Product Type: Asda cat accessories
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Asda Tiger Cat Litter
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Asda Tiger Cat Litter
Advantages: Price, gets rid of smells, lasts really well, bright white colour, antibacterial
Disadvantages: It is quite dusty
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.
Summary: A really high quality cat litter for the price, recommended
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