What Is The Best Clay Cat Litter?
I normally use pine cat litter and don’t like clay litters. I never thought I would find a clay litter I like, but I may have now. We just adopted a new kitty (our 4th) and she is used to clay litter so we got some to ease her transition. I wanted a lightweight litter and one that was good at odor control. I also wanted one that didn’t have strong perfumes. I hate the smell of cat litter!
I picked up a jug of Tidy Cats Lightweight Free And Clean Unscented cat litter with Odor Absorbing Charcoal. It actually works! I was a bit shocked.
Why It Works
It is lightweight. It covers cat box smell and it doesn’t reek of perfume! This litter met all my requirements!
The activated charcoal is in little pieces the same size as the clay bits. It must really work since it smells so much better than a regular litter box! I am very impressed! Why try to mask litter box odors with strong chemical scents (that linger on your poor cat’s fur and feet) when you can neutralize the odor naturally? When cat’s groom they ingest the dust from litter also, thereby ingesting those same chemicals and perfumes from low quality litter. This is not healthy!
If you want a clay cat litter I would absolutely choose this variety. You and your cat will be healthier and your home will smell better!
Lighter Than Other “Lightweight” Litters!
This litter is 40% lighter weight than other “lightweight” litters such as Arm and Hammer brand or Fresh Step. So you get a lot more litter per pound or a much lighter container to carry than other “lightweight” brands! Since we live on the third floor of our building, this a great bonus!
Why Is Pine Litter a Top Choice?
I am impressed with Tidy Cat Lightweight Free and Clear with odor control, however, my top choice will always be a pine cat litter. There are many reasons pieces of natural pine wood make a great litter.
*Pine litter is natural, made from scrap wood and is also lighter in weight than regular clay litter. It does a good job of controlling odor naturally without any added perfumes or chemicals.
*It is safe for cats and safe for people since no chemicals are added.
*It is also lower in dust than most clay litters.
*Best of all you can flush it…you can’t do that with any clay litter since those will clog up your pipes. You don’t want to flush all of the pine litter at once, but you can scoop and flush each day.
*Pine litter is also antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral!
*Corn and wheat based litters can attract bugs….YUCK! When I used corn based litter I saw beetles in it!
*Pine litter does not attract insects and can actually deter them.
Try a Box of Pine Litter Today
If you want to try a pine litter there are many options including pellets and smaller pieces. Some clump, some do not. My favorite pine litter is Okocat brand. Here is their clumping variety, Okocat Featherweight:
I always used the regular Okocat Cracked Pine (non clumping) but that is now only available as an add on item from Amazon. You have to buy something else then you can add a box of the litter to your order. I assume this was to cut down on shipping charges since it was such a good deal to get this with free shipping!
If you are still using old-fashioned clay litter, I urge you to try one of these wonderful products. They will make your house cleaner, smell better and be healthier for you and your cat! You won’t have to lug boxes of heavy clay around either!
Try This Cat Box to Prevent Litter Tracking
My biggest complaint about clay litter is that it tracks all over! If you find yourself sweeping or vacuuming litter every day check out my review of a better litter box option. This is what I use to prevent litter from tracking. Cat box to prevent litter tracking.
Please leave your questions or comments below on the subject of what is the best clay cat litter! I believe this is Tidy Cat Lightweight litter but I would love to hear what you think of these litters or any questions or thoughts you may have on this or any other cat topic.
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