Best Tofu Cat Litter (Buyer’s Guide 2021)

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Best Tofu Cat Litter (Buyer’s Guide)

We spent 4 hours testing eco litters. Here are our results:

Are you tired of your litter becoming smelly in days and leaving traces all over your floors? In this article, we have examined a pretty unique type of cat litter made from tofu beans.

In case you’ve never heard of tofu cat litter before, it has unique properties not seen in other common cat litters. Tofu litter doesn’t track, is completely biodegradable, safe for consumption, non-toxic, and overall just an excellent alternative to your regular cat litter.

Best Tofu Litters (Our Picks)

Disclaimer: we prefer our products free from additives and other chemicals. We encourage you to always check the packaging for any unwanted substances.

Tofu litter – Pros and cons

1. It lasts a long time

Tired of refreshing your litter-box every other day? Whereas most litters will last you about 1 to 2 weeks before they become too smelly and have to be tossed, our experiments with tofu litter yielded significantly better results. The products usually lasted about three weeks to a whole month before we had to come in and refresh the litterbox. Don’t forget to scoop daily!

Tip: Your litter can last even longer with these deodorizing powders

2. Safe for consumption and dust-free

A blue scoop filled with litter

Since tofu is a natural product made from bean dregs, your cat can safely ingest some. We still would not recommend you start feeding your cat a whole bag of tofu beans, but it’s nice to know that that the product is relatively safe for consumption.

There is also the fact that regular litter tends to produce a lot of dust once it is poured. Breathing in these particles is not very good for your lungs, and your cat won’t particularly enjoy navigating through huge dust clouds either. But tofu litter produces zero dust! That’s a huge advantage over other litters.

3. 100% Eco-friendly

This litter is the best choice for those of you who care about our planet (and you should!). The eco-friendly nature of this product means it is completely bio-degradable. You can even get rid of the stuff by flushing it down the toilet (it’s water-soluble), or by recycling it as organic compost in your yard.

4. Great absorption

We conducted an experiment by filling two cups, one with regular clay clumping litter and another one with our tofu litter. We then poured water into both cups until they were completely soaked.

Guess what the results were? Indeed, our tofu litter was able to absorb almost four times as much moisture as the regular clumping clay litter. Not bad!

5. Virtually no tracking

One major disadvantage of most other litters is that they stick to your cat’s paws. While using tofu kitty litter, we found it not quite so sticky. That means it doesn’t track across your floors! You can save yourself money and toss that old litter mat in the bin: there’s no longer anything for you to clean up! It also clumps into small and very solid nuggets, which makes scooping much easier.

How to use tofu cat litter

  • Start by cleaning your litter box. Be sure to whipe all the corners. Once it’s nice and clean, open the bag and pour about 2 to 3 inches of tofu litter into the box. Give the tray a bit of a shake to get an even surface.
  • Once the litter is in use, don’t forget to scoop daily. You can flush any clumps down the toilet, use them in your garden as compost, or toss them in the trash.
  • Always add fresh litter after scooping to ensure the litter box remains filled.

Product Reviews

1. Frisco Tofu Clumping Cat Litter (Unscented)

This is our favorite tofu clumping litter because it has the highest level of soy fibers on the market, which ensures the maximum absorption capability. Frisco’s product held the largest amount of water in our test.

This clumping tofu litter is unscented and 100% made from natural ingredients. The box says it’s low tracking, but it left some traces on our floor.

What we liked:

  • Maximum absorption due to high level of soy fibers
  • Natural odor control (unscented)

What we didn’t like:

  • Slightly sticky, which may cause tracking

2. Furrytail Michu Natural Clumping Flushable Tofu Cat Litter

In the scented category, Michu has a whole range of colored tofu litters with some very interesting scents like Green Tea and Watermelon. This adds a delightful fragrance that works as a deodorizer, meaning it’s great at covering up foul smells.

If your cat(s) can tolerate scented litter, this is our recommended choice. Michu tofu litter forms very solid clumps, which makes it really easy to scoop. With frequent scooping, our tray lasted about two weeks before we had to go in and replace our old batch. We noticed a significant reduction in smell around the litterbox.

What we liked:

  • Available in multiple varieties such as peach and watermelon
  • Works as a deodorizer to cover up other smells
  • Small paw-friendly pellets.

What we didn’t like:

  • Full list of ingredients not included

3. Rufus & Coco Wee Kitty Eco Plant Unscented Clumping Tofu Cat Litter

Looking for a nature-friendly litter for your kitty? Try Rufus & Coco! This natural product is made from wheat and soy fibers, which can absorb up to 4x their own weight. Since this is a natural product, you can just pour it out into your yard or flush it down the toilet once used up.

We really like the fact that Rufus & Coco’s soy litter is made without any additives, but still provides amazing odor control. The only real downside to this litter is the noticeable dust that comes off when pouring it into the litter box.

What we liked:

  • Very effective at trapping ammonia
  • Natural odor control (unscented)
  • Absorbs 4 times its own weight

What we didn’t like:

  • Quite dusty compared to other tofu litters

4. Nourse Chowsing Tofu Litter

CHOWSING tofu litter has the best anti-tracking properties in our test (meaning it was the least sticky). We’re not sure how they do it, but the answer might lie in the ingredients. Chowsing mentions pea residue, soy flour, cornflour, and guar gum as the main ingredients.

What we liked:

  • 100% Non-sticky & non-tracking
  • Completely dust-free
  • Pleasant smell

What we didn’t like:

  • Vague ingredient-list

5. KITTYWOO Tofu Litter

This litter is not sticky or dusty and clumps extremely well. It is an unscented product made from natural ingredients only, so naturally, it comes with a distinct smell that some will find more pleasing than others. If your cat’s litter-box is in a well-ventilated area like a bathroom, this tofu litter is one of the best options. Otherwise, you may be better off choosing a scented product instead.

What we liked:

  • Completely dissolves into water
  • Dust-free
  • Very good clumping qualities

What we didn’t like:

  • Smell

6. PremiumCatSupplies Tofu Litter (UK Only)

PremiumCatSupplies sent us two big bags of natural UK Tofu litter, and we were pleasantly surprised with the product. It clumps extremely well and produced little dust while pouring, despite being 100% free of additives. The bag comes with a nice set of instructions detailing how to change to a new litter.

What we liked:

  • Great absorption
  • No Chemicals – Hypoallergenic
  • Lasts up to 7 weeks
  • Sold in various sized bags

What we didn’t like:

  • Only sold in the UK


  1. I have a question that I can’t seem to get answered in a simple way. I’m hoping you can help. Does tofu litter clump naturally, or are there additives added to make it clump? I’m hand reading a four week old kitten and I’ll be introducing him to litter soon. I want to make sure clumping tofu litter won’t be dangerous to him if he eats it.

    1. Hi Claire,

      one of the advantages of tofu litter is that it’s 100% safe to ingest. I would still not recommend letting your cat eat a lot of it.

      Good luck! Feel free to send us a picture of your new kitten

    2. The clumping ingredient is natural Guar Gum. Tofu litter contains little, if any, synthetic ingredients, so is a very green and environmentally friendly product bioth in its manufacture and use.

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