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September 16, 2020

Finding the right cat litter can help ease a feline’s stress and prevent little box issues as well.  As a family, everyone has opinions about what is important in cat litter.  Here is a look at all the options so that you can choose the best cat litter to use in your home.

What is Cat Litter Made of?

Cat litter comes in a variety of types, textures, and scents.  They also are made from a variety of ingredients which may have a strong impact on your choice.  Some of the most common cat litters you will find are.

  • Clay – Clay is a popular cat litter material. It is not biodegradable, and if anyone in the home has asthma or respiratory issues, this is not the choice for you.
  • Crystal – The crystals absorb the moisture and the litter appears dry again. It is dust-free and trackless.
  • Pine, Cedar, and Sawdust – The wood pellets soak up the moisture before the material turns into sawdust. The wood smell acts as a natural deodorizer.  Some cats are not fond of the wood smell.
  • Recycled Newspaper – This option is available in pellet form, it is an eco-friendly choice.

Scented or Unscented Cat Litter

Litter comes in both scented and unscented options.  Scented litters are designed to help alleviate odors, some cats dislike strong scents.  Unscented cat litter use ingredients like carbon and natural plant extract to absorb odors and reduce the smell. 

Clumping versus Non-Clumping Cat Litter

Cat litter can be clumping or non-clumping, which makes a difference in how you clean and empty the litter box.  Clumping litters form scoopable masses easy to remove.  You do not need to replace the litter as fast when using a clumping litter, which is also more cost-effective.

Tracking and Dust

Tracking is a feature that adults care about more than cats.  You want your cat’s litter to stay in the box and not get tracked all-around your home.  You will want to research the brands as well as the ingredients to ensure that the litter doesn’t stay on your cat’s paws and get tracked around the home.

Dust is not just important to keep your floors, furniture, and electronics free from a fine layer of litter dust.  It is important for keeping your cat’s and your lungs clean.  It is also very important if anyone in the family has respiratory issues like asthma.

All Natural Cat Litter Good for Everyone in the Home

Snappy Tom has both a plant-based and crystal-based options that are quality litter and backed by a brand that cares about your cat as much as you do.  We have Snappy Paws plant-based litter that is made from 100% natural, non-toxic, plant-based materials that are 100% compostable and biodegradable.  We also have a newer litter product.  Snappy Tom Litter Crystals.  Crystals inhibit bacteria and leave litter dry, no more clumps or saturated clay.  It is non-tracking, lightweight, and environmentally safe.  Contact us today and let us help you find the best litter choice for your family.