“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cat Litter „
My kitten Myrtle gets through an awful lot of cat litter. She is a fussy little thing and won't really go back to wheres shes been and in fact just as I started to write this review I looked at her cat litter tray and made a mental note it needed the wet clumps removed in a bit but in the meantime Myrty must of needed a wee, decided not to get her paws wet and peed up against my front door! I'm not impressed but I blame myself to be honest I do know her and her ways and should of just cleaned it when the thought crossed my mind!
I usually spend quite alot of cat litter and more than this costs for just a smaller bag but when I spotted this being so cheap for such a large bag I thought I may be able to spend a few quid in the long run and decided to give it a go! It currently is sold for £1.58 for a 10L size!
This comes in a large bag which is white on the outside, brown on the inside with a small carry handle to the top of it. It is green and white in colouring on the front of it and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of the bag there isn't a lot of information given on there but we are told the size of it and contact details for Asda are clearly stated.
The Cat Litter Itself:
Grey and really dusty and you get alot of small pieces of gravel and like I say lots of dust. I do notice when I pour it that it makes me choke up of course and even when I shoved this in a bucket to try to stop that from happening and the dust going everywhere, poor Myrtle got confused thought that was her new litter tray and pooped all over the lot sot here isn't really a way of preventing that plume of dust!
Now as I have already stated this promises nothing really and for Myrtle on her own providing I clean it out and replace it everyday I can get by with it and even with more expensive ones some days I have to clean it everyday so economical it can be though I wouldn't think that if with the more expensive ones they lasted us longer. Where this really falls flat is when my best mate brings her kitten Henri and him and Myrty use the tray together which is very often and within minutes some days I need to change this because it soaks through and poo stinks as there is nothing within it to guard against smells and I do find as well that if I leave it all day and they are both using it that the wee drains out of the cat litter and stinks really bad.
I would buy this as a back up cat litter and if stuck but in reality it isn't that great. Its so fine its easily flicked by a kitten/cat and really does create a mess and so me, I will stick to buying better just due to this not helping at all with stinky smells!
Only available from Asda stores.
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As our cat is a house cat, I refuse to waste money on all-singing all-dancing cat litter which promises the earth. Not that cat litter promises to sing or dance, but I have tried the brands which claim to neutralise odours and minimise dust, and to be honest, I find that as long as you clean out the tray regularly, they are all much of a muchness. I rarely notice a difference in cat litter except for the price.
I always buy the supermarket own label cat litter, which obviously depends on which supermarket I am in. Last time I went shopping to Asda, I picked this bag of Smart Price cat litter up, which cost £1.58 for 10L. This is a good price, and as it's a large bag it lasts us a couple of weeks at least.
The packaging is rather uninspiring, being white and showing a picture of a cat litter try on the front....in case you were in any doubt what this product should be used for. It has a paper-based handle, which is reinforced so it's strong enough to carry the cat litter without breaking. I have bought this one on numerous occasions and have never had any issues with the handle breaking. One thing I would say is that anyone with back, muscular or mobility issues should avoid trying to carry this bag, as it's very heavy to lift. I try to get it delivered when I'm getting an online shop where possible, because I hate having to lift it onto the conveyer belt and in and out of the car and house as it really tires me out. Unfortunately, getting bigger bags works out better value, otherwise I'd get something smaller that was easier to carry and lift when using each day.
The litter itself does the job perfectly well, although it does create a rather bad cloud of dust on emptying out of the bag. I find this to be true of all litters I have used, although this one seems to be marginally worse than Morrisons or Tesco versions. It is fairly light in colour, which I find helps me to ascertain the bits that need removing as it shows up darker when the little chap has urinated. It is easily removed with the aid of a scooper, and spreads easily when fresh litter is introduced.
I have noticed on a couple of occasions that there have been a couple of large (ish) stones in the litter, with slightly jagged edges, which I'm not keen on as I don't imagine it's very comfortable trying to do your business when you're standing on a big stone, and I'm a bit soft when it comes to my cat. Luckily it has only happened once or twice, and I have been able to remove them as I have spotted them, but I've made a note in future to try to source my litter from Tesco or Morrisons before using the Asda one.
I will probably use this litter again, next time I find myself running low and I'm doing an online Asda shop, but the dust cloud and size of occasionally large stones would cause me to choose others ahead of this. It gets the job done though, and I would happily use it again if I needed to. Middle of the road - three stars.
(Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)