SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter
It is sad to say but after a lifetime of cat ownership I am something of a cat litter connoisseur. I have probably tried every non-clay based litter on the market and SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter is by far my favourite. I should mention the reason I never use clay based cat litter is that it contains silica and silica dust does cause cancer. I am very allergic to dust so as close to dust free is high on my list of needs. Unfortunately, many of the natural low dust cat litters available are just too dusty for me. That is not the case with SmartCat All Natural. Prior to using the SmartCat All Natural I was using Nature Miracle and was fairly happy with its dust free properties, but it never seemed to clump as firmly as I would like. SmartCat All Natural clumps very firm and fast and doesn’t get sticky like wet cement.
So, onto SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter product claims:
Out Clumps Clay Everyday-Yes, and I have encountered probably every cat litter on the market in the 12 years that I have been doing cat sitting.
No Smell Can’t Tell Odour Control-Yes, the litter itself does not have any odour, perfumed or otherwise. Again, this is something I am sensitive to and dislike in cat litter.
99% Dust Free-Yes! There are no clouds of nasty dust when you pour the litter into the box and no coating of dust in the area surrounding the litter box.
Lightweight-Somewhat true. Certainly lighter weight than clay based litter but still fairly heavy if you have to carry a bag any distance. I order from Chewy.com that way the delivery service carries it up to my second floor flat.
Made 100% of Grass-I will have to take their word on this claim. When I first tried the litter I was afraid it would have an irritating ‘grassy’ odour but was pleasantly surprised to find that it did not.
The only downside to the SmartCat Natural Clumping Litter is that is does tend to track, but I really never have encountered a litter that doesn’t track somewhat. I have anti-tracking mats outside the litter boxes and I keep a hand vac nearby so that the tracking is minimized. Personally, I’d rather deal with a bit of tracking than deal with dust.
Elizabeth Llewellyn is a feline welfare and behaviour specialist with over 20 years experience working with cats in a variety of settings including rescue, breeding, boarding, grooming and veterinary. She lives in Chittenden County Vermont with her three cats.