With four cats in my household, I go through a lot of cat litter. I subscribe to the “one box per cat, plus one extra” rule, which means plenty of scooping to keep odors under control. That means I haul a lot of cat litter into the house, and it used to feel like a workout routine every time I went shopping for pet supplies. Now I use Tidy Cats Lightweight, and it’s no longer a feat of strength to get the litter into the house.
I’ve used Tidy Cats cat litter for a while. I use a couple of different types of litter to make sure the cats have options, and the Tidy Cat boxes are always well used. The Glade version in particular keeps odors down while leaving a scent that’s pleasant but not overpowering. I was thrilled when Tidy Cats gave me a chance to try their lightweight litter a while back, and it quickly became a staple in my household.
When you first try Tidy Cats Lightweight, it messes with your mind. You grab the container, expecting the usual heavy weight, and your arm comes flying up because it’s really that much lighter (Tidy Cats bills it as half the weight). It takes a little while to make the mental leap that it really is as advertised.
I don’t see any difference in performance, either in terms of clumping or odor control. I like the fact that Tidy Cats has strong clumps that make it easier to scoop the boxes without losing lots of little pieces. That lets me go longer between changing out the whole litter box. The lightweight version clumps just as reliably as the full-weight version.
Being lightweight, you’ll get some tracking with this product, but not much more than with your typical cat litter. I put down litter mats and keep a dustpan near all of my litter boxes to help keep my house from turning into a beach.
When it comes to dealing with four cats, I’m a big fan of anything that makes my life easier. Tidy Cats already had a good product, and I love how they improved it by making my shopping trips a little bit easier. My cats could care less; all they know is that their litter boxes aren’t smelly, and that’s pretty much their only concern.
Note: Although there are rumors that Tidy Cats lightweight causes health problems in cats, I’ve been using it for months, and my four cats, three of whom are seniors, have no issues whatsoever. One of my cats has had asthma since kitten hood and has absolutely no problem with it. Most of the information I see is anecdotal, with no hard evidence or verifiable firsthand accounts, so I chalk it up to a “Swiffer Kills Pets” urban legend/internet panic.
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