The Good: Absorbs odors, Excellent clumping, Cats use it consistently, Decent aroma
The Bad: Not flushable
The Basics: Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping cat litter works wonderfully to do all that is promises for a decent price!
One of the dangers of reviewing a lot of very different products and experiencing many different things as a person of limited means is that occasionally, I run into territory where I might end up sounding like a cheap infomercial. When it comes to cat litter, I tend to go toward inexpensive, but after stocking up on a discount brand litter that did not clump at all, I saw the merit of using a brand name clumping cat litter. Yeah, it might sound like a crappy infomercial, but the truth is that Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter turned me around on the differences between cat litters that were inexpensive and ones that were cheap.
Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter is a great example of how a well-made product with a marginally higher initial expense to it may result in saving money in the long-term. Use of the Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping cat litter resulted in far less waste than using cheaper litters that had no real clumping ability to them.
The Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping 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 blue granules mixed in with the gray clay litter pieces and there is a fair amount of litter dust in the cat litter.
If changing a cat's entire litterbox, one 8.5 lb. jug will fill an average litterbox to about 2 1/2" deep. When first filling a litterbox, the Tidy Cat Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping cat litter emits a clean, soapy smell. The aroma seems to be more than enough to quickly overcome any scent from cat waste and when the litter box is first filled, it makes the room the litterbox is in smell soapy and clean. The Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter's aroma fades after about half an hour after the litter is dispensed from the jug or bucket it comes in.
When your cat uses the litterbox, the Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping cat litter clumps within seconds. I have been able, in the past, to sift the litter almost immediately after Elim uses the box (he has a habit of coming in while I am cleaning out the litterboxes and showing me just how good he is at using the box, necessitating further scooping!). 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 Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter emitted a new burst of soap scent.
Equally impressive is how the Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping cat litter worked when it came to Evie, Elim and Timber pooping in the litterbox. Even when the cats poop - and Timber has had bouts with terrible-smelling feces - the moment they bury it, the scent of poop is sublimated by the Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter. The result is that no matter how bad the poop might smell, the Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter effectively eliminates its odor.
What drives the Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter down a bit is that it is not a flushable litter. While the Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter clumps incredibly well, it cannot be flushed, lest it clog up one's plumbing.
Despite that, the Tidy Cats Lightweight 4-in-1 Strength Clumping Cat Litter does what it promises and it is more than enough to truly lock up the bad aromas of cat waste and clump in a way that allows one to get the most out of the litter without wasting the product. That makes it a pretty remarkable cat litter that does all it promises!
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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