Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: October 31, 2022 by Crystal Uys
The variety of alternative litters on the market now is growing every day. From corn to pine to walnut shells, I find it fascinating what manufacturers are coming up with.
I’m well aware of the controversy around traditional clay litter, but I’ve found that many cats don’t like the alternative litters. And ultimately, if your cat won’t use a litter, it’s no good, no matter how environmentally friendly it may be!
SwheatScoop, a wheat based natural clumping litter, has been on the market for more than two decades. It is made from ground wheat, which contains two natural properties (a starch and an enzyme) that make the product clump, as well as exposing enzymes in the kernel which react with the enzymes in the cat waste to neutralize each other.
I liked that this litter is fragrance-free. While it wasn’t completely dust-free, it didn’t create large amounts of dust, which I found acceptable.
Unfortunately, neither Allegra nor Ruby would use this litter. I put this litter in one of our two litter boxes, and neither of the girls used it even once in the week I had it out. I did test the litter with water, and it clumped extremely well, and was easy to scoop. Since the girls didn’t use it, I can’t comment on either odor control or on whether it tracks a lot.
So while I really like this litter in theory, my two little product testers have minds of their own, and when it comes to litter, their opinion wins over mine. However, this may be the perfect litter for your cats, and here’s your chance to try a bag for your household.
Enter to win a 14 lb. bag of SwheatScoop Natural Clumping Litter – Three Winners!
To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment letting me know why you’d like to win this litter. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared. No need to post the link to your share. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only. This giveaway ends Thursday, August 28. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.
For more information about SwheatScoop, please visit their website.
*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.
FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge. I also received a fee for writing this review. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion. Or, as the case may be, Allegra and Ruby’s honest and unbiased opinion.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.