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Arm and Hammer Essentials Cat Litter -- A Review
A necessary part of cat ownership
A "green" type of cat litter
As a cat owner for the past six years, I have had the opportunity to try out several different brands of cat litter. Some of the cheaper brands are made from clay. This product tends to be coarse and some cats will not use it because it is somewhat "rocky" Remember they have to walk around on this material and sharp pieces may feel uncomfortable to the cat's feet. Clay litter also creates a lot of dust which is not good for the cat's respiration or yours either.
There are litter products that are made from various other materials as well. Some have color change beads to let you know the box needs cleaning. Others have odor blockers built into the product. The Arm and Hammer company used to make a flushable litter that could be disposed of in the bathroom toilet. However, this product is currently not available.
The Arm and Hammer Essentials cat litter is made from corn by-products. As such, it is a green product and is recyclable. Like all other litter products, it must be disposed of in the trash, although you could put it into a compost pile or outdoors in some other way. The product is lilghter because it is made from corn, rather than heavier materials like clay. It has a floral odor which has been added into the product. At my house this odor prevention fragrance lasts for up to about a week. However, with frequent box cleaning the litter stays odor-free much longer than other products. There is very little dust created by the product. It is reasonably priced as well. It comes packaged in large easy pour bags, which have the Arm and Hammer logo and the same yellow package as the baking soda box in your refrigerator. The texture of the litter is light and the particles are very fine like light brown sand.
Overall this is a good product to use in the litter box. If you have a cat and you want a product that is more natural but at the same time effective, I recommend the Arm and Hammer Essentials cat litter product.