Every cat owner wants the world’s best cat litter for their furry friend. With so many different brands out there, it’s hard to find the best cat litter. You need something that works for you and your kitty. Something that lightens your cleaning load, stops your house from getting stuck with that awful cat wee smell and most importantly, makes using the tray comfortable for your cat.
To satisfy all these demands and find the best kitty litter, you should look for the following criteria.
Non-Tracking and Odour Control
The best type of cat litter is one that keeps all the mess and smell contained in the tray. Before you consider anything else make sure you’re purchasing a litter that will control the odour and prevent your cat from tracking litter around the house. The key here is choosing a litter made from a material that is absorbent, without being sticky.
Easy to Dispose
Good kitty litter will be easy to dispose of, which means you’ll have a number of options at your disposal. Flushable, biodegradable and compostable paper pellets are the best option because they can be flushed down the toilet or placed in the garbage or compost bins. If you opt for other forms of litter, such as sand, gravel or crystals, you will block your toilet if you flush them, meaning your only choice is to go through the time consuming and wasteful process of placing them in a garbage bag before putting the package in the bin.
Easy to Keep Clean
You should always choose a ‘clumping’ cat litter. This is the best type of cat litter because when your cat urinates in its tray, the affected sections will ‘clump’ so you can scoop them out. This allows you to clean the tray on a daily basis, without needing to change the litter itself.
The other problem with sand and clay-based kitty litters are that they create a lot of dust, especially when emptying the tray. Dust is a huge problem for anyone suffering from allergies or asthma, so opt for paper pellets which don’t produce dust and are naturally hypoallergenic.
Organic and Natural
Organic and natural litter is the best cat litter. You don’t want anything unnatural coming in contact with your cat when they are going to the toilet. Chemicals and other nasties could cause irritation, and even lead to your cat avoiding using the tray you have provided to go to the bathroom. Go all natural for the most comfortable bathroom experience for your cat.
It’s vital that you choose a litter that won’t leave a mark on the environment. We fit our cats with bells and keep them inside as much as possible to ensure they don’t disturb the natural environment but we fail to realise that the litter we choose can end up sitting in a landfill for many years.
By choosing a litter that is organic, compostable, biodegradable and made from recycled materials, you’ll be selecting a litter that creates no waste and leaves no waste.
You may be tempted to choose a scented litter to mask the smell of your cat’s perfume, but this may turn your cat away. You may enjoy the scent of your lemon but your cat won’t, and instead of dealing with the odour, you’ve just covered it with a horrible chemical smell. It’s far better to control the odour than to mask it.
You need to change your kitty litter at least once a week. If you have more than one cat using the same tray, that rate will definitely go up. That means you’ll be using a lot of kitty litter, so you need to find a cost-effective option that provides everything listed above.
Recycled paper pellets are by far the best cat litter. They are incredibly absorbent, which means they control odour and prevent tracking. They offer the all-important clumping, and, they are flushable, biodegradable and compostable making them incredibly easy to dispose of, without impacting the environment.
The best part is, they only contain recycled paper. No chemicals and no-additives, which means they won’t irritate your cat and your cat will have no issues with using your tray. Cats are notoriously fussy, so it’s comforting to know that you can provide them with a litter option that they will happily use day-after-day.
Of course, recycled paper is also cheap, and far less expensive than crystal or clay-based forms of litter.
So, it turns out that humble old recycled paper pallets could very well be the world’s best cat litter.