What is The Best Kitty Litter?
What is the best kitty litter? Do you know how to choose the right cat litter for your pet?
As a vet, one question I commonly get asked is: "What is the best material to use for cat litter?" There are a number of cat litter materials on the market to choose from, with different benefits and drawbacks.
Here are some common types of kitty litter:
KEY POINT- Some cats like certain litters and hate others. No two cats are exactly alike. These recommendations give you an idea of what many cats prefer but remember: the best cat litter for your cat is one that he or she likes!
Questions to consider about your and your cat's litter preference:
• Does your cat prefer fine sand or chunky pellets?
• Do you prefer clumping or non-clumping litter?
• Do you prefer a litter that's ecologically friendly?
• Is tracking or odor control a big concern?
Choosing the Best Cat Litter
What is the best cat litter? If you ask most veterinarians it is an unscented scoopable litter such as a clay-based clumping litter. Humans like easily scooped litters that don't track and aren't dusty. Many cats are repulsed by the perfumed scents. The scents are made for people – not for cats.
KEY POINT: Once you find a litter your cat likes, stick with it. Don't buy whatever is on sale this week. Cats are very particular and litter changes can lead to unwelcome modifications in bathroom habits.
I hope this helps you find the best kitty litter for your cat.