March 2009. Owners and experts alike praise Feline Pine cat litter for its fresh scent, biodegradability (meaning it can be flushed down the toilet or recycled as mulch) and economy (a 20-pound bag is equivalent in usage to 60 pounds of clumping clay litter). However, some cats don't take to Feline Pine's texture, and this litter doesn't clump on contact with urine. If clumping is important to you, you may want to consider another large-pellet biodegradable litter that gets good reviews, World's Best Cat Litter (*est. $40 for 34 lbs.); however, World's Best is much more expensive.
We found the best comparative reviews of Feline Pine (and other cat litters) at two general- interest websites, Gomestic.com and TheLightHouseOnline.com. A writer for the San Francisco Chronicle discusses the pros and cons of various cat litters, and the pet-stain-removal site Cat-Urine-Cleaner.com also makes recommendations. Finally, we consulted user reviews of cat litter at the retail site Petco.com and at Amazon.com.
Our Sources: Feline Pine Cat Litter Reviews
In this thorough article, Alyn King tries out five different brands of cat litter using his own cat as the guinea pig. The top choice here is Feline Pine, which King likes because it is flushable, biodegradable, sweet-smelling and low on dust. Also, "one bag of this litter lasts forever," King says.
Review: The Best Cat Litter, Alyn King, Sep. 2, 2007
2. The Lighthouse Online
Marina Michaels, who says she doesn't trust clumping clay cat litters, goes into great detail about non-clumping alternatives, trying out many of the brands with her cat. She likes Feline Pine, although she says her cats aren't especially comfortable with the relatively large pellets.
Review: Alternatives to Clumping Clay Litters, Marina Michaels, As of June 24, 2008
This helpful article on an informal cat-care website describes the pros and cons of various kinds of cat litter and provides recommendations for each type. Feline Pine is recommended here as a yellow-pine litter.
Review: Types of Kitty Litter, Editors of Cat-Urine-Cleaner.com
4. San Francisco Chronicle
In this thorough article, Christie Keith discusses types of cat litter and makes some recommendations. She says World's Best Cat Litter is the best clumping non-clay litter even though it's expensive; also recommended is Feline Pine, though some cats don't like its texture, she says.
Review: Digging Deep into the Cat Litter Question, Christie Keith, July 10, 2007
The online pet-supply retailer Petco is a good source of customer reviews for cat litter. Feline Pine is a particular favorite, with above-average ratings overall from more than 70 users. Some users say it doesn't cover up odors well, however.
Review: Feline Pine Cat Litter, Contributors to Petco.com
Feline Pine receives very good scores from a handful of users at Amazon.com. Owners say it is not as absorbent as clay litter, but it covers smells well.
Review: Feline Pine Cat Litter, Contributors to Amazon.com