tidy-cats-LW-sm “The Boys,” our “Cat Seen Investigators” (CSI), like nosing around the Internet for really cool toys, new kitty litter, and any other stuff that might interest all their kitty furriends. This week, they and I, are really excited about the new Tidy Cats LightWeight Cat Litter.

Several weeks ago, Molly Owen, Senior Account Executive for Cone Communications, and marketing rep for Purina Tidy Cats, contacted me about Tidy Cats’ new product that would be in the stores this fall. She wondered if we’d be interested in receiving a sample to use and then to write about.

Oh boy, would we!

I’ve used Purina Tidy Cats litter in various iterations for years–even as far back as the 1970s; the regular kind, the clumpable, etc. Over the years, I’ve noticed numerous minor changes in the product–there was a while there where the “gravel” was more of a small pea size and I didn’t think it clumped as well as it had been.

Coincidentally, shortly after I received Molly’s email and knew a test product was on its way to us, I began to see commercials about the new Tidy Cats LightWeight Cat Litter. I was especially intrigued because the litter is advertised as being 50% lighter than the original litter.

Anyone who has more than one kitty knows that once more than one kitty uses the box that used litter can get pretty heavy. The thought of a lesser weight litter was decidedly a big plus for me.

While I’m not the strongest person on the block, I can usually hold my own when it comes to lifting some things. However, I do struggle a bit with the 20 lb Tidy Cats clumpable litter container when I purchase it. (In particular, it’s difficult to put onto the counter at the store when I’m going through checkout.)

We’re currently in the “transition stage” of adding Tidy Cats LightWeight litter to the usual litter. So far, things seem to be working out well. I do notice the litter is a different texture from the Tidy Cats litter we’ve been using.

Also, I had read some reviews at one of the sites about the LightWeight litter that were not exactly favorable to it. Several users in particular commented on the “dust” that is generated by the litter when it is poured from the container into the litter box. As of yet, I have not experienced that issue.

Wednesday, September 18, I received an email from Molly who informed me that the LightWeight litter is now available in the stores. You can find a store locator at TidyCats.com.

Quite a few stores in my area are listed as carrying the product, so I made a beeline to our local SuperTarget to buy it. Perhaps I traveled too fast, as Target did not have any, although the clerk who checked me out said she had seen the LightWeight litter come across the checkout line “in a sack”! This was a surprise to me as the test sample Molly sent to us arrived in the usual heavy duty plastic container.

I’ll definitely be checking the other locations in the area to see whether they have the litter. And I’ll also check back with Target for shipment arrival. You can also count on me doing a progress report on using Tidy Cats Lightweight Cat Litter once we have phased it in entirely.

The concept of a lighter weight cat litter is extremely appealing to me, and I’m pretty certain the waste management people will be enthused as well to have a lighter weight refuse bag to lift now and then.

Yours in enjoying Tidy Cats Lightweight Cat litter,

and “The Boys”

P.S. Tidy Cats LightWeight cat litter is also not yet available at Amazon.

In the meantime, though, while you’re lining up new cat litter, you might like to also get some new kitty litter scoops like these colorful ones by Duranimals Durascoop Cat Litter Scoop

Graphic source: Tidy Cats