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WORSE litter EVER! I wouldn't waste your money on this crap.
on December 4, 2009
So like many of you, I've read all of the reviews about the Pestell Clear Choice Low Track Silica Crystals cat litter before purchasing and made my decision because it got good reviews. I'm using this in conjuction with the Self Scoop Litter Box with the hood attachment which I got as a bday present from my boyfriend (which is working like a charm ever since my cat decided to use it). This litter unfortunately is extremely dusty and it does not trap any type of odor. I only have one cat who has normal bathroom habits, but my apartment smelled like cat crap along with this cloud of dust in the air that's working my asthma to the max! Here's the kicker, it's only been 4 days since my cat has used this!
Every time she digs around in the hooded box; dust gets into the air. You can't see the dust but you just get hit with this sudden inability to take a normal breath and my cat has a dusty smell. To further prove this litter is super dusty, I saw fine dusty particles clinging to the inside of the hood and at the opening to the litter box. So, even though it's been challenging to get my cat to be accustomed to change from using clay litter (finer) to this crappy crystal litter (coarser)- which took about 3 weeks- we had to get rid of this! So we got rid of the Pestell litter and replaced it with the Fresh Step crystal litter that came with the litter box. Luckily, the cat took to it right away because it's a finer crystal so I'm sure her paws are happier too.
We're happier because the Fresh Step crystals are not dusty and the crystals are small enough to pass through the rake and trap odor. It's a win-win finally for cat and us. In the end, the lesson in all of this is, don't get Pestell litter! It's super expensive (~$[...] for the bucket and it doesn't qualify for free shipping), it's a dusty mess, it doesn't trap odors at all, and if you bought this for the scoop free litter box, and it doesn't pass through the rake bc it's too coarse.