Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chewy.com review: Weruva litter

This month's reviewed product is Weruva natural clumping cat litter.

Disclaimer: We were provided one free bag of litter in exchange for an honest review. We did not receive any compensation, except for the product.

The good:  It is clumping, sustainable sourced wood, almost no dust

The not-so-good: I didn't realize until opening the bag that this is a pelleted litter. Not all cats will use this.

The litter looks a little like rabbit food pellets. It smelled slightly of wood. The bag said it would last 10 days with three cats.

First, I put some litter in a separate box, near our most-used litter box.

I waited four days. All that happened was that Ringo stepped in it once.

So then I sprinkled some in one corner of the most-used box and waited. Two days later, the cats had stopped using that corner of the box, and worse, they were using that box far less.

This stopped my test of the litter. The last thing I needed was for the cats to start peeing in other places.

I am disappointed that the cats would not even try this litter. However, I went back and looked at the description on Chewy's website. Nowhere did it state that this litter is pellets, and the photo isn't large enough to see the litter clearly. To be fair, I can't blame Chewy on this--I checked Weruva's website and the description was identical. I hope the manufacturer will include this information for cat owners. While I am all for litter made sustainably, it does me no good if a cat who is used to a fine litter product won't use it.


Anonymous said...

Good to know.

The Rosie Bee said...

This is good info--thank you for the review. I admit I did giggle when I read the cats stopped using the corner of the litter box that had the W litter. Sounds like they had some strong opinions about it!

Random Felines said...

that's interesting....we look for litter sometimes too that can be used with the kittens. but it isn't worth it if the cats won't go near it (makes you wonder how they test this stuff)

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

it is important to know. I've tried pelleted litter several times, and I get a great big resounding NOPE! from not only the crew but the fosters. I'm always amazed when people say their cats use pellet litter because I've stepped on wood pellets before, they are just south of legos on the ouch scale.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

We are not picky about the litter we've been presented with - but we've never had pellet shaped litter either.

Laila and Minchie said...

Not sure if we would be willing to try this type of litter. Just doesn't seem natural to us.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I bet mine would not have liked it either. Cats don't like change.

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