Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 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.

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76 Comments on Review and Giveaway: SwheatScoop Natural Clumping Litter

  1. I like that it is Wheat based & odorless. My cats love it and I love the way it clumps. If my cats are Happy, I’m Happy!!!

  2. I only want what’s best for my cat (Luna kitty)…
    I would like to try Swheat Scoop and see for myself if it would be best for her.
    Other clay-based, stone litters just won’t do.

  3. I need to try different litters since I have one kitty practicing the dreaded “let’s pee everywhere’ syndrome.

  4. I have two rescue kitties and one of them has asthma and is allergic to corn. So most clay litters and corn based litters are out. I’ve tried almost everything out there except this brand. I would love to give it a try.

  5. We have 7 cats we care for and prefer the natural litters which is why we’d enjoy winning a bag of the Swheat Scoop. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I have three rescue cats and have been looking to find something more environmentally friendly cat litter. I’d love to try this brand.

  7. I’ve been wanting to get away from clay litter but don’t know how to start. I’d love to try this before I make a big investment.

  8. We would love to give this litter a try! I’ve been interested to try a natural litter like this but have been concerned with cost. With 5 cats, we go through a lot of litter and need it to be affordable. Love that this litter clumps!

  9. I would love the opportunity to try Swheat litter! We have 4 cats and I still haven’t found the perfect litter that works well, less dust and eco-friendly, plus light in weight, as we are senior citizens.

  10. I prefer to use all natural cat litters for my felines since I don’t want them being exposed to and/or ingesting chemicals. I’ve been using WBCL for years but it’s really messy & creates a bit more dust than I like so I’d love to find a replacement — Swheatscoop sounds pretty good to me but the cats would be the ones to give their approval by using it!

  11. I’d like to win this because the litter I currently use has a lot of dust. One of my boys has asthma and I need to be careful with him. I’ve been looking to find a new litter and this would be a great way to try it. Thanks for the opportunity!

  12. I’m looking for a dust free litter. I have 8 cats and the dust is out of control. This looks like it could be the answer.

  13. I would love to give this litter a try. I have tried a few other alternative litters but none that work as well or are as excepted as well as the one I currently use.

  14. I have been using this litter for my cats for over a decade. My cats love it. I did try perfumed litter when they were kittens. They don’t like to smell perfume. When I scoop I did not like the scent of those litters. When I found Sweatscoop I liked scooping this better. My cat is 15 years old now. The other one died of cancer a few years ago.

    My oppion of this litter. The new formula clump a little faster. The old & new don’t mix. The old takes longer to clump.

  15. I’d like to see if my gang likes it. It would be nice to switch from clay to something that’s better for them and us as well.

  16. I would love to try this cat litter. I have two cats, and I am always looking for new kinds of cat litter to try.

    Shared on Facebook.

  17. My four rescue stars; Harlow, Garbo, Bardot and Gable, all use SwheatScoop and have since the day they were adopted. We use the multi-cat formula and can always use a free bag!!!

  18. I would love to try this newswheat scoop litter,being less dust & clumps well & is natural is a gr8 option,better than clay 🙂

  19. Our boy Chuck has been suffering with constipation for years. I’ve just recently discovered that it’s possible the clumping chemicals in the litter could be causing it!!!! This product appears to be EXACTLY what I am looking for…the timing is excellent! Thanks, Ingrid, for letting us know about Swheat Scoop!

  20. My cats have been using this cat litter for several years now and all four of them like it extremely well. The only downfall is the accumulation of dust that settles over the room over a period of time. However it comes in economical sizes and it very convenient to find. And of course it’s more environmentally safe and I feel safer for my cats.

  21. Hello girls! We sure could use more litter! We have many brother & sister cats & even a few kittens, so we’re always in great need of litter. Help us out if you can!

    Love, tangerine, brownie, feathers, et al.

  22. I am writing on behalf of my friend who will be soon living full-time in Phoenix rather than Boring. Currently she lives on a 5-acre Christmas tree farm and her sweet kitty Dickens has access to a litter box, but rarely uses it because of his access to this rural farm property. However, in Phoenix he will be extremely restricted and my friend has an auto-immune disease and fragrance and dust are use issues with her health. In Phoneix, Dickens will be required to use a litter box full-time. I would like to share with my friend a good quality litter that may solve her dilemma of dealing with a cat who is 100 percent accustomed to the outdoors to being restricted in a small courtyard of her home in Phoenix. Thanks for listening.

  23. This would be a perfect addition to the new litter box I purchased based on your NVR Miss Litterbox link. My old gal with heart disease takes a diuretic so you can imagine the scooping we do with the increased urine output. Now that we solved her staying within a litter box (thank you!!), it would be great to have a good solid litter. I don’t like to use clay. Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. My cat uses this litter and hasn’t had any problems. The added bonus is that you can actually flush it down the toilet! Would love to win the litter as my stash is running low 🙂

  25. All 3 of my kitties use this litter without any problems. It seems to do a good job of controlling odor – & with 2 big boys, that’s a good thing 🙂

    It does get tracked out of the litterbox, but I bought a carpet runner that catches most of it, & the dust is really not too bad. (The cat-lover’s eternal quest for a litter that is dust-free & trackless…)

    Love your site & emails, as well a all your kittes – I <3 torties 🙂 🙂 🙂


    • This is what we use when we litter train the orphan foster kittens. We cannot use clumping litter and try to stay more natural, because, well, they will eat it. That’s what baby kittens do

  26. I have two fur babies and they are pretty good with their litter boxes. So I am always looking for the perfect match for them., because as we all know, they have the last word.

  27. We have 8 indoor cats and use Sweat Scoop for years. I’m afraid to figure out how much we go through a month, but even so it lasts a long time, clumps great, and we can compost for our flower beds. I buy 2 of the 40 lb bags once a month. We have a lot of litter boxes… Even a little bag helps.

  28. We haven’t ever tried SwheatScoop but would love to try it. We currently use a different grain litter and we’re always interested in what kinds of non-clays are out there. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. I have & use this litter, “Swheat Scoop.” I find it amazing! The best I ever used for my kitty, & I have tried them all.
    It clumps fast & fantastic. And no dust.

    If I clean the clumps every day, the litter stays fresh. This way, I can go @ 2 weeks w/o changing the whole litter box…my friend goes 3 weeks. However, after a week it is good to add some litter box freshener…& of course, a little more fresh litter from the box due to removing the clumps.

    This litter is expensive, @ $10.00 a box, but well worth it. I pays for itself in not needing to buy large boxes of other brand litter…& so easy on the kitty owner not having to change the whole litter box more frequently.

  30. I have three cats and am looking for a litter that’s better for the environment. My cats aren’t choosy.

  31. I’d like to win to try this litter, because I always looking for eco-bio products to care and feed my two cat-girls, Saya and Zelda. They deserve the best! But at the same time I concerned by environment and earth future.

    Thank you!

  32. Would love to try the litter with my crew. They aren’t real picky and I know they will use it. Thanks so very much for this chance.

  33. I’d like to try this litter with my fur babies. I’m still searching for a clumping litter that they will use and has an acceptable amount of dust.

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