Having a cat can be wonderful with their intelligence, loving personalities and curiosity making them fantastic to share a house with and a pleasure to watch. The only real downside of keeping a cat is litter and the cat box but unless you want to risk the cat spoiling all over the garden, it is a necessary evil. The good news is there is now a huge range of both cat boxes and the kitty litter to put in it so there is something to suit every household.
There is even a range of choices around how you wish to dispose of the litter, whether you prefer to deposit it into the trash or flush it down the toilet.
Non-clumping Kitty Litter
Non-clumping litter absorbs the waste but doesn’t form into clumps that means it is often flushable and non-toxic. There are varieties available that are scented or unscented as well as ones that are dust free for those suffering with allergies. Non-clumping litter generally needs to be completely changed more often than some varieties to retain its effectiveness and usually the recommendation is that the entire box is emptied and cleaned up each week.Purina Tidy Cats non-clumping Breathe Easy Litter, 10-pounds (Pack of 4)
This is a pack of four 10-pound bags of litter that is a non-clumping variety that is 99.6% dust free. It is also ideal for killing the bacteria that grows in cat waste and for combating the odors also associated with it. Because it is non-clumping, it doesn’t track as far as some types of litter on the cat’s paws.
Clumping litters come in a variety of different materials, some of which are clay based while others can be using natural, biodegradable materials. They are easy to clean because the mess gathers into clumps, which can easily be lifted from the litter and disposed of. It is also good for odour control as the clumps almost lock in the smells. Usually clumping litter is recommended to be changed completely each month and the lumps removed each day, with a top up of fresh litter added.Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Litter
This litter comes in a 40 pound bag or also in a double pack of the 40 pound bags and is all natural materials in its composition. It is hypo-allergenic for both you and your cat and is also 99.9% dust free. The litter has a natural hard clumping agent for ease of cleaning and also superior odour control to help manage those less than pleasant smells.
Biodegradable litters come in a wide range of materials and can be clumping or non-clumping. They are made from materials such as pine, paper, wheat or corn and are ideal for those who suffer from allergies relating to the dust that is created by some clay based litters. Most are flushable and non-toxic as well as being easy to clean up and can be good at controlling odours. And of course, the main reason is that they are great for the environment because they will rot away in a natural manner instead of increasing waste at landfill sites.Northeastern Products Cedarific Natural Cedar Chips Cat Litter, 15 Pound Bag
This kitty litter is made from reclaimed renewable wood fibres of cedar and other hardwood that have had no chemical added to them. It is 100% biodegradable and can be put in a composter or an incinerator. The material absorbs the moisture while giving off its refreshing cedar scent to mask the natural cat smells associated with the litter tray.