Purina Tidy Cats Lightweight Clumping Cat Litter with Glade ..
This used to be my absolute favourite type of litter. I am still - and always will be - a fierce and loyal Tidy Cats fan, but they must have altered this litter formula in some way over the past year, because where it once ensured easy cleanup and very fine odour control, it now leaves 'mud' in the box where my cats have urinated, and doesn't do much at all for the smell (which cannot be fobbed off on to the idea of a dirty box; with three cats, I clean those boxes out every two days). I switched to the Glade formula, which is, for now, much better, but I could not find that one on the list of products to review.
The litter adheres well to the solid waste, but turns any liquid into mud immediately. It never used to do this, but as of the last year or so, now it does. I wish I knew what they had changed, so I could request to have it changed back.
Ease of Cleaning
Again, the solid waste is easy to clean - it's the liquid that isn't. It sticks to the sides of the box instead of forming clumps, and really isn't easy to clean.
When the litter is fresh, it has decent odour control for the first two days. then I clean the box, and after that, it's awful.
Ease of Use
It's easy to use - they sell several different sizes, which I appreciate because I don't always have the budget to buy the big boxes of litter - but with the other things mentioned above, it doesn't get the high score I would prefer to give Tidy Cats products.
Get all the strength of Tidy Cats without the heavy lifting. Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade provides strong cat litter with a great scent that's so light, you can lift it with one hand.
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Directions: Use a moisture-proof cat box large enough to comfortably accommodate your cat(s). We recommend removing solid waste daily and cleaning the cat box with warm water and a mild detergent between litter changes. Directions: 1. Pour to a depth of 2-3 inches. 2. Remove solids daily. 3. Add more litter to maintain a depth of 2-3 inches. Store in a dry place.Bring the power of two trusted names in odor control to your home with Purina Tidy Cats with Glade Tough Odor Solutions Clear Springs clumping litter. TidyLock technology neutralizes ammonia, urine and fecal odors, keeping each litter box smelling clean and pleasant. With Glade Tough Odor Solutions, this clumping cat litter defends against strong scents. This litter solution forms strong, tight clumps, making litter box maintenance a simple task. Formulated for multiple cats, this litter stands up to regular use by all your feline family members, and the moisture-locking technology keeps them dry, comfortable and willing to use their boxes each day. Check litter box cleaning off of your list with this powerful odor-control solution, and get back to spending more quality time with your beloved cat companions. You can only value what delivers results time after time, and that's what you get with Purina Tidy Cats with GladeTough Odor Solutions Clear Springs clumping litter.Ingredients: Natural Clay Product with Deodorizing System.
Directions: Clean the box with warm water and a mild detergent between littler changes. Directions: 1. Pour to a depth of 3-4 inches. 2. Remove solids daily. 3. Add more litter to maintain a depth of 3-4 inches. Store in a dry place.I have 4 cats and been using this product for about 4 months or so. I second some of another customer's comments about this product. "Yes yes. This stuff is light. But if you actually want a litter that clumps and decreases odor and mess.....run from this lightweight stuff. When you scoop, the clumps (half the time) crumble apart, basically negating scooping to decrease odor. It seems as though it DOES want to clump on my cats feet, and between his toes." I too believe it's driving them crazy, and is probably why a couple of them have been digging in my plant's pot of dirt - they're trying to help remove the litter that's stuck to their paws and in between their toes. And one of them every now and then "has taken up relieving themselves in front of the litter box" as opposed to going inside to take care of their business. I thought my dog (a Toy Poodle) was doing it on their litter tracker outside of the cat litter boxes, but it was actually the cats. "Let's not talk about how much this stuff is tracking through my house because it wants to travel on my cats feet instead of just doing what it's supposed to. Ugh." (double UGH!) Now, I have to sweep my floors every other day and spot clean areas throughout the house (every other day too) that have dried cat litter on it that came off their paws. Everywhere. And also, the product advertises that it's also like the other products in the brand, "99% Dust Free". This is not true at all. This has never happened to me before using Tidy Cats products. Every time I clean the litter box and go to wash my hands after, I see dust on my nose hair when I look up in the bathroom mirror. Eeeww. I'm brown skin, so easier to see right away. Thank God though for nose hair. How much further would this dust go into my body without it. I have been using the "Purina Tidy Cats" brand of cat litter for over 10 years, the " Immediate Odor Control, 24/7 Performance, Instant Action, Dual Power, Glade Tough Odor Solutions, 4-In-1 Solutions, and finally the Lightweight glade formula." I've used all of the products 1 product at a time, for more than 4 months or so before trying a different version. Only mixing when transitioning to another product of Tidy Cats. Some a little longer until I saw a new version from the brand. The "Instant Action" formula has been the best product from the Tidy brand out of all the scoopables. Again, the "Lightweight with glade" product is nice and light, but it is not good overall. Thank you.So we have more than 4 indoor only cats (all some variety of rescue). And in their favorite litter box location (because the litter box here was getting used twice as much as the others around the house), we have 2 boxes next to each other. So we tested regular tidy cats against the glade scent tidy cats and found they preferred using the scented one. So we switched. Recently, I grabbed the WINTER PINE scent one to try, thinking in crazy cat lady thoughts, "make it festive for the cats too!" Well, this went in a not so popular location box and they LOVED it. I've tested it against the regular glade scent in the before mentioned 2 box area and the Winter Pine is their favorite. Please carry this scent year round! I think the sorta outdoorsy smell makes them attracted to using it.