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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 some unique properties not seen in other common litters. Tofu litter is completely biodegradable, safe for consumption, non-toxic, and overall just an excellent alternative to your regular cat litter.
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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!
2. Safe for consumption and dust-free
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 product is a great 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, 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 sticks 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 box is being used, make sure to scoop frequently. You can flush the clumps down the toilet or toss them in the trash.
- Always add fresh litter after scooping to ensure the litter box remains filled.
Frisco Tofu Clumping Cat Litter (Unscented) – 7-lb bag
This clumping cat litter has the highest level of soy fibers on the market, which apparently increases absorption, as this product held the biggest amount of moisture in all our tests.
Frisco clumping litter is unscented and 100% made from natural ingredients. It has an anti-tracking formula, but in our experience, it still leaves some traces on the floor.
What we liked
- Max absorption due to super high level of soy fibers
- Unscented – natural odor control
What we didn’t like
- The bag looks pretty bland
- Issues with tracking
EcoKitty Real Tofu & Natural Lavender Flowers Scented Clumping Tofu Cat Litter
If you’re looking for a scented product, EcoKitty makes a purple tofu litter with lavender scent. Anyone who’s smelled lavender before knows it is a beautiful fragrance, that always does a terrific job of covering up other unwanted smells.
If your cat can tolerate scented litter, this is our recommended choice. In our tests, it lasted about 2 weeks before we had to go and replace with fresh litter.
What we liked
- Great fragrance from real lavender
- Forms very hard clumps
What we didn’t like
- Pricier option
- The purple color makes it appear chemical