A reminder: Oprah is rebroadcasting the show on Puppy Mills tomorrow, May 29. Check your local TV listing for time and channel. If you missed it the first time, it is an excellent and informative show.
A while ago we posted this picture of Percy examining a delivery of cat litter – Fresh Step® Fresh Expressions™ Lavender Valley™ Scoopable Litter, to be exact.
Jan has long wanted to try clumping cat litter but with so many animals and so few green papers, she didn’t think we would get to try it. That is, until Fresh Step sent her some clumping litter for us to test. She was really happy about this, although why she thinks washing litter pans and changing litter every 3 or 4 days is a chore is beyond us. She should be honored we allow her to wait on us.
The next time she changed the litter, she poured in Fresh Step Expressions instead of the usual litter. There didn’t appear to be as much dust as with our usual litter, which really made her happy. Until she started sneezing. You guessed it. She was allergic to the scent. We know this because she had sneezing fits until the scent subsided every time she added litter. But she agreed to try it for a month and she kept her word.
We, of course, had to immediately check it out and test it. Overall, we agreed with Jan. We liked it best when the scent diminished. It tickled our noses when it was fresh. We did, however, like that we didn’t have to stand in pee-stained litter. The litter formed a hard ball around anything liquid. But we did do a better job of covering our solids than we normally would, although we have no rational explanation for that phenomenon.
So, we liked it and we wanted her to try some unscented Fresh Step Expressions, but Jan went and did a Google search on clumping litter. She learned clumping cat litter contains sodium bentonite, a natural sealant. We aren’t going to go into the whole argument over whether clumping litter is safe or not because, although Jan has read so much about it (including information sent to her by Fresh Step) that her head is swimming, each cat’s human has to make a personal informed decision.
What we will say is that we liked the product and it certainly made Jan’s everyday job and litter change easier. But Jan hasn’t made a decision yet on whether or not she will try clumping cat litter again. Jan promised to post before June 1 and right now she is sick with some kind of a respiratory illness, so she's afraid if she puts this off, she won't be able to get back to it in time.
So we’re going to help her out by posting this and thanking the kind folks at Fresh Step for letting us test their product. We give it a thumbs up.
Oops. We must be catching Jan's fever. We meant to say, We give it a PAWS up!
(s) Crystal, Cotton, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron & Rusty