Dr Elsey’s Precious Ultra Cat Litter Review
SUMMARY: Precious Cat’s Dr. Elsey’s Ultra Cat Litter is a solid-performing, medium-priced litter that can work well in many single and multiple-cat households.
This product may not be the top-performing litter on the market, but it can be the right choice for a lot of households. Especially homes with multiple cats.
Review of Dr. Elsey’s Ultra Cat – Key Points:
- Dr Elsey’s Ultra Cat Litter is a medium-grain granule clay litter product.
- It’s hard clumping which makes it easier to scoop out urine waste.
- When the litter is applied deep enough, it will prevent urine from reaching the bottom of the box.
- It’s unscented. No added perfumes or cover-up scents. Hypo-allergenic.
- It claims to be 99.9% dust-free.
- It’s designed to work fine in mechanical litter boxes.
- It’s mid-priced.
What’s the Price of Dr. Elsey’s Ultra Cat Litter
The general retail price at most big pet retailers is about $19 for the 40-pound bag.
The 18-pound bag and the 20-pound box are often between $10 and $12 respectfully. The box being a little more expensive than the bag.
I don’t like using litter from a box because when the box is empty and it’s time to recycle the box, you need to take the box outside before you open it up and flatten it, because pieces of clay get between all of the folds of the cardboard, and when you open those folds, pieces of clay fall out everywhere.
A Good Litter for Multiple-Cat Owners
If you have just one cat and one litterbox, you may be able to splurge on a better, more natural, more expensive litter.
But if you have multiple cats, with two, three or four litterboxes, using a high-priced litter can really add up in expense.
This product can be an excellent choice if you are filling up several boxes every few weeks.
Do You Have a Kitty That is Urinating Outside the Box?
If you have a cat who is not using the box consistently and is urinating in areas around your home, you may be interested in using Dr. Elsey’s Cat Attract Litter.
The Cat Attract Litter worked wonders for my cat who had this issue, but Cat Attract is expensive.
So once my cat started to use the litter box again, I began to mix the less-expensive Ultra in with the more-expensive Cat Attract. Eventually, I could stop using the Cat Attract all together.
If your cat covers up his business, and doesn’t urinate on the side of the box, odor control seems to be pretty good.
If she likes to leave her accomplishment uncovered and on display, well, then there isn’t much odor control happening.
What About Tracking?
It’s unreasonable to expect that no litter will get accidentally carried out of the box at all. Some granules will stick in your kitty’s paws and get tracked out.
The manufacturer states that this product has low tracking. But tracking is going to happen. It’s hard to compare tracking from one brand to the next, but my cats appear able to track it just fine.
Is It Dusty?
Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Ultra Clumping Kitty Litter
This brand is not nearly as dusty as cheap clay litters are.
That being said, when you are digging around in there looking for hidden treasure with your scooper, you may notice a hint of dust being raised.
And flat surfaces around your box will accumulate a layer of dust faster than most other surfaces around your apartment or home.
If your cat likes to pee along the inside edge of the box, you will probably have litter that will stick to the side of the box.
Or if you don’t keep enough product in the box and your cat pees a lot at one time, you will probably have to scrape the bottom with a flat, strong scooper to get the stuck-on litter off the bottom. It will stick.
Will My Cat Like This Kitty Litter?
Probably. But cats are complicated. Cats are individuals. They can have their own likes and dislikes.
If this type of product sounds good to you, you could try mixing a small amount in with your current litter and gradually increase its percentage over the course of a couple of weeks.
If your cat lets you know that she isn’t too fond of this new litter, you can always stop.
Cat feces are dirty and may contain parasites too. Always wash your hands really well after handling used cat litter.
Pregnant women, nursing women, children or anyone with a weakened immune system should avoid handling used cat litter. Let someone else do it.
Try to place your box in a well-ventilated area to avoid breathing it in.
Don’t put any of it in your mouth. Seek medical help in case anyone ingests it.