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« on: December 05, 2018, 04:30:22 PM »


The maker of our paper pellet litter has decided to stop production which means it's great timing for me to try to find a different litter that doesn't produce as much dust.  The amount of white, sticky dust the paper pellets made has always been a concern of mine, so I'm kind of grateful that company decided to stop making their paper litter, forcing me to update my research!

We are now transitioning to Cat's Best (seems to also be called Oko), which is a 100% organic wood litter.  I kind of wish I'd had them using this years ago! 

They have pellets and also a granule version.  As can be expected, the granule version makes for tracking issues so we'll likely be using the pellets only - though I hear some people mix the two.  The clumping is fairly "light" but I've had no issues at all scooping and keeping the remaining litter clean - and if I can do that with 8 cats, you know it's gotta be all right!   Cheesy  I have a few boxes filled with mixed paper pellets + Cat's Best granule, and a few boxes filled with a mix of paper pellets and Cat's Best pellets.  The Cat's Best pellets are heavier than the paper ones and don't get thrown or carried out from the box which is fantastic.

The reviews I've read say that it is very lightweight (though heavier compared to our previous paper pellets so it's hard for me to say).

I've got to say, I'm really pleased with it so far (about two weeks)!  (Jazza went straight in, the other 7 cats have been a little suspicious but are now getting used to it.)

It's still too early to tell about dust but I'm not seeing much.  There is a very slight woody smell but I'm really sensitive to smells and this doesn't bother me at all.  I can't wait to get to being all Cat's Best so I can see the difference in dust!  (I guess I won't need to wait too long seeing as I only have a few bags of the paper pellets left...)

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https://www.catsbest.eu/catsbest_en/

Cat's Best Öko is a granule cat litter. The granules are made from organic fibres, which come from fir and spruce wood. The granules can absorb liquids up to seven times their own volume. Unpleasant smells are immediately contained in the interior of the litter. This litter lasts longer than other litters, which means that you have to clean the litter tray less often. Cat's Best Öko Plus is biodegradable and compostable. Key Benefits Absorbs up to seven times its own volume Locks in unpleasant smells Biodegradable Without artificial or chemical additives.

Clumping organic cat litter from 100% naturally organic fibres. Inspired by nature, it's the natural and safe solution to cat litter.
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 03:53:57 PM »

August I've never seen paper litter that is granule but I used to really like the paper pellets. Now one of my current cats will only use clay which I hate because of the dust. I never had paper pellets be dusty but I guess the brands you used are not available in the US. I would love to not use clay but Sam is still peeing outside the box on occasion.

Love to know what litter you are trying.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 01:52:01 PM »

Hi, Ranger,

I remember your talking about litter woes.   Tongue

We're still making the transition from paper pellets to the wood one called Cat's Best (also known as Oko).  It's looking like everyone is preferring the wood one, which is so great.  It's heavier than the paper pellets and doesn't scatter around the house as much, for which I'm grateful.   Roll Eyes

I've been mixing the wood granule with the wood pellets and I kind of like this combination - the granules soak up well and I don't need to flush as much litter at a time so it seems more cost-efficient.

Ranger, have you thought to try mixing another type of granule (like a wood one) with your clay?  Maybe you could dupe ol' Sam?
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 06:13:56 AM »

I have tried mixing and a tiny bit might work but at 15 he is pretty set in his ways. I have four boxes for two cats so I do use something else in one box. Sadly Sammy also now prefers the clay but he will on occasion use the alternative box. Sam still pees about once a week on the kitchen floor Tongue. He has a history of this (I was unaware of this when I took him in). His last person wrote a 2 page letter but did not mention the peeing.

I have at least 6 different kinds of litter taking up space and am now even having trouble getting the preferred litter since Amazon has stopped selling a lot of litter. Most is only available in 40 # bags which I cannot carry up the stairs so I have on occasion had to open the bag and scoop into s container so I can carry.

I have ordered from Chewy and for shipping purposes I ordered 60 pounds of different types. This came with a smashed bag of grass litter (sand like) which was almost impossible to clean up. Chewy sent me a whole new order so I had 120 pounds of litter in my tiny little condo so don't want to repeat this.

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 09:50:15 PM »

Bahaha, yes  Cheesy, I, too, ordered (once) a 40 pound bag of litter - only it was sold as 40 liters and I wasn't sure how heavy that would be... so when the thing arrived I was aghast.  I totally know what you mean about not being able to lug it upstairs.  I laughed out loud when I saw the bag.

You probably remember that we have pee issues over here, too, so I won't comment there - I will only say that I no longer own a couch and never leave piles of clothing out.   Tongue

Anyway, good luck with the litter.


We'll be completely transitioned to this new litter by mid-January and I'm really loving it so far (and so are the kitties, it seems).   I'm eager to see how much dust comes off from it.  The paper pellets dust - that gets sticky of course, when I'd clean it with any liquid  Roll Eyes  - got everywhere... white dust everywhere. 
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