A Review of the New "Slide" Cat Litter
I am the parent of two cats so trying to keep the odor under control can be a chore. But products out there are offering to make it less of a chore, and I'm here to tell you if it works.
My favorite cat litter thus far has been Fresh Step with Febreze, and that's mostly because of the scent that emanates as I pour the fresh litter. What I didn't like, however, was that the scent lasted for only about a day. The fresh fragrance was easily replaced with the smell of poo and urine and the dust that swirled around.
This new and unpleasant smell seemed to last forever in the home. And of course, the clumping that happens on the bottom of the pan makes changing the cat litter icky.
Arm and Hammer has introduced a new cat litter called "Slide" that claims to prevent clumping. But does it work?
What Slide Did For Me
So I emptied the old litter (after scraping and scrubbing of course) and poured in the Slide and waited.
- The first thing I noticed was no dust! It came out just like sand with no dust choking out my lungs.
- The second thing to note was the scent. There are no flowery feel-good smells going on here, but on the second day of use, I noticed its odor neutralizing power. Normally, I could smell the cat box from the top of the steps, but with Slide, I don't smell it until I'm right up on it.
- Another benefit of this litter is that the cats don't spread it as far as they climb in and out. The litter does not stick to their paws and leave a trail from the box up the stairs as other litters do.
So for one week, I scooped the top clumps without scraping the bottom to see if indeed it was the number one no-clump litter. It is! The litter does not clump very much at all and it was easy to clean out of the box.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.