A cat next to a bag of tofu litter

Best tofu cat litter (Buyer’s guide 2021)

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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Note: the products in this article were 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 gets used, be sure to scoop frequently. You can flush the clumps down the toilet, use them in your garden, 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. EcoKitty Real Tofu & Natural Lavender Flowers Clumping Tofu Cat Litter (Scented)

In the scented category, EcoKitty has this purple tofu litter that is made with real lavender, which adds a very present fragrance that’s great at covering up other unwanted smells. It works as a deodorizer too.

If your cat(s) can tolerate scented litter, this is our recommended choice. EcoKitty 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:

  • Smells great, like fresh lavender
  • Works as a deodorizer to cover up other smells
  • Forms very solid clumps

What we didn’t like:

  • Purple color gives a chemical appearance
  • Pricier option

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

Looking for a vegan and earth-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. And the best part? You can just throw it into your yard.

What we liked:

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

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:

  • Some don’t like the smell, comparable to a hamster cage

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