About a month ago, Odor-No-More contacted me and asked if I would review their cat litter additive in exchange for a sample of the product. I was initially hesitant, but with two cats - one of whom is prone to digestive problems - in a smallish apartment with bad ventilation, the litter box could use all the help it can get.
In the litter box, I use a combination of cedar shavings and wood pellets, both of which I get at a feed store. It's very inexpensive and doesn't irritate the lungs like clay litter does, and the wood actually smells pretty good when the box is freshly changed. The downside is that the level of absorption with the wood is not nearly as high as with clay litter, which can lead to some odor problems if I don't stay on top of things.
Melly cannot resist a clean litter box, so she was in it in a flash.
She seemed to notice that something was different, as she spent quite a while sniffing around.
On day two, I came home to a very gross and smelly litter box, which was due to two unburied and fresh messes, and someone having left a puddle next to the box. It was hard to tell if the Odor-No-More had done anything, so I changed out the box and started again. After a week or so, I fell into a routine of changing the box about every three days and using a very generous sprinkling of Odor-No-More. Since the recommended one tablespoon didn't seem to have any effect, I used about three or four.
In addition to controlling the smell, Odor-No-More is supposed to cut down on moisture in the litter box. It did seem to do that, but the wood pellets that I use fall apart when moisture hits them, which means that even the litter is drier, it still needs to be changed as frequently. That's not an issue, though, particularly since Odor-No-More has significantly reduced the litter box odor in my apartment. Previously, whenever I entered my apartment, I could smell the litter box. It wasn't really a bad smell, just a sort of damp wood scent. And, if I'd neglected the box for a day or two, there were definitely cat smells. Now, both the damp wood scent and the cat smells are gone!
Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this review, but I did receive two bags of Odor-No-More litter box additive in exchange for my review.