This is my Pretty Litter Review:
I think you’ll agree with me when I say that taking care of your cat’s litter box really stinks.
But what can you do about it?
Well, as it turns out, choosing the best cat litter is more than half the battle.
In this Pretty Litter review, I’ll explain why PrettyLitter health-monitoring cat litter will make your litter box chores significantly easier for households with 1 or 2 cats.
Pretty Litter Review: The 5 Things I Loved and the 3 Things I Didn’t Like
Here Are The 5 Things I Liked About Pretty Litter
- Helps you monitor your cat’s health.
- Super light-weight.
- Easy to scoop and low tracking. Small silica gel granules glide through your scoop.
- Delivered directly to your door.
- Excellent customer service. Easy to change the amount of product you are receiving or cancel your subscription.
Here Are The 3 Things I Didn’t Like About Pretty Litter
- Not dust free after about 2 weeks of use.
- Odor control stopped after about 2 weeks of use.
- Costs more than other cat litter.
Pretty Litter Review: Let’s Cut To The Chase
Let’s face it:
There are literally dozens of kitty litter brands on the market. Different types of cat litter include: clumping clay, non-clumping clay, silica gel crystals, recycled paper, pine, corn, wheat, walnut shells, grass…
Where do you even start?
As a long-time cat mom with 5 indoor-only cats, I can say I’ve tried many types of cat litter.
My preference has always been clumping clay litter…
But when I read about PrettyLitter, I knew I had to try it.
Benefits of PrettyLitter Health Monitoring Cat Litter. Here are the 5 awesome things I like about Pretty Litter:
I have been using PrettyLitter for about one and a half months now as of the writing of this review. I want to stress that this is a real review by a real cat mom who is really using the product. Click here to read my bio.
1. Pretty Litter Helps You Monitor Your Cat’s Health. Here’s How:
What’s unique about PrettyLitter is that it changes colors to help you monitor your cat’s health. As your cat urinates in the box, she will leave color patches in the litter. These patches can be indicators of your cat’s health. Here’s what they mean:
- Dark yellow / olive green is normal urine.
- Red can indicate the presence of blood in the urine. Some issues that can cause this color change may be: bladder cancer; internal injury; poison ingestion; feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), bladder stones/crystals, kidney stones, bladder inflammation, or a female cat in heat.
- Orange indicates abnormal acidity. This can be a sign of metabolic acidosis or kidney tubular acidosis. Calcium crystals are more likely to form in acidic urine.
- Blue or Dark Green is a sign of high alkaline which can indicate certain kinds of urinary tract infections.
Please note that temporary color changes can be the result of a new diet or temporary stresses. PrettyLitter recommends that if a color change is noted, you should monitor your cat for 24 to 48 hours and contact your veterinarian. PrettyLitter is not intended to diagnose diseases in your cat. It is intended to alert you to possible health conditions before they become serious. Always contact your vet if you suspect your cat is ill.
Here’s an informative PrettyLitter review video from Nat Geo’s Pet Talk:
Click here to learn more about where to buy PrettyLitter. Use coupon code AFF10 to get $10 off your first order.
What’s Important About Using Health-Monitoring Litter?
So, what’s so great about a cat litter that monitors your cat’s health?
You know when your cat is sick, right?
Cats are notorious for hiding illness. This is an instinctual behavior because in the wild, cats are both predators and prey. Learn more about how and why cats hide pain here.
Because cats are so good at hiding their pain and illness, by the time we realize they’re sick it’s often too late. Many treatable illnesses in cats can become fatal if they’re not discovered in time.
Furthermore, vet bills and medical treatment can be quite expensive. Often a disease caught early can be quickly treated with medication. A disease discovered late may require days of hospitalization and expensive treatment.
It just makes sense to have a tool that can help you see that your cat may be ill before any symptoms or behavioral changes are apparent.
2 & 3. Pretty Litter Is Super Light-Weight and Easy to Scoop
This litter has truly made litter box maintenance less of a chore because it’s light and easy to scoop and replace.
Pretty Litter is made of super absorbent, lightweight silica gel. These silica gel crystals are extremely absorbent so you need less to do the same job. One 4-lb. bag will last one month for one cat in one standard sized litter box.
Scooping is super easy because the small, sandlike crystals flow easily through the litter scoop. I really love the ease of use of this product.
Does PrettyLitter track? It didn’t track as much as clay litter, and I didn’t notice it sticking to my cats’ feet.
4. PrettyLitter Is Delivered Directly to Your Door
You won’t need to think about going out to get cat litter if you use this product. PrettyLitter’s subscription service automatically ships the product to my door each month. It will save you time and gas money.
5. Excellent Customer Service
PrettyLitter’s customer service is excellent. I have already needed to contact them to change the number of bags I will receive each month. Their phone service is fast, courteous, and responsive.
Their website is equally easy to use. You can cancel or change your subscription right on their site. They will work to ensure your satisfaction with their product. However, if the product is not right for you, they make cancelling your subscription easy and painless.
Problems With PrettyLitter: Here are the 3 Things I Didn’t Like About Pretty Litter
Okay, I told you this was a real Pretty Litter review by a real product user.
So, yes, there are a few problems with PrettyLitter that I don’t like.
1. PrettyLitter Became Dusty After About 2 Weeks of Use
Initially, PrettyLitter was completely dust-free as advertised. The problem for me arose after the litter became saturated with urine. I believe the dustiness I experienced was due to the urine that had been absorbed into the litter.
It’s my belief that this occurred because I have 5 cats and use 3 large litter boxes. (Yes, I know the rule of thumb is one box for each cat plus one. However, I have been using this set-up for many years and it has worked great with clumping litter.)
In any event, after about two weeks, the litter became extremely dusty when I scooped/stirred it. I believe that in a one or two cat household, the litter would perform as expected.
2. Odor Control Stopped After About 2 Weeks
Second, the odor control did not work well for my multi-cat household. The urine is supposed to be absorbed/evaporate from the litter. After only 2 weeks, the smell of urine became overwhelming. With the number of cats in my household, I would need to change the litter after a minimum of 2 weeks.
Also, my cats like to really scratch up their litter boxes. The urine was starting to pool at the bottom of the box and the smell would not come out of the scratched areas of the box even after I scrubbed them.
The clumping litter I used previously did not create this problem because the urine is removed in clumps and does not pool at the bottom of the box. If PrettyLitter starts making a clumping version of their product, I would love to try it again.
3. Cost More Than Other Cat Litter
More of my PrettyLitter review: My third issue is the cost. I would need to spend about twice as much on PrettyLitter as I used to spend on clumping clay litter.
This price would be worth it if PrettyLitter could make a clumping form of their product. I would happily continue to use this cat litter if I were able to remove the urine from the box.
More About Pretty Litter
Co-founder and CEO Daniel Rotman developed PrettyLitter after losing his own cat to a treatable disease that was detected too late. Other members of the founding team include veterinarian Dr. Geoff DeWire, graduate of U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (the top-rated vet school in the country).
How Do You Use PrettyLitter?
PrettyLitter works like other kitty litters: you pour it into your litter box and your cats do their business in it.
The depth of the litter in the box should be 2 inches. PrettyLitter recommends one bag of their product be placed in a standard litter box measuring 15″ x 11″. If you use a larger box, you can consult with them on how much you will need to order.
You will need to scoop your cat’s feces from the box daily then thoroughly mix the urine into the litter. The urine will disappear through absorption and evaporation.
After one month, dispose of the entire contents of the box and clean the box. Fill the box with a fresh bag of PrettyLitter and repeat.
What is PrettyLitter Made Of?
It’s a super absorbent, silica gel based litter. But unlike regular silica cat litter, PrettyLitter contains a propriety formulation of indicators that help you monitor the acidity and alkalinity of your cat’s urine.
The silica gel granules are tiny and sandlike. PrettyLitter is easy on your cat’s paws, and it glides easily through your scoop. It’s also low-tracking.
What’s The Bottom-Line on PrettyLitter?
PrettyLitter is an innovative product made by a customer-oriented company. It’s worth the price and delivers on its promises for one or two-cat households.
As a mom of 5 cats, I could not get the product to last long enough for my purposes. The biggest problem with PrettyLitter in my case had to do with the urine staying in the box and not getting removed. I would love it if PrettyLitter would create a scoop-able litter. I believe this would solve the problem with the urine smell and I would happily resume using the product.
Please leave your thoughts on this Pretty Litter review in the comments section below. I would love to hear about your experience with this product!