How to Choose the Best Cat Litter

If you have an indoor cat, you know how essential a good litter box is. Once your cat is potty trained, the litter box is a convenient way to keep your cat’s waste in a central controlled location, but who knew there could be so many choices for just pet waste? Each cat and cat parent chooses litter and litter boxes based on their personal preferences, but how to choose?

Non-Clumping Litter

Non-clumping litter is one of the first cat litters available on the market. It is typically made of clay, though other plant-based alternatives are available, and excels at odor control couples with the ability to effectively absorb urine at high volumes. Removing this type of soiled litter, however, can prove to be quite difficult. Once overly saturated, urine will begin pooling at the bottom of the box, calling for frequent cleaning.

Clumping Litter

Clumping litter is specially designed for the easy removal of urine and feces. They are typically made of either bentonite or all-natural fibers which help the litter form solid clumps to be easily removed. This type of litter is convenient to remove and requires less frequent cleaning.

Biodegradable Litter

Biodegradable litter is perfect for going green. Typical cat litter cannot be broken down and ends up in large mounds by the ton in U.S. landfills, adding unnecessary waste. Biodegradable litter is often made with natural environmentally friendly plant resources such as pine wood pellets, recycled newspaper, walnuts, barley, and more!

Silica Gel Litter

Silica gel litter, otherwise known as “crystal litter” is a granular form of silicon dioxide. Ranking as the most absorbent of any other type of cat litter, this material has the best long term moisture and odor control for owners who may not have as much time or energy to constantly clean their cat’s litter box.

Regardless of what you prefer, EntirelyPets offers an extensive product line of litter and litter accessories to best suit your individual needs!

About the Author:

Leslie Le is a dedicated content writer for EntirelyPets. She is passionate about spreading information and awareness to help pet owners make the best choices in caring for their furry friends.

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