What’s the Scoop?


By Tricia Roberts

Choosing the best cat litter for your furry friend can be a daunting task. With so many options on the market, each with its own unique features and benefits, it’s a challenge to know what brand or type of litter is best.

There are several things to consider when selecting cat litter. For cat owners, odor control, clumping ability and cost are usually major factors. But there are also features that matter to your cat like dust control and texture. Cats with respiratory issues require a dust-free cat litter. Cats with sensitive noses might prefer an unscented option over something that smells like flowers. Some cats are even picky about texture and actually care if litter fine or coarse.

So how do you choose? Here are some of the best litters on the market, according to customer reviews, and what makes them stand out.

  1. Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Ultra Clumping Cat Litter

Made from natural clay and 99.9% dust free, this clumping cat litter is a great choice for cats with respiratory problems. It forms solid clumps when wet, making it easy to scoop and maintain cleanliness. It is unscented and hypoallergenic, which makes it a great choice for cats with sensitive noses or allergies.

2. World’s Best Cat Litter

This litter, made from corn, is a great option for cat owners looking for an eco-friendly option. This dust-free litter forms tight clumps when wet and is flushable, making it disposal simple. Another excellent choice for cats with respiratory issues, it’s available in scented and unscented varieties.

3. Purina Tidy Cats Breeze Cat Litter

Designed to be used with the Purina Tidy Cats Breeze litter box, these anti-tracking pellets are made from paper. Solid waste is collected in a separate tray under the litter box. As mentioned in the name, this low-dust system is made to make cleaning the litter box a breeze.

4. Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Platinum Cat Litter

This clumping litter claims to eliminate odors for up to seven days. The litter is 100% dust -free and forms tight clumps when wet which makes scooping easy. This is the way to go for cat owners who want a long-lasting and odor-eliminating option.

5. Fresh Step Extreme Clumping Cat Litter

From one of the most recognized brands in cat litter, this affordable option is made to eliminate odors for up to ten days. Another great option for cats with respiratory problems, it’s easy to scoop and made from natural clay.

Much of the process to determine the best cat litter for you and your pet will probably be trial and error, but hopefully this gives you a good place to start. As far as what your cat prefers, you’ll have to ask her.