After learning that clay litter and corn litter were not working for my household, I walked into the pet store needing to try another variety, but not knowing where to start. My top options were pine, newspaper or wheat.
I was resigned to the fact that I’d be going through many brands of litter before finding the right one.
When I approached the litter aisle a bag caught my eye. I stopped to look at it and discovered Blue Buffalo Naturally Fresh, which is made of crushed walnut shells. Walnuts?
I read the package and decided to try this new litter on a whim. I wasn’t convinced I would love any of the alternatives, so why not try walnuts?
My first test for a new brand of litter is the clean litter smell test. I take a big whiff of the litter once the bag is open and then even grab a handful to smell it more closely. This litter has a light nutty smell that I find pleasant and doesn’t bother my scent-sensitive fiancé.
The odor control of this litter is good. We have a covered litter box in our master bathroom and I can’t smell the litter on a regular basis. If I do smell it, all I smell is the light nutty scent.
When I scoop the litter the smell of waste is somewhat stronger. I believe this is because the litter doesn’t really adhere to the waste, although it does clump the urine. When you cat buries his waste the litter blocks the odor though.
This litter clumps well and uses a small amount of litter. Urine clumps together, although the clumps are somewhat delicate. I take my time scooping the litter and try not to break apart the clumps. The litter doesn’t really stick to the feces, which is actually good in my opinion, because less litter is used. This litter is so light weight that scooping is a breeze.
Tracking and Dust
This litter is a moderately tracking litter. The litter is dark brown, so it may not be great if you have light colored carpet nearby, like I do! But it’s really easy to sweep up or vacuum. There is minimal dust with this litter.
More Reasons to Give Blue Buffalo Naturally Fresh Cat Litter a try!
Walnut shells are a biodegradable and sustainable material. The walnuts used are all grown in the USA, so you will be supporting industry in the USA.