Paws & Claws Cat Litter Review

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If you are not familiar with Paws & Claws cat litter then you have probably never shopped at Tractor Supply Company. Tractor Supply Co. is a retail store offering farm and ranch products. It focuses on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and was founded in 1939.

Tractor Supply Co. carries between 15,500-20,000 products in store, including lawn and garden tools, home goods, chicken coops, pet supplies, and feed for farm animals to name a few. Paws and Claws is an exclusive brand and a standard clay litter that offers hard-clumping at an affordable price.

Ratings

  • Variety of Products – 4/5
  • Price Per Pound – 5/5
  • Multi-Cat Formulas – 5/5
  • Clumping Ability – 5/5
  • Long-Lasting Odor Control – 3/5
  • Natural/Alternative Options – 3/5

Overall Score: 4.25/5

How We Tested:

  • We purchased 3 of the best cat litters Paws & Claws Cat Litter has to offer
  • We spent a few weeks testing the cat litters on several cats
  • We did not receive these product in exchange for a favorable review, they were purchased with our own money

Brand Overview

Paws & Claws offers 5 different types of cat litter. The brand is manufactured for Tractor Supply Co. by Normerica International Corporation Inc. who is the world’s largest producers of clumping cat litter. The company has 30 years of experience developing quality pet products to both branded and private label retailers.

All of Paws & Claw’s litters are affordably priced offering a selection of unscented and scented cat litters, most of which are hard clumping. Paws & Claws does offer one non clumping clay cat litter.

Products Included In This Review

Name Materials Clumping? Life Stage Additional Features
Paws & Claws 4-in-1 Action Clumping Cat Litter Clay Yes All Multi-Cat, Scented, Odor Control, Low Dust
Paws & Claws Clump-N-Scoop Clumping Cat Litter Clay Yes All Multi-Cat, Odor Control, Low-Dust
Paws & Claws Fresh-N-FreeClumping Cat Litter Clay Yes All Multi-Cat, Activated Charcoal, Odor Control, Low-Dust

What Kinds of Litter Does The Brand Offer?

The Paws & Claws brand currently offers five different cat litter formulas. In addition to one non clumping cat litter, this brand offers an assortment of more standard clay litters including scented, unscented, and multi-cat litter.

All of Paws & Claw’s clumping cat litters form hard, tight clumps making them quickly and easily scooped and cleaned. You can choose the unscented variety or a floral fragrance. Paws & Claws also offers a multi- cat formula.

The three formulas we’re reviewing here are clumping formulas, two unscented and one scented.

Top 3 Cat Litters Reviewed

Product Name Type Price Per Pound Overall Rating
Paws & Claws 4-in-1 Action Clumping Cat Litter Clumping $0.41 4.5/5
Paws & Claws Clump-N-Scoop Clumping Cat Litter Clumping $0.41 4.0/5
Paws & Claws Fresh-N-Free Clumping Cat Litter Clumping $0.41 4.5/5

#1 Paws & Claws 4-in-1 Action Clumping Cat Litter

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If you’re looking for a traditional clumping clay litter, Paws & Claws 4-in-1 Clumping Cat Litter is a good choice. Made from all-natural clay materials, this litter forms hard, tight clumps that are easy to scoop and throw away.

This litter has a floral scent and moisture is quickly absorbed before it can reach the bottom of the litter box. This litter is low-tracking, and doesn’t kick up a lot of dust.

This clumping cat litter is easy to scoop and forms tight clumps. It does offer a slight floral scent to help deodorize. This litter is ideal for multi-cat homes.

Upon testing this 4-in-1 formula, we found that it was a fairly low dust formula and absorbed liquids fast, forming tight, hard clumps that didn’t break apart during scooping. The scent does wear off after a few days though.

Category Rating
Price 5/5
Clumping Action 5/5
Odor Control 3/5
Dust/Mess 4/5
Scent 3/5
Easy to Scoop 5/5
Overall Rating 4.50/5

Pros Of This Paws & Claws Cat Litter

  • Fresh Floral Scent
  • Forms hard, tight clumps on contact with liquid
  • Ideal for Multiple Cats
  • Easy to scoop, low waste on litter

Cons Of This Paws & Claws Cat Litter

  • Floral scent wears off fast
  • Made from heavy clay materials

This litter comes in a 20-pound jug, 40-pound box or a 35 pound container. Because the litter is made from clay, it quite heavy, but the 20-pound jug was fairly manageable.

#2 Paws & Claws Clump-N-Scoop Clumping Cat Litter

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Paws & Claws Clump-N-Scoop Clumping Cat Litter is unscented however, provides four-way odor control that covers the waste and seals it.

This clumping cat litter absorbs the moisture and helps reduce and neutralize ammonia and odors with all-natural ground clay. The litter has tight clumping for easy clean-up as well as low tracking to keep the litter box area clean.

In testing this cat litter, we found it to form tight clumps but tends to stick to the bottom of the box. It did have a little dust when adding to the litter box and seemed to be low tracking. It controlled odor well for the first week.

Category Rating
Price 5/5
Clumping Action 5/5
Odor Control 3/5
Dust/Mess 3/5
Scent 3/5
Easy to Scoop 5/5
Overall Rating 4.0/5

Pros Of This Paws & Claws Cat Litter

  • Low tracking formula
  • Forms hard, tight clumps that are easy to clean up
  • Four-way odor control

Cons Of This Paws & Claws Cat Litter

  • Does not have a fragrance
  • Can be dusty when adding to litter box

This litter comes in a 20-pound jug, 25 pound bag or a 35 pound container. Because this litter is clay based, it can be on the heavy side.

#3 Paws & Claws Fresh-N-Free Clumping Cat Litter

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Paws & Claws Clean & Simple Cat Litter is a low dust formula that absorbs moisture and helps reduce and neutralize ammonia and odors. It is also fragrance and dye free.

It offers the same hard-clumping, low dust properties as the previous two formulas but has activated charcoal to control odor. Like other Paws & Claws formulas, this cat litter absorbs liquid immediately and forms hard clumps to make scooping the box easier than ever.

We found this formula to be nearly identical to the first two litters aside from the activated charcoal for odor control. All three formulas were great for our multi-cat household because they formed tight clumps and controlled moisture. This formula was a bit dusty like the other two but seemed to keep odor at bay longer.

Overall, we were pleased with this brand.

Category Rating
Price 5/5
Clumping Action 5/5
Odor Control 4/5
Dust/Mess 3/5
Scent 4/5
Easy to Scoop 5/5
Overall Rating 4.5/5

Pros Of This Paws & Claws Cat Litter

  • Added activated charcoal for neutralizing odors
  • Forms hard, tight clumps that are easy to scoop
  • Fragrance and dye free

Cons Of This Paws & Claws Cat Litter

  • Does have dust when adding to litter box
  • May stick to bottom of box when wet

This litter comes in a 20 pound jug, and 35-pound pail. Because the litter is made from clay, it is on the heavy side.

What Do Customers Think of Paws & Claws Cat Litter?

The Paws & Claws brand is known for being affordable, offering excellent value to cat owners with multiple cats. For the most part, customers are pleased with the brand.

This being said, every customer’s experience is unique, and there are both good and bad reviews for the brand online. Keep reading to see a positive and negative customer review for each of the three cat litter formulas featured above:

Positive Customer Reviews

Little to no dust. Clumps okay. For the price, you can’t beat this for multiple cats. – by Chels O

Makes it so easy to clean the litter box. Keeps the litter box smell to a minimum – by Mary CF

Negative Customer Reviews

Definitely not LOW Dust as it says on the front of the box. SOOOOOOO dusty! – by Tar60497,  reviewing Unscented Clumping Clay Scoopable Cat Litter

I don’t care for this litter, my cats don’t care for it, Im going back to my other brand! – by JGFoster

How Much Does Paws & Claws Cat Litter Cost?

The Paws & Claws brand of cat litter overall is very affordable. All three of the formulas reviewed here are priced under $0.50 per pound, with the greatest savings coming from buying the larger buckets. Because Paws & Claws cat litter clumps so well, you waste less litter which saves money over time.

Overall, Is Paws & Claws Cat Litter A Good Choice?

Paws & Claws is a highly affordable brand of cat litter, but their products are also good. All three of the formulas we reviewed formed hard, tight clumps and offered decent odor control, even in a multi-cat household.

Paws & Claws brand does have scented formulas that are tolerable, but some customers found that the scent unpleasant and it didn’t last long. If you or your cat is sensitive to fragrances, you may want the unscented formula.

Where Is Paws & Claws Cat Litter Sold?

Paws & Claws Cat Litter is sold in store and online from Tractor Supply.

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About Amy Brown

Amy Brown is a Certified NAVC Pet Nutritionist and animal lover. She is the proud owner of two cats and a dog and her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care, nutrition, and product reviews.

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