Friday, April 1, 2016

Has She Been Working Out or is that the New Tidy Cats® LightWeight Litter?

WAFFLES:  Boss! Has Glogirly been working out?

KATIE:  Well she's often late for our morning meal service. Dinner portions are a bit scant. But other than that, I'd say she does a satisfactory job.

WAFFLES:  No, Boss. I mean working out working out. Not working out.

KATIE:  I'm going to need a little more to go on, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  She's been skipping around the Townhouse with a jug of our kitty litter in each hand. I think she was singing too. 

KATIE:  Well that's highly irregular. 

WAFFLES:  I know. Every time she hauls in a new pail of litter from the garage, there's lots of banging around, huffing and puffing. And HBO words too.

Tidy Cats® LightWeight 4-in-1 Strength® Litter
Our girl has a new spring in her step after receiving the latest litter from Tidy Cats. What used to be 20 pounds is now a mere 8.5 pounds. Glogirly's been sprinting up our two flights of steps like Rocky, but with a jug of litter in each hand.  *cue song: Gonna Fly Now ♩♫ *

Yes, we are clay kitties. As much as Glogirly has tried to slip a clay-alternative litter into our boxes, we've made it quite clear that we prefer doing our business with clay. One of her biggest complaints about clay though, is how incredibly HEAVY it is. Living in a three level townhouse with lots and lots of steps is one thing. But try packing heavy clay litter in a suitcase and getting it past the airline gate agent without being charged beaucoup green papers for overweight baggage.

4X the Fight & Half the Weight
WAFFLES:  One, two, three, four–  4 in what?  Um... don't tell me, don't tell me.

KATIE:  4-in-1, Waffles. 4-in-1.

4-in-1 Strength Means Saying Buh Bye to:
1. Ammonia odor
2. Urine odor
3. Fecal odor
4. Weak clumping

Our Experience
Katie and Waffles both took to the new litter right away. The downstairs bathroom is their go-to litter room, with two large boxes. When given one box with the new Tidy Cats litter and one with their old litter, they each continued to use both. And we all know that a litter is only as good as a cat's willingness to use it!

The lightweight litter is a little dustier than the heavy stuff, but not a lot. We only really noticed it when filling an empty box, not when adding a little in after scooping. Still, those with sensitivities to dust may find it's a little too much for them.

We were very pleased with the litter's ability to control unwanted smells. We scoop often, so odor control isn't something we typically have a lot of trouble with. Katie & Waffles' whole food diet has almost eliminated any #2 odor. So for us, tackling urine odor is at the top of our list and it performed very well.

Nice and tight, just the way Glogirly likes it!

The 4-in-1 formula does have a mild fragrance, most noticeable when initially pouring the litter into an empty box. This has never seemed to bother any of us, however it's important to note that cats have a much keener sense of smell than humans. About 14x stronger. Humans and cats with asthma or sensitivities to fragrance may prefer an unscented litter.

Base on all of the factors we described above, for us we would probably use a combination of litters. The lightweight is great for climbing stairs, so it's a nice choice for our 'two-flights-up' upstairs litter box. It's also nice for travel. For our downstairs/ground floor boxes we would probably use a standard unscented, low/no-dust litter.

This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats® for Purina®. We are being compensated for helping create awareness about the new Tidy Cats LightWeight 4-in-1 Strength® Litter. GLOGIRLY only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Tidy Cats is not responsible for the content of this article.


  1. We can't imagine how much easier life must be for Glogirly. We're clay kittehz too and bringing the cat litter home is a VERY undesirable job and we don't have stairs! Mommy found the dust to be a bit much for her, but hopes that eventually they will remedy that.

  2. I'd use it if it didn't cost so much more.

  3. We have competing light litter posts! I know what you mean about hauling that stuff. Man - I'm happy for the lighter weight.

  4. Any way to take a load off of the humans is good! Just so long as they don't get you lighter weight cat food. ;-)

  5. Wow! We may have to try it! Our mommy, a gym rat, is drooling over your weights......

    1. You think carrying heavy litter home from the store is hard! Getting those weights home was insane!!! ; )

  6. We love Tidy Cat litter at our house too.
    Sue B

  7. We use Tidy Cat Clumping Litter. Mom doesn't DARE make a change with our facilities, not at our ages. But yeah, it's heavy. That's why she loves getting it from Pet Supermarket. They will carry it to the car. She never says no to that.

  8. We're clay kitties too. We'll have to try that one since Mom hates carrying the heavy jugs of litter.

    The Florida Furkids

  9. The mom carries that heavy clay stuff into the house too. She said she may hafta try this new Tidy Cat litter...though then how will she get any exercise??

  10. Mom got to thank a Purina VP in person for Tidy Cat lightweight litter. That's because dad wouldn't let her get another cat because he had to haul 40lb bags of litter up to the second floor. Now we have a cat just because of it! Love Dolly PeeS: But the cat does NOT like me at all.

  11. We like Dr. Elsey's because otherwise Gemini gets peeved with Ichiro and she won't use the litter boxes... Sigh.

  12. Thanks for the review. I need dust free litter - hopefully my dist free brand will start making a lightweight version.

  13. So in other words, Glogirly is workin it!
    Lily & Edward

  14. Nice review! We have to use a dust-free litter because of Dragonheart's asthma.

  15. You're like a magician - getting your cats to pose so well! I had heard that the lightweight is a little dustier, but still may be worth trying I guess.

  16. I will only use clay litter too. Mum wishes they made a lightweight version instead of the 12kg (26 pound) bags. She gets dad to lug them around.

  17. We aren't clay kitties, but it's great to hear that this is an option for kitties who are. Clay is heavy stuff!

  18. I keep trying to get my Mom to use that for her cat because it is light.

  19. I’d heard that Light Litter tended to get stuck to cats fur and ingested, causing problems. Is that true. TW has some light litter she bough cos she ha a coupon but she’s afraid to use it.

    1. We actually have reached out to Tidy Cats for an answer to these concerns. Once we hear back we'll let you know!
      Thanks : )

  20. The TidyCat Lightweight with Glade fragrance is a lighter scent than the other Lightweight litters.

  21. I'm glad that your mom gets to carry in a lighter litter container for you. It seems to make her happy and who doesn't love a happy mom!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  22. Sheesh, your mum needs to make Gloman carry those heavy things. That is what they are there for! Mum tried the light stuff and thought it was way too dusty. But if your mum is happy with it, fine. Mum is proud of her muscles that she can carry that stuff. Says it is good for her bones and all.

  23. Maxwell: Um, Waffles, dood. Don't strain your brain too hard in that last photo.
    Did they SAY there'd be MATHS, did they??


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