Tidy Cats Dual Power Cat Litter Review
16 and 20-pound jugs and 25-pound pails
Low dust levels
Struggles with clumping
Overwhelming artificial smell
Poor odor neutralization
Frustrating clump cleanup
Tidy Cats Dual Power Cat Litter Review
Last Updated by Brandon F. on June 7, 2020
Advertised Product Description
This is our Tidy Cats Dual Power Cat Litter Review. Tidy Cats Dual Power focuses on neutralizing and eliminating the two biggest causes of odors in cat boxes: feces and urine. It does this while maintaining great clumping ability that locks in moisture quickly and efficiently. The clay that it uses is advertised as being 99.6% dust-free. This product is available in 16 and 20-pound jugs and a 35-pound pail.
Who This Cat Litter is Intended For
This cat litter is designed for typically single-cat households who are looking to keep both urine and feces odors in check for several days at a time. In accomplishing this, both the owners and cats prefer a standard clay litter that has clumping ability over the many other more exotic materials litters can be made out of. Also, they don’t mind their product including an artificial perfume scent. Finally, they want to stick to a tight budget and are attracted to products that meet their needs while staying very affordable.
What Makes This Cat Litter Unique
This cat litter is unique in that it is supposedly optimized to handle both urine and feces smell. Most of the time a cat litter simply states that it can handle cat odors so when we see a product that specifies what it can handle it makes us feel as if the manufacturer put more effort and design into the performance metrics of their product.
Clumping Ability –
Despite being a clay cat litter product, this litter doesn’t clump as well as we would have hoped for. The clumps that it does make are sort of this gooey blob that never really hardens and falls apart rather easily. This can be frustrating because the smells don’t get locked in and also it is difficult to handle the clumps during maintenance of the box. Also, Dual Power can struggle with urine and moisture and general and there are multiple reports of the liquids simply sinking to the bottom where they can create stinky bacteria.
There is a strong perfume smell associated with this product. Many people will consider it to be too artificial to be enjoyable but as long as it masks the smell of cat odor then it is acceptable, right? Well, unfortunately, that isn’t the case here either. The smell of the litter almost seems to amplify the cat’s waste!
Either because of poor clumping ability, less-than-stellar odor neutralization methods, or a combination of both this litter does not do a very good job of masking those cat odors as it promises. We hope that Tidy Cats goes back and works on a better perfume scent.
This clay has lower dust levels than many other clay litters on the market which is nice. This not only helps in reducing tracking levels but also minimizes the chance for this rather stinky litter to stick to your cat or your clothes. The dust that is kicked up is heavier as well so most will simply fall back to the ground rather than adhering to everything around it.
Clump cleanup, however, is a huge headache as the clumps are extremely soft and fall apart easily. If you decide to use an automatic litter box with this product you might be in for a rude awakening.
Online prices for this product are typically in the budget-price area. While this is a reasonable price there are still glaring issues that stick out beyond the cheap asking price.
Overall Rating –
The Tidy Cats Dual Power Cat Litter Review earns 2 cats out of 5. Despite a pretty good price, this product 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. The perfume scent they use is always much too powerful and almost seems to make things smell worse than better. Hold off for a better product.