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Dust free cat litter

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Initial post: Jan 30, 2011, 11:15:54 AM PST
M. D. Todd says:
We are looking for a dust free, smell free cat litter. We have been using EverClean for years - it claims to be "99% dust free". It seems to us that remaining 1% generated a lot of dust. We recently had to move our box to a area more friendly to our 19yr old cat and the dust is now getting on original art and nice furniture which is totally unacceptable. EverClean IS really smell free (although you do have to put up with their perfume). Please help us find a better litter - most important is dust free and smell free, we can deal with the tracking. Thanks!!

Posted on Jan 31, 2011, 12:15:04 PM PST
Sarah says:
Yesterday's News seems to be good about dust. It is available in both scented and unscented varities, but doesn't do a whole lot for keeping the pet odor in check.

Posted on Jan 31, 2011, 4:17:34 PM PST
hnlsfo says:
I would recommend Feline Pine. The litter is actually large pieces of pellets. The pellets break down into sawdust when they get wet, but you just shake the box once in a while so the sawdust sinks to the bottom and the pellets stay on top. Unless your cat is a big digger, the sawdust won't track or get in the air. And the sawdust seems pretty heavy, so it doesn't really fly around even when you have to empty the whole box. The only scent is the natural smell of pine.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2011, 1:12:43 PM PST
katz5253 says:
World?s Best 00631 Cat Litter, Multiple-Cat Clumping Formula, 28 Pounds
This is suppose to be the best very expensive for me I have 9 cats so I will have to stay with other.
Made from corn.

Posted on Feb 21, 2011, 3:55:21 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 10, 2011, 7:35:33 AM PST
Kit-Ten says:
I absolutely love Arm & Hammer's Essentials Natural Clumping Litter. It is a corn-based litter but it clumps beautifully and doesn't stick to their paws. There is no dust. Big bonus for me, the bags are light-weight. I was dragging in huge, heavy boxes of regular Arm & Hammer clumping litter for years. When using that litter, I had to put only an inch or so in the bottom of the pans so I could empty them and put in fresh litter every other day (in addition to scooping twice a day.) That kept the dust and odor down and the cats happy. With this new natural corn-based product scooping is easy and clean so there is no need to replace it for months. I just add new litter whenever it gets a little low. I do use Arm & Hammer litter deodorant every time I scoop and even when I put in fresh litter. It smells great and I'm not too fond of the fresh, out-of-the-bag litter smell.

Posted on Mar 10, 2011, 5:48:15 PM PST
zen118 says:
Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter, 40 pound bag is as close to dust free as I have been able to find. It definitely prevents odor.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011, 3:51:30 AM PDT
N. Ross says:
I second the vote for Precious Cat litter... low-dust and low-tracking, too. It's not going to be as low on dust as a pellet litter, but if you want a scooping litter I recommend it highly.

Posted on Apr 9, 2011, 4:50:36 PM PDT
Cheryl A says:
Clay liters are dusty. Have used worlds best kitty litter forbears. Natures miracle is also good or was. They changed to pine formula tho and that's when we went with worlds best.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2011, 4:12:31 PM PDT
HellCat says:
I use Essentials Naturals too. I love it so much! No dust, no clay litter smell, and our cat's box is in the front room. We NEVER smell it! I just scoop twice a day, since we have two kittens.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2011, 10:16:52 AM PDT
readme says:
My 2 cats would not even step in the box. I'm going to use it to soak up oil of the driveway if someone has a leak.

Posted on Sep 8, 2011, 6:59:41 AM PDT
Precious Cat Litter is extremely dusty, not sure how other people are claiming low-dust. It leaves a blanket of dust on everything in the litter box room. I LOVE the A & H Essentials also. I would highly recommend this to anyone whose kittys will accept it. Unfortunately, my new kitty will not use it. Consequently, I am also looking for a new dust-free litter. I think if the A & H were unscented, she would be fine with it, but she does not like the out-of-the-bag smell. I am going to try the World's Best Cat Litter as I understand it is also corn based but has an unscented version. It does cost a bit more, but the dust factor from the clay litters is unacceptable to me.

Posted on Sep 8, 2011, 7:13:23 PM PDT
It seems like in the last few years cat litter has become dustier than ever.
The scented stuff wafts it's scent everywhere so it's all unscented litter in our house.

We tried the Swheat litter and a corn based litter and both of them were mostly dustless but they tracked like crazy and stuck like cement.

I'm going to buy a bag of the A&H Essentials and a bag of the Precious and try them in our 2 litter boxes. Hope one of them turns out to be low dust and be something out cats will use.

I've heard peat moss also works well as a cat litter but my guess is that it would be messy.

Posted on Sep 8, 2011, 8:11:26 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 10, 2011, 1:41:47 PM PDT
Okay, I went to Petco to buy both litters but they don't carry either one of them.

Where do you buy it?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2011, 2:08:35 AM PDT
I just bought a bag of Arm and Hammer's Essentials Natural Clumping Litter; it's the biggest dust generator I've used yet. The reason I bought it was to eliminate the dust, but, forget it! This stuff is the king of all dust makers.

Posted on Sep 18, 2011, 10:04:49 AM PDT
fonts says:
I use Arm and Hammer Super Scoop multi-cat although I just have one kitty. I have not had the dust at all and my declawed kitty (thinks she still has claws) was leaving dust on a dark chair. Since I switched to the one I mentioned have not had a problem with that at all. It smells really good and tracking is minimal.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011, 1:54:38 PM PST
For years I used Tidy Cats Multi-Cat formula....Though we only had one cat. (My thought was it would be the strongest for odor control of their products.)

About a year ago I became less enchanted with Tidy Cats...the clumps were not as well formed and seemed to be breaking apart too easily and the dust and tracking were more visible.

Made the switch to Arm & Hammer Double Duty....we ALL love it! Our Siamese Britches as well as my husband and I (not that WE use it!). Very little dust or tracking, great clumping and good odor control. A big bonus is NO perfume scent...we all know that is added for the family...not the feline!

I realize that others like the more natural litters, but for the price and ability to purchase in multiple stores, I'd recommend Arm & Hammer any day!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012, 2:13:51 PM PST
I use Arm and Hammer multi cat which is good on odor control and clumps well but is terrible terrible dusty. Dust everywhere I need to find one without dust. I have to 15 lbs cats and they track it everywhere. Any ideas?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012, 4:28:03 PM PST
fonts says:
Roberta, I don't think there is a perfect litter. I used Arm and Hammer and was pretty happy with it but it is so heavy, clumps well but seems to use a lot of the litter. They do make one that is pretty much dust free however. I switched back to the one I was using originally which is "Fresh Results". It does track quite a bit but its very light, made from corn, clumps well not using very much litter. My female cat is 11 yrs old and doesn't always cover up her solid waste, but she did that also with Arm and Hammer just didn't have as much odor even uncovered. I cannot afford the high dollar litter and will continue to use "Fresh Results" until something else comes along that claims to be better and around the same price.

Posted on Jan 22, 2012, 9:00:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 3, 2012, 9:21:53 AM PST
I reccommend Swheat Scoop in either the regular or multiple cat formula. I was using several different clumping pine litters for the past few years because I liked the fresh pine scent and it did a good job of neutralizing odors but they are extremely dusty and Feline Pine in particular tracks absolutely EVERYWHERE. I recently switched over to the Swheat Scoop and am very happy with it. No scent what so ever and it does a really good job of neutralizing odors from both urine and feces. I first bought 1 small box of it to try it out in one of my 5 litter boxes to see how the cats responded to it and to test the odor control, clumping and dust factors. When I first poured it into the box, I purposely held the container up about 3 or 4 feet above the litterbox to see how dusty it was while pouring. No dust at all! The clumps seem to hold up a lot better than the pine litter as well. I love the texture too, it is almost identical to clumping clay but is ALL NATURAL, eco-friendly and compostable. The clumps are even flushable. Their website offers coupons that you can print right from their webpage and the bags each have a proof of purchase coupon inside that you save until you have 12 of them and then send them to the company and they intern send you a store coupon you can redeem for a free bag of litter in the same size as the bags you've been buying.

Posted on May 20, 2012, 7:10:42 PM PDT
I have used Swheat Scoop for the past two years for my three cats and it has eliminated the dust problem although tracking is a small problem. HOWEVER!!! It sticks to the litter pan like cement! And, the last two bags have been filled with flying bugs. So, I came here in hopes of finding an alternative, but there seems to be no better recommendations than SS. The corn/wheat based litter make sense and solves many problems associated with clay-based litter, but they have big negatives when considering if you should use them. Back to square one...

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012, 7:39:39 AM PDT
Mary says:
I hate feline pine, yes its dust free but literally impossible to clean out the poo, have to use gloves , I need another option for dust free.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012, 8:24:52 AM PDT
Swheat Scoop is the answer with a few negatives. Mainly, it sticks to the pan like cement, odor control is not great and in my use, I have experienced bugs in the bags, but it's a natural product so problems are to be expected. However, NO dust!

Posted on May 30, 2012, 6:12:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012, 6:22:05 PM PDT
fonts says:
Try "Fresh Results". Its inexpensive, made from corn cobs, light weight, clumps well, and dust free. As I said before, no cat litter is perfect, and neither is this one. On the negative side I have to use Arm & Hammer deodorant for cat boxes to help with odor.
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