Product Type: Sanicat cat accessories
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Sanicat Professional Aloe Vera
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Sanicat Professional Aloe Vera
Advantages: Odour contol
Disadvantages: Can't handle liquid
Most cat owners will use cat litter. It is an essential purchase if your fluffbaby has a toilet inside. Any cat owners will know that there is an absolute overload of different kinds of cat litter with all sorts of varieties available including wood based, clay, clumping, non-clumping and crystal.
We were using the crystal kind with Duke as it claims to reduce odour etc and it should last longer in the tray. However, at the time of his last toilet problem (he has a lot) he didn't seem to be comfortable on the crystals. I don't know whether it was sore on his paws or too big but when I ordered his new litter I decided to opt for something different.
He had used sanicat before but a different version. He had got on well with it so I had no qualms about purchasing the brand again. This time I opted for the aloe vera variety because it claimed to last for up to 7 days, release a nice aroma and it was very good value at £9.99 for 5 bags of 4 litres (or 4 bags of 5 litres, can't remember which!) Either way I got 20 litres making it 50p a litre which is very good value for money.
The packaging is exactly the same as shown above with pink branding. The bags are made of strong paper which I much prefer to the plastic bags as they are stronger. To open I simply tore a hole in the top and poured the litter into Dukes trays.
The litter is like a very fine gravel. It is a pale pink in colour and the pieces are small and smooth. There is a slight aroma of a clean sort of smell with hints of aloe vera and baby powder. Duke has 2 small trays and each bag would fill the equivalent of 3 trays. I imagine larger trays would be able to be filled twice so the bag does last a good amount of time.
Duke adapted to the litter with ease and there were no cases of him being wary to use it.
The litter handles liquids at an average rate. I found that the litter would clump but the second you went to pick it up it would all disintegrate to tiny bits and go back into the tray therefore meaning that more often than not it was a case of raking over the litter to try and freshen it up. The scent was gone but the litter looked dirty and wet.
The litter dealt with solids better than liquids. It coats the item and then it is easy to collect and dispose of! It gets rid of all odours and Duke has often gone in the tray and I haven't noticed until later which was unheard of before.
The litter claims to last for 7 days but after 24 hours it is beginning to look dirty and Duke is getting less keen on going in so sadly we have to change this every couple of days. I have left it longer initially but as Duke does suffer with various things I prefer it to be clean for him. I would say the maximum time I have left this was 3 days.
The litter makes a lot of mess out of the tray sadly and because the pieces are so small it gets everywhere!
This litter is good. It hides smells and it coats solids well but I found its longevity to be far from 7 days. I may buy this again because it was such a reasonable price and it performs ok. However, I have just ordered a different brand so I won't be rushing out to get more.
Summary: An ok litter