Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter

Date Tue, November 22 2016

I often try to find something positive about the items I’m reviewing, but maybe that’s not the way to go. Maybe sometimes I just need to say “This sucks.” And this is one of those times.

Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter

Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter

Frisco is not a brand of cat litter that I’d ever heard of before Chewy sent out their monthly email to bloggers like myself. But it can’t hurt to try something new? Ha! (Okay, it didn’t hurt, but it didn’t help, either)

The Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter showered up at my door in a big, heavy box. I normally don’t buy cat litter in 40-pound containers. And if I were, it certainly wouldn’t be in a bag. When I was browsing the product page, a 40-pound bag didn’t seem like a terrible thing, but let me tell ya!

There’s no handle, so holding it is super awkward, as is pouring it. That’s once you get it open. There’s no spout or perforated edge, which would really make this easier. In fact, it would be ingenious if there were both a handle and a resealable opening toward the bottom of the package actually.

There’s not. Nothing about this bag is intuitive, so I clumsily poured it into my cat litter box. Okay. Except.. it was immediately obvious that this is a pretty dusty cat litter. I get get — most clay-based litters are. But this one was noticeably so.

You know what else I noticed? Every time one of my cats used the bathroom. Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter just isn’t any good at covering up poo smells. Gross, right? I mean, everybody poops (there’s even a  book about it!),  cats included, but I don’t want to know every time.

It wasn’t particularly good  at covering up the ammonia scent, which I noticed when I scooped. Although, it did clump okay. After a while, the litter really became cement-like, a problem that I’ve had more in the last few months than ever before.

Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter has a short shelf-life. By that I mean, you’ll know once it’s no good. Nothing will be able to stop the smell of the litter box from permeating your entire home.  So you’ll need to dump the whole thing in the trash and replace it with any other litter. Even nothing at all might be better by that point. Youch.

So what does Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter have going for it? It’s cheap (just $13.15 for the whole bag). If you’re so used to cat box smells and can’t afford anything more, then maybe Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter is for you.

But I don’t think this product is really for any person or their cat.

I was provided with product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.

15 Responses

  1. Steph April 11 2017 @ 5:56 pm


  2. Cole April 11 2017 @ 9:22 pm

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that!

  3. Nadia April 29 2017 @ 8:15 am

    I was really interested in the Chewy advertisement of this product. My only question was what was it made of & did it have toxic chemicals. These questions were only answered indirectly–it’s clay & clay does not clump naturally without chemicals. I am not following the reviews because some are really nice & some are not. You can’t expect a perfect bag for that price. Let’s get real. I will stick to The World’s Best Cat Litter & not try this out simply because it’s clay & I know already what’s inside more or less. My kitty deserves her litter box changed once a week after my shock with her first UTI last year. My kitty deserves to be free of toxic chemicals or clay that may build up in her system. I am not basing my opinion on any of the reviews because some of them are just not that fair to the product. Knowing it’s clay & not fragrant free any real plant based litter, that’s enough to know. I think the price is great & for the smell–cat parents need to scoop up more often. When I used clay, there was never any smell from the litter box because I was on it all the time, except when I was at work, but again, I don’t have more than one cat. That’s my two cents worth of opinion. Thanks!

  4. Brandy May 30 2017 @ 10:28 am

    Agreed, this is the worst litter I’ve ever used! It’s dustier than the desert during a sandstorm! Smells horrendous!
    No idea how this has any good reviews on Chewy. Not odor free, not natural, not dust free, does not control odor..I complain and I got it for under $6 during Chewy’s promo for this product! I’m throwing it away, I would normally use up a bag of litter..but this one isn’t even worth donating, I don’t want to be responsible for making homeless cats sick.

  5. Melodyweast July 11 2017 @ 8:07 pm

    I would like to submit a comment without all the drama a d cussing..if you’re not happy with it,don’t buy it..I have a rescue..I have 14 unwanted cats,blind, epileptic,found sick under horrible conditions..I stive to find the best products I can afford,this is one of them..some wont use a scented cat box,and when you have 14 cat boxes,you have to go animals (including two dogs,also abandoned,eat Earthborne food bill is usually $300.00.I am blessed by these beautiful animals and happy to be able to support them..I saved the buckets from another brand, so the bags aren’t a problem( if a 61 yr old can lift it,so can you).My cats have the entire upstairs as an appartments with a negative draw fan system,so smell isn’t a problem..So stop whining,and fix the problem and enjoy your cat..just sayin

  6. Cole July 11 2017 @ 8:11 pm

    I did fix the problem — by never buying this again. Unfortunately, this product just seems to come with too many problems for most people, which is exactly why they find reviews like mine useful. Thanks for visiting.

  7. Melody August 17 2017 @ 7:01 am

    Please people..I have a rescue..I buy this every month..up to 6 bags..yep,,they’re bags,they save you the cost of producing the heavy bucket.i saved my buckets,when my bags arrive,I pour this into the buckets,and takes a few moments of my cats have a private apartment..they’re on Earthborne,all vet cked, disable, Blind,some just old strays..without the low cost, I wouldn’t be able to help these pets.i don’t see an abnormal amt of dust..they do scatter litter,but he’ll,they’re cats,and cats do what cats do.i think this is a good product,affordable,.they’re boxes are scooped twice a day,totally changed out once a month,and I have 14 cats,with 10 boxes..I should technically 5 more,but I see no reason to do that if they have no issues..this is a very reasonable,good product..I spend a lotta money keeping multiple cats healthy and safe..this product helps me do so!

  8. Robert weast August 17 2017 @ 7:12 am

    Well,your opinion is just opinion.. complaining the bags are too heavy and awkward isn’t about the product..the company passes on that bout a positive comment about not having to throw thousands of buckets in a landfill,or the low’re narrow minded and uninformed on other also block positive comments who don’t agree with you..I’m sure your young.

  9. Cole August 17 2017 @ 9:52 pm

    I don’t know who you’re talking to or what makes you think I block comments (There are clearly people here with dissenting opinions.) Comments do need to go through moderation first, and I am not glued to my computer to publish them immediately.

    Many people are happy to save money despite the decrease in quality. I don’t use litter in buckets (it’s typically low quality, and the buckets are just as cumbersome), so I don’t have a spare one. If I did, I would recycle them and not put them out in the trash. Why would you do that??

    I can see, however, that you’re the same person commenting multiple times for no good reason and that you’ve been here before. This litter works for you? Great. You seem to be the exception, but I’m not going to make you buy something else.

    I’m not sure why you keep returning to argue, however. Can you not believe that someone might have a different experience than you?

    You can comment productively, or you’ll be blocked from my comments. Thank you.

  10. heidi September 15 2017 @ 4:02 pm

    My cats love this litter, its cheap and easy…and I buy litter box air fresheners to stick to the sides…solves issues. This litter isnt all that but with a little extra effert….the savings are worth it

  11. Linda Lansberry September 16 2017 @ 9:08 am

    This stuff was nasty. The first bag I got was not sealed properly, litter all thru package and my floors. The replacement bag was free, but not worth that price. Does not clump, does not cover up smells. Does stick to kitty paws and get tracked all thru house.
    The litters that come in cardboard and plastic, those containers are recyclable, plastic reusable.
    Personally I use Equine Fresh, a pine pellet that breaks down as it gets wet, covers odor, smells nice naturally, and is compostable. Also the plastic bag is recylcable.

  12. Debbie January 13 2018 @ 12:48 pm

    I feel it sad that people have to make such nasty “dramatic” comments. I am a 63 yr. old female, perhaps not sitting in front of a computer or TV most of my life has kept me more fit then those much younger, but I have no problem transporting a 40# bag of cat litter, I’m only 5″5″ and 125#s.
    Just a note, a dog food scoop or measuring cup is very inexpensive and a great way to put the litter into the box.
    As for the litter, I find it works just fine! I have paid much more for products that have more dust and do not clump as well. I do not have a problem with any odor either, but I do clean out the box religiously daily with 2 cats.
    If you are using 1 box for a bunch of cats, that may be adding to you problems, ask your Vet – cats can transfer diseases back and forth.
    The natural litters do mold and can cause other issues, cats can have nut allergies just like humans. If you are fortunate to be able to afford to buy and change out those litters weekly and have 1 box per cat then that probably would be a good route to try, just keep an eye on any allergic reactions, as you should with any litter. Animals are the same as humans, what will work for one may not work for another.
    Getting nasty is such a waste of time !
    I welcome you to meet me as The Twinsburg Veterinary Clinic in Ohio.

  13. Baroness Petsitting March 24 2018 @ 9:10 pm

    My cats loathe clay litter, so I never recommend it to anyone, ever. My cats use a corn-based litter that is biodegradable, compostable, renewable, and flushable in small amounts! Arm & Hammer Naturals is the litter of choice for my cats and most of the cats I petsit. (I’ve been a professional petsitter since 1995.) The city’s water department is fine with my flushing it in small amounts, odor control is great, and no dust! Since Petsmart bought Chewy, they now carry products they didn’t carry before, and the product quality seems to be slipping a bit. I hope they correct this.

  14. Roberta April 24 2018 @ 10:29 am

    One thing that will affect the smell of any litter is the food the cat is eating. My cat is on an all raw diet and no matter what kind of sustainable alternative litter or clay litter we use, there is almost no smell. If your cats poop is overly stinky to the point where you can smell it throughout a whole room, that is a sign you are not feeding a biologically appropriate diet. Most of the time, it isn’t the litter’s fault.

  15. suereel April 29 2018 @ 12:24 pm

    I use the Frisco grass litter which is more expensive but it is duct free< I have five cats and there is not problem with this litter. The bag is lighter and I just pour it into an empty litter container. One of my cats have a skin sensitivity that's why I chose the grass litter, also the food you feed them is a big factor. Talk to a knowledgeable person regarding the smell and frequency of your pets pooping

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