Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Review

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Arm & Hammer is a name every cat owner knows. Not only is it one of the oldest names in the cat litter game, but it is also one of the most respected. When you purchase Arm & Hammer cat litter, you’re buying decades of experience and science-baked products designed to combat litter box odor at an affordable price point. This brand offers a wide variety of products, both scented and unscented, so you can find the perfect cat litter for your household.

Ratings

  • Variety of Products – 5/5
  • Price Per Pound – 4/5
  • Multi-Cat Formulas – 5/5
  • Clumping Ability – 4/5
  • Long-Lasting Odor Control – 4/5
  • Natural/Alternative Options – 2/5

Overall Score: 4/5

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How We Tested:

  • We purchased 3 of the best cat litters Arm & Hammer 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

The Arm & Hammer brand has been around for over 170 years and has become a highly trusted name in American households. Known for their baking soda, this brand has been named America’s #1 Trusted Baking Soda Brand and continues to earn that honor year after year.

In addition to their baking soda, of course, Arm & Hammer also offers a line of household products including cat litter, toothpaste, laundry products, and personal care products.

The Arm & Hammer company got its start in 1846 by brothers-in-law Dr. Austin Church and John Dwight. The brand developed over the next few decades until, in 1867, the Arm & Hammer logo you know today was born.

That logo came to be used on hundreds of household products, including popular cat litters like Arm & Hammer Double Duty, Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal, and more recently, Arm & Hammer Slide. Today, the brand offers dozens of cat litter formulas and related products.

Products Included in This Review
NameMaterialsClumping?Life StageAdditional Features
Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat FormulaClayYesAllClumping, Multi-Cat, Odor-Control, Scented
Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up FormulaClayYesAllClumping, Multi-Cat, Odor-Control, Scented
Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer PowderBaking SodaNoAllOdor Control, Scented

 

What Kinds of Litter Does the Brand Offer?

Arm & Hammer currently offers a wide variety of different products including clay-based clumping cat litters, lightweight and unscented cat litters, natural cat litters, and related pet products.

This brand offers 16 different formulas for clumping cat litter, two of which are labeled “easy clean-up” and three of which are lightweight. There are seven products specifically designed for multi-cat households and three that are unscented. Arm & Hammer also offers 4 natural litter products and 4 other products including cat litter deodorizer spray and powders as well as stain- and odor-eliminating cleaning products for pet owners.

The three formulas we’re reviewing here include two clumping cat litter formulas and one cat litter box deodorizer powder.

Top 3 Cat Litters Reviewed

Product NameTypePrice Per PoundOverall Rating
Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat FormulaClumping$0.683.5/5
Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up FormulaClumping$0.713.5/5
Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer PowderLitter Box Deodorizer$1.443.75/5

 

Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat Formula Cat Litter

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Multi-cat households often struggle with odor control but finding a litter that forms hard, odor-neutralizing clumps is your best defense. This Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat Litter harnesses the odor-fighting power of Arm & Hammer baking soda and moisture-activated microgranules to seal in odor from feces, urine, and ammonia for an odor-free litter box up to 7 days. It is also extremely low in dust which minimizes tracking and mess.

The first thing we noticed about this Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat Litter is that it had a very sandy texture. We were initially concerned about tracking due to the smaller particles but found that this litter was almost entirely dust-free and extremely low-tracking.

We also found that the power of Arm & Hammer baking soda did its work in providing long-lasting odor control, even with three cats in the household sharing litter boxes.

Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat Formula Cat Litter review

CategoryRating
Price4/5
Clumping Action5/5
Odor Control4/5
Dust/Mess5/5
Scent4/5
Easy to Scoop4/5
Overall Rating3.5/5

Pros of Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat Formula Cat Litter:

  • Forms hard clumps on contact to destroy odors and make cleanup easy
  • Power of baking soda ensures a full 7 days of odor protection
  • Very low dust and low tracking for minimal mess

Cons of Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat Formula Cat Litter:

  • Litter itself has a slight scent that, while not overpowering, some cats dislike
  • Sandy texture, some cats may not like it
  • Some clumps may break apart during scooping

This litter comes in 14, 19, and 28-pound boxes. Because the litter is made from clay, it can be fairly heavy depending on the size box you purchase.

Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up Formula Cat Litter

Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up Formula Cat Litter

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Many cat owners find that their cat litter works well until it comes time to clean out the box. Forming hard clumps and controlling odor are important qualities in a cat litter, but if you have to scrape at the box when it comes time to empty it, what are you really getting out of it? Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide is designed to slide easily out of the litter box with no scrubbing or scraping. Additionally, it is formulated at multi-cat strength and offers 7-day odor protection.

We found Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide to offer excellent clumping ability and it did, in fact, slide easily out of the litter box at cleaning time. The litter itself had a slight scent that was not unpleasant, and it did a decent job of controlling odors in a multi-cat household.

The main thing we noticed, however, is that it had a very sandy texture like the previous formula (though still almost entirely dust-free) and, as a result, some of the clumps broke apart during scooping.

Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up Formula Cat Litter review

CategoryRating
Price4/5
Clumping Action5/5
Odor Control4/5
Dust/Mess5/5
Scent4/5
Easy to Scoop4/5
Overall Rating3.5/5

Pros of Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up Formula Cat Litter:

  • Slides easily out of the litter box instead of sticking to the sides
  • Provides a full 7 days of long-lasting odor protection
  • Virtually no dust and very low-mess and low-tracking

Cons of Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up Formula Cat Litter:

  • Sandy texture, some cats may not like it
  • Some clumps may break apart during scooping
  • Slight scent that some cats may not like

This litter comes in 14, 19, and 28-pound boxes. Because the litter is made from clay, it can be fairly heavy depending on the size box you purchase.

Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder

Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder

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You can’t stop your litter box from producing odor, but you can control it with Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder. Made with a powerful blend of Arm & Hammer Baking soda, fragrances, and other ingredients, this powder immediately eliminates odors in all types of litter to keep your litter box smelling fresher longer.

Simply sprinkle it on top or stir it in to enjoy long-lasting odor control. Its moisture-activated scent keeps working time and time again.

We found this product to be very heavily scented, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It is easy to sprinkle in the litter box and the resealable top keeps things fresh.

The powerful odor-fighting formula was great for multi-cat households, but we’re concerned that the scent may be too strong for litter boxes where odor is not specifically a problem. We also found that the product itself was fairly dusty which meant that the litter became a little dustier after use.

CategoryRating
Price3/5
Clumping ActionN/A
Odor Control5/5
Dust/Mess3/5
Scent4/5
Easy to ScoopN/A
Overall Rating3.75/5

Pros of Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder:

  • Strong scent works to immediately cover up litter box odors
  • Long-lasting odor control due to moisture-activated scent
  • Easy to use and has a resealable top to keep the product fresh

Cons of Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder:

  • Scent may be too strong for some cats (try stirring it into the litter)
  • Not a substitute for regularly scooping the litter box
  • Made litter a little bit dustier after use

This litter box deodorizer comes in a 20-ounce or 30-ounce box that can be resealed between uses to keep the product fresh.

What Do Customers Think of Arm & Hammer Cat Litter?

For the most part, customers are happy with the Arm & Hammer brand as a whole. Many customers have a favorite formula that they are completely loyal to, though they will try others if theirs is not immediately available. Most customers are pleased with the low price point, the hard-clumping action, and the excellent odor control this cat litter has to offer.

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 for Arm & Hammer Cat Litter

“I have 2 cats and I am lazy. Sometimes I go a few days without cleaning the litter. Sometimes I just pour more clean litter over the dirty litter so I can go even longer before I finally scoop. This litter is pretty good at covering the smell. Bonus points that I can get this shipped to my door and not have to lug it around between the grocery store and parking lot to my car. Minus one star because this litter tracks EVERYWHERE.”

– Marina, reviewing Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat Formula

“I have one cat and use a sifting litter box for her. I’ve only emptied the box once since purchasing Arm & Hammer Slide Easy Litter, but all the litter slid out fine without sticking to the bottom of the pan. I used a lot of litter – the entire 14-pound box, in fact, so I think that probably contributes to the non-sticking. Prior to that, my old litter was sticking to the bottom and I had to scrape it off. Time will tell, but overall, very pleased with the product and will continue using as long as it continues to not stick.”

– Marnie, reviewing Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up Formula

“Seriously… This stuff works. My cats have been known to have a bad-smelling litter box. When you put this product on the litter, it instantly neutralizes the smell and actually makes everything smell GOOD. I shake it on top and then shake the box to mix it in a bit. It’s an essential part of my litter-scooping routine. I’ve tried regular baking soda, but this is way better. This has OxiClean in it, and that makes a huge difference.”

– Lauren, reviewing Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder

Negative Customer Reviews for Arm & Hammer Cat Litter

“Store was out of our usual A&H Double Duty, so we tried this. Bad choice. This stuff is a very fine, sandy consistency and after about 2 days, it had a very noticeable sour odor. Could smell it 25 feet away sitting in the other room. This is with 1 male cat in the house. When using Double Duty, you could sit right next to the box and not smell anything. This Clump & Seal is another story. Even using the added A&H Deodorizer sprinkled in that we use, this stuff had terrible odor control. I would not recommend it at all.”

– ARS72, reviewing Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Multi-Cat Formula

“I have been searching high and low for a litter that will work in the automatic litter box without binding the motor every time it rakes. After seeing the ads for Slide I set out looking for an unscented version. Much to my frustration, this product does not have an unscented option. I decided to try it anyway and immediately regretting it. The fragrance is so strong I was not able to stay in the room. Poor cats had to be closed up with it until I could get back to the store for another unscented brand. On the up side, this litter did seem to work better for the automatic box, however it was only in the box for 24 hours.”

– DesperateforUnscented, reviewing Arm & Hammer Multi-Cat Slide Easy Clean-Up Formula

“I give the regular deodorizer 2 ½ stars and the double duty deodorizer 3 stars. The litter deodorizer has a very strong smell to it so I always make sure I mix it in with the litter after every clean up then just sprinkling it on top. I have also noticed that wen I scoop the litter it is way dustier than before I added the deodorizer. The double duty deodorizer while still as strong of a smell does seem to control/absorb more of the fecal/urine small than the regular deodorizer does but I still have to add a lot.”

– KaylaG, reviewing Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder

How Much Does Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Cost?

Overall, Arm & Hammer cat litter is very affordable for the quality it delivers. The two cat litters we’ve reviewed above are priced below $0.75 per pound and you can save more by purchasing larger boxes. The litter box deodorizer costs about $1.144 per pound but is sold in a 20- or 30-ounce box for under $3.

Overall, is Arm & Hammer Cat Litter a Good Choice?

At first glance, we weren’t sure that we were going to like Arm & Hammer cat litter. Despite the affordable price, we’re used to seeing this brand sold in big box stores and grocery stores where quality isn’t always the priority. We were pleasantly surprised, however, after testing two cat litters and one litter deodorizer that the brand keeps to its promises as a whole when it comes to long-lasting odor control, hard-clumping action, and low dust and tracking.

Again, the main thing we noticed about Arm & Hammer cat litter is the sandy texture. This is not necessarily a problem, but it may take getting used to for some cats. This texture also means that clumps sometimes break up into tiny rocks, but they are easily scooped away, and you generally aren’t left with a gluey mess at the bottom of the litter box.

For affordable odor control, we heartily recommend Arm & Hammer cat litter. We look forward to reviewing some of their other products in the future, including some of their natural cat litters.

Where is Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Sold?

Arm & Hammer cat litter is sold online and in pet stores. You can find it for sale from online retailers like Chewy and Amazon as well as big box stores like Walmart and Target as well as local and national pet stores such as PetSmart and Petco.

Click HERE to shop for Arm & Hammer Cat Litter on Chewy.

About the author:

Kate Barrington holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and is the published author of several self-help books and nutrition guides. Also an avid dog lover and adoring owner of three cats, Kate’s love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care and nutrition. Kate holds a certificate in fitness nutrition and enjoys writing about health and wellness trends — she also enjoys crafting original recipes. In addition to her work as a ghostwriter and author, Kate is also a blogger for a number of organic and natural food companies as well as a columnist for several pet magazines.