What to Look for in Cat Litter
Clumping vs Non-Clumping
Clumping cat litter is the best form of litter as it’s easy to clean and minimises waste. However, it is generally more expensive than non-clumping cat litter.
Low tracking litter is litter that doesn’t stick to your cat’s paws, so it stays in the tray and not all over your house.
Odourless litter has moisture-absorbing properties to trap odour. Scented litters have added chemicals that cause an odour-neutralising reaction. Cats may refuse their litter if it comes with a smell or scent they don’t like.
Different Types of Cat Litter
Clay litter is one of the oldest types of cat litter out there. It’s used because it absorbs a lot of liquid. In fact, it can easily absorb its own weight in liquid, and it has natural odour control.
Crystal litter is non-toxic and doesn’t clump or expand.
Corn litter and plant litter are pretty similar, they’re both compostable and biodegradable. They both clump and are made from plant-based materials.
Paper litter is natural with no scent. It’s very absorbent and can easily mask odours.
Wood based litter is usually made up of pellets and it can absorb twice its weight in liquid. This litter comes with a natural pine scent. It is also free from dust.
The Best-Rated Litter by Customers
The best cat litter for cats, as rated by customers:
Introducing Your Kitten to Litter and Swapping Litter Brands
To introduce your kitten to using litter, you can also try several types of litter and put them around the house to see which one they prefer.
If you need to swap your cat’s litter, mix their old litter with the new brand to help them get used to the new litter.
Read our ultimate guide to the best cat litter to find out more about how to choose what's best for you and your cat's needs.