“ Brand: Asda / Animals Equipment Type: Cats „
This cat litter is total and utter rubbish ! You need to pick up your cats do do immediately after it's been done otherwise the room you have your litter tray in will stink . I agree with everything the really awful reviewer said . The white litter sticks to cats do do s and every time you clean the litter tray a cloud of dust forms which makwes me cough and splutter . You need to pick up every single last dropping do do as it doesn't clump and cats we turns the white litter gray and no it doesn't make it easier to pick up like a previous reviewer said it means that you need to waste loads of clean litter by having to scoop it up when it's been mixed with grey bits and droping do dothat's been scattered elsewhere . I had the litter in my cats tray for two days and it started to smell . Please save your money and buy another supermarkets cat litter as this one bites!
For the past 6 months I have been using catsan, but decided to try tiger anti bacterial, mainly as a cost saving excersise.
After opening the bag, my first impression was that there was not much difference; how wrong I was.
The litter is very dusty, as a result I am finding dusty paw prints all over my house.
The odour control is awfull, this litter has been in less than 24 hours and it stinks. (I have never felt the need to change catsan as a result of odour)
Yes it is cheaper, bug not by that much £3.08 for 8lt as opposed to £8.98 got 20lt only works out at 6p per litre more, and as it looks like ill need to change this litter every few days or so, instead of every 2 weeks, that argument really doesn't come into it.
I will be returning to catsan in the very near future.
Now, we all want to get our pets the best we can afford for them. I had been buying sophisticat for my kitten but after the bag was getting empty and I popped into Asda one day for a few bits I decided to give Tiger Antibacterial Cat Litter a go. I decided to try this for a couple of reasons, my primary thought was the price - this cat litter retails at only £3.08 for 8 litres. The second reason was it was antibacterial. I am a bit of a clean freak and do suffer from OCD and therefore I want not only my kitten to be clean and hygienic but also my home to be too. If you are not too fussed about antibacterial cat litter you can buy a standard lightweight version which retails also at £3.08 but you get an extra 2 litres making it a 10 litre bag. The bags are easy to tell apart because the antibacterial version has a blue strip across the front whilst the standard has a lilac one.
The bags have changed in design since the photo above was added and they are now a medium blue with a tabby cat sat upright and the brand of 'Tiger' in large modern letters. There is also a photo of what the litter itself looks at which I actually found quite helpful with my immediate reaction being 'oooh pretty blue bits!' The bag also tells me that it has an odour control formulation, it it absorbant and it prevents a build up of bacteria. Tiger is Asda's own brand of cat products. I like the way they have given this a name rather than just sticking with Asda because I think it definitely attracts more people to the product and also it gives the impression of a higher quality brand.
The bag is made of a strong paper with a strong white paper handle at the top for ease of carrying. It is quite heavy but I managed fine with this and a couple of other bags of shopping and I'm quite a weakling! Carrying it for five minutes or so is fine but I wouldn't really want to be carrying it any longer. I found the paper handle actually really comfortable on my hands, there was no digging in and the width of the handle meant pressure was spread evenly leaving no sore hands.
When I took the litter inside my kitten was very intrigued and I think he liked the larger than life sized cat on the front! The bag is done up with a sort of thread/string and I did find it a little difficult to get into it to start with. But this was probably because I was feeling far too lazy to get up and actually go and get some scissors so in the end I resorted to jabbing a finger in the bag and making a hole to pour the litter out of.
When pouring the litter into my kittens tray it was quite dusty and there was some dust in the air for 10 or 20 seconds afterwards but this soon disappeared. The litter actually looks quite nice (for cat litter!) it is a bright white colour with blue/turquoise bits in which I'm assuming provide the antibacterial aspect of the product. I found that to generously fill up one fairly small litter tray it took around 1.5 litres which isn't bad at all because I do tend to fill it up a bit more than is necessary.
My kitten had no problems changing his litter to this and he was happy to go in and use it. He likes to dig around in it and I don't mind him doing this so much now because for some reason the granules seem to stay in the tray so he can carry on!
When the litter is used, for liquid the granules sort of dissolve into a powder which then clumps together. This is therefore easy to clean up and does not require changing the whole litter. I definitely prefer this to the cat litter I had previously because with this the liquid just seemed to soak through and sit in a puddle at the bottom. Solids are also fine with this litter, it coats it with a white powdery coating which makes it both easier to pick up and also it masks the smell brilliantly! The tray has not smelt at all since buying this litter which is absolutely fantastic, especially if you are out at work all day and don't want to come back to a smelly house!
The litter lasts really well. I tend to change my kittens litter every other day but with this I can leave it longer and even then it doesn't look particularly dirty or smell at all but I like to change it anyway just incase. The litter remains a brightly coloured white the whole time which I like because it always looks clean and hygienic.
We have encountered one small problem which I'm not sure whether it is to do with the litter or not but my kittens been using this about 10 days now and for the past 5 he has been sneezing a bit. I would imagine its not this at all because it took about 5 days to begin but just a word of warning incase your cat is prone to sneezing. Like I said above it is quite dusty so maybe it is the dust in it.
I did order some crystal style litter online the day before I started using this but when this is all used up I think its extremely likely I will buy this again, if my kittens sneezes aren't down to it because I don't want him having a tickly nose!
Overall, I think this cat litter is a really good option. I am getting around 5 litter changes per bag making it about 62p per change which in my opinion is really good value for money, especially when I have found it to stay clean longer than other brands. It absorbs well, masks odours fantastically and provides antibacterial protection which in my eyes is always a positive. My one reservation would be that it is quite dusty but maybe if I give the bag a bit of a shake this will help it to settle. If you have a cat and are looking for a very high quality but also good value litter, I would definitely recommend this one.
In the quest to find the right cat litter for us we tried pretty much every litter available on the market and one we tried was the ASDA Tiger Cat Litter.
It costs £2.89 for a 10L bag which I think is pretty good value for a bag of litter that isn't a basic range litter.
ASDA Tiger Cat Litter comes in sack type of bag like most cat litters do. It is made of a strong material, a bit like flexible cardboard. The design of the product packaging has changed a bit since DooYoo put up a stock picture and it is now mostly blue in colour with the bottom half being white. There is a little picture of the litter in the bottom right hand corner and the words "Lightweight Cat Litter" near to the bottom. The top half of the bag has a picture of a ginger cat in a half heart shape with the word "Tiger" written in swirly type of font and finally the ASDA logo above it.
The is another bag of litter which has one of those little bits are string which you are supposed to be able to pull and the bag will tear open. Like most I could not get the rope to open this bag and resorted to attacking it with scissors to get it open. Scissors are the most reliable method to get one of these bags open!
The litter is easy to scoop out of the bag and it is pure white in colour which makes a nice change from the grey colours litter tends to be unless it is the more expensive brands like Catsan. It is little chunks of litter which are big enough to to just slip through a scoop.
I was more than disappointed with this cats litter. The first thing is that the litter is supposed to be highly absorbant and non clumping. It is neither of these things. As soon as your cat does a wee in this litter, it all clumps together and goes very dark in colour to show it is wet. The clumping just sticks together like glue and is hard to budge when you are cleaning the tray out. The other thing I found was the issue with absorbancy. Both of my cats tend to do fairly large wees and this litter just couldn't cope. I found that underneath the litter there were little puddles of wee that the litter just didn't soak up at all.
This litter needs to be changed once a day. Most litters I have found you can get away with a couple of days without having to change it completely (Catsan you get away with about a week) but this one just couldn't cope with a day of use let alone a couple. The litter couldn't contain the smell and the tray smelled the worst I have ever smelt and I think this is because the litter just was not absorbing the wee. With this litter you could smell that we had cats as soon as you walked through the door and it wasn't a pleasant smell at all.
The other problem is that this litter is quite dusty - not in terms of when you are pouring it in the tray but in terms of after your cats have used it. I would regularly find little white paw prints all along the black kitchen floor so I would be mopping the kitchen floor at least 6 or 7 times a day. Not alot of fun.
I really cannot recommend this litter. I think it was one of the worse ones we ever tried if I am totally honest and I would rather use newspaper in the litter tray than this!
This product is very well priced at £2.43 for 10l. It comes in a large lilac bag with the Asda "Tiger" branding on the front. You can also get the anti bacterial version of this which isexactly the same price but for a smaller 8l bag. The bag has a very easy to use carry handle on the top which has been securly sewn on.
To open the bag cleanly, it just needs a slight cut on the threads on one of the sides of the bag and it gives you a handy pouring spout (this doesn't tell you this on the bag, this is just from personal use).
The litter itself is white and quite a fine litter. When the time comes to clean the litter 9/10 times it needs totally emptied out and a fresh batch in. You can't just take the clumps out like some litters. This litter is supposed to be highly absorbant but I find that it leaves pools of cat wee on the bottom of the litter tray. It does cover number twos very well though.
One of the big downsides to this litter is the smell. There is nothing to mask the smell and it made the house very smelly. Basically, you could tell we had cats as soon as you stepped foot into the house. Which is never a good smell to go for.
This litter also tracked through the living room on their paws. It was like a magnet to their pads and they were always covered. Also with it being white, my black cat who likes to cover her mess alot always came out looking as if she'd been sniffing something illegal!
Overall, this is an okay litter for the price but there are much better alternatives on the market at the minute.
This size bag only used to last me a week for two small cats.
Lightweight cat litter.