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Is Fresh Step Litter Good for Cats?

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Is Fresh Step Litter Good for Cats?

Cat lovers want to choose the best litter for their pets, so they ask vets: is Fresh Step cat litter good for cats? I want to give you a vet's opinion of cat litter in general, and whether Fresh Step is a good choice or can hurt your cat.

The best cat litter is the one that your cat likes and is willing to use. Most types of commercial cat litter are clay-based formulas. Some are designed to clump when they get wet. Other types of litter include those made of paper, wood, corn, wheat, silica crystals, and other materials.

Fresh Step is a brand of clay-based litter that comes in many different varieties. Most are clumping-style litter and some include additional silica crystals for greater absorption. Some are formulated for multiple cats or small spaces. Other types include deodorants or perfumes. It is readily available in many grocery and pet supply stores.

Is Fresh Step Litter good for your cat? In a vet's opinion, it is not a bad choice for your cat but might not be their favorite. Any clay litter contains dust that can irritate sensitive eyes and noses and Fresh Step is no exception. Perfumes and other scents can bother cats and discourage them from using the litter box. Some formulas might not clump as tightly as you would like so you may have to try several different types to find one that your cat really likes.

In short, Fresh Step is a good quality cat litter that is reasonably priced. It is acceptable for use with most cats but a lower-dust and perfume-free formula may be preferable to your cat.
I hope this article has helped you learn whether Fresh Step litter is good for your cat.


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