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WBCL vs. Feline Pine

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking of switching my litter to one that is flushable and all-natural and these are the two that keep coming up with good reviews. I've read some things that say Feline Pine turns into dust when used?? Not sure how that works exactally...

Additionally, I live in a small studio apartment with two 6 month old kittens I'm fostering. Also, I want to mention that in the near future I will only adopt one of kittens when the other one finds a GOOD home! The one I am going to likely adopt will be Snow, and one thing about her is that she DOES NOT bury her business (whether #1 or #2).. I don't know if that makes a difference between getting WBCL or Feline Pine. What I would like in a litter is:

Clumps (scoopable)*
Flushable*
Dust free*
Great in covering smell when kitty goes*
No obvious smell throughout the house of the litter*
Safe (all-natural)
Less tracking
Not messy when washing the litterbox
Inexpensive (although I am willing to comprise on this..granted I've read that WBCL is expensive and feline pine is cheap!)

*These are things I would really like in a litter!!

(Litters I've tried so far include A&H, Tidy Cats (will be trying soon), PetPride)

So between the two, which one would you guys recommend??
post #2 of 12
Clumps (scoopable)*
Worlds best both formula s are .... feline pine has one that is scoopable in a box ( i use both)
Flushable*
YOU really should NOT flush any type of litter ... worlds claims to be
Dust free*
neither but it is pine or corn dust and NOT IMHO haxerdous clay
Great in covering smell when kitty goes*
both are decent
No obvious smell throughout the house of the litter*
Safe (all-natural)
both
Less tracking
no tracking with the pine
Not messy when washing the litterbox
NONE that I have found ... some use pam to avoid that
Inexpensive (although I am willing to comprise on this..granted I've read that WBCL is expensive and feline pine is cheap!)
post #3 of 12
I've used both...although not the feline pine scoop by itself, and IMO, WBCL extra strength is better at the tracking issues than feline pine scoop.... The problem with the FPS is that it is very dusty and lightweight, so my cats would get covered in it (head, paws, etc) and then whenever they'd go on the couch, etc, they'd take some with them... No such problems with the WBCL.. it's heavier and coarser so doesn't stick as much... I'd still rec. using a litter mat in front of the box though.

Both claim to be flushable and I think that WBCL would be safe if you scoop frequently and deposited the clumps in the toilet. I did this when my kittens were small and in my bathroom.. I'd put clumps in the toilet and let them sit for a while just to make sure they dissolved... the dissolving began instantly, so I was not concerned.

Some people have complained about WBCL's corn odor, but it's not that bad...smells somewhat like sweet feed.

Another option would be papurr scoop... again claims to be flushable. I have tried this solo and although it clumps, it takes a long time to do so, so the pee spreads and forms a very large loose clump... I solved this problem by mixing it with WBCL. It tends to stick to the box more than the WBCL alone. BUT it is cheaper than WBCL.

Art
post #4 of 12
I use wbcl for my cats.
My cats wouldn't use feline pine.
post #5 of 12
post #6 of 12
I live in a relatively small place and could not tolerate the urine/pine smell of pine litter.

I use WBCL original ... scent free for my 2 cats.
There is no perfect litter but this is the best I have found for our needs.

Go to the WBCL web site.
After 9 bags, you can send in their proof of purchase codes and get some coupons that help with the cost.

Stay away from clay if you can.

Good luck
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies this will definitely help in making my decision!!
post #8 of 12
I didn't know that about the barcodes! I could've saved the last one I got!
Thanks for the fyi.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by artgecko View Post
I didn't know that about the barcodes! I could've saved the last one I got!
Thanks for the fyi.
The coupons really help reduce the cost of WB.
I sent my (17lb bag) 9 bar codes in and received the four $2.50 off coupons the following week.

Here is the WB's info about that money saving program.
http://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com/R...r/default.aspx
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
So do the bags of WBCL you buy have to be the same size bags for all 9 UPC codes you send in to receive the coupons? Or can it be 9 codes cut from bags of various sizes (I'm asking b/c I wanted to buy a smaller bag first to try out and then buy larger bags if it works out)...

From all the comments it seems like more are in favor of WBCL, and hopefully since I only have two cats I can afford it.. wish it wasn't so expensive, but I'll give it a try..

Is there nothing else in the market made of corn etc.. like WBCL but maybe a more generic, non-name brand that's cheaper??
post #11 of 12
Myself I prefer feline pine scoopable.
I used to love WBCL, but after not using it for awhile and then going back, I found it didn't mask the smell at all, and ended up tossing the end of my bag out. I don't know what happened...but it didn't just smell like corn, but corn with urine :P
Yes, FP scoopable is definately more on the tracking scale, and when I first put the litter in, it's true, the cats do get covered in it for the first few times (I think the dust sits on the inside of the hood). I like it because it smells much less (IMO) and I like the smell of the pine better than the corn. It clumps well enough (WBCL is a bit harder, but it still works). It's also much less expensive. I use 1-2 boxes a month which is $5-$10, as opposed to the one large bag of WBCL, which ran around $20/month.
I'm going to be saving up my points/codes, because you can do that too with the FP. Looking forward to getting a free FP scoop, which I think is intended for the regular FP, BUT I have a feeling will work much better when scooping the much lighter scoopable version because of the bigger holes.
So sharky is right, there are positives and negatives to both...you could do like I did and try one one month and the other the next month and see which one you like best, makes for close comparisons.

Hey sharky! Do you use the scoopable version of feline pine? Do you mix the two or have 2 different boxes?
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by NinaBaby View Post
So do the bags of WBCL you buy have to be the same size bags for all 9 UPC codes you send in to receive the coupons? Or can it be 9 codes cut from bags of various sizes (I'm asking b/c I wanted to buy a smaller bag first to try out and then buy larger bags if it works out)...
I don't know ...
on their web site, hopefull they have an toll free number that you could call.
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