Cat litter: how to choose the best?

cat litter

The cat is a clean animal, so the choice of litter is important. It must be suitable for the cat to use it regularly and it must meet the comfort expected by the cat owner to avoid strong odors in the house. There are three kinds of cat litter.

The mineral litter

This is the most common litter. It is in the form of granules and most of the time, it is clay. The advantage of this litter is its price, it is the cheapest on the market and it absorbs correctly urine and smells. However, the mineral litter is dustier, which is inadvisable to teachers and especially to cats with allergy. Its frequency of change is from 1 to 2 times a week.

Silica litter

Silica litter is composed of a mixture of zeolites, a material that gives it the power to impregnate odors and urine. With this good absorption capacity, the litter lasts more in time, from 3 weeks to 1 month. The litter appears as transparent crystals, with small blue tips. The cost of this type of bedding is a little more expensive, in return it is more convenient and comfortable and for the cat and for its owner. The peculiarity of this litter is that over the days, its color turns yellow.

The plant litter

You have the ecological soul; it is the 100% natural litter. It is in the form of fibers and granules. Fiber bedding is made of wood fibers, sawdust or chips that have the advantage of containing the multiplication of bacteria. The disadvantage of the fibers: they are quite light and they stick to the paws of the cats which can be a source of litter rejection for the cat. The plant litter pellets is more comfortable for the cat because it is composed of small sticks, which are therefore less lightweight and non-volatile. The advantage of this ecological litter is that it is biodegradable for the environment so it can flush into the toilet. As an ecological material, its cost is not necessarily more expensive than other types of bedding. 

The peculiarities of some cat litter

Clumping litter provides real comfort to the cat and its owner. When the cat urinates, the dirty part forms small balls while leaving the rest dry. Simply remove this part which helps to keep litter a little longer.

Scented litter also exists under several types on the market. His “plus” is especially his ability to cover bad odors, a point that the master will particularly appreciate, but you have to be careful with the cat that likes to attach to its smell. The cat is very sensitive to the smell, so it is important to take this into account when buying a litter.

The goal is that the bedding is attractive and comfortable so that it can be clean. The best litter is the one that will suit your cat, probably after several tests. Paying attention to his daily behavior can help you choose the one that suits him best.

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