Choosing the Right Cat Litter- It Will Make All the Difference for You and for Your Cat

Cats are not only fun and make great companions, compared to other pets such as dogs, but they also require less work. Because of their instincts, they are pretty much self-sufficient, including taking care of the number 1 and number 2 needs. For both indoors and outdoors cats, many cat owners chose to have a litter box at home to make it easier for their feline friends and themselves. Although cats can pretty much train themselves to visit their litter box when needed, it is important to consider what type of litter is actually used.

There are several considerations when choosing litter to fill in your litter box:

  1. How well the litter can handle the odors and reduce smell in your home and your cat?

  2. How easy is it to clean the little "presents" left by your cat?

  3. How costly is the litter and how often you will end up changing it?

We took a look at three cat litter brands and summarized the pros and cons of each. We gave them a score on a scale of 10 (10 being the best!) and used the following criteria:

  1. Odor control - 4 points, after all, if your house stinks you totally missed the point!

  2. Clumping ability - 2 points, clumping makes it easy to clean and remove and makes the litter last longer

  3. Cost - 4 points, no ones to break the bank, or walk around with an empty wallet!

Here is what we found:

Your best choice - Better Way Eco Fresh Clumping Cat Litter

Overall Score - 7/10

1) Odor control - 4

2) Clumping ability - 1

3) Cost - 2

This cat litter is the by far the best in controlling odor. In the past, the company said that the cat litter is flushable, however, with changes in CA and other states, it is no longer permitted to flush it down the toilet.

Even with this change, this litter box has very to no smell and absorbed more than 90% of the odor. My cat snow loves it too because it keeps him odor-free and happy.

On the downside this litter is EXPENSIVE! The cheapest we could find it online was in (here is the link!) for around 15 dollars per bag (excluding taxes and shipping). With a prime account, you can save a few bucks on shipping in the long run.

Another caveat is clumping. The litter does clump, but the clumps are very soft and break down easily. This means that soiled litter will always remain in your box. With the excellent odor control, it is not a big deal unless your cat is as picky as ours and decides to go OUTSIDE the box.

Overall, this is the best choice we could find and will make it more than tolerable especially if you live in a small home/apartment and have more than one cat.

Your second-best choice- Vibrant Life Mini Crystal Unscented Cat Litter

Overall Score - 6/10

1) Odor control - 3

2) Clumping ability - 0

3) Cost - 3

This litter's biggest advantage is its cost. 4 LB back will cost you under 5 dollar