Compared to other popular pets, cats are incredibly low maintenance when it comes to how much care they actually require. However, they are fastidious when it comes to grooming and personal hygiene and will spend literally hours on this.
The only thing they require of you, their owner then, is that you ensure they have clean and sanitary places for them to do their business. We are talking about litter boxes, obviously.
Making sure their litter box has sufficient litter and that it is regularly cleared of any mess, can not only ensure your cat feels comfortable and relaxed in your home; but can also prevent your cat from deciding to do their business elsewhere around the house.
Cats have been known to flat-out avoid litter boxes, so although this can be a challenge for some owners, it is not something you should overlook too lightly.
It is also important to ensure you have enough litter boxes for the number of cats in your home. A general rule of thumb is to have at least one more litter box than the number of cats you have, so in a household with three cats, you would have 4 litter boxes and so forth.
Now as important as it is also to find a reasonably sized litter box and one that is comfortable for your cat to use, it is ultimately imperative to make the right choice regarding what you actually put inside it – the litter.
There is a wide variety of choice available nowadays and each different type and different brand have their pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages. Really, the goal is to find the best cat litter for your cat, and often this might take some patience and trial and error.
However, to point you in the right direction, we have highlighted in this post what we believe to be some of the best cat litters on the market.
1. World’s Best Cat Litter, 635 Kg, Original
It’s not really a wise thing to name your product the world’s best unless it is really good. Fortunately then, the World’s Best Cat Litter, when you look at it closely and take into account the positive reviews it has received, it is easy to see that this litter is an exceptionally good product. World’s best might be a debatable point, but what you get is a reliable litter.
The 100% natural formula for this litter has been carefully devised to ensure that it clumps together perfectly, trapping the liquid and stopping it from seeping or sinking too much. As it is made from complete kernels of corn it has the ideal structure for ensuring that all the nasty odours caused by your adorable feline are kept inside the litter.
With all of the above in mind, it makes sense that it is easy to scoop and because no silica dust is produced, it is kinder to both you and your cat.
2. Breeder Celect Cat Litter, 30 litres
Breeder Celect is a name you should learn if you don’t already know it, as they are known for making a very unique kind of cat litter. Their cat litter consists of little pellets that are formed from around 99% recycled paper and do not rely on the use of chemicals or additives to make them.
As a result of their formula, this cat litter benefits from being very absorbent, biodegradable, lightweight and very economical because one bag of Breeder Celect can last significantly longer than other products. At least according to the manufacturer and customers who have bought it.
Furthermore, as it is almost completely dust-free, there are fewer issues with floors being marked or tracking occurring after your cat uses it. The packs that contain the litter have been designed to feature handles and an easy pour spout that makes this litter pack not only easy to carry and store but less of a struggle to tip and use.
3. Pettex Premium Clumping Cat Litter, 20 Kg
Pettex is a very well known and reputable manufacturer of pet supplies, including cat litter. Their expertise is put to good use in the design and manufacture of this litter.
As well as being made from completely 100% natural granules, that are safe for your cat, is a clumping cat litter that holds in all the terrible odours your little fur-ball creates. In turn, because it is clumping litter it is much easier to remove from the litter tray and less messy too.
4. Bob Martin Felight Cat Litter, 10 Litres
Bob Martin is another familiar name, that most pet owners will have come across. If you have ever used Bob Martin products in the past you will know they are often second to none, in terms of quality and functionality.
This Bob Martin Felight Cat Litter is no different. Thanks to the micropores that each granule of Calcium Silicate contains, as is found in many litter products on this list, the liquid produced by your cat is absorbed quickly, and as it is absorbed so too are the odours that go along with it.
Although it is not a clumping cat litter, it has antibacterial qualities and is incredibly lightweight.
5. CJ’s Premium Cat Litter, 30 Litres
CJ’s is another brand of cat litter you may not be familiar with yet. That is until you learn more about this incredibly eco-friendly and highly practical cat litter.
What makes CJ’s stand out from the rest? It’s wood-based, in fact, it is made from 100% virgin softwood and although the manufacturer states it is a long and laborious process to make the litter it is worth it.
This is especially important to mention if you are looking for a cat litter that does not have those horrible chemical scents. As the product comes from a natural source, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this litter has nothing much more than a slight hint of Scandinavian wood.
As it is biodegradable you can even compost it if necessary or just put it out with rest of your household waste.
6. Cat’s Best Oko Plus Clumping Litter, 4.3 Kg
Cat’s Best have produced a great cat litter in the form of this Oko Plus clumping variety. This is another wood-based formula that is therefore incredibly biodegradable and eco-friendly.
It combines the power and technology of the natural world with its formula of refined and still-active wood fibres, that quickly absorb and trap liquid as soon as they come into contact with it, keeping the odours trapped as well in the process. The clumps that form are also incredibly easy to remove from the litter tray
As a result, it can be as long as 7 weeks before you need to change a litter tray if it has Oko Plus in it.
7. Sanicat Classic Absorbent Cat Litter, 30 Litres
Sanicat is another popular brand of cat litter and other cat products. As the name hints at, Sanicat is concerned with making cat litter and other products that are kind to cats and look after them.
Their Classic formula of cat litter contains sepiolite and is simple and very natural and does not contain any toxic additives or perfumes.
There is not much more to say other than it is really effective at absorbing not just the liquid but the scents that come along with the liquids. These get trapped safely inside the granules making your cat litter trays less smelly and more pleasant for your cat to use.
8. Clean N Tidy Adult Everyday Cat Litter, 15 Kg
Clean n Tidy may be the least known brand on our list, but that shouldn’t put you off this very affordable and high-quality cat litter. It is a clumping cat litter that, according to the manufacturer, is capable of lasting 4 times longer than other products on the market.
Whether that is true or not, remains to be seen. However, the positives about this litter are that it is naturally fragrances, so there are no harmful additives or chemicals used to produce the smell. The scent is produced by the herbal botanical essence that is activated when the product becomes moist.
Just like any cat owner, you will want to know if this is likely to leave tracking marks to and from litter trays and the good news is that it won’t. The formula is almost completely dust-free making it a great choice for people with sensitive respiratory systems.
There you have it folks, our top tips for the best cat litter available at the moment. If you have any other recommendations or have used any of the above, we’d love to hear from you. We hope the above information helps you make the right decision about the cat litter you use for your beloved feline.