March 2009. As a rule, cat experts aren't fond of crystal-based cat litters, which absorb moisture and neutralize odors but can irritate a cat's sensitive paws. The big advantage of crystal litters like Pestell Clear Choice Low Track Silica Crystals Cat Litter is that they only have to be changed about once a month. Unfortunately, urine will pool in the box once the litter becomes saturated. Most reviewers and pet owners say you (and your cat) will be better off with either a standard clumping-clay cat litter like Scoop Away Multiple Cat Formula (*est. $18 for 28 lbs.) or an organic litter like Feline Pine (*est. $12 for 20 lbs.).
Clear Choice Cat Litter (like other crystal cat litters) isn't included in many comparative reviews, since owners and experts lean toward biodegradable or clay cat litters. However, we found positive feedback for this brand in the San Francisco Chronicle and from consumers at Amazon.com.
Our Sources: Pestell Clear Choice Silica Crystals Cat Litter Reviews
1. San Francisco Chronicle
Christie Keith discusses various types of cat litters and makes some recommendations. Among crystal litters she says that Clear Choice controls odor well, but is very expensive and some cats may not like its texture.
Review: Digging Deep Into the Cat Litter Question, Christie Keith, July 10, 2007
Reviews on crystal litters are limited, but seven users on Amazon.com give Pestell Clear Choice Low Track Silica Crystals Cat Litter well-above-average scores. While Clear Choice is much more expensive than most cat litters, users find that its odor control alone is worth the money.
Review: Pestell Clear Choice Low Track Silica Crystals Cat, Contributors to Amazon.com