Fresh Step® Odor Shield Scented Litter
Only brand I will buy!
I do not usually write reviews for products but I am so impressed with the Fresh Step cat litter that I decided to share. I have multiple cats and have always bought Fresh Step cat litter, however recently I was shopping at a warehouse store and the only cat litter they had available was another name brand litter and I bought it. After using the competitors litter for a few days my house smelled like a cat box, a problem I had never had prior to buying the cheaper litter. I will never again use any litter that does not have the Fresh Step name on it. Lesson learned.
Great Litter for a Cattery
This litter is absolutely wonderful for my Himalayan cattery. When people come to the house to see kittens they always remark how the house does not even smell like there are cats present! You cannot know how proud that makes me feel. I scoop the litter boxes twice a day and I follow the Golden Rule of one litter box per cat in the house plus one extra. I have three whole males and never do I smell their strong urine smell, even during breeding times.
Himalayans are medium to large cats and they like to dig like crazy in a litter box. I put my Fresh Step litter into large open sweater storage boxes. This works great so they can't throw litter out of the box and onto the floor during their visits. I just dump the whole 42 lb. bag into the "litter box" and scoop daily until the height gets down to 2''. At that point I dump that litter into another low level box, scrub/disinfect the now empty box and pour in a fresh 42 lb. bag. I have found that srubbing with disinfecting dish soap, hot water and a toilet brush work great, followed by a 10 minute soak after being saturated with 10% bleach water in a spray bottle.
At low levels the litter does get dusty, so I lightly overspray the litter with OdorBan spray and that takes care of it. At each litter box "station" I set the litter box on a disposable incontinence pad and I have a bucket with a grocery bag in it (for scooping into), a bottle of the spray and a separate litter scoop. See attached photo. Notice the "long" and stronger litter scoop that I get on Amazon. They make short work of scooping. I was amazed at how well and how fast they do the job.
In ending I just say again how I enjoy hearing that my house never smells like there are cats present when folks come to buy kittens. This product is an absolute must use for me in my cattery!
best cat litter ever created
I cannot express how much I love this litter - have always used Fresh Step but this is by far the best - the package is easy to carry and you can use the bag to dispose the litter - the only thing you need to scoop daily is the solid bits and once a week pour out the rest into the bag and toss it away - I have two big male cats using the same box and it took a day for them to get use to the litter but its been bliss ever since - Thank you Fresh Step - my only complaint - its hard to find on line Petco does not carry it - using WalMart
We Needed a "Fresh Step" Towards New Litter
After a recent household move, the good news is that our cat has only done his business in his litter box. The bad news is that he likes to sit in his litter box, particularly when we have guests, be they family or friends, in our home. Hence he was tracking his litter dust everywhere. We would find it on his favorite sofa, on our clothing when he'd sit in our laps, etc. We know cats can be problematic when it comes to litter changes, so we decided to try Fresh Step, first mixing it with his prior litter and reducing portions of the prior litter as we made the transition. He is doing so well, and since using Fresh Step Odor Shield Scented Litter, which seems to have larger pieces of litter, he is no longer tracking litter dust, and we are using less and less of his prior litter, placing it at the bottom of his litter box. A special plus is that we seem to be able to go longer without changing his litter (though we regularly scoop). We don't smell his urine in-between, unlike our prior litter. Success story! We are thrilled. We think Fresh Step is a better quality litter! We are happy campers!