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Cat Litter Buying Guide

Make your cat comfortable and reduce odor with the best cat litter.

Cat litter absorbs cat urine and covers feces to help reduce odorous bacteria from growing in the litter box. There are a few different kinds of cat litter to choose from. The two main types are clumping and non-clumping. There are also natural and biodegradable options, as well as crystal options. It’s all about what’s best for your feline friend and your home.

Types of Cat Litter

Cat Litter Buying Guide
Your feline friends deserve only the best. Learn about which cat litter is best for your cat.

Crystal

Crystal litter can be formed from sand or a silicone-based material. The advantage is that it’s super absorbent, so you won’t have to use as much litter. It’s also effective in absorbing and controlling odors. However, it doesn’t clump for easy clean up. You will have to change the litter about once a week, and clean the litter box.

Clumping Cat Litter

Clumping litter is one of the most popular kinds of cat litter you can buy. The litter clumps together when your cat urinates, making it easier to remove from the litter box. If you remove the waste regularly, you can greatly reduce litter box odor. By using clumping litter, you won’t have to change the litter as frequently. However, if you don’t remove the clumps regularly, odor can build up. Clean the litter box and switch the litter at least once a month. If you have multiple cats, you’ll need to do this more.

Non-Clumping Cat Litter

Non-clumping litter is another popular option. It’s generally less expensive and some cats like it better than the clumping kind. The urine sinks down to the bottom of the litter box through the clay. Odor control can vary, depending on which brand you use. You can also buy scented, unscented and dust-free formulas. Cleanup isn’t as easy as clumping odor. You will need to change the cat litter once a week, and clean the litter box each time.

Natural and Biodegradable

Natural cat litter can be made from a number of materials, including paper, wheat or pine. You can find clumping and non-clumping natural litter. They’re great if you or your cats are allergic to dust. Many natural litters can even be flushed down the toilet. The natural pellets act like sawdust and absorb any moisture and odor. The size of the pellets also helps decrease tracking and having your cat get litter stuck in its paw pads.

For more information about caring for your cats and any other furry friends, visit our pet care blog.

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