What Is the Best Cat Litter?

by Regi_B

The quest to find the best cat litter is an important one. Nobody likes a house that smells of kitty waste. Now, let's find the best cat litter.

Let's look at different types of litter contending for best cat litter:


I have to admit cat litter from corn seemed an unlikely product to me when I first heard of it a couple years ago. In fact, it is quite a competent cat waste control product.

This type of cat litter uses corn's natural absorbency to soak up liquid and odors.

It makes a great alternative to the clay and silica litters produced by the mega-corporation litter manufacturers.


I have used this type of cat litter in the past.

What I like about it includes its natural absorbency -- you see the clumps of sawdust get bigger after absorbing cat waste.

What I do not like is that it is made from tree products, which take longer to renew than a crop that grows in a field -- like corn or wheat.



Wheat Cat Litter

Swheat Scoop Multi Cat Litter, 40 Lbs
$62.5  $62.49


There is at least, one brand of cat litter made from wheat. I have used it. It is an absorbent product.

That said, I also found it made my home smell funny -- and not long after putting fresh litter out.

Still, I continue to see it in pet stores, so there is clearly a market for kitty litter made from wheat.

Recycled Newspaper Cat Litter

Fresh News Cat Litter, 25 Pounds
Only $20.98


The plus of this type of cat litter is that it follows the green mantra of reduce, reuse, recycle. In addition, a brand of this type of cat litter called Yesterday's News was my favorite cat litter for a long time.

One thing I do not like about it is how often I have found the little newspaper pellets break off and get tracked around the house by my cats.

Still, it remains my back-up cat litter, when my local store is out of my top kitty litter.

World's Best Cat Litter Multiple Cat Clumping Formula. While the brand takes a real chance calling itself "World's Best", this corn-based cat litter lasts long, keeps odors down, and my cats love it! The thing I like most about it is World's Best is a litter made from renewable resources that works -- really works!

Nothing wrong with sustainable cat litter that works. True that!

Do you agree? Did I pick the best cat litter? Perhaps, you like a more mass-produced, clay or silica cat litter. In addition to being mined, silica litter may cause cats health problems, due to the dust associated with such litter.

Maybe you like a different alternative kitty litter. Please tell me about it in comments.

Updated: 02/01/2012, Regi_B
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Regi_B on 02/03/2012

Thank you, katie!

katiem2 on 02/03/2012

I adore cats, some of my best friends are cats, thanks for the great resources.

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