stick to the bottom of the box. So when you go to dump it out, there's no big mess with lot's of scraping and cleaning like with clumping litter. And it pretty much has an INDICATOR to let you know when it's ready to be replaced. The litter is blue. Urine is yellow. As the crystals fill with urine, they start turning greenish. When the whole box is full of green crystals, it's ready to empty.
The only CON I really have to mention is there is a dust associated with the litter when you pour it in and when you stir it when it's fresh. And it can be an irritant to sensitive lungs. But not really anymore than that horrific toxic cloud of dust that poofs up from clumping litter. I'd venture to say there's a LOT less dust in crystal litter than in clumping litter. It's just... what is the crystal litter dust MADE of? I don't know. If you have asthma or CoPD, you might want to find that out or make sure you aren't changing the litter and aren't nearby when it's changed.
(** when I say toxic cloud of dust with regards to clumping litter, I'm using imagery... NOT being literal! I DO NOT mean that the dust from Fresh Step's litter of ANY variety is toxic. I don't know whether or not it is. I would hope not since I've been using it for a long time. I just meant I used to have to run and hide from it because I have asthma and when my son would dump in new clumping litter into the box, there was a LOT of dust in the air for a long time.)
I loved the fresh step crystals. It has take years to find a litter that controls the odor.