Each cat and cat parent chooses litter and litter boxes based on their personal preferences, but how to choose?
Non-clumping litter is one of the first cat litters available on the market. It is typically made of clay, though other plant-based alternatives are available, and excels at odor control with its ability to effectively absorb urine. Removing this type of soiled litter, however, can prove to be quite difficult as it needs to be changed often with possible urine pooling at the bottom of the box.
Clumping litter is specially designed for the easy removal of urine and feces. They are typically made of either bentonite or all-natural fibers which help the litter form solid clumps to be easily removed. This type of litter is convenient to remove and requires less frequent cleaning.
Biodegradable litter is perfect for going green. Typical cat litter cannot be broken down and ends up in large mounds by the ton in U.S. landfills, adding unnecessary waste. Biodegradable litter is often made with natural environmentally friendly plant resources such as pine wood pellets, recycled newspaper, walnuts, barley, and more!
Silica gel litter, otherwise known as “crystal litter” is a granular form of silicon dioxide. Ranking as the most absorbent of any other type of cat litter, this material has the best long term moisture and odor control for owners who may not have as much time or energy to constantly clean their cat’s litter box.
Regardless of what you prefer, HealthyPets offers an extensive product line of litter and litter accessories to best suit your individual needs!