Choosing the right kitty litter can be a daunting task. From Cat Attract litter to all natural cat litter to clumping or flushable cat litter, there are different products designed to meet different needs. With so many litters on the market, each claiming to be better than the others, it’s been difficult for me to decide which litter truly deserves my endorsement, and which company’s products are ones that I can stand behind. Of course, when it comes to choosing the best cat litter, my opinion matters, but so does the opinion of my cats.
As always, I am constantly on the lookout for products that will improve the lives of my own cats and my clients’ cats. I’ve been an advocate of high-quality, unscented clumping cat litter for years, but have never fully believed in using one particular brand. However, after discovering Dr. Elsey’s cat litter, including Cat Attract cat litter, my opinion has changed.
Precious Cat Litter was created by a feline only veterinarian, Dr. Bruce Elsey, who is passionate about helping cats to be happier and healthier. He shares my passion for solving the number one reason cats end up abandoned and in shelters – inappropriate elimination. This passion drove Dr. Elsey to create cat litters that address the problem of training, retraining, and keeping your cat happy with the litter box!
Small differences in cat litter can make a world of difference in your cat’s litter box usage. Clumping clay litters have, in my experience, provided the right balance of owner-usability and cat-preference, but not all are created equal. Far too many litters have additives to help control odors, plus they create lots of dust and/or don’t clump well. Dr. Elsey makes the following claims, which is why I decided to give Precious Cat Litter a try:
Dust-Free Cat Litter
When I tried Precious Cat Ultra cat litter, I was immediately struck by the lack of dust created by the product. As someone with allergies and problems with my sinuses, the previous litter I had been using was unbearable. The dust it created left a fine residue on everything in the room and was kicked up any time fresh litter was added, my cats used the box, or I scooped it. The Precious Cat Ultra litter is the first I have used that claims to be 99.9% dust free and lives up to that claim.
Hypoallergenic & All Natural
Precious Cat Ultra, Cat Attract litter, and the entire Precious Cat litter line, are all created without the use of any plant proteins, which makes it virtually allergen-free for cats. Containing 100% natural clay, this was a definite appeal for me. After a nightmarish experiment with corn-based litter that contributed to every one of my cats breaking out with terrible feline acne, I was determined to avoid all kitty litter that contained any plant-based proteins or additives.
Hard-Clumping & Designed for Multi-Cat Households
Having several cats, my choice of litter needs to be one that is easy to scoop multiple times a day. The clumps should be firm enough to scoop easily as this also makes multiple-cat usage more likely. I should note that there is a bit more waste of litter than what I was accustomed to prior to using Precious Cat litter, only because the granules themselves are larger so the clumps are “wider". However, considering the other benefits of this litter, the ease of cleaning, and the large bags it comes in, this was a small inconvenience at most.
Superior Odor Control
It’s still too early to fully comment on Precious Cat Ultra’s ability to control odors, but I can say already that I have noticed no increase in odor in the litter box area since switching brands from the previous scented brand I was using. More importantly, not only is there no odor if the boxes are scooped regularly, but there are no invasive perfumes trying to mask the odor! I had previously tried another unscented litter because that is what cats prefer and the odor was unbearable regardless of how clean I kept the boxes. This is not the case with Precious Cat litter.
The Ultimate Critics: My Cats
To fully test whether my cats would prefer this litter, I set up several litter boxes in one room, with only one box containing the Precious Cat Ultra litter. I rotated the boxes from day to day, scooped twice a day, and can honestly say that my cats used this box more than the other 3 that were filled with their normal litter. It became quite clear that my cats preferred Precious Cat above all else and had deemed this as the best cat litter.
Not that I can blame them. When I scooped their other boxes, I was surrounded by a perfumed cloud of dust. Imagine stepping into that box, doing your business, and then following your instincts to cover. My cats, kicking up the litter, must have been surrounded in as much dust as I was when scooping, if not more. But with Precious Cat, this was never the case. I could scoop, empty, and pour fresh litter in with virtually no detectable dust.
Other Precious Cat Litter Options
Precious Cat Litter is also the manufacturer of Cat Attract litter and Kitten Attract litter, two one-of-a-kind formulations designed with natural, safe, herbal additives to attract your cat to the litter box and proven to be useful in training and re-training your cat to use the box. Each bag of Cat Attract litter includes a simple step-by-step guide of Dr. Elsey’s recommendations for successful litter box training and is guaranteed to work or your money back.
The Cat Attract herbal additives are also available as a supplement to add to your current litter, and one container works for up to 100 pounds of regular cat litter (although the recommendation, of course, is to use it with Precious Cat Ultra).
Cat Attract has proven just as wonderful as the Ultra litter, starting with the fact that the cats were attracted to the scent of the bag alone! We conducted a similar test, this time filling one litter box in a four-story home with the Cat Attract, and having regular, scented, clumping litter in the boxes on the other floors of the home, and each time, the cats chose Cat Attract the most! Even if the box was in a more inconvenient location, the cats preferred this litter paws-down!
Similar to the Ultra, the Cat Attract litter is hard-clumping, low -to-no dust, and all natural. Also, much to my surprise, there is no detectable odor from the Cat Attract litter. I suspected that something my cats would smell and be attracted to would have some sort of "perfume" scent, but was pleasantly surprised that it doesn't!
They have also designed Senior, Long Haired, and Respiratory Relief litters, all of which are all natural cat litter options with different benefits. The Senior formula is a bio-degradable veterinary exclusive cat litter, designed with very small particles to help prevent kidney and urinary tract problems. The Long Haired Precious Cat Litter is actually a silica gel based litter with Cat Attract litter herbs and is designed with the particle size that longer haired cats prefer, which will not stick to the cat’s fur and will not cause any discoloration. Respiratory Relief litter comes in either a clay or silica gel form, and helps control respiratory problems in cats due to its low-dust, hypo-allergenic formula with added natural essences that help to reduce a cat’s stress level.
Try Precious Cat Litter
Regardless of your needs, whether your cat is going outside the box, you have a multi-cat household, your long-haired kitty needs a litter that won’t stick to her, or your cat has respiratory problems, any of the Precious Cat Litter options are definitely worth trying. Cat Attract litter and Kitten Attract litter are guaranteed or your money back. And, no matter which Precious Cat Litter formula you decide to try, Dr. Elsey’s company offers a free bag rebate program. Just send in this form and required proof of purchase for a full reimbursement on your first bag of any Precious Cat Litter. You can’t go wrong with that!
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