I don’t have a cat* but my next-door neighbor has a beautiful Maine Coon Cat named Tiger. She has always used a competing cat litter so I thought it would be interesting to see if she would be willing to change it up.
Here’s Tiger! Isn’t he beautiful? This is his “passed out, upside down” pose. So soft!
*Side note: I use cat litter for other purposes – the bottom of our outdoor trash cans get SO funky and cat litter helps control that odor from all our dirty diaper trash. I also use it to absorb oil in the garage or on the driveway or street. My husband’s car is awful. I have always bought cheap cat litter and it worked okay for what I needed it to, but I’m definitely going to try Fresh Step in the trash bins – I’m positive it will do a better job!
I received these three jars in the mail. Knowing this was cat litter related, I cannot tell you how scared I was to take this sniff test. Cat litter boxes are notoriously nauseating. This is the #1 reason I don’t own a cat – I have a very sensitive sense of smell and I’m always skeeved out by litter boxes.
My sniff test responses:
A – Horrid. It reeks of a very strong garlic juice smell. It actually combines with the litter smell to create a nasal smorgasbord that finishes of ammonia. Not nice.
B – The first whiff is clean, bright and crisp – clean. This can’t be cat litter! I stuck my nose in the jar, searching for some garlic juice smell. There was a tiny bit after really getting in there, but umm, I most definitely would NOT do that in a litter box.
C – Ick. Another very strong garlic smell. Awful!
After I stuck my head in a bag of fresh coffee, I came back to tally the score by looking at the brands on the bottom. Jar B is the Fresh Step. Clearly the nose down winner by a mile. A MILE. I repeated this with some unwitting friends and family and all nine of them chose jar B as the least smelly. Fresh Step beat the smell test 10 out of 10 times!
I delivered the litter to my neighbor with instructions to give me her feedback. She texted me immediately after filling her litter box saying, “I had to call my family in the laundry room to smell the new litter!” Over the next week with Fresh Step she is a believer – and now I may have all the obstacles removed so I can get a cat! ? Maybe? It’s definitely a possibility now that the stink factor is mostly removed thanks to Fresh Step!
How do they do it?
Fresh Step has revolutionized once again by adding natural plant extracts (plus their activated carbon that they have been using for seven years) which work with high quality clay to eliminate odors naturally. The plant extracts consist of chlorophyll, which binds to odors and eliminates them from the air, and essential oils which block odors before they leave the box. You are left with a fresh-smelling litter box and surrounding area!
The exclusive plant extract and chlorophyll ingredients are in the following Fresh Step products, including:
NEW Fresh Step Triple Action Litter: SRP $10.29 for a 20lb box
Fresh Step Multi-Cat Scented and Unscented Scoopable Litter: SRP $10.29 for a 20lb box
Fresh Step Odor Shield Scented and Unscented Litter: SRP $10.29 for a 20lb box
Fresh Step Extreme Odor Control Scented and Unscented Litter: SRP $10.29 for a 20lb box
The new and improved Fresh Step litters are available in grocery stores, pet specialty, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.freshstep.com.
5 lucky readers will win a coupon for a 14lb box of Scoopable Fresh Step litter!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Fresh Step Litter that I have been compensated for & received free product for through Burst Media.