Unless your cat is toilet trained, cat litter is a necessity, but with all of the different kinds available, how do you decide which is the best brand or type for your feline friend? They all do basically the same thing – provide a place for your cat to go to the bathroom – but some have additional features that others don’t, like smell absorption, clumping action, or being eco-friendly. Here are the top 7 best types of cat litter according to expert and user review sources:
#6 – Yesterday’s News by Purina
Yesterday’s News Cat Litter is made from recycled materials, so you can feel good that you are taking a small step for the good of your cat, your home and the environment. This non-toxic cat litter is designed to keep tracking it around to a minimum, is tough on odors, and is 99.7% dust free.
#5 – Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter
This litter’s natural wheat enzymes work continuously to neutralize litter box odor, no matter how many cats you own while clumping firmly for easy scooping. Swheat Scoop is safe for kittens and is clay and chemical free, as well as being designed for less tracking.
#4 – Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Attract Cat Litter
Dr. Elsey’s is a favorite among veterinarians and cat experts, who say the herb-scented, clumping clay is a good choice for training kittens to use the litter box, as well as for reinforcing this habit with grown-up cats that tend to urinate outside the litter box. Cat Attract is made of clay, but cats can’t ingest its larger particles so it’s a good choice for very small kittens.
#3 – Scoop Away Multiple Cat Formula
Scoop Away delivers maximum clumping and better odor control than other litters, and is made with small granules to minimize tracking. Being 99% dust free, Scoop Away litter is more likely to stay in the litter box and off your floors. For added odor protection, Scoop Away adds Odor Guard technology, a patented anti-microbial agent that fights the growth of odor-causing bacteria in the litter.
#2 – World’s Best Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter clumps on contact with urine, making the litter box easier to clean. Because World’s Best is made out of whole-kernel corn, it can be flushed down the toilet or used as yard mulch, making it an eco-friendly litter choice.
#1 – Feline Pine
Feline Pine is one of the most recommended cat litters of any type. It’s made out of biodegradable pine-lumber pellets, so it can be flushed or reused as yard mulch and it is safe for very young kittens, who shouldn’t use fine clay litter. A 20-pound bag can last as long as 60 pounds of clay litter since you only need to put an inch of Feline Pine in the litter box, meaning less running to the store for cat litter!
No matter what type of cat litter you choose for your household, read all labels carefully and check with your veterinarian if unsure which is the best option for you.