Cat’s Pride Lightweight Scoopable Unscented Cat Litter
Budget to Mid-Priced
No Powerful Litter Smells
Higher Dust Levels
Clumps Aren’t Quite as Hard
Cat’s Pride Lightweight Scoop[able Unscented Cat Litter Review
Advertised Product Description
This is our Cat’s Pride Lightweight Scoopable Unscented Cat Litter review. Cat’s Pride Lightweight Scoopable Unscented Cat Litter is part of the Cat’s Pride’s relatively new lineup that is based on a more lightweight formula. This formula is advertised as being able to absorb odor and form tight clumps while being up to 50% lighter than conventional clay litters. In addition, this product does not contain any added perfumes or dyes which help reduce the likelihood of a cat or its owner reacting negatively to litter smells. In addition, it is also flushable. It comes in 10-pound jugs.
Who This Cat Litter is Intended For
This cat litter is designed for cats and owners who might have sensitive allergies and that tend to avoid scented litters. In addition, they also are after something that is more lightweight yet still has some sort of clumping ability to make for easier disposal. This product isn’t really designed for multi-cat boxes so it is best used for single-cat households or homes that have multiple litters boxes if they have multiple cats.
What Makes This Cat Litter Unique
This cat litter is unique in its approach as well as the supposed features that it retains. Despite being a lightweight litter, Cat’s Pride feels that the clumping ability present is more than capable. In addition, the fact that they did not feel that including perfume or dyes to the formula was necessary shows that they really stand behind their product.
Clumping Ability –
The clumping ability of this cat litter is about average. You can tell that the lightweight formula does take away some of the potency of the clumps. This is particularly noticeable in how hard they become. Many of Cat’s Pride’s other cat litters that don’t utilize the lightweight formula enjoy extremely hard clumps that form quickly and stay hard for several days. This cat litter is a notch down from that. While the clumps are still serviceable, they have a tendency to fall apart more quickly and this only gets worse if you wait more than a day or two to remove the clumps.
While we don’t mind the perfume used in many of Cat’s Pride’s other products, we still respect and acknowledge that others with a more sensitive smell or allergies will appreciate removing it. You can still smell the clay as well as a bit of “something else” in the granules, however. We assume the “something else” is part of the magic formula that goes into the lightweight material. However, it isn’t overly pungent and most cats and owners shouldn’t mind it.
The combination of lower-quality clumps as well as not having a perfume to backup covering odors does mean that you might catch a whiff of cat waste sooner than you would be used to in other Cat’s Pride products. This mostly revolves around feces. The cat urine (and the strong ammonia scent associated with it) is kept in check for the most part, which is reassuring.
There are some noticeable issues with the mess levels here. The lightweight formula is very powdery and this powder is easily kicked and tracked. In addition, if you have a long-haired cat it will likely stick to their fur, particularly if they are notorious for doing a lot of digging in their litter box. Also, busier litter boxes will have it even worse (which may be partially why Cat’s Pride doesn’t advertise this as being “Multi-cat friendly”). The higher traffic will kick the powdery concoction all over the place for you to have to clean up.
Outside of the tracking issue, clumps are relatively easy to remove. As we mentioned earlier, they are a bit on the softer side so if you do wait too long to remove them you may be left with a clumpy mess. But timely removal keeps this problem in check for the most part.
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We actually have had a tough time finding this product online so be sure to shop around. However, when we do find it, it typically hovers in the budget to mid-priced tier. Things such as shipping costs are what will determine which tier it falls into for you. At this price point, it is an alright purchase if you are after the specific attributes that it has.
Overall Rating –
Cat’s Pride Lightweight Scoopable Unscented Cat Litter takes a refreshing approach in that it combines lightweight material, clumping ability, and odor-free all in one package. While all of these are highly desired features in many cat litters, combining them does introduce some unique challenges. As we have seen with many other lightweight products, tracking is a much bigger issue. Also, the clumps that form are quite as hard as in typical “heavy” litters. However, if you are willing to deal with some higher dust levels and are timely in removing clumps for the litter box, cat waste smells are kept in check for the most part and being 50% lighter than typical clay litters is quite convenient.