Swheat Scoop Multi-Cat Cat Litter
7, 14, 25, and 40-pound bags
Litter smell is subtle
Does a good job of locking in feces smells
Strong ammonia smell can come out from urine
Clumps are somewhat weak
Tracking is a concern
Swheat Scoop Multi-Cat Cat Litter Review
Updated by Brandon F. on June 15, 2019
Advertised Product Description
This is our Swheat Scoop Multi-Cat Cat Litter Review. Swheat Scoop Multi-Cat litter has the same wheat-based approach as the original but also amps up the odor control to make it useful in busy, multi-cat boxes. The clay used is all natural with no strong artificial fragrances or dangerous chemicals while still promising to have the great clumping you expect from a litter. In addition, the entire product is flushable which provides for easy cleanup. It is available in 7, 14, 25, and 40-pound bags.
Who This Cat Litter is Intended For
This cat litter is intended for single-cat and multi-cat households that are looking to mix things up by not going with a conventional litter material such as clay, crystals, or even wood. This could be due to allergies or issues with the dust or smell of other products or simply that they want to try something new.
In addition, this product is good for someone who wants to go a more eco-friendly approach while not giving up clumping ability. Finally, this product is targeted towards individuals who are willing to spend a bit extra on a good product but still want to stay within a reasonable budget.
What Makes This Cat Litter Unique
This cat litter is unique because it is made out of wheat, something only a very few litter varieties can state. Swheat is confident that despite using this somewhat unorthodox material that they still can provide a product that not only clumps well but also fights typical cat odors. In addition, they state that this will last twice as long as other competition which is a very lofty goal to state.
Clumping Ability –
Being that this is a wheat-based litter, the clumping just doesn’t compare to a conventional clay litter. The clumps that do form take longer to harden and are on the softer side. In addition, they are more prone to breaking if not taken care of quickly. For a “multi-cat” litter that is intended to be used in busy litter boxes, this can be a bit frustrating.
Furthermore, urine can really do a number on the litter and if it gets over-saturated by a cat using the same area or multiple cats using it over a short period of time things can become really messy. It can result in puddles and the potential for it to even sink to the bottom of the box and cause a stinky, sticky concoction.
There is a unique smell that the litter puts off that is definitely different than any other clay or crystal-based product. It is subtle, however, and shouldn’t be an issue for most cats or owners. Overall this multi-cat formula combats cat smells better than the original but cat urine specifically can still overwhelm it and the smell of ammonia can sneak out if not handled quickly.
There is just something about moisture mixing with wheat that can be really off-putting. Feces, however, is mostly controlled unless it is not covered up by the litter. Even the feces that is covered and clumps but that ultimately falls apart still manage to keep most of the cat waste smell intact.
There is some tracking with this product but it isn’t as bad as most clay litters. The dust is also a lot less intense which is nice. However, what dust there is seems to be super light and can be kicked up quite easily. Cleanup is acceptable if you can get to the clumps before they fall apart (generally a couple of days…not a week+ like other clay litters).
Urine clumps can be quite large and if left unattended can make cleanup a nightmare. That being said, being able to flush it all down the toilet is a great benefit but as always we still encourage you to dispose of conventionally if possible.
Prices vary by size but have been observed to typically be in the mid-priced area. This is about average but for a litter with some issues, it is still somewhat high.
Overall Rating –
The Swheat Scoop Multi-Cat Cat Litter Review earns 2.5 cats out of 5. The multi-cat formula seems to have bumped up the odor control and clumping ability a bit compared to the standard Swheat offerings but going with wheat still seems to be holding it back. Struggles with urine and ultimately the ammonia smell that can form is really a turn-off. And to add to that this slight improvement in performance also comes with a slight increase in price.