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Swheat Scoop

by Barbara Spyrou
(New York)

Been using Swheat Scoop Cat Litter for couple of years. Love that it's natural and doesn't choke me, or my cats, with the perfume smells. I didn't find it a problem when I had my litter boxes in my basement. Moved to a new home and unfortunately, need to keep the litter boxes in a room in my house. Finding it to be extremely dusty and my cats are tracking it everywhere... AND I have a mat followed by those "cat tracking" mats they sell outside the litter boxes.


Recently started using Natural Pine litter in one box to see how it works. NO dust at all, very pleasant smelling... tiny bit of tracking, but because the pine pellets are so big I'm afraid my cats are not loving it... God knows I don't want them to decide they like a soft carpet or bed better.

I need something natural that my cats will love that's no dust or very, very low dust, and non tracking... is there something out there for us????

Editor Comment: While we don't have a specific brand recommendation, look for textures that are similar to Swheat scoop as cat's prefer textures that were familiar to them, particularly when they were kittens.

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Swheat Scoop

by Anonymous

I have 6 cats and 3 litter boxes which are scooped 3x daily. The tracking of this litter is terrible. Each time the boxes are scooped the floors must be swept and this is with large rugs under the litter boxes

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Swheat Scoop is the best
by: Anonymous

I only have one cat but LOVE swheat scoop!. I don't have an issue with the tracking compared to other litters I have tried.

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I love Swheat Scoop
by: Anonymous

I love this product, Its 100% Natural, Chemical Free, no added fragrances and Bio-degradeable. Bottom line there is NO other cat litter that can say all of these things. I find the issues with one of the comments hard to believe

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eye infection
by: Anonymous

My poor little hedgehog got a really bad eye infection from this. Do not use for small animals.

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Swheat Scoop Problem

by Page Williams
(Houston TX USA)

http://www.rateitall.com/i-29103-swheat-scoop-cat-litter.aspx

Terrible 6/02/10 posted by Page Williams

I've just had a terrifying health crisis with my two petite Burmese cats, both fanatic groomers, who simultaneously quit eating, drinking and eliminating. Fecal and blood tests negative. Obviously environmental. Searching for clues, I realised that latest supply of Swheat was very abnormally powdery - sticky dust adhered to my hand when I put it in the bag. Remembered I'd recently seen white footprints around house. Took bag of Swheat to Petco - three employees including manager agreed it was very different and powdery. Showed my vet and he suggested that I save the bag. Phoned Swheat customer service on 5/27/10 to ask if they had been adding something, because I was looking for clues for my cats' illness. The lady told me that there were no additives - but on further questioning, she remembered that she had been told that on 5/24/10 a torn screen in plant had been replaced and that they had told her that it was discovered that the screen was torn worse than they had realized when they changed it. I cannot prove that it was related, but with a vet bill of almost $800 to cover hospitalization, rehydration (both enema and subcutaneous) and appetite stimulant, and with entirely different litter with very minimal dust, my cats gained half a pound each and, so far, seem well on the road to recovery. I am frightened that, if this litter was the cause, some other cat owner might not notice in time. I wrote the company on 5/29, enclosing a sample of the litter and suggesting a recall. If I am wrong, I owe Swheat an apology, but nobody should use such powdery stuff in a litter box - I am kicking myself for not noticing earlier. My cats are indoor, and there was no other change in their environment. Update: There was no response to my letter, so I emailed with no response, finally UPSed company, signature requested, enclosing another sample of dusty litter and copy of my vet bill. Incredibly, Mr. Hughes responded that the litter I sent was "not what he likes to produce" but could not have harmed my cats as it is biodegradable and he "has been eating it for 17 years!" The vet had told me to change litter immediately, and save the bag. The Petco manager phoned them 4 times, with no response, and finally emailed her phone numbers but nobody phoned her back.

The litter that my cats used for a year was fine. The product that was packaged with a broken screen almost killed my cats and Swheat Scoop has issued no recall or warning and does not respond to customers (or Petco manager) or feel responsible for the financial damage it caused, much less for the suffering of my cats. And I'm not the only one; on June 11, another person posted a similar experience on rateitall.

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Swheatscoop and Bugs
by: Anonymous

the stuff is awful i got bags totally infested with hundreds of bugs keep the swheatscoop , I'm back to clay litter wish they could make cat liter that isn't smelling like moth balls and dusty as it is not good for cats or humans we can put men on the moon but can't make decent cat liter for indoor cats i am becoming fearful of most of them the vet bills for sick cats is very high

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Swheat Scoop recall
by: Anonymous

I've been using Swheat Scoop and didn't know about any problems. I called the Giant where I shop today because, when I was there last week, they didn't have any on the shelves. The grocery manager said the company had recalled the product so the company didn't admit anything to you, but there has been a recall.

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agree with above post
by: Kristie

I have used this litter for over a year now and love it. It's flushable, it hides smells, it clumps well, it's biodegradable. My local Giant (grocery store) hasn't had any for a few weeks now, neither has Target. I finally asked about it at Giant and they told me he had been recalled. They said sometimes it takes a few months to recover, but sometimes longer. I'm very sad because that's the only flushable kitty litter I can find locally, besides the fact that it doesn't stink at all. I hope they can fix the issue. I'm so sorry about your cats and the health problems. I'm disappointed with the company seeming to avoid admitting the recall.

Editor Comment: Swheat Scoop is available online from Amazon.com.

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Never had a problem
by: R larsen

I have used Swheat Scoop litter with my cats for over eight years and never had a problem.

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Sweat Scoop
by: Roberta

I have used Sweat Scoop for the past 11 plush years have 4 cats have never had a problem it's cleaner less odor than any other I have had cats for 40+ yrs and used clays before hate them I highly recommend Sweat Scoop and have many people using it including vets I have Persians and it works great

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TEXAS BURMESE CATS
by: zabeth

I am curious about the Burmese cats. how are they feeling?

I am starting to wonder about this litter lately, besides affecting kitty's health, I believe it is drawing BUGS???

if pam from texas is reading, please reply.

thank you,
zabeth

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Shweat Natural Cat Litter

by Maurren
(Canada)

I loved it but my one cat hated it and started urinating on my couch. I have tried it 3 times and each time, he went to the couch. Now looking for a dust free one that the cat and I like.

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Worm in litter
by: Anonymous

I bought Swheat Cat Litter today for the first time. Took the litter box outside and washed it and cleaned it real good. After about 5 hours, I went in to check the cat litter and there were white worms crawling on the litter box dome top and on the underside of the top. I have never seen worms around the cat litter before or in my cats feces. I cleaned them all off and flushed them and went back in about 5 mins. and there were a couple more. Same thing a few mins. later. The cat had only used the litter once to urinate. I poured all of it in a big trash bag and tied it up real good. I will be taking the remainder of the bag back to the store tomorrow!!!No more worms since I poured out the Swheat litter. Has anyone else had this problem?

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