Best Budget: Fresh Step Simply Unscented Clumping Clay Cat Litter

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freshstep 2 box
freshstep 2 box

Freshstep 2 Box, The Cat 24Read Our Full Brand Review

Priced around $0.38 per pound, this clumping litter is extremely affordable. You can easily purchase it online, but this brand is also available in many grocery stores and major retailers.

Fresh Step Simply Unscented cat litter is a clay litter, so it does produce silica dust. In testing this product, we found it to be significantly dustier than Dr. Elsey’s, which could be a problem. That being said, our test cats really seemed to enjoy the litter.

This cat litter comes in fairly small granules, which are gentle on your cat’s paws, and because it is unscented, it is both cat- and human-friendly. The litter formed tight, hard clumps that were easy to scoop, and it controlled litter box odor fairly well.

What We Liked:

  • Affordably priced around $0.38 per pound
  • Forms tight, hard, easy-to-scoop clumps
  • Performed fairly well in controlling litter box odor
  • Texture seemed gentle on cat paws

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Produces a significant amount of dust