Wednesday 7 July 2021

What's In The Box? Today We're Reviewing A Premium Clumping Cat Litter by VanCat ~ If Mew're Looking For A New Brand To Use, This Could Be The One!

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Wunderpurr greetings fabulous furiends

Today we're sharing one of our *sponsored posts with mew from the fabulous peeps at...

...who asked us a few weeks ago if we'd like to review a selection of their premium cat litter. And who doesn't like to try new things?

So let's show mew what was in the box.

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Vancat Premium Cat Litter

We got three types of VanCat cat litter to try; the Grey High Odour Control, the Baby Powder fragrance and the Lavender fragrance.

Getting Set-up: 

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Vancat Premium Cat Litter - Melvyn Tries It Out

The P.A. had literally just opened the bag of the grey litter, poured some into a clean tray to the recommended depth of approx 7cm or 2.5" and along came Melvyn. And purrlease note that there were two fresh trays just off-camera to the left with our usual litter variety.

So along came Melvyn; he sniffed the tray, examined the contents and then proceeded to use the new facilities immediately, and off he went to have a snack while a clump formed in the tray. There was no smell at all, and aftur the clump was removed the tray was pristine.

We've been using it for a good couple of weeks now, as mew know how thorough we like to be, and we do like to be able to give mew, our readers, an accurate critique.

Our closing thoughts

All cat litters are not created equal, and that's a fact. Years ago, we used a popular white* primo clumping cat litter from Pets at Home and found that we had a veil of dust everywhere from it. We tried many more varieties and brands until we finally settled on a type which is recycled newspaper pellets; it has no dust, and Smooch seems to like it. 

As our regular readers know, Smooch aka The Phantom Widdler, is supurr sensitive to change, and anything he doesn't like or hasn't seen before can trigger phantom widdling bouts. It was with much trepidation that we placed a tray of the VanCat Grey litter in the catservatory. The goods news is aftur several days, Smooch still hadn't thrown his catnip toys everywhere and widdled somewhere in protest! MOL  This in itself is a huge achievement given Smooch's highly unpredictable track record.

What we like about VanCat Premium Cat Litter:

It's environmentally furiendly, biodegradable, 100% natural and totally chemical-free

Fast Clumping action = longer lasting = less waste = money saving

High odour control

*Very little dust compared with others we've tried

Very little litter tracking out of the tray, although we do use litter mats under our trays at BBHQ

The Baby Powder and Lavender fragranced versions are really nice, subtle but definitely fragranced, and we cats didn't mind it at all

Mew can buy direct, have it delivered to your home and there are all kinds of bundles to try

It's roughly the same price as the cat litter we use now, so along as mew keep on top of the clump removing it could pawsibly be a much more cost-effective option, especially with 6 cats. 

Aftur using the newspaper pellets for the last 3 years, we didn't think there'd be a clumping litter that we'd be interested in trying again until this. It really is as good as it says, and if mew remove the clumps asap, the remaining litter is like new, keeping the tray much fresher for oodles longer. And just so mew know how good it is at clumping, we didn't have a litter sieve to remove the clumps on the furst day (we do now! MOL), so the P.A. wearing rubber gloves used a piece of kitchen roll to lift the clumps out, and there was no mess, just the clump ready to go into the litter bin we have a BBHQ. EPIC!

So what's the final verdict at BBHQ?

The Phantom Widdler says YES to VanCat!

We think this is a totally Top Paw product, and if mew're struggling to find a really good cat litter, then do try this.

We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at VanCat for giving us the oppurrtunity to try out their amazing Premium Cat Litter ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

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Many thanks for joining us today, and don't furget to stop by on Friday when we'll be back with some more fluffers from the BBHQ archives. Also, Melvyn's 4th Birthday Rave is still happening on Level 11 of the bunker, so if mew want to stop by and join in the giveaway purrlease do! 

Until Friday...
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  1. That looks like a great litter option! How swell that Smooch likes it too.Bonus!

    1. It is, and Smooch really surprised us and in a good way too! MOL

  2. Glad you liked it! We can't have anything with fragrance here since Seal has asthma.

    1. The grey one is completely unscented, and we've found minimal dust too, so we're thrilled!

  3. I am glad you all liked it, even the Phantom Widdler.

    1. A huge bonus about the Phantom Widdler, and we're not having to change litter trays every two minutes either, so very cost effective!

  4. I'm guessing this cat litter will be a big hit. I remember the dust everywhere. Great review and I so remember some of the awful litter back in the day.

    Have a purrfect day. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

    1. We think it's purretty epic, and agree that a lot of the cat litters of yesteryear were awful. This is in a completely different league!

  5. Sounds like good litter, low dust is a big advantage!

    1. Low dust is a huge plus, and we wouldn't use anything today that was a high dust product.

  6. Sounds like an effective cat litter. I try not to switch cat litters because I want to make sure my cats will use the litter box, but this sounds promising.

    1. We've been exactly the same because of Smooch's widdling issues for the last few years, and we did reiterate this point before we agreed to review this product with VanCat, and they did advise that they'd had great success with similar cases to Smooch. And so far it's been a huge success.

  7. Glad it is Smooch approved. :) Penny and Sammy are my widdlers. :) XO

    1. If Smooch likes it, it's got to be good! Mew know what a little heathen he is! MOL

  8. VanCat sounds pretty awesome. We are glad Smooch approves!

    1. Thanks guys, mew know how sensitive Smooch is, so it's a purretty pawesome result in book!

  9. Sounds like a great litter. Kind of similar to what I'm using right now. It's guaranteed to be odor free for 10 days. Has Febreeze in it. It clumps good too.
    Looks like your cat litter is Cat approved.

  10. Dad always wanted to change to a premium litter but with 7 of us it was just too expensive. When I went to heaven the other month Dad was surprised at how little use the tray was getting. I must have been really letting all that extra fluid out. So anymeow we may give this a go. Our current "big name" litter has been having trouble making clumps for some reason. One clump, two clumps, a loose pile of wet litter? Thanks for a great review

  11. Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day. scritches to the kitties. ♥

  12. If this litter came to our area we would sure love to try it! We do need to get the ones with no fragrance though. Midnight is blind and has a hard enough time trying to find the litterbox as it is. When it smells like flowers and stuff she gets really confused. We looked at the links and googled VanCat, but it doesn't look like it's happening in California yet.
    Midnight & Cocoa
    Mini & Fluff
    Tyler & Marty
    Beeb, Beanie & Bella

  13. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop gang!

  14. I love the idea of this litter I am adding it to my Bionic Basil promotion folder!


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