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All Clay Cat Litters

Below is a list of all clay cat litters that we have reviewed on this site.  Clay is by far the most common material that is used for cat litter.  Why so?  Because it is cheap, easily obtainable in large quantities, good at clumping, is able to hold large amounts of moisture, and can generally block unwanted odors.  There are some common negatives to using clay, however.  It is quite heavy, dusty, trackable, sometimes smells bad, not environmentally friendly, and can even be uncomfortable on sensitive cats’ paws.  Some litter companies have went to clay hybrids, which is where they combine clay with other ingredients but for this page all litters are completely (or very close to completely) made of clay.  There are various types of clay that are used but for simplicity we are just grouping them all into one category.

The list is quite long as 100% clay litters are by far the most common so take your time going through them.  We are confident you will find some options that work for you and your cat.

Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Quick Action

cat's pride fresh & light quick actionOur Rating:

5 star

This has fantastic performance across the board and a great price to go with it.  It really has no major qualms and we consider this one of our top choices. It is available in 9 and 15 pound jugs and 21, 28, and 30 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-priced tier.

Pros:  Extremely effective clumping, fights odors with ease, mess-free, affordable

Cons:  Minor tracking with multiple cats

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Tidy Cats 24/7 Performance

tidy cats 247 performanceOur Rating:

 4.5 star

This really is a fantastic product.  The clumps are some of the hardest that we have seen and that stay so for multiple days.  There is essentially no odor issues in both urine and feces.  Minor tracking and a somewhat high price are the only minor complaints but the rest of the positives easily trump them.  It is available in 14 and 20 pound jugs, 27 and 35 pound pails, and 23, 27, and 40 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in mid to premium-price tiers.

Pros:  Clumps harden quickly and effectively, tackles both feces and urine smells with ease, easy cleanup

Cons:  Minor tracking

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Precious Cat Cat Attract

precious cat cat attractOur Rating:

 4.5 star

A great product that really knocks it out of the park in all regards.  One of the easiest litters to maintain that we have come across.  In addition it tackles feces and urine with great ease and can handle a lot of waste before causing issues.  And all of this for a great price. It is available in 20 pound bags and boxes and 40 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.

Pros:  Great hard clumps, will hide cat odor for several days, very low-maintenance and cleanup, great price

Cons:  Clumps can be a bit heavy

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Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Premium Scented Multi-Cat

cat's pride fresh & light ultimate premium scented multi-catOur Rating:

 4 star

Great clumping, decent scent, and acceptable mess levels make this a buy.  The price is more than acceptable for what you are getting with this product. It is available in 12 pound jugs, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid to premium-priced tiers.

Pros:  Fantastic clumping, good at capturing odors

Cons:  Pretty dusty, somewhat artificial scent

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Cat’s Pride Fresh & Clean

cat's pride fresh & cleanOur Rating:

 4 star

Oftentimes the non-clumping clay litters don’t offer a lot and in return are quite affordable.  The odor elimination and cleanup (when applicable) abilities of this product actually aren’t that bad.  And the price you can get it for, even online, it superb.  We recommend this for those looking to spend that absolutely minimum on cat litter while still getting a functional product. It is available in 10, 20, and 30 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget category.

Pros:  Acceptable perfume smell, not overly dusty, extremely affordable

Cons:  Odors aren’t locked in

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Precious Cat R&R Respiratory Relief Clumping Clay

precious cat r&r respiratory relief clumping clayOur Rating:

 4 star

If only it didn’t smell bad!  Honestly that can be overlooked because the ability of this product to handle waste and lock in the smells for days is quite impressive.  Add to that the fact that it is extremely affordable and you have a definite buy in our book.  It is available in 20 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget area.

Pros:  Fantastic clumping, essentially no dust, easy clump removal, great price

Cons:  Quite stinky litter

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Nature’s Miracle Intense Defense Clumping

nature's miracle intense defense clumpingOur Rating:

 4 star

For the price there is not much that can beat this product.  The clumps stay quite hard, the scent (while a bit artificial) is mostly acceptable, cleanup is simple and headache-free and all for well under the price of other comparable choices on the market. It is available in 20 and 28 pound boxes, 40 pound bags, and 14 pound jugs, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget tier.

Pros:  Effective clumping ability, long-lasting odor control, easy clump cleanup, great price

Cons:  Some issues with sticking to litter box wall, a little dusty

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Jonny Cat Complete

jonny cat completeOur Rating:

 4 star

While this isn’t a clumping litter, it does a good job of sealing in odors without causing too big of a mess.  The proprietary system in place is working like a charm and it is available at what we consider a very fair price.  It is available in 10 and 20 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget category.

Pros:  Great price, litter smell isn’t overpowering, quickly puts out cat odors

Cons:  A little dusty

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Tidy Cats Instant Action Non-Clumping

tidy cats instant action non-clumpingOur Rating:

 3.5 star

Another Tidy Cats example that centers its biggest selling point on price.  The smell and cleanup are decent enough to warrant a potential buy, even without the clumping feature.   It is available in 10 pound paper bags and 20, 35, 30, and 40 pound weave bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget tier.

Pros:  No overpowering litter smell, keeps odor in check for up to a week, great price

Cons:  Can be over saturated quickly in busy litter boxes, quite dusty

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Ever Clean Extra Strength Scented

ever clean extra strength scentedOur Rating:

 3.5 star

An all-around decent litter that shouldn’t disappoint.  Its strong points are definitely the rock hard clumps which translates into easy cleanup.  We aren’t a huge fan of the perfume that is added to the product but it does a good enough job of stopping the cat waste smells that we can’t complain too much.  The price isn’t terrible, either.  It is available in 14 and 25 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-priced tiers.

Pros:  Hard clumps, low dust levels

Cons:  Clumps can take a little while to harden, strong artificial perfume smell

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Cat’s Pride Complete Multi-Cat Scoopable

cat's pride complete multi-cat scoopableOur Rating:

 3 star

While this product has great clumping attributes, the smell and relative messiness knock it down a couple of notches.  If you are looking to be somewhat frugal and are primarily concerned with clumping ability at the cost of smell and cleanup then this might work for you.  It is available in 14 and 20 pound jugs, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-priced tiers.

Pros:  Fantastic clumping, only marginal tracking issues

Cons:  Quite dusty, intense litter smell, feces smells tends to come out

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Fresh Step Odor Shield Scented

fresh step odor shield scentedOur Rating:

 3 star

This product really hits it out of the park on in the clumping department.  However, it does have some issues with its scent and how dusty it is.  If you are willing to put up with these issues then it can still be a good choice for an OK price. It is available in 7, 12, 14, 20, 25, and 38 pound boxes and 42 pound bags, is comprised of clay and is available in the mid-priced tier.

Pros:  Super effective clumping

Cons:  Pungent artificial litter smell, way too dusty

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Precious Cat Classic

precious cat classicOur Rating:

3 star

A popular offering from Precious Cat, it does the trick for the most part without any major complaints.  It is a safe choice that should appease most single-cat boxes, although we do wish the price was under a dollar per pound to help make it more convincing. It is available in 18, 40, and 54 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-priced category.

Pros:  Extremely hard clumps, little smell comes out from either litter or cat waste, pretty easy to clean

Cons:  Moisture can sometimes overwhelm box, very large clumps

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Premium Choice Dual Strength

premium choice dual strengthOur Rating:

 3 star

A decent choice, mostly because of the price.  It will not amaze you with its performance but your wallet will thank you.  Acceptable clumping, odor control and for the most part mess-free. It is available in 16 pound jugs and 25 and 40 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-priced tier.

Pros:  Good hard clumps, minimal tracking, good price point

Cons:  Can struggle with urine, strong artificial scent

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Scoop Away Extra Strength Scented

scoop away extra strength scentedOur Rating:

 3 star

What this litter does well it does extremely well, and what is struggles with it has major struggles with.  It has some incredible clumping that stays rock hard for extended periods of time, but the smell from it can simply be overpowering.  The dust aspect is also quite frustrating.  Finally, the high price was the final nail and is what stopped us from rating it higher despite being one of the best clumping litters on the market. It is available in 25 and 38 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the premium-price tier.

Pros:  Incredible good hard clumping, feces and urine odors stay locked in for days

Cons:  Very strong off-putting perfume smell, extremely dusty, quite expensive

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So Phresh Advanced Odor Control Unscented

so phresh adanced odor control unscentedOur Rating:

 3 star

A pretty standard offering, this example doesn’t have any unique selling points other than that it doesn’t screw anything up too bad.  The price it is currently at is a good level for defending this description, and we wouldn’t fault someone who decided to give this litter a go.   It is available in 40 pound bags and 16 and 30 pound tubs, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-price category.

Pros:  Very good hard clumps, above average odor control

Cons:  Very dusty, litter can break down into messy “sand” if exhausted

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Tidy Cats 24/7 Performance Non-Clumping

tidy cats 247 performance non clumpingOur Rating:

 3 star

It doesn’t clump and can be a bit dusty, but it does a good enough job of locking in odors that we give it a soft recommendation, especially considering the good price.   It is available in 20, 25, 30, 40, and 50 pound weave bags and 10 pound paper bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.

Pros:  Near odorless litter smell, captures cat waste smells for several days, good price

Cons:  Quite dusty, some tracking exists

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Tidy Cats Glade Tough Odor Solutions Non-Clumping

tidy cats glade tough odor solutions non clumpingOur Rating:

 3 star

This litter is average at best, and has some underlying issues.  It simply overpowers smells rather than masking them, it can be somewhat messy for cleanup, and it doesn’t even have a conventional method of clumping.  But that price!  For the affordability alone we have to give it 3 stars and people on a tight budget might still go for it.  It is available in 10 pound paper bags and 20, 30, 40, and 50 pound weave bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.

Pros:  Masks odors for acceptable period of time, keeps most moisture towards top, fantastic price

Cons:  Strong chemical smell, somewhat dusty, prone to tracking

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Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light All Day Odor Control

cat's pride fresh & light all day odor controlOur Rating:

 2.5 star

A pretty average showing on all fronts, and a pretty average price to go with it.  If you are in a pinch and there aren’t many other options this will do but if you are buying online then there are better choices, even at the relatively low price point. It is available in 12 pound jugs, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-price tiers.

Pros:  Good job of masking cat odors, pretty affordable

Cons:  Questionable clumping, rather strong scent, extremely dusty

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Jonny Cat Original

jonny cat originalOur Rating:

 2.5 star

There is nothing really to get excited about with this product.  It is a standard-performing clay litter, so why does it cost nearly twice as much as other clay options on the market?  It will do what you need for the most part but unless you have no other options (or happen to find a great sale on this stuff) then we recommend shopping around.  It is available in 10, 20, and 40 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-priced tier.

Pros:  Hides cat odors pretty well, low maintenance

Cons:  Somewhat expensive for non-clumping litter, quite dusty

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Scoop Away Super Clump Unscented

scoop away super clump unscentedOur Rating:

2.5 star

A pretty typical budget litter that has some issues but hopes you will overlook them with the decent price.  If there is nothing else available it will work but even for the relatively ok deal there are better choices that clump better and clean up much easier. It is available in 14 and 25 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-priced areas.

Pros:  Clumps harden relatively quickly, formula does good job of masking cat odors

Cons:  Urine has tendency to get to bottom, very dusty

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Tidy Cats Glade Tough Odor Solutions

tidy cats glad tough odor solutionsOur Rating:

 2.5 star

The clumping is decent and the odor neutralization is serviceable, but the price is just a bit too high in our opinion for what you are getting.  You won’t be overly disappointed with the features of this litter but we feel you can achieve the same results with several cheaper options. It is available in 23 pound boxes, 14, 20, and 40 pound jugs, and 35 pound pails, is comprised of clay, and is available in the premium-price tier.

Pros:  Acceptable clumping, handles feces with ease, low dust levels

Cons:  Goes through product quickly, struggles with urine, some tracking

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UltraPet Better Way Fresh

ultrapet better way freshOur Rating:

 2.5 star

The bentonite is just too soft here and the spring scent, while surprisingly refreshing, just doesn’t do a good enough job of stopping odor.  At least the price is more in line with the type of results.   It is available in 14 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-price tier.

Pros:  Gentle on cat paws, refreshing flower litter scent, decent price

Cons:  Clumps are too soft, overall struggles with stopping cat odors, quite dusty

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Tidy Cats Lightweight with Glade Tough Odor Solutions

tidy cats lightweight with glad tough odor solutionsOur Rating:

 2 star

The lightweight feature hurts things more than helps here, and just makes the whole thing a dusty, poorly clumping mess.  And for a price that is near the top in what is available online, there really isn’t a good justification for using this product.   It is available in 6 and 8.5 pound jugs and 12 and 7 pound pails, is comprised of clay, and is available in the premium-priced tier.

Pros:  Great job of covering up odors for being so lightweight, clumps hold up decent enough

Cons:  Clumps tend to sink to bottom, when clumps do fall apart it kicks up odors, tracks very easily, quite expensive

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Tidy Cats Dual Power

tidy cats dual powerOur Rating:

 2 star

Despite a pretty good price, this product really struggles on all accounts.  The clumps are extremely soft and do not do a great job of locking in odor and there is enough dust to make cleanup quite burdensome.  Hold off for a better product. It is available in 16 and 20 pound jugs and 25 pound pails, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.

Pros:  Low dust levels, good price

Cons:  Struggles with clumping, overwhelming artificial smell, poor odor neutralization, frustrating clump cleanup

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Tidy Cats Lightweight Instant Action

tidy cats lightweight instant actionOur Rating:

 2 star

A dusty, gooey, expensive mess.  It might act somewhat quickly, but it is more that the overpowering perfumes are masking the cat odor smells than anything else.  Definitely shop around before trying this product out.   It is available in 8.5 pound jugs and 17 pound pails, is comprised of clay, and is available in the premium-priced tier.

Pros:  Product will last a while, hides cat odor smells quickly

Cons:  Clumps are not very hard, strong artificial smell, very dusty, extremely expensive

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Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care Premium Unscented Hypoallergenic Multi-Cat

cat's pride fresh & light ultimate care premium unscentedOur Rating:

 4.5 star

This product does everything well.  It has some of the best clumping we have experienced and is extremely easy to maintain.  This sort of performance would be more than enough even in the top price tier and the fact that it is still technically a mid-level litter makes it even better.  We definitely recommend this.  It is available in 12 pound jugs, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid to premium-priced tiers.

Pros:  Amazing clumps, locks in odors, basically no tracking

Cons:  Somewhat time-sensitive clump removal

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Precious Cat Ultra

precious cat ultraOur Rating:

 4.5 star

Nothing but positives to say about this product.  It has some of the best clumping you will experience and the scent control is good enough for most applications.  And that price!  Definitely a good choice especially if you are budget-conscious. It is available in 18, 40, and 80 pound bags and 40 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-tier.

Pros:  Some of the best clumping out there, handles both feces and urine odors for several days, mostly dust-free, fantastic price

Cons:  Can be overwhelmed by moisture, caking can be an issue

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Tidy Cats Small Spaces

tidy cats small spacesOur Rating:

 4.5 star

Great performance.  Great clumping.  Easy cleanup.  Fantastic price.  You can’t go wrong with this choice and we highly recommend it. It is available in 14 and 20 pound jugs, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-tier.

Pros:  Good hard clumping, can handle odors for several days, great price

Cons:  Moderately dusty, minor tracking

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Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Fragrance-Free

cat's pride fresh & light fragrance freeOur Rating:

 4 star

This litter is good to very good across the board.  Its bright point is definitely the hard clumps it forms and the other aspects aren’t far behind.  Depending on how much you end up paying could dictate whether this is a good purchase or a great purchase. It is available in 15 pound jugs and 21, 28, and 30 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-priced areas.

Pros:  Great clumping, pretty good at capturing cat waste smells, easy cleanup

Cons:  Light tracking, multiple cats might overwhelm single litter box

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Nature’s Miracle Intense Defense Fragrance Free Clumping

nature's miracle intense defense fragrance free clumpingOur Rating:

 4 star

We are really impressed with this litter.  It has rock hard clumps that last for days and the smell isn’t too overbearing.  It is powerful enough to do the job for multiple days so constant maintenance isn’t necessary.  And on top of this, it comes it a great price.  We definitely recommend this Intense Defense offering.  It is available in 20 and 28 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-price tiers.

Pros:  Very good at clumping, easily masks cat waste odors, easy cleanup

Cons:  Actually has a litter smell despite being “fragrance free”

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Ever Clean EverFresh

ever clean everfreshOur Rating:

 4 star

This litter performs wonderfully and the clumping could not be better.  This, coupled with the charcoal feature, also translates to great odor control all the while having minimal messiness.  However, it is a quite expensive product.  We aren’t saying the price isn’t justified because it really is a great product, but for some taking a slight hit in quality for 50% less money might be a more attractive option.  It is available in 25 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the premium-price tier.

Pros:  Excellent clumping, completely covers cat odor smells, very little tracking

Cons:  Rather expensive, a bit too dusty

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Ever Clean Extra Strength Unscented

ever clean extra strength unscentedOur Rating:

 4 star

A good combination of clumping, smell control, and ease up cleanup make this a recommended product.  Add in that it is very affordable and you have a definite buy from us.  It is available in 14 and 25 pound boxes and 42 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.

Pros:  Very effective at clumping, locks in almost all cat odors, great price

Cons:  Sticky dust

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Premium Choice All Natural Unscented

premium choice all natural unscentedOur Rating:

 3.5 star

We wanted to give this a higher rating but it is simply too messy.  If you are willing to deal with the dust then you are left with a reasonably priced litter that smells great and performs great. It is available in 16 pound jugs and 24, 40, and 50 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.

Pros:  Quick hard clumping, litter itself is not overly smelly, good price

Cons:  Can go through product quickly, very dusty

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Scoop Away Super Clump Scented

scoop away super clump scentedOur Rating:

 3.5 star

A solid option with minimal issues.  The specific scenarios that clumping might struggle are for the most part trumped by the great scent and easy cleanup.  The price is also in an area that is agreeable with most people’s wallets. It is available in 20 and 25 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-priced tier.

Pros:  Creates clumps easily, great at masking odors, little dust

Cons:  Gets gooey around a lot of urine, minor sticking to surface

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Precious Cat Ultra Scented

precious cat ultra scentedOur Rating:

 3.5 star

The clumping really shines here.  There is a bit harsh of a smell and the price could be a bit lower, and for both of those reasons we had to drop the rating down some.  Still a solid choice for most applications.  It is available in 20 and 40 pound bags and boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid to premium-price tiers.

Pros:  Awesome clumping, better than average at stopping cat smells, little dust

Cons:  Litter scent can be a bit much, somewhat expensive for a clay litter

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Cat’s Pride Scoopable Scented

cat's pride scoopable scentedOur Rating:

 3 star

This product does a good job of clumping and containing odor, but it does have some noticeable flaws as well.  It is quite messy both from dust as well as clumps falling apart after several days.  It is not a terrible choice but there are better out there in this crowded price range.  It is available in 10 and 14 pound jugs, 10 and 20 pound boxes, and 22 pound canisters, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-priced category.

Pros:  Quite good at clumping, good job at controlling odors for a couple of days

Cons:  Extremely dusty, easily tracked out of box

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Cat’s Pride Complete Multi-Cat

cat's pride complete multi-catOur Rating:

 3 star

This is a pretty affordable litter, and for that you get a decent odor neutralizer that is a bit on the messy side.  Obviously you forego clumping ability with many of the budget litters but if you are in the market for something that you simply dump out when it is exhausted then there are worse choices than this.  It is available in 20 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.

Pros:  Affordable, reasonable job of locking in odors despite not clumping, acceptable litter smell

Cons:  Reacts poorly with cat urine

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Ever Clean Multiple Cat

ever clean multiple catOur Rating:

 3 star

An overall average to slightly above average offering from Ever Clean.  Good, hard clumps and decent odor control is offset somewhat by the higher levels of dust.  The price point is good enough to still recommend it as a purchase if better choices aren’t easily available.  It is available in 25 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-price category.

Pros:  Pretty affordable, small hard clumps that hold up

Cons:  A little too dusty, overwhelming perfume smell

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Jonny Cat Fragrance Free

jonny cat fragrance freeOur Rating:

 3 star

A well-performing litter that is true to its promise of being fragrance free while still handling cat odors without issue.  The lack of dust and minimal tracking is nice, too.  However, why is it so expensive?  It checks all the boxes for a premium litter but the lack of clumping makes us question why the price is so high.   It is available in 10 and 20 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the premium-price tier.

Pros:  Very little litter smell, blocks cat odors for up to a week, tracking isn’t an issue

Cons:  A little on the expensive side

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Nature’s Miracle Multi-Cat Clumping

nature's miracle multi-cat clumpingOur Rating:

 3 star

We question the ability of this litter to actually handle multiple cats as it advertises, but there shouldn’t be any major issues with a single cat.  The price is low enough to give it a test spin but don’t be surprised if you aren’t blown away by its performance.  It is available in 28 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.

Pros:  Clumps form relatively quick, affordable

Cons:  Clumps are on the softer side, smells can easily be kicked up, minor tracking issues

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Precious Cat Kitten Attract

precious cat kitten attractOur Rating:

 3 star

No major issues with this product.  Above average in every regard except for price, which could come down a little bit.  However you shouldn’t have any concerns if you decide to give this litter a go.  It is available in 10 pound cartons, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-price range.

Pros:  Product lasts for a while, locks away odor for several days, easy clump removal

Cons:  Minor dust issue

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Tidy Cats 4 in 1 Strength

tidy cats 4 in 1 strengthOur Rating:

3 star

A decent solution with no glaring issues, but isn’t going to knock any features out of the park as well.  We like the 4 in 1 strength approach and think with a few small tweaks it could be a great litter rather than simply a good litter.  It is available in 14 and 20 pound jugs and 35 pound pails, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-price tiers.

Pros:  Acceptable clumping, locks in odors for several days, decently priced

Cons:  Clumps can deteriorate into mushy balls, strong chemical litter smell, rather dusty

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Cat’s Pride Natural

cat's pride naturalOur Rating:

 2.5 star

There is nothing amazing about this product.  It is serviceable but some struggles with odor control and some tracking and dust issues keep it from being a definite recommendation.  For what you are getting the price could also be a bit lower. It is available in 10 20 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-price tier.

Pros:  No powerful litter smells

Cons:  Cat smells easily kicked up, dusty, on the expensive side for non-clumping litters

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Scoop Away Multi-Cat Scented

scoop away multi-cat scentedOur Rating:

 2.5 star

The only thing that really shines out for this product is the clumping ability.  It does have some issues with odor control and especially with the dust.  The price isn’t too extreme but it would be nice if they came down a bit on it since there are other better options out there that are cheaper.  It is available in 14, 25 and 38 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-priced range.

Pros:  Clumps pretty well, clumps do good job of holding in odors

Cons:  Extremely dusty, very strong artificial perfume smell

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Tidy Cats Lightweight 24/7 Performance

tidy cats lightweight 247 performanceOur Rating:

 2.5 star

An average to slightly below average choice.  The lightweight aspect hurts it here because the clumps just don’t get very hard and this also affects how well it is able to absorb odors.  The fact that it is quite messy and especially the high price add up to make us not real excited about this one.  It is available in 8.5 pound jugs and 18 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid to premium-priced categories.

Pros:  Pretty good clumping, can handle good levels of both feces and urine

Cons:  Clumps tend to stink to bottom, extremely dusty

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Tidy Cats Instant Action

tidy cats instant actionOur Rating:

 2.5 star

The price can be quite good for this product, but its difficulty in dealing with urine still makes it a hard sale.  While it seems to handle feces well, we wish this ability would translate to all waste, at which time it would be a definite recommendation. It is available in 7, 14, and 20 pound jugs, 27 and 35 pound pails, and 27 and 40 pound boxes, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-priced ranges.

Pros:  Very good hard clumps for feces, dust isn’t bad, handles feces smells fine

Cons:  Has a tough time with urine both in clumping as well as odor control, messy urine balls can form

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UltraPet Better Way Original

ultrapet better way originalOur Rating:

 2.5 star

An average to slightly below average product, there really aren’t any specifics that are worth getting excited about.  Thankfully the price is low enough to justify these results but even at this price there are several better options out there. It is available in 14 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget tier.

Pros:  Clumps quite well, good price

Cons:  Clumps can be a bit sensitive, struggles with locking in odor, quite dusty and messy

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Fresh Step Odor Shield Unscented

fresh step odor shield unscentedOur Rating:

 2 star

There are much better options out there.  This product is relatively poor in all aspects.  If it were an extreme budget litter (as in well under a dollar per pound) we might give it a pass but for the asking price there are simply too many other better options out there.  It is available in 14 and 20 pound boxes, is comprised of clay and is available in the mid-priced tier.

Pros:  Initially does acceptable job of capturing odors

Cons:  Clumps fall apart and are sticky, strong artificial litter odor, difficult to clean up

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Scoop Away Complete Performance

scoop away complete performanceOur Rating:

 2 star

For being “complete performance” this product is missing on several marks.  The clumps, albeit large, do alright but the smell is simply too much to bear.  That, plus the dust and tracking issues make this one best left avoided, even with the somewhat affordable price.   It is available in 42 pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid-priced tier.

Pros:  Clumps feces with ease, holds in feces odors for several days

Cons:  Struggles with fluids, heavily perfumed in a bad way, very dusty

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So Phresh Advanced Odor Control Scented

so phresh advanced odor control scentedOur Rating:

 2 star

There are too many small issues with this example to consider it a buy.  It is extremely messy and the smell can be a bit much.  At least the clumping is alright, but unless it was half the price that it is we wouldn’t recommend it.  It is available in 16 and 30 pound tubs, is comprised of clay, and is available in the mid to premium-priced tier.

Pros:  Clumps are serviceable in short-term, good at moisture absorption

Cons:  Can struggle with locking in odor long-term, on the dustier side, clumps can fall apart and become a gooey mess

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