Choosing The Right Cat Litter

How to choose the right cat litter for your cat or cats? There are several brands, manufactures and types of litter out there, but your cat will be the one making the decision.

We tried so many different litters, from standard grain with perfume, silica crystals to whole-kernel corn. But yet, our cats would refuse to use other cat litter than the Scoop Away scent free.

During our trial period, our cats would use the litter we purchased for a few weeks and then they would stop using. Our male cat would started meowing near the litter box and the female used the rubber mat to do her business.

For a while they were doing really well with the whole-kernel corn litter, but when moved to our new house, they stopped using the litter and we had to choose another one. It's been almost two years since last time we had to change the litter type.

There are two original types of litter, they are: clumping and non-clumping. The clumping litter is very easy to clean, it absorbs the urine into clumps. Although, if you do not add enough litter or there are low amount of litter in the box, the litter will not work as intended and the urine will get stuck at the bottom of the litter box. Be sure to follow the manufacturer instructions regarding the amount of litter to be added to each litter box.

Clumping litter comes in several forms: clay, corn, wheat, and pine. The clumping litter also controls the odors better than the non-clumping litter.

The only downside is that if your cat ingests the litter it can cause stomach or intestine problems.

If your cat does not like scented litter, you can add a thin layer of baking soda on the bottom of the box. This will help to absorb odors without repelling your cat.

Again, make sure your cat's litter box is always clean.

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