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Warning: something changed, this stuff sucks, and now my cat is sick.
on March 13, 2017
I've been a cat owner for my entire life. I've tried nearly every litter that's out there, so I know what litter is good. This stuff was good (lightweight and heavyweight). It was the best I'd ever used up until that point -- clumped up amazingly well, no odor, minimal perfume, and my cats liked it. Life changing, etc etc, everything that's been said in the good reviews, all true.
I started noticed with the past couple deliveries that the litter quality had gotten grainier and suddenly it was tracking *everywhere* -- all over the halls, even in my bed (ew). Super annoying, but it still basically worked so I dealt with the endless sweeping and vacuuming.
Then my 11-year old cat, normally lumberjack-healthy with no previous issues, starts having pee problems. Expensive vet visit later, they tell me he has minerals in his urine that indicate he might be been eating his litter. I thought he might just have eaten some by accident. It didn't occur to me till later that he was not eating it, he was licking it. Because it was so grainy it got stuck in his paws, as well as everywhere else. Okay, I still held out hope because this stuff is just *that good* right?
So then I order this stuff, and it arrives. WHAT EVEN IS THIS. The review left here where the reviewer left pictures of the old stuff and the new stuff, that's exactly what I got too. It's darker, grainer (basically silt) and holy mother of god the perfume stench. It made my eyes water up instantly. I washed my hands multiple times and I couldn't get the smell off.
Almost immediately after jumping in and using this garbage litter (as cats do) my poor cat started showing major pain symptoms and just started peeing everywhere and howling in pain. If that perfume hurt my eyes I can't imagine what it did to his delicate bits. It all went immediately into the garbage and now I need to try to get my guy healthy again, and apologize for being such a dense cat parent.
So, not just a waste of money but a dangerous waste of money. Disappointed doesn't cover it. Now I'm just mad. Did A&H change the formula or is this just some straight up counterfeit litter? Because wow, that escalated quickly.