What Is the Best Litter for My Cat?

What cat litter do cats like best?

There are lots of important decisions to make when you share your home with a cat. It might not be evident at first that which type of litter you provide is among the most significant. That's because if your cat dislikes the litter you put in his box, he might not use it. That's called litter aversion, and it's one of the primary causes of inappropriate urination in cats.

When deciding what type of litter to use, we think it's important to consider what cats like and why but also to give weight to how dusty it is for the humans and cats in the home and how harmful it is to the earth (through mining efforts to acquire it and biodegradability to get rid of it).

What Types of Litter Are There?

Before you can choose a litter type to use in your home, you'll need to be aware of the types available.

Some litters are scented to help reduce the odors for the humans in the home and some are unscented.

What Litter Do Cats Prefer?

Most cats like litter that is soft and has the consistency of sand. They also usually prefer clumping litter because it keeps things neater for them, which they like. Additionally, scented litters are avoided by many cats.

Our pick for best cat litter is World's Best Cat Litter, which is made of cornmeal. It smells good naturally without added scents, it clumps, and it has low or no dust. Plus, it's biodegradable and isn't mined from the earth.

Don't Change Litter Quickly

If you decide to make a litter type change for your cat, don't do it abruptly. That could upset your kitty and cause him to go outside of the box. Instead, try mixing the two litter types together, gradually adding more of the new litter and less of the old. Take about two weeks to switch over, lengthening that time if your cat shows dislike at any point.

You may wish to test your cat's preferences by putting boxes filled with different litters next to each other and monitoring which he uses.

Keep the Litter Box Clean

No matter what type of cat litter you use, box cleanliness is crucial. You must keep the urine and stool scooped out, change the litter when needed, and empty the litter out to clean the box routinely. Get a good quality scoop to make the job easier. You can also use a litter mat to cut down on the amount of litter your cat tracks around the house.

If you have multiple cats, you must have multiple boxes and pay even closer attention to cleanliness. If you have a big house, you should have boxes scattered around in multiple areas to make it easier for your cats to get to one when needed.