Compared to what i bought earlier from my pet shop, they are thin, not so absorbant and often leave the floor underneath wet after use. They are also not so good in terms of reducing odours. In other words its as good or as bad as newspaper but much more expensive. The previous pads i got were more expensive but at least they convinced me to switch over from newspaper. This one makes me think i might as well have used newspaper rather than this. Will continue to look for a better puppy pad that cures/helps with the bad smell issues..