“ Brand: Sanicat / Type: Cat Litter & Litter Boxes „
I am not brand loyal at all when it comes to cat litter and will happily chop and change depending on which brand offers me the best deal. I do prefer wood based litters to clay or clumping litters for a number of reasons so when I saw the Sanicat green on offer on Zooplus I decided to buy some. It is currently £5.49 for 10 litres which is a reasonable price.
The difference between the sanicat green and other wood based litters is that it has a natural pine odour added to the wood which is meant to help to mask the smells that the cats leave in the tray.
When I opened the box from Zooplus, I was shocked at the odour which came out. I initially thought it was a lavendar smell and the smell was so strong that it was really overwhelming. Remember that this smell was from the sealed packet of litter.
When I first used this litter, I mixed it in with some unscented litter I had at home to make the smell less obvious as I was worried it would upset the cats and they would not use the tray but the smell didn't put them off at all. The smell of the tray and opened bag of cat litter was so strong that it was the first thing I could smell when I came in the front door for a couple of days but this did calm down a bit after the litter had been in the tray for a while.
The litter looks much the same as any other wood based litter, small wooden pellets around a cm long. It is naturally low dust and does not get stuck in the cat's paws so they do not track it from the litter tray all over the house. When the litter is wet, the wood disintegrates into small sawdust like particles which are fairly easy to scoop out for a spot clean of the tray.
The pine scent was amazing at obliterating any trace of the smell of cat pee or poo. I am always paranoid the litter tray will make my house smell bad but there was no chance of that at all with this litter. Even when I was actually scooping the tray I could not detect even the tiniest whiff of urine and the poo smell was cut down considerably. The lack of smell meant I could go a bit longer between full litter tray changes so the litter will also work out as economical.
I will buy this litter again when it is on offer on Zooplus as I was impressed at how effective it was at keeping the nasty smells at bay. The only problem is that it has such a strong scent of its own that it is too strong when you first open the bag but it is a smell I can get used to.
Sanicat Green non-clumping wood litter with natural pine aroma takes up odours before it spreads gentle on paws.