I'm always interested in learning about new cat litter products. What's the best type of cat litter you've tried so far?
What's your favorite cat litter?
I've tried 2 - my friend recommended Swheat Scoop when I first got my cat. Clumping, wheat and corn based litter. It did a good job with smell if my cat actually buried her poop (which isn't always the case), the clumping was good, but OMG I would find it EVERYWHERE (ie: it tracked a lot). I was literally vacuuming around the liter box daily to try and keep it under control. I switched to Skoon recently and I like it better. Pros: minimal tracking since it's larger pieces, automatically delivery to my house is nice, good odor control and natural stuff. Cons: hard to tell how much cats are peeing since it absorbs moisture REALLY quickly (though I can hear my cat when she's using it so I have a rough idea), pricier than others.
Is solutely love Smart Cat. It’s natural grass and it still clumps. I’ve been using it for at least 3 years. It’s the best.
@Lynn, I love SmartCat, too. 🙂
@aparnajayaraman Aparna, Skoon is pretty interesting, isn't it!? I agree that instant absorption is a downside, and I also found it to be extremely dusty. Thanks for sharing your experience.
I use white wood pellets, used usually for horse stalls. Get them at any farm supply store. About $6 for a three month supply for one cat, a huge bag of 50 lbs. Easy to scoop, pellets break down as cat urinates
I'm a newbie so I was using dollar store clay litter. Did some research and switched to World's Best Cat Litter Unscented. Made from corn. No issues with it but it does leave a bit of tracking but I don't care. My robo vacuum cleans it all up anyway. lol :p
We use wood pellets. They don’t track and they’re dust free. They’re are also healthy for the environment and cats.
@pama009 How do you handle disposal?
@Pama009 Do your wood pellets have pine smell? My cat hated feline pine but I'm not sure if it's a scent thing or a texture thing.
Well, I guess I'm late knowing about this, but my favorite cat litter is no longer available, so I've managed to buy enough to get me to around November. Paper shortages, etc. The clumping version was absolutely wonderful. Now, what to do. More "sifting" thru what's left on the market, I guess. What a disappointment.
@rodstasick I've been looking through natural litters online recently, and I remember seeing a paper pellet one by okocat, I think it was called. Maybe that will be a good alternative. Now for me to get back to my search 😉
@pama009 Hi! I’m curious what wood pellets you use that are dust free? I use wood pellets for my horse and miniature donkey but they have a lot of dust and are a known carcinogen plus harmful to reproductive health if breathed.
I like Cats Pride in the lime green bottle. It is cheap and works as well as the more expensive brNds.
@agirlhasnoname Thanks for the recommendation. I’m trying both Okocat and Elsey’s Ultra in two different boxes with a transition of 75% of my old favorite, Yesterday’s News Clumping. So far, the Ultra is being used more often, but, my god, does it ever track - and what’s tracking is even tinier bits, so it’s kind of a pain. One of the cats, especially, will jump up in his favorite chair - wrap his tail around the front of his body for his nap and I come around the corner and see that his tail is just full of the Ultra. I’m reserving full judgement until each box is 100% what’s intended. I’m thinking that my choice will be tied to whether I get absorbency, but lots of tracking (Ultra) vs low tracking but not much absorbency (Okocat). To ask for both might be asking for too much. Thanks again. Oko seems to be easily available here, so we’ll see how things go the next few weeks.