Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter does not control odor!
Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter smelled terrible! On the first day that I tried this litter it already had a terrible odor to it. I had to empty the box by the end of the day and just called it quits. Lesson learned. This litter was not for me. I think it was a combination of the smell of the litter itself along with the odor from the cat urine and waste that made the odor unbearable. I don't know if it's just my cats or if others have the same problem. But I just ended up throwing out the rest of the litter that I had because I couldn't use it. I didn't know what to expect from this litter because I bought it on a whim. But it was a disappointment.
It did a better job at absorbing moisture than it did at controlling odor.
Ease of Cleaning
Cleans up easily. It didn't stick to my litter box. It was almost effortless.
Did not control odor at all for me. It was terrible. I didn't care for the smell of the litter on it's own either.
Ease of Use
Just as easy to use as any other cat litter.
Who knew wheat could work this good.
I have been on the hunt, and trying out a lot of natural cat products lately. Partly because of curiosity, and also because I want to start using products that are better for my cat, and less toxic.
I was in Pet Smart, and the Swheat litter caught my eye. The fact that it's a clumping litter made 100% out of wheat made me intrigued. I immediately bought it, but didn't have any high expectations for it. To my surprise, this litter ended up working extremely well. I never thought wheat would clump well, but the wheat completely hardened and clumped up after my cat peed in her box. The wheat sucks up all the cat urine, and kept my cats box completely dry. Also even though it didn't have added fragrances, I couldn't smell any odors at all. The box didn't smell like anything, which is nice, because most litters are too fragrant. It also didn't come with any dust either, which is another thing that I dislike about other litters. The wheat didn't track or get into my cats fur. Another great thing about this litter is that you can flush it down the toilet without clogging it, because it's biodegradable. The only downside I have for this litter is that it can get expensive, so although I really do like it, I can not afford to buy it all the time. I didn't expect to like it so much, and thought it would be a one time only purchase.
I love this litter because it's made from 100% natural ingredients, and it doesn't have any added fragrances or chemicals. It's non-toxic, biodegradable, clumps, diminishes odors, and everything else you could name that a cat litter would do.
This is definitely a litter that all cat lovers should try at least once.
The wheat did a fantastic job at absorbing all the urine in my cats litter box. It left the box dry without any moisture on the bottom or the sides. As soon as the wheat had contact with the urine, it instantly soaked it up, and clumped it into hard firm clumps right away. None of the litter god wasters, and the unused litter never got wet. The clumps didn't fall apart or turn into mush either when I scooped them out of the box.
Ease of Cleaning
I had bad results with other natural cat litters in the past, but the Swheat was really easy to clean up. It worked like a regular clumping cat litter, just without the chemicals and the fragrances. The wheat clumped up very ell, into hard clumps that were easy to scoop out. When I scooped the box the wheat didn't fall apart, it was easy to just lift out and throw away. I didn't have to throw away any of the used litter at all, because none of it got wet.
Although this litter didn't have any added fragrance to it, the wheat completely absorbed and diminished all of the cat urine and poop odors on contact. I couldn't smell anything at all with this litter. The wheat made the odors neutral, and didn't have any weird scents to it.
Ease of Use
It was very easy to lift, and pour into the box. When I poured the litter it didn't have any dust in it. The litter clumped up really quick, and was easy to clean out. This litter made it easy to clean my cats box without having to take too much time at all. Just a couple minutes a day, and my cats box stays clean and fresh.
Not the best, but a safer choice!
We have a total of 5 cats in our house, so keeping the litter pans clean and smell free is sometimes difficult. We noticed a while back clay sticking to our cat's paws, which they would then ingest when cleaning their paws. It started to worry me so I looked into other alternatives. Swheat Scoop is a very safe alternative, although I found it tracked alot more than other clay litters. It took our cats a little bit of time to get used to the difference in texture, but they really didn't seem to mind the change.
It was fantastic for soaking up urine, and I never had a problem with puddles in the litter box. It fluffed up quite well after the cats did their business.
Ease of Cleaning
Sometimes it was difficult getting it out of the bag without stray particles escaping around. But it was definitely better to clean than the clay litter which can sometimes irritate my breathing issues.
Not as good as the heavily perfumed litters which mask odor, but definitely better than using newspaper, something shelters sometimes do when funds are running low. I always sprinkle baking soda into the litter while I am cleaning to help with any smells.
Ease of Use
Just the same as any litter, scoop and add more. Once a week a more through cleaning is required, but it was just as easy to use as any of the commercial clay litters. Just remember the more cats you have, the more often you need to change the boxes.
When I first saw this cat litter in the stores I thought to myself that it must be some pretty powerful stuff because of the high price. I don't buy many all natural products because of the high prices, I just can't afford it. So the practical yet curious side of me broke down and purchased a bag of this when it was on sale one day. I'm sorry that I did, I actually took the remaining litter back to the store because I was so mad at myself for not going with my gut. It says that it's odor free, clumping and scoopable. I agree with the fact that it's odor free and clumping, but the clumps fall apart quite easily when scooping. The product might be odor free but it does nothing for the odors my cat leaves behind. I had to scoop it every time my cat used the litter box or the smell would fill the house. So I was left asking myself why I paid more for something that worked less effectively than cheaper brands.
The odor control in nonexistent.
The Natural One for Us!
After a failed attempt at using another, "Natural" litter, we saw Swheat Scoop and decided to give it a try. I'm very into using natural products whenever possible and knew that traditional clay/clumping litter was not good to use with kittens. Swheat Scoop lived up to every claim on the packaging and we have been using it ever since. It clumps well, is easy to clean, controls odor well and does not leave all of that dust flying around everywhere. I love that it comes in multiple package types (small bag, box and large bag) so you can buy the size for you that is easy to handle. There are always little coupons inside as well and when you collect 15 of them, you can send them in for a free box. YES, a FREE BOX! How awesome is that? This litter is priced well, works well and our cat likes it (he HATED the other natural litter we tried). I love the fact that this is a natural product that works well and lives up to it's advertised claims.
good natural litter but tough to clean
This is a quality litter and is natural and safe for cats - no harmful clay or chemcials that can accidentally be ingested when kitty cleans his or her paws. This litter does a decent job of controlling smells but I found it difficult to clean. The first time I tried this litter I found it caked to the bottom of the litter box much like paper pellet litters. I emptied box after a reasonable amount of use and feel had I emptied the box much sooner (after only a couple days of use) this problem could have been prevented however this causes much more waste where other natural litters go much further with less mess and waste. I used this litter with two cats sharing the same box which could also be a factor in why it didn't work out as well for me. Product may go farther and be more effective in a one cat household. Overall decent product that may just come down to personal preferences.
Nice Odor Control, But A Lot of Tracking
When I went on the lookout for the perfect litter, I knew I needed one that had both odor control and the least amount of tracking. I have two cats, one of which has a particularly strong odor (she's perfectly healthy), and they both like to dig a lot. This leads to the two issues of smell and litter all over the floor. I had heard about these wheat/corn/pine litters, and decided to give it a go. I picked this one up at Publix, and filled up the box. There was some dust, but not enough to be problematic. But the smell was nice, it smelled fresher and more natural than traditional litters. I enjoyed it. At the end of the day, after a couple of kitty bathroom trips, the smell held up pretty well! However, to my dismay, the very fine and light litter had made it's way across the bathroom floor and into the carpet in the hallway! It only got worse from there, and it is unfortunately extremely difficult to get out of thick carpet. It's really too bad, because it was otherwise nice. If you only have hardwood floors or have a cat that doesn't track a lot (lucky you), then this litter will be great. I had to keep looking.
I love that it's flushable!
I used this cat litter as a natural alternative to the mainstream brands of litter.I thought I'd try it out because it's biodegradable and I try to use as many products like that as possible.It isn't inferior to normal litter like I assumed.It has great odor control which surprised me.It doesn't stick to my cats paws and they don't track litter around the litter box area with it.It clumps fairly well.Not as good as the non natural one I use.The best thing about this one is that it's flushable.How convenient.I also am impressed that it doesn't create a lot of dust.I feel safer using this around young animals since they like to eat the litter out of curiosity.Because it's not toxic,that calms my nerves.All of the chemicals,dyes,and fragrances in most cat litter has worried me about the cumulative effects of my cats cleaning litter off of their paws.I will consider switching to this litter permanently because of this concern.
Really gunks up HARD if you don't use a litter liner
While it was a good litter and natural at that, we have a lot of litter boxes, so don't use litter liners (too expensive). When your cat urinates on this litter and it dries, it hardens into a glob that can not be easily scraped off the side or bottom of the litter box. It made it horribly hard to clean and disgusting that you either had to put it into your tub and work it with your hands or use some type of tool outside (so it didn't get down your drain). However, it is natural and has a very low odor. The smell of the litter is very natural and it won't hurt you cats if they ingest a little that might stick to their feet. But we just couldn't deal with the hardened urine blobs that were almost cemest-hard!
It absorbs the urine very well (solidifies it), but just try getting it out of the box if it settles to the bottom and dries!
Ease of Cleaning
Dries hard as a rock. You need a chisel or lots of patience and lots of water to soak off the hardened clumps.
What A Great Idea- In Theory, Anyway.
We went through a stage of trying to find alternative cat litter for our cat to use when he is inside a lot in the winter. I never liked the idea of clay based litters due to dust and tracking problems, so we set out to try new litters. Swheat Scoop Litter seemed like a fantastic idea, and when we put it in the litter pan, I had high hopes for it. Our cat, however, wanted nothing to do with it. If you decide to purchase, make sure there is a return policy if your cat won't use it, or be prepared to waste your money, anyway.
Our cat went in his pan only once when this litter was in it. I think he thought it was his litter that was usually in there at first and when he figured out that it was not his usual litter, he refused to use it after that. The moisture did absorb and was fairly easy to scoop, but not nearly as easy as other scoop litters we have used.
Ease of Cleaning
Although the litter did clump some, it did fall apart when trying to remove the clump. Because our cat didn't use the box beyond his first experience, it is hard to tell if things would have been easier or not.
I could smell a bit of urine smell when our cat used it the once, but nothing that was horrible. It was sufficient, but no WOW factor or anything. I do have a concern about the mold factor. Wheat molds more easily than clay and over time, I am wondering if this could be a problem in the box long term.
Ease of Use
The pellets were a little bit bigger than using clay and the idea was a good one. I like using more natural means of disposing of cat waste that are alternatives to clay, but this wheat based alternative didn't seem to attract our cat. That means to me that although it is easy to use in theory, practically speaking, I had to work so hard to get our cat to use the box, it was not worth the effort.