Product Review: Pretty Litter
As we mentioned in a previous post, we recently got our first bag of Pretty Litter in the mail. Our cat, Jingles, has been using it for a few days, so we decided to do a review.
In the interest of disclosure, we should mention that we are an affiliate for Pretty Kitty, meaning if you click on their ad on our site and buy it, we do get a commission. That being said, we are giving an impartial review of the product.
So, to start, we first found out about Pretty Litter in an online advertisement. It sounded interesting, but also a little daunting because you have to sign up to get it delivered on a monthly basis. You can cancel anytime, though, according to the site, and, when we weighed the costs of buying cat litter and the annoyance of carrying home heavy bags or big, plastic cartons that end up useless and in landfills, we decided it was reasonable. Plus, whenever we need to buy cat litter, for some reason, we almost always forget to pick up a new bag at the store, so the idea of delivery is helpful in that respect.
Our first bag took about a week to come in the mail. And it came with an instruction card, which might sound kind of redundant for kitty litter. But, this kitty litter is different in a number of respects, the most interesting one is probably that it changes color when your cat urinates and the color helps you keep tabs on your cat’s health.
As you can see from the top of the card above, there is a normal range, which is good. If you get other colors, you need to take your kitty to a veterinarian. For example, shades of blue to dark green indicate high alkalinity in urine, while red indicates, appropriately enough, blood.
This part was actually, oddly, kind of fun and also scary the first time Jingles used the litter box with the new Pretty Kitty litter in it. It was like waiting for pregnancy test results. We were keeping our fingers crossed that everything would come out okay. Fortunately, the litter changed a nice yellow color.
An aspect about this kitty litter that isn’t really promoted by the company (as far as we could tell and other than in the name itself) is that the litter really is pretty.
Yes, that probably sound strange, but when you first pour it into the litter pan, it is all white, like sparkly sand, not like any litter we’ve ever seen before. So, we thought that was worth mentioning, although that perfect, new terrain didn’t last long once JIngles dove in and got to work. (Although the instructions say it takes some cats a little while to adjust to the new type of litter, Jingles truly was thrilled with it and had no problem using it right away.)
To use correctly, you do need to make sure that you have at least two inches of litter in the pan, keep away from high moisture areas (like bathrooms), and scoop every day. But one bag is supposed to last a month, as long as you scoop every day.*
It lasts so long because, according to the Pretty Litter site, “unlike clumping litter, PrettyLitter absorbs and then eliminates moisture.”
*We will update this post in about a month and let you know how that went.
Here are a couple of other things we like about this litter:
- As the site notes, we also agree, there is little to no dust, which is excellent for kitty’s health and ours, and also for keeping things cleaner.
- Clumping clay litter often contains bentonite, which expands upon contact with moisture. If a cat licks their paws after using the litter box, that clay may expand within their digestive tract, according to Pretty Litter. PrettyLitter uses non-clumping crystals created from naturally occurring minerals with no fragrance additives.
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