The Good: Absorbs odors, Good clumping, Cats seem to enjoy it, Consistently good aroma
The Bad: Not flushable, Messy to dispense
The Basics: Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze cat litter is a decent cat litter that all three of my cats eagerly use, even if it is somewhat irksome to dispense and dispose of!
Not very long ago, the K-Mart in my town went out of business. There are more and more K-Marts closing up and, as it so happened, when ours was closing, I had a few extra dollars and my cats had a need for more kitty litter, so we decided to stock up. It was because it was 35% off that we stocked up right away on the boxes of Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter our K-Mart had. This was my - and all three of my cats - first experience with a scented cat litter and because we had three litter boxes when we stocked up on the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter, we were able to acclimate our cats easily by filling one of the three litterboxes up with it.
It quickly became the only of the three litter boxes our cats would use. Our three cats would use the box filled with the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter until there was no practical room for them to bury in it before they would use either of the other two boxes!
The Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze look like little a standard clay cat litter. Each piece of litter is a little gray granule of litter that is approximately 1/16” in diameter. There are little purple granules mixed in with the gray clay litter pieces and this is a fairly dusty cat litter.
If changing a cat's entire litterbox, one 20 lb. box will fill an average litterbox to about 2 1/2" deep. When first filling a litterbox, the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze cat litter emits a fairly strong lavender smell. The aroma unfortunately mixes with the litter dust which does puff out of the box when it is first filled. The Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter has a clean, lavender smell that bursts out of the litter when it is first put into the litterbox. The lavender aroma fades after about half an hour after the litter is dispensed from the box it comes in.
When your cat uses the litterbox, the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze cat litter clumps right up. The clay binds to the urine within seconds and it clumps well-enough that a litter scoop can easily be shaken to sift out the remaining litter. Whenever our three cats bury their litter, the blob of clay remains solid. What impressed me was that each time the cats buried their urine-soaked litter clump, the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter emitted a new burst of lavender scent.
Equally impressive is how the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze cat litter worked when it came to Evie, Elim and Timber pooping in the litterbox. Even when the cats poop - and Elim especially has had bouts with terrible-smelling crap - the moment they bury it, the scent of lavender bursts out of the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter. The result is that no matter how bad the poop might smell, the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter effectively eliminates its odor.
What drives the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter down a bit is that it is not a flushable litter. While the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter clumps incredibly well, it cannot be flushed, lest it clog up one's plumbing. As well, the box is bulky and it does not make it easy to fill litterboxes without getting litter dust in the air.
Those concerns aside, the Fresh Step Multi-Cat With Febreze Cat Litter does what it promises and it eagerly used by all three of my cats, making it a pretty wonderful litter!
For other cat litters, please visit my reviews of:
World's Best Multiple Cat Clumping Formula Cat Litter
Tidy Cats Pure Nature Cedar, Corn, & Pine Clumping Cat Litter
Cat's Pride Scoopable Litter
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