Tidy Cats LightWeight Review (#FreeProductReceived)

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In a recent survey, approximately one in three cat owners said they would rather clean a toilet bowl than carry heavy cat litter. Sound familiar?  I have found your solution. Tidy Cats recently sent me a free container of Tidy Cats LightWeight for free, for review purposes. This litter may be a lightweight (it is literally 50% lighter than regular cat litter ), but it has all the strength you need in a litter.

Here are some pictures of the box the litter arrived in – It was so creative!

1x1.trans Tidy Cats LightWeight Review  (#FreeProductReceived)

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1x1.trans Tidy Cats LightWeight Review  (#FreeProductReceived)The first thing I noticed after realizing how LIGHT the container was, was that the container had two handles.  I could be wrong, but I think this is unique to Tidy Cats.  There is the regular handle at the top, next to the opening, and then another on the side that makes it super easy to pour into the litter box.  It is simple innovations like that really appeal to someone, like me who is maintaining three litter boxes. I really appreciate how lightweight this litter is since all three litter boxes are located in our basement!

I have worked a lot of overtime this summer, and I knew I was overdue for what I call the “Monthly dump and scrub” of the litter boxes.  I finally found a time to dump out all the old litter, disinfect and clean out the litter boxes and give this new litter a try.  The kitties don’t really have assigned litter boxes, but they do each have their preference.   We had previously tried using Tidy Cats Glade™ Tough Odor Solutions formula in all the boxes and Oliver showed his displeasure by finding other places to go to the bathroom. We quickly switched his box to a different litter.  We think the scent was too strong for him, however the other two cats, Harley and Jewel did not seem to mid one bit. We loved it because it kept our laundry room, and the adjoining Man Cave smelling wonderful. I figured I would make it up to Oliver by putting the Tidy Cats LightWeight in his litter box.

I am happy to report that we haven’t had any complaints from Oliver, or any of the other cats for that matter!  When you are scooping the litter you really notice how light it is.  We have tried other “light” litters before and while they felt somewhat lighter when you are carrying the container around, I never noticed a difference when scooping the litter. When scooping the Tidy Cats LightWeight the litter feels so airy and light, but it still clumps any waste tight.

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Some of the features of this litter include:

  • Continuous odor control
  • Light, tight clumps for easy scooping
  • Powerfully absorbent
  • 99.9% dust free  <– We found it very noticeable how much less dust there is compared to competitors!


 This product is not in stores yet, but be on the lookout for it this fall!

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24 thoughts on “Tidy Cats LightWeight Review (#FreeProductReceived)

  1. Jeff Miller

    I bought it at target. I think it’s a complete fail. First, it is light. The guy at the check stand almost fell over because he thought he was going to be picking up a much heavier container.

    Since I have a bad back, I loved the idea. No need for two handles, if anything they should have two handles on the regular stuff.

    That’s where the good part ended for me. It’s 50% more cost per volume (not weight).

    The biggest problem is that because its lighter, more of it gets tracked out of the box. Not good for my hardwood floors.

    And then,it sticks to my cats feet, who tried to lick it off. The crunching sound when the cat tried chewing it away, and the subsequent vomiting from ingesting it… Well can I just say BIG FAIL.

    1. Em (@emily040282)

      My cat also vomited after I tried using this. The other was fine, so it appears that it isn’t going to cause that in all cats, but if I’d read anything like this before buying it, I probably wouldn’t have wasted the money.

  2. Diane W Post author

    Besides the tote lid, you can see in the picture, we also have a few old doormats surrounding the litterboxes to help trap litter as the cats walk away. We haven’t had any problems with our cats vomiting because of ingesting the litter, but obviously that would be a problem. We have been buying this kind at Sams club in bulk, so the lighter weight is definitly a plus to me, since I am the one who has to bring it down to the basement and take care of the litter. Sorry that it didn’t work out for you Jeff!

  3. Susan

    This litter sticks to my kittens feet. He is young and often urinates on his back paws. When this happens, he comes out of the litter box with his back paws heavily encrusted with this lightweight litter. He tries to lick it off and the saliva from his tongue melts this litter into a paste. If this paste dries on his feet, then he cannot loosen it himself and I have to soak his back paws in water to remove it. I had to stop using this product. I am sad about it, because I have problems lifting heavy items.

    1. Diane W Post author

      Oh no Susan! That’s not good! Are you having trouble with other clumping litters, or just Tidy Cats Light Weight? You might have better luck with Yesterdays News which is pellets, or a non-clumping litter.

  4. Henrietta Berroteran

    It’s a fail for me as well. The positive is the light weight but it ends there. It states it is 99+% free but it isn’t. Even when pouring it into the litter box I have to hold my breath because the dust is so bad. My furniture was covered in dust after a few days. I thought I might have had a bad batch but I am now in to my fourth container and the results are the same. My cats feet are covered in dust when he exits. He sneezes all the time when he uses the litter box. I have combined it with half clay litter by Tidy Cats and it helps with the dust but I’m defeating the purpose of this litter. I won’t be purchasing it again.

    1. kathleen

      I totally agree-it is not dust free. just pouring into the litter box made me cough. It also left a dust film everywhere. I threw it away, will gladly carry the heavy cat litter!

  5. grannygoodpaint

    I have two large kittens (10 months old) and bought this light litter because carrying the 20 lb box of litter was too much for me. (I found using an old luggage carrier helped a lot). I loved how light this litter is and it doesn’t seem to stick to my cat’s paws….BUT….I am constantly cleaning out the litter box due to odor! In that respect it isn’t working for me at all. Even litter box deodorizer isn’t helping. I never had this problem with the Arm & Hammer litter I was using.

  6. bri

    Sucks! It sticks to the cats paws and even with a litter catching mat outside of our box it ends up all over my house. Will never buy again!

  7. Caroline

    This is just awful news. I may as we’ll not even open the one I bought. I don’t want my cat sneezing and getting his paws covered in this stuff. Not even going to try it with these terrible reviews. Should have read them before buying,

    1. Diane

      I still haven’t had a problem with it sticking to my cats feet. Does everyone that is having problems have long hair cats? I know Jewel doesn’t ever cover her business in the litter box, so there is no way it could get stuck to her paws, but it honestly isn’t sticking to the boy kitties feet – and Oliver it would be obvious – he has white paws.

      1. Natalie Shands

        Yes!! All of these problems I am reading about I’m having. Just bought it last month, my cats don’t use it as much (they like to go outside like dogs and come back in) but we’ve had cold weather lately and don’t want to go out, and I became concerned at my older cat who started using anything but the box. Then he was getting sick. When I noticed the litter encrusted on the bottom of his paws (on the bed, with litter in my bed) I made the connection. Threw the whole litter box out and bought a new one. I pray he feels better soon.

  8. Judith Evans

    This new “light weight litter” is A JOKE! First and foremost the DUST content is ridiculous! I have never used cat litter that puts off sooooooo much dust! It is choking when scooping the cat box!

    Second, the “light weight” is worthless because it does does fall off the cat’s paws, thus they jump out of box and litter is all over the house from what is left in their paws!

    Third, IT DOES NOT absorb the odor like the heavier litter does!

    Fourth, it costs over $5.00 more than the GOOD/EXCELLENT Heavy Tidy Cat Scoopable multiple cat litter.

    This light weight litter is a joke and I have returned the unused container and replaced my original good HEAVY litter with hardly any dust, stays in the box and not on cats feet and covers the odor excellently !

    I would never recommend that nasty light weight junk to any one!

  9. Cheryl Elliott

    Cleaned litterboxes. Poured i n Tidy Cat Lightweight litter. Clouds of dust. I have two adult cats. This litter has been tracked all over the house. I am dumping this out and going back to heavy litter, arthritis and all!

  10. Kimberly Miller

    This is also a big fail for me. I have cats that are sensitive to dust and this litter is really bad, it is all over my himmy’s feet, I have to wash her feet almost every day and it stinks! I’ve never had a problem with “cat” odor in my home and now I do. It is also all over my floors.

  11. H. Burrowbridge

    HORRIBLE!! Sounds good in theory doesn’t it? I have never seen so much litter all over the floor, EVERYWHERE! Also, because it is so lightweight the cat actually tipped over the litter box getting out of it because there isn’t enough weight to it to hold it down! Scared him to death and we were so afraid he would stop using the box. I immediately bought the regular litter and replaced the other lightweight litter, what a nightmare.

  12. Rita S

    Same here, it sticks horribly to our cats feet, dust when you pour it out. It may be lighter but it is in her bed, all over house, carpet. I was buying it once a week to replace because it clumps up so fast. Done, not wasting anymore money on it. Ridiculous that it is so much higher and less benefit other than weight!

  13. Chelsea G

    We have had the same issue with the litter sticking to our cat’s feet. I am finding litter everywhere. Will be using this product up and going back to my old litter. It may be heavier to carry, but I am not finding it on my bed!

  14. Carrie

    I just came on here to read the reviews and I’m so disappointed. We currently use a great light weight cat litter by Fresh Step called Fresh Step Natural Scoop. We love it! No dust, odor control is great, and is light weight. The problem? It’s very hard to find (even online) and the only place that sells it is a local pet store by us and it’s totally overpriced there… $12.99 a bag, and we have 4 cats with 5 litter boxes! We probably buy 3 – 4 bags a month though as it does go a long way.

  15. Nicole

    I was super excited about this litter when I saw the commercials but I have yet to purchase it. The comment here have made me decide not to even try it. I have enough problems with my cats tracking litter everywhere as it is. Also, the cost, from what others are saying, isn’t worth it. Sadly, I will be passing on this product an sticking to the store brand clumping litters (Publix an Target brands are the absolute BEST).

  16. Colin Seiber

    Tidy cats lightweight litter is horrible. The dust has permeated my entire house, especially downstairs where we keep the litter boxes. Everything is covered with dust! When I scoop, I always have a coughing spell afterwards. I cannot imagine what this dust is doing to my cats lungs. One of my cats, though I have yet to figure out which one, has decided enough is enough, and has taken to using the carpet as a litter box. There will be no more lightweight litter in this house.

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