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.I've always had a cat and always had to buy litter. I'm not particularly loyal to any brand and tend to like experimenting. The litter I find the best is Catsan or Bob Martin; but refuse to pay over the odds for a bag of clay that ultimately is going to be my cat's toilet!
*Price and availability*
The price of the litter is around £6.00 for a 10L bag. The litter is widely available at many different supermarkets and I have regularly seen it on offer for two bags for £10.00.
The litter comes in a large blue bag. At the top of the bag is a white handle so you can carry it around. There is no specific "cut here" or easy pourable corner on the bag so I ended up ripping it and it was really hard to pour out without it spilling. I guess more care is needed next time.
The Litter grains are made from a base of molar clay. They are very pale and small but do not give off much dust. They are very firm and more like little salt crystals than litter.
When pouring the Cat Litter, I was surprised at how little dust there was. As the litter is nearly white, it looks exceptionally clean when poured into the littler tray. I do not like really dusty cat litter as it just gets everywhere and gets right up my nose.
I like to put at least 4-5 cm of litter down in the litter tray, which makes the bag quite expensive. However the litter seems to last so much longer than other litters. It keeps its shape and holds o to odours well. It is really easy to just keep removing the faeces out and leave the litter in there. It does not clump or disintegrate like other litters. When I empty the litter tray, the litter is easy to get rid of as it doesn't stick to the bottom and it is really absorbent.
This is one of my favourite cat litters and worth the money. It lasts twice as long as other cat litters and it is really good at controlling odours. I like how firm the litter is, as it is really good at holding liquids without falling apart. It is very absorbent and does not stick to the tray.
I would recommend this litter as it is very good quality. It is expensive but as it makes my life so much easier, I think that it is worth it.
I currently own two cats. That is to say, in accordance with the first law of cat ownership, they own me. They are eleven month old brother and sister adopted from one of the RSPCA rescue centres.
The boy, Jasper, is a hulking brute of a cat, who struts around the house with an air of dignified superiority. Spending his time alternately chasing his poor sister and terrorising visiting cats, Jasper would be an intimidating prospect if it wasn't for the fact that:
a) He's as soft as a wet tissue
b) He squeals like a little girl when he's excited/scared.
The girl, Cleo, is exactly what you'd expect too, feminine, graceful, delicate and about half the size of her huge brother.
Now, one of these cats has a toilet problem. Nothing particularly serious for them, but an unpleasant embarrassment for us poor owners. There is no delicate way to put this; every time I go to clean their litter trays I find, proudly perched on the top, what I would imagine King Kong may very well produce after a night on the tiles and a hot vindaloo. These turds are MASSIVE. Not only do they have separate postcodes to the rest of the house, they occupy two separate time zones. There is snow on the top. The dirt boxes in my bathroom are rapidly becoming Europe's most popular skiing resort.
However, the real problem with these monstrous freaks of nature is the smell. These things reek like something's crawled in there and died. Cats, in general, are meticulously clean creatures who don't stink out their owner's houses quite the way in which dogs sometimes do. Unfortunately, mine are an exception.
Now, who would you suspect of committing such a heinous act of nasal outrage on a regular basis? Well, naturally we assumed it to be Jasper, particularly as he insists on watching me with his most superior expression as I face the daily battle with the litter trays. As it turns out, he actually watches in cringing embarrassment on behalf of his sister, who, as it turns out, is the guilty party. Oh yes, she's been caught red-handed, well actually brown..., well never mind.
It really is one of the true miracles of nature. These daily dumps are bigger than her! She must, I have discovered, be in some ways like the tardis; bigger on the inside than the outside.
Well, having described my cat's bowel movements to you in some detail, you lucky people, you must be wondering what the point of all of this is. Well, in order to prevent my house from being condemned or closed down by the health police, I need, as you can imagine, a good, nay miraculous, litter box filler.
My search led me to Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter - by far the best cat litter I (or more accurately my cats; I still prefer using the toilet) have tried.
Price wise, it's not the cheapest. It is, however, pretty economical. As it breaks down the urine rather than clumping, it doesn't need changing quite as often. As long as I scope out the solids daily, it normally lasts four or five days before it starts to pong a bit and needs changing. Plus, you don't actually need as much in each litter tray (the instructions recommend 5cm) as with most other varieties. A 20litre bag, costing £10.49 from Pet Planet (you can get it about £1 cheaper but I always use Pet Planet as they're generally reliable) lasts about five to six weeks, and that's filling two litter boxes every time. As always, the bigger the bag you buy, the better the value. It's about half the price for a bag quarter the size, which is obviously nowhere near such good value for money.
I should say at this point; if you've got normal cats you can probably leave it a week. I don't; I have Cleo and Jasper. We've already discussed the problems with Cleo's toxic waste issues and as for Jasper, well he isn't the brightest spark, so we can't use litter boxes with lids, because he instantly forgets what it is and what it's for. He can play "tortoise shells" with it, he can play "punch the swinging door and bop Cleo on the head", but actually using it for a toilet? Forget it. So basically rather than keeping the smell contained in a nice little box, we have the subtle delights of Cleo's recently digested tuna wafting fragrantly through the house. Actually, maybe I should give Jasper more credit; if I had to spend time shut in a box with one of Cleo's little delights, I'd probably pretend to forget it was a toilet too.
Anyway, back to the cat litter. Catsan comes in snazzy blue bags in sizes of 5,10 and 20 litres. The handles come in particularly handy for the heavy 20 litre bags. For the environmentally conscious, the bags are completely recyclable. Although strong and robust you can get into the bags without the aid of a knife. The only downside to the packaging is that it is not resealable, which is a bit of a pain when they tip over. Also, our psychotic cats have a tendency to try to climb inside.
When you pour Catsan into the litter tray, you'll notice straight away there's no Paul Daniels style puff of smoke. In fact, it is remarkably dust free, which is good for two reasons. Firstly, you don't need to wear a gas mask to pour it out or a searchlight to find your way out the bathroom. Secondly, there's no messy white paw prints all over your carpets like you've had a visitation from Casper the friendly ghostcat.
As the bag is so heavy, however, you may find yourself getting a fair bit on the floor, especially when the bag is still full. My cats also love playing with the little stones, and they now seem to have permeated every room in the house. They are, however, relatively easy to scoop up without leaving a mess.
CAT FRIENDLINESS 9/10
The white quartz sand and chalk stones don't seem to hurt their paws as other brands occasionally do. As previously mentioned, Jasper is something of a lump, and it's a fair old bit of weight on those paws. He doesn't seem to have a problem though, and sometimes he spends so much time in there digging and scraping, I half expect to catch him making sandcastles.
Both cats seem to find the stuff attractive enough to use and I didn't have any problems changing to this variety. In fact if anything they are rather too keen, as they've now started playing with the stones. They have clockwork mice, a multitude of catnip filled squeaky/ringing balls, lazor pens, magnificent climbing structures that would put most children's playgrounds to shame. But they'd rather chase a tiny individual stone of cat litter down the stairs.
The stones themselves are free from nasty chemicals and are bleach-free, so luckily they can poo, pee and play to their heart's content. Though hopefully not all at once.
ODOUR CONTROL 9/10
The main reason Catsan is such a popular product in our household, however, is the fact that it's an incredibly effective odour neutralizer. It doesn't smell of anything particularly itself, but it does mask the smell of the cat's waste much more than any other product I have tried. It soaks up fluid through thousands of micro pores (this is according the website, I haven't actually counted the pores myself) and absorbs odours before they have chance to develop. Also, it's supposed to be a very hygienic way of dispensing of your cat's little presents, preventing bacteria formation.
The litter cleans out quite well out of the tray, without sticking to the bottom. I tend not to bother with any tray liners or anything. You can use a bit of disinfectant to get it extra clean, and remember to make sure it's completely dry before adding any more.
The only down side for using this product is that, although it does mask the smell for an exceptionally long time, it does have a limit and when it reaches it's "capacity" it's effectiveness comes to a sudden and stinky end.
Overall, this is a fantastic product I wouldn't hesitate in recommending in terms of value and effectiveness. I have tried many cat litter products and Catsan is by far the best. I can now invite friends round to my house again without them recoiling in horror which has to be a bonus.
Recently I decided that to try and save a few pennies, I would switch my normal brand of wood pellet cat litter for something else, and purchased a shops own budget brand litter, with less than perfect results . Still looking for something that would offer a saving, but vowing to steer clear of economy brands, I plumped for Catsan Hygeine Litter on my next shop .
Now, with my previous main brand costing me £3.50 for 10 litres, the fact that I spent £5.35 on a 10l bag of this certainly doesn't seem like a saving on first glance . However, a friend who has been a long time cat owner recommended this as being very long lasting, and said that despite the higher price it worked out much cheaper for her in the long run simply because she had to fully replace it less often.
Having read the instructions, I was surprised to see that this recommended a shallower amount in the tray than other brands I had used. I really wasn't too certain about this, as both my kittens are diggers that like to cover up their business, but I gave it a try, pouring a shallow layer of this bright white litter into their tray . I immediately noticed that this didn't send a huge cloud of chalky dust all over the place when pouring. The bag was also possible to open withmy bare hands, unlike others where I have needed to resort to scissors or knives .
I used (or rather my cats used) the litter tray as normal, with me removing solid mess as soon as it was deposited. My real issue with many cat litters comes with pee though - I often find it really discolours the litter and leaves a nasty niff, and altough clumping litter allows for wet soiled litter to be removed, the smell often lingers . Not so with this - the litter seemed to absorb the pee, leaving the litter looking clean and fresh, and really not smelly at all . Eventually the litter turned a little grey in colour, but I found I really needed to empty this a lot less . With my two kittens, I was fully changing the litter every other day - with this litter, I can do it probably once every 5 days .
When I do need to change it fully, this simply tips out of the tray easily with very little sticking. This made cleaning a much faster and easier task.
I recommend this litter - it absorb odours brilliantly,lasts longer, and is easier to clean than many cheaper litters . And I think given that I need to change it a lot less frequently, it works out better value for money too!
Having bought almost every type of kitty litter product that is known to man (well it feels as if we have, lol) I have to say that Catsan Hygiene Litter is a favorite product for our cats. Having asked my cats they inform me that they can pee like a prince and princess on this queen of kitty litters and not worry about the consequences (naughty or what!).
There are a number of things I like about Catsan Hygiene Litter but the price is something that does concern me, so I try to only buy it when its on an offer or deal if I can. Most often the price seems to sit at just over the £5 mark, which does mean its not a cheap cat litter product by any means, but it is one that we have found works well. Because of that we tend to go back to it every now and then.
Where as some other cheaper litters comprise rather small and weedy dust covered granuals which don't perform all that well, we find that Catsan Hygiene Litter with its larger more absorbent granuals works better. Not only is it nowhere near as dusty as those cheap finer stoned litters you can buy, but its also something that doesn't have the horrid dusty musty smell that some cheap brands have.
Last time we bought Catsan is was a bargain at £4.68 and we picked it up at the pet store, as we couldn't be bothered to inspect the cheaper brands during the weekly shop. I have to say that for the 10 litres of product that we got we didn't find much dust at all in the bag which was good to see. The usual large white toned litter granuals greeted us when we opened the pack and the performance of the product was what we have come to expect.
Catsan Hygiene Litter has some extra built in protection against odors and this seems to work most of the time unless a particularly unsavory gift has been left in the litter tray. Catsan works well to absorb liquids and minimize the effects of them. The size of the grains does mean they are sometimes flicked about by our cats, but they are larger and so can be easily swept into a dustpan if needed.
As the grains are lower on dust than many other varieties, we find our cats don't wander about with dusty paws after using the litter, which again is something that we like. The grains are made from natural chalk combined with quartz sand, which means they almost drink in any spills.
We find that when changing the Catsan Hygiene Litter there is far less dust than with other litter products and this is much easier to deal with. As an overall cat litter product I feel that this is a good all rounder, but wish it was cheaper.
Its easy to pour some out into a clean litter tray without causing a mess, as its dust content is low so it doesn't kick up huge dust clouds in the process. It works well and our cats seem to have no problem with it at all. As its a bit more pricey to buy than many other cat litters it has to drop 1 star, but it still gets a highly recommended 4 star rating.
Catsan Hygiene Litter, good and expensive
I have one cat that's a little bit older than one year and I love him to dead. Since I'm living in an apartment with no option for him to go out it really has some consequences. First of all I have to buy him a lot of toys to keep him entertained and lots of attention and can't really leave him alone for long. But it also means that he can't go outside for something else and that means you better get some good cat litter to keep things clean and smell free.
When the cat is staying over at my parents they always buy the Catsan Hygiene Litter since they have their own tray for the cat but since he normally only stays there for a few days they always give me whats left of the Catsan Hygiene Litter. I really don't mind because I know it's good stuff and normally it's a little bit expensive for what I spend on it.
I have tried some different kind of cat litter and there's a big difference and it doesn't always mean the more expensive the better. Sometimes the cheaper ones are even better but the Catscan is actually good. You get 10 litre for the price of 5,49 pounds.
The Catsan Hygiene litter is designed for long lasting odour protection which is really good since I live in an apartment and I hate when I notice that horrible smell. The litter itself is white and a little big larger than the other stuff which makes it less dusty but sometimes I think when the cat is in the tray it makes more noise when he's digging into it. The litter doesn't have any smell.
The litter really absorbs the pee and it doesn't stick to the tray itself. It really hides the smell really well and don't notice it until it gets really bad and then you just need to scope the droppings out. I always do it once a day though or at least once a two days so I never really notice any bad smells. I always don't have to clean the whole tray as often as I have to do with other cat litter. I only do it once a two weeks while the other litter is often once a week.
I'm happy with this cat litter and think it works great and suppose better than other cat litter since you can also last two weeks with it. It hides the smell really well and doesn't get sticky. The only problem I have is that it's quiet expensive so I normally choose another brand and clean it a little bit more often. Overall a good but expensive product.
oooo kitty litter! Very exciting! actually I must confess I do find cat litter reviews interesting and informative, NB must get out more.
Anyway, I have tried many types of litter, some recommended by family, some cheap (often nasty) yet always find myself returning, and settling for some time on Catsan litter, until I forget or feel poor again.
We currently have Catsan after trying wood pellets, scented clay, heavy cheap clay, rubbish clumping clay, and what a relief. When delicious Grey-Bo, Crown Prince of Milobo (see pic) first came to us he was an adult, but the Cats n Dogs home had only just neutered him and to be honest (don't tell him) he stank to high heaven, a real Tom cat stench. We had to keep him inside for a couple of weeks and being greeted by an acrid, eye watering delight is not my idea of fun in the morning. I found the scented clumping clay we had simply did not absorb all his daily doings and made only a pale attempt at covering up the smell. We ended up changing the entire tray once or twice a day. This is a pain in the ass, frankly, and not very environmentally friendly, or purse friendly. I think I bought 2 bags of litter that first week!
What an idiot I am. I had had two cats a few years previoulsy and never had these kinds of issues. I had fostered cats for Cat's Protection and kept them in one single room without this all-pervasive catty stink.
Catsan! Of course.
The difference is immediately noticeable. The litter is larger than any other I have used and therefore much less dusty and nicer to pour into the tray. This larger size apparently means it is less likely to get stuck in paws, although I can't say I agree, but Grey-Bo does have exceedingly large paddy paws. The grains are also a strong white colour. I mention this because the usual grey colour will discolour a set of white paws. There is no real smell from the fresh litter, only something I can describe as a bit like stones!
The litter itself is made from fine chalk and natural quartz sand, this gives fantastic porosity and allows the grains to act like a sponge. This neutral environment and fast action of the litter means that production of smelly bacteria is inhibited - cool beans. The grains themselves look like M&M sized pumice stones.
Odour control is great, while Prince Grey-Bo was still a bit tommy to begin with this soon wore off and now I never smell him. Well that's not quite true, I came home last week and was disgusted to find that I could smell cat wee! After a short conversation with Mr Niff it transpired we actually had not changed his litter for about 3 weeks! opps. Before you call the RSPCA, he does have access to outside, but even so it still took me some time to notice the litter was in need of a change. Better note it in the diary in future!
10 litres of this litter will cost you £5-6 depending on where you get it - it is available in most supermarkets and mini stores as the 'premium choice'. This is a lot more than supermarket brands and value ranges, but I really do consider it to be value for money since each bag lasts so long. I am also really confident that the litter does a good job, so don't worry about nasty niffs!
I strongly recommend this litter to white pawed friends and indoor cats.
With two cats who stay indoors and do not go out at all, I can honestly say I have probably tried every brand of litter there is. I have tried supermarket own brands, expensive litters, cornershop litters but none of them come close to Catsan. And Catsan is the one cat litter my cats really like so it has stuck and become a permanent resident in the pet cupboard.
Catsan comes in a 10L bag and can be purchased in most supermarkets. It comes in a sophisticated looking bag which is royal blue and light blue with a white cat on one side sitting behind the "Catsan" logo and on the other side is a picture of what the litter looks like and a little show of the litters absorbancy. This is an expensive litter and it usually costs between £5-6 and is rarely on offer but it is definately worth the money.
Catsan is available in two types - clumping and hygiene litter. I hate litter which clumps together so I always purchase the hygiene option. The hygeine option is supposed to neutalise any odours from your cat as soon as the litter tray has been used. Basically, the litter tray is not supposed to smell anywhere near as bad as it would with a normal option of litter. It is also supposed to be more absorbant.
The litter itself is bright white in colour and is little chunks of litter. The litter is easy to get out of the bag and is just a case of scooping it out and tipping it into the litter tray. It is also really easy to clean out of the tray too and it doesn't all clump and stick together at the bottom of the tray either (Sainsbury's Basics Litter - I am looking at you!).
My cats tend to use their litter trays at nighttime or when we go out either way, it is usually when there is nobody around to change it. Now with other brands of litter I have always been able to smell whatever it is the cats have done and usually at a high price to my nostrils!When I first purchased Catsan, there was a part of me that just didn't believe that this litter was going to be any different to all the others I had tried. I really didn't believe that it would trap the odours and be more absorbant but I still thought to give it a try as for the price it surely had to do something!
And it did, I have always found Catsan to completely neutralise the odours from whichever expulsion my cats have made. I can never smell their poo nor their wee if they have done more than one or two. The litter is also very absorbant as I can never notice in the litter trays when they have had a wee. It doesn't show up at all unless they have done 3 or 4 in the same sort of area of the tray.
Another plus for Catsan is that it doesn't make your cat's paws dusty as some litters do. One of the worst things is to find little dusty paw prints all over your freshly cleaned black tiles in the kitchen but Catsan does not do this.
With two cats, I find I have to change the tray 2-3 times a week and a 10L bag lasts me around 2 and a half weeks which is pretty good.
Highly recommended brand which is well worth its price tag.
Catsan Cat Litter - My British Shorthairs Will Only Use This
I have been using this cat litter now for 2 years, it comes in 10ltr bags and 20ltr bags and the litter is white in colour and looks like very small stone like shapes.
I have found this litter to give very good odour control and also it is lightweight and easy to handle. It does not clump but it is still very good and in my opinion a good choice for my cats needs.
To be honest is is quite expensive with a 10ltr bag costing around £5.50 and the 20ltr bag is around £10 - I try to buy if it is on special offer but to be honest this does not happen very often.
I use about one bag a week as my cats have an enclosed garden with flower beds and bark so they only use the tray when it is raining outside or at night.
Another advantage is that this litter is very easy to clean out of the cat litter tray so that is another bonus.
Give it a try and see what you think - I have tried cheaper lookalike brands and I have never found any as good as Catsan!
I have used this cat litter for as long as I have had my cat - nearly seven years. My cat has always been an indoor cat (she was a rescue when I got her and not allowed out) so being able to control odour is really important.
With catsan however I have never noticed any smell, of course this is with regular cleaning out, but I could happily leave this for a week and it was fine.
My cat has never been particularly fussy about catlitter so I have tried some cheaper brands and although she hasn't minded using them I have not been that impressed. The main problems have been that they are very dusty, so you get little paw prints around the house, or that the litter is so heavy that it bursts through the bin liners when you are cleaning it out which is not only annoying but really grim!
Although this cat litter is expensive (I currently pay around £5 for a 10litre bag) it will last a couple of weeks and does make having a litter tray in the house just a little bit more bearable therefore I would recommend it to anyone with a cat that uses a littertray.
For the past few years we have been the proud owners of two fine cats that go by the names of Picasso and Smirnoff. Unfortunately due to the nature of my job, they find themselves stuck inside for long periods of the day and are forced therefore to use a litter tray for their business rather than going outside. Over the years, I have experimented with various different cat-foods, biscuits and litter but have eventually settled on those products that my paticular cats like best. However, when it comes to litter, Catsan has time and again always proved the best on the market and nothing else even seems to come close.
There are all sorts of varieties of litter you can buy on the market from saw-dust to wood shavings to absorbent granules. Catsan itself comes in two types- clumping and hygiene litter. To my mind, there is nothing worse than litter that clumps together when wet so, in my house, that is a no-no! So that just leaves the hygiene variety that comes mostly in a 10L bag priced around the £5 mark but is also available in some stores in a 20L mega-bag priced at around £9 something and change. They claim the white granules start work as soon as the cat quite literally goes to work and that all odour is hence neutralised but don't believe all you read as this has never been my experience! Believe me when I say you know when my two have gone for a number two and no mistake! However, this litter does seemingly go a long way and is easier to clear up than it's competitors by a mile! And it does limit the smell somewhat but just not enough to make a helluva lot of difference!
There are cheaper brands but bear in mind you get what you pay for and if your cat or kitten don't like it, they WILL find themselves somewhere else to go which might just be your sofa! For value for money therefore, I would not hesitate to recommend Catsan....it's certainly the best on the market from what I can see.
I have a princess who is an indoor cat (outside is far to dirty and noisy for her liking) and is VERY particular about where one spends a penny! I have tried all sorts or cheap litter and she either point blank refused to use the tray or the smell was awful! My friend put me on to Catsan and I have never looked back.
***What they say***
Guaranteed Odour prevention
Always clean & hygienic ~unique mineral granules with patented odur prevention
3 x more effective at preventing the growth of bacteria & Odurs
CATSAN Hygine litter offers your cat a litter tray thats always clean and hygienic, as well as superior, as well as superior protection from unpleasant odurs. The unique mineral granules, composed of natural line and quartz sand, pssess thousnads of micropores/ These micropores allow CATSAN to asorb liquid likea sponge. And, the patented odour prevention avoids the growth of bacteria and odours 3 times more effectively than conventional litter.
The litter comes in a paper bag coloured in different shades of blue with a white handle. It has a picture of the litter on the bottom right hand side and a white cat sitting on a cloud on the left. The top of the bag on one side is designed to be pulled open in to triangle lip for easy pouring.
***The Litter Pieces***
These are a nice white colour and are like little part of grit I guess. when you pour it can be a bit dusty at the end of the bag but other than that not very messy to pour out. Soiled littler bits go a grey colour when they need removing.
***Instruction for use***
Fill the litter tray with CATSAN Hygiene Litter to a depth of about 5cm. Remove the soild waste and soiled litter regularly. Completely empty the litter tray at least once a week and clean with near boiling water and household disinfectant. The tray should be completely dry before refilling.
***Price & Stockists***
I have no trouble purchasing this brand, This litter is part of a whole range but definately my favourite, it comes mainly in a 10L bag from Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys for no more that £5 but often I get the 20L from Pets at home for just under £10 to save trips to the supermarket.
This litter is not the cheapest but it is the best I have come across. The only place for my litter tray is in the hall of my flat, and although it can be a bit messy as she likes to kick it out there is no smell - even in the warmer weather 10L usually lasts me about 4 weeks so £2.50 a week I don't think is too bad in the long run. Its easy to get rid of the solid waste, its not the best at clumping but you can scoop a good chunk of the soiled litter out. One thing I have found that makes it a little easier to clean my tray out is to line it with newspaper.
This is litter really hides the smell, its also nice to look at - nice and white. i wouldn't use anything else and neither would madame!
Earlier this year I got a young kitten. After buying most of the bits and bobs she would need I went out to buy the last few things which included buying litter.
Ideally I wanted something that was cheap but stopped the smell and clumped together. Shopping in ASDA I saw they had their own brand cat litter on offer, it was a massive bag (can't remember the exact size) and was only going to cost £8. I bought the litter and was quite pleased, it stated odour reducing, clumping and it was cheap.
After using the litter for a few weeks there weren't any major problems, a bit smelly now and again and a bit messy but nothing too bad. As the kitten go older however the litter tray started to smell alot more, so I decided it was maybe best to look at another brand.
It was my sister who recommended Catsan saying that it's really good at containing the odour. I decided I would give it a go and see what it was like. When I saw how much it was I was a bit shocked as at £6 it was quite expensive for the amount I was getting. I went ahead and bought it and I can honestly say i'm so glad that I did.
The main improvement was there was NO smell from the litter tray, it was so easy to remove the lumpy bits with the scoop and the bag lasted longer than I expected. Since then Catsan is the only brand I have bought. Although it seems alot of money for the amount your getting because it clumps together the litter tray doesn't need fully cleaned out as often so it's definitely worth the money.
So, if your looking for a litter that doesn't smell, is easy to keep clean and worth the money. I would recommend Catsan every time. If it's on offer buy two or three...
We have had our cat for nearly a year. He's been a house cat his whole life - having been one with his previous owner, although we have just bought a cat flap so hope that when he goes out he will do his business outdoors more than in the flat!
The breeder told us which cat litter he was used to when we got him. It was a wood pellet sort of cat litter and very expensive. Also, only available (for us) at Pets at Home, which wasn't wildly convenient.
Turns out our cat is a very messy litter user. He likes to dig. Sometimes I think he just digs in there for fun.
So he started using this wood stuff and it wasn't good. We live in a flat. The cat litter tray is in the entrance to the kitchen on laminate, with the navy landing carpet about 60cm away. The wood stuff was not good for our carpets. The place was a tip! Also it caught in his paws and he trampled it all over the place. Not pretty....
Since then, we tried a variety of cat litters including crystal ones (not absorbent enough) and clay ones (too clumpy in the paws) and finally we have settled on catsan. We have also bought a covered litter tray to contain his digging mess. (Excellent idea. Get one!)
Catsan is not only available in Asda so a doddle to get hold of, it's also about £5, so affordable and a decent sized bag for storing. You can get a bigger bag if you want to, but 10L is enough for us to stick in a box out of the way. It also has handles, which is handy as I don't need to use a carrier bag, although I would do if I wasn't using a trolley and a car as I'd be nervous of it splitting. I once had an incident with this at the self service tills in Asda where the prongy things the carrier bags are attached to dug into the bag and I ended up spilling cat litter all over the place! I was lucky enough to be given a replacement without having to pay for it, even though it was my fault. So although the bag is pretty sturdy, you do need to be careful with it.
There are many advantages to Catsan Hygiene cat litter. Firstly, it's pretty easy to open. Which is always a bonus. You're not left with a ripped bag that needs to be decanted into something else due to cat litter spilling everywhere. It's also not very dusty. Very handy for asthmatics and clean people.
The litter is white, mineral granules which are made of "natural lime and quartz sand". These have micropores which mean they are quite absorbent. According to the bag this makes the litter three times more effective at odour control and growth of bacteria. I can't speak for the bacteria, I'll just trust the bag on that, but the odour control isn't bad. We have a very smelly cat, and being a house cat he uses the litter a lot. He's also got a virus so he tends to have diarrhea fairly regularly. Of course the litter does get smelly, but if you clean it out regularly (which if you care for your cat, you will do) then it's not bad for a toilet that doesn't flush.
The whole amount of litter in the tray doesn't have to be changed every day. You can just scoop it out and change all the litter every as necessary, which is very handy considering how unpleasant the job is. Thankfully this is my husbands job at the moment - hee hee :-)
Catsan is a prefectly good cat litter and the best I have found. I'm still open to experimentation though. I want a litter that clumps, doesn't smell, doesn't stick to paws (and therefore carpets, sofa, cushions...) and isn't too dusty or expensive. Catsan is pretty good for all of this, although i still find the odd bit of litter around the house that must have got caught in his paws. I wouldn't describe it as perfect though, which is why I am awarding 4 stars instead of 5. I think it would be better if it was less messy. Or maybe that's just my cat....but I do find that it's on the carpet a little bit at the entrance to the kitchen - (he does have a cat litter tray doormat) although it's still nowhere near as bad as other litters I've tried.
I have a 1 year old house cat, after 5 months i reverted to a much cheaper brand.
As appealing as it sounds boasting 'reduces odour' 'doesn't clump' etc it isn't worth the price, ezpecially if you are living on a budget.
I live in a small flat so i wanted something that kept the smell away, but i find any cat litter does this - or maybe it's because of the hooded litter box; either way i found smell was never a issue.
I also found that this litter stuck to my cats fur and he dragged it out of the tray.
On a positive note, it did keep the tray dry and last perhaps a few days longer than normal litter. (providing solids are removed on a daily basis). I have also read reviews of it working well with CATSAN's litter tray mats that catch liquid on the bottom of the tray. I haven't tried these because of the price.
Overall i wouldn't spend this amount of money on cat litter when i find cheaper brands that do the same job and are much lighter to carry.
I have two young kittens so get through a fair bit of litter. This is certainly the best one I have tried so far. I usually purchase a 10litre bag from tesco at about £10 but I have found 20litre bags at the local petshop at £16 which is obviously much better value.
Catsan is a white granular litter which is made of natural lime and quartz sand. The manufacturers claim that it is very absorbant and is three times more effective at removing bacteria and odours as conventional litter. To use you need to put a 2 inch layer in the litter tray. I would recommend that you remove any oviously dirty litter every day and you need to clean it out completely at least once a week. I tend to do it twice a week as my cat spends most of her time indoors now and obviously prefers the warmth and comfort of a litter tray rather than perching her backside on the cold wet ground!
I have been amazed how well this product deals with odours. I cannot tell from the smell if my cat has wet the litter (obviously solid mess will always smell!). My cat has always been fussy and would not use her tray again if she had used it once and you hadn't cleaned it, this doesn't happen with Catsan. This delight at the lack of dirty litter smell soon turned to horror when I came to empty the litter tray. The litter sort of clumps together but not completely. As you get down to the bottom of the tray you really have to scrape it out and the smell is vile! I struggled to remove the clumps and had to really scrub the tray to get rid of the smell.
This litter keeps my house smelling sweet and for that reason I stick with it. I have also persuaded my other half that emptying the tray is an outside "manly" job so having delegating the grotty bit effectively it will stay on my shopping list until I find something better.
Neutralises odour before they develop.