Cat litter

Since litter is one of the major recurring expenses that you’ll have as a cat owner, it is wise to find a product with a good quality/price ratio. There are many kinds of litters available for purchase, each with its own set of pros and cons.

Pros and cons of different cat litters

Clumping clay cat litter

Clumping clay is a litter product that is made from a clay called bentonite. Clumping clay are extremely absorbent, which has the great benefit of forming solid clumps when urine is deposited into it. This makes it very easy remove.

While clumping clay litter is extremely effective at trapping urine and poop, it is not suited for kittens. The clay will stick to their paws and could end up in their stomach once they lick them clean.

Another potential downside is the cost; clumping clay litter is one of the more expensive litters sold. It also becomes very heavy after use, and has to be scooped often.

Tofu litter

This less-commonly used litter is 100% biodegradable and has great absorption. Another major benefit is that it leaves virtually no tracking, which is great for people who don’t want to clean their floor multiple times a day.

The main drawback is that tofu cat litter is a bit more expensive compared to more common litters like clay-clumping and silica-based. However, it lasts very long, so you get a lot of value for your money.

Silica-based litter

A cat in a fresh litterbox

Frequently asked questions

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