Cat litter is a big deal. I spent many years searching out the best cat litter to use for my cats, and for products I can confidently recommend to you, my readers. I’ve tried a whole host of non-clay litters, and I’d settled on one the cats and I like. But since I’m always on the lookout for new clay & grain-free litter, when WeRuVa (one of my long-time favorite cat food brands) came out with a new sustainable cat litter, I jumped at the chance to try it.
This post is sponsored by WeRuVa® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about the launch of WeRuVa’s new It’s a Tea Potty Cat Litter but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. WeRuVa is not responsible for the content of this article.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the bag was the texture of the litter. I was a bit worried because it reminded me just a little bit of my ill-fated experiment with wood pellet litter. My cats flat out refused to use the wood pellet litter and I was afraid they would do the same with this product.
Nonetheless, I set to work. I poured WeRuVa’s new It’s a Tea Potty Cat Litter into one of the three litter boxes here at Paws and Effect HQ, sprinkled a little bit of their usual litter over it, and hoped I’d see some action.
A couple of hours after I put the new litter into the box, Bella came over and gave it a sniff. I guess she liked what she smelled, because she hopped right in and peed.
I’m happy to report that the odor control was excellent, and much to my great delight, the product also clumps very well. It was easy to remove the urine clump, and there was no pee smell, either. This litter is made from Hinoki wood and green tea, which naturally suppress the bacteria that cause litter box odor.
One great thing about It’s a Tea Potty Cat Litter is that it doesn’t contain any artificial scents. It doesn’t have to: the natural aroma of green tea is quite pleasant. Between the lack of artificial scents and the fact that the litter is low-dust and is free of grains like corn and wheat, it’s a very low-allergen product.
Another important thing here in the damp Pacific Northwest is that the characteristics of Hinoki wood naturally curb humidity, which suppresses the growth of mold. The catechins in green tea fight bacteria. Both of these things aid in odor control and contribute to healthy air quality.
You might be wondering if WeRuVa is cutting down all kinds of Hinoki trees just to turn them into litter pellets. Well, fear not: WeRuVa is a fan of environmental stewardship. To ensure the responsible use of Hinoki, the wood WeRuVa uses is a salvaged by-product of other industries like construction and piano building. They also plant a new tree for every tree used.
So, yes — It’s a Tea Potty Cat Litter really works! And even though it is a pellet-like product, the pellets are much smaller and softer than the wood pellets and the texture hasn’t caused any problems or protest from the Paws and Effect Gang.
We would definitely recommend WeRuVa’s It’s a Tea Potty Cat Litter if you’re looking for a grain-free, natural and sustainably created alternative to clay litters. And remember, changing litter should be a gradual process: start by mixing in a little of the new litter with your cat’s current litter and adding a bit more of the new litter each day. If your cats are more relaxed about litter changes, do what I did and sprinkle some of their regular litter over the top of the new one and they’ll get the idea.
It’s a Tea Potty Cat Litter and lots of delicious WeRuVa foods can be purchased online at Pet360.
This post is sponsored by Weruva and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping create awareness around Weruva’s brand new natural cat litter, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Weruva is not responsible for the content of this article.
Thomas is so cute! I have had the same litter troubles as you have. We generally use a clay litter and they we decided to try a pine based litter. The pellets were huge and the odor was strong – the cats would have nothing to do with it. I was a little worried when we decided to try Weruva Cat Litter, but the cats ended up liking it! I think the pellets are just soft enough that they crumble in the cat’s paws rather than causing painful pressure.
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I think you’re right about the pellets being just soft enough to be comfortable for walking, unlike those giant pine pellets. I also like the fact that it clumps well and that the pellets are small enough for the clean ones to go through the holes in my litter scoop!
I have been endlessly curious about all of the new cat litters I’ve been reading about, so it’s nice to get a review of a non-traditional clay sand. Have You ever tried any litters with the moisture absorbing silica beads? I have heard those are really great, too! ~ Erin @ http://www.tossedcookie.com
I tried the silica beads once. They worked for a while, and then after a week or so, they just gave up and the whole week’s worth of urine smell rose from the box. Given, this was a long time ago (at least 10 years) so they might have gotten better since then. Also, the cats weren’t really fond of walking on the silica beads because they presumably hurt their paws — imagine walking barefoot on ball bearings.
I know they no longer make the “beads” the main part of the litter. They’re crystallized and an amalgamation of silica and clay. I desperately want to try!
Looks like it was thoroughly inspected. We love this litter, so nice to not have all that dust when changing the box
Hello Jane, Wow… this is a terrific read. I have been searching for a new cat litter to use with my cats, but had a horrible time with wood pellet litter. I would have never thought to try this type of litter. Also, i like the valid point that you made about making the switch to a different cat litter. My two cats are a bit finicky, so i will try sprinkling in some of their old litter, as I wean them into a new kind. Great advice.