By now, most pet owners are familiar with Chewy, one of the largest online retailers of pet products. Chewy offers the best deals on the best pet products and delivers them right to your door with free 1-to-2-day shipping on orders over $49. Chewy was founded in 2011 and grew rapidly, to the point where it was acquired by PetSmart in 2017.
Two years prior to the acquisition, Chewy launched their own brand of cat litter, Frisco. Frisco cat litter is affordable and comes in a wide variety of options. If you’re looking for a standard clay litter that offers hard-clumping action, low dust, and an affordable price, Frisco is definitely a brand to consider.
- Variety of Products – 4/5
- Price Per Pound – 5/5
- Multi-Cat Formulas – 5/5
- Clumping Ability – 5/5
- Long-Lasting Odor Control – 4/5
- Natural/Alternative Options – 2/5
Overall Score: 4.25/5
How We Tested:
- We purchased 3 of the best cat litters Frisco 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
The Frisco brand was launched in 2015 and has grown rapidly in the years since. Though Frisco originally only offered a select few cat litter products, they now offer nearly 10 different types of cat litter as well as litter boxes, litter box liners, and other accessories.
All of Frisco’s products are affordably priced and, because they are sold on Chewy, can be delivered right to your door. Frisco offers a selection of unscented and scented cat litters, most of which are multi-cat friendly, and almost all of which offer hard-clumping action.
Frisco also offers one natural formula made from grass.
|Products Included in This Review|
|Name||Materials||Clumping?||Life Stage||Additional Features|
|Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter||Clay||Yes||All||Multi-Cat, Unscented, Odor Control, Hypoallergenic|
|Frisco Fresh Scent Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter||Clay||Yes||All||Multi-Cat, Scented, Odor Control, Low-Dust|
|Frisco Lavender Fields Scent Multi-Cat Clumping Litter||Clay||Yes||All||Multi-Cat, Scented, Odor Control, Low-Dust|
What Kinds of Litter Does The Brand Offer?
The Frisco brand currently offers nine different cat litter formulas. In addition to one all-natural grass cat litter and one non-clumping crystal litter, this brand offers an assortment of more traditional products including scented, unscented, and multi-cat litters.
All of Frisco’s clumping cat litters form hard, tight clumps which makes them easy to scoop and quick to dispose of. You can choose from unscented varieties or scented litters with fragrances ranging from a clean, fresh scent to floral and tropical scents. Frisco also offers two lightweight formulas.
The three formulas we’re reviewing here are clumping formulas, one unscented and two scented.
Top 3 Cat Litters Reviewed
|Product Name||Type||Price||Overall Rating|
|Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter||Clumping||$0.58 per lb||4.75/5|
|Frisco Fresh Scent Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter||Clumping||$0.49 per lb||4.5/5|
|Frisco Lavender Fields Scent Multi-Cat Clumping Litter||Clumping||$0.51 per lb||4.5/5|
What Do Customers Think of Frisco Cat Litter?
The Frisco brand is known for being affordable, offering excellent value to cat owners with multiple cats. In some cases, cheaper products don’t offer the same quality as more expensive ones, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Frisco cat litter. For the most part, customers are very 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 for Frisco Cat Litter
“I’ve had cats for almost 20 years, and I’ve tried many litters. Up until a few weeks ago, my go-to for many years had been Arm & Hammer, but after using this litter, I am hooked. It clumps far better than any litter in the past, and my cats love using it!! Not even 3 minutes after I replaced the old litter with this, there were two of them stepping in and doing their business. I have also noticed there is no “litter stink” in the house because the clumps do not break apart and mix back in to make it stinky.” – Ceege, reviewing Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter
“I was skeptical about trying new litter, but after much consideration, I decided to change my Step brand for this one. My main concern was dust, the other brand is good at clumping but dusty. This one is good at both. It clumps well and is very low on dust (please don’t change your formula) plus it does a good job at keeping the odors down from my smelly friends. I bought 4 bags, 2 of the fresh scent that I’m trying now and 2 lavender scent which I’ll be trying next. Shipping was a breeze.” – Catlover309, reviewing Frisco Fresh Scent Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter
“I wanted to try this product and compare it to the ARM and Hammer Multicat that I have been using if for anything else the choices in scent. I have 2 cats with separate litter boxes for each, and one bag fills both quite easily. I find very little if any dust and the litter encapsulates the cat waste and allows for easy pick up. A lot easier than A+H. Very clean and uses less litter to cover the waste and doesn’t fall apart when lifting out of boxes. So far so good and I plan to buy more and highly recommend. The Lavender smell is very mild and I like that it isn’t strong.” – Joan, reviewing Frisco Lavender Fields Scent Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter
Negative Customer Reviews for Frisco Cat Litter
“I normally purchase the Frisco Lightweight Multi-Cat litter but needed to get something cheaper as payday was still a ways off. I was hoping this litter would be of similar quality (albeit missing that lighter weight) and while it helps ~okay~ with odor control, the clumping action for urine is not great, though not terrible either…with my cats, it seems like the litter takes too long to clump thus most of the urine sinks to the bottom of the box and forms this giant solid rectangle which can be almost impossible to scoop up, and it most definitely uses more litter than the Frisco Lightweight did.” – K9Kenai, reviewing Frisco Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter
“I clean the litter box twice a day. We ordered 1 40lbs bag and slowly integrated the new litter in with our old type of litter. At the beginning, we didn’t notice any smell issues but as time went on and Frisco was the only litter being used, the smell was awful. I ended up purchasing our old litter again and mixing it in and guess what—the foul smell was gone! The litter works but does not keep the smell in check.” – Kelsey, reviewing Frisco Fresh Scent Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter
“I was excited to try something with rave reviews and cheaper than my usual World’s Best. Big mistake. When wet it turns into a claylike mixture impossible to clean, clinging tenaciously to the box and scoop. It also leaves a bunch of smaller clumps that slide through when sifted. I noticed a puddle of urine sitting on top of a wet section, which may be why one of my cats peed on the floor next to it.” – Xtine, reviewing Frisco Lavender Fields Scent Multi-Cat Clumping Cat Litter
How Much Does Frisco Cat Litter Cost?
The Frisco brand of cat litter as a whole 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 bags. Because Frisco cat litter clumps so well, you end up wasting less litter as well which saves money over time.
Overall, Is Frisco Cat Litter a Good Choice?
Having reviewed a number of inexpensive cat litter brands prior to this, we weren’t sure what to expect from Frisco.
We are happy to report, however, that not only is Frisco a highly affordable brand of cat litter, but their products are excellent as well. All three of the formulas we reviewed formed hard, tight clumps and offered excellent odor control, even in a multi-cat household.
One thing to be mindful of with the Frisco brand is that some formulas are scented. We found both the Fresh Scent and Lavender Fields scent to be very light and pleasant, but some customers found that the scent mixed unpleasantly with litter box odors. If you or your cat is sensitive to fragrances, you may want to stick to the unscented formula.
All but one of Frisco’s cat litter formulas are clumping formulas, the exception being their crystal cat litter. Hard-clumping cat litters are easy to scoop and clean, but you should be mindful that clay litters like the three formulas reviewed above are not flushable. Flushing these litters will only clog your toilet.
Where Is Frisco Cat Litter Sold?
Frisco Cat Litter is only sold online from Chewy.com.