Having a litter box is an evil requirement with indoor cats. Once I had my first cat there was only 1 bathroom in the house, and that I was not planning to wait in line behind the kitty, so I didn’t potty train my kitty. Now I have three “garage cats” discussing two litter boxes. My saga, my hunt for the “best” cat litter solution started long before now.
Years ago I was struck by how heavily perfumed litter was once my cat jumped in my lap and started washing her feet. Phew! It happened to me that if I had been smelling it that strongly just from what was on her paws that she needs to be eating some nasty compounds. I did not like the dust variable of kitty litter. My pursuit for a better mess started.
Based on what buddies offered and stores sold I have tried New Measure, Tidy Cats, Litter Purffect, Sweat Scoop, Yesterday’s News, and Feline Pine being among my long list of attempts. Is you want best cat litter boxes for small spaces then you are at right place.
There are other concerns, beyond the scent — as if that was not bad enough — with traditional clumping litter. I’ve stated at various times if there are warning signs on a product it’s one to be averted. I was a bit slower with this topic cause the significant RED warning signals were missing. The trick was not to flush litter down the toilet. Because clumping litter grows to fifteen times its size; which plugs sewer lines, or septic tanks. It affects cats too, in precisely the exact same way. It has other negative effects on cats too. What are we doing to our cats?!?!?
A “sample” I tested in Sam’s Club during one shopping visit was for Fresh Step with Odor Removing Carbon, a clumping litter that encapsulated the scents. They had put crushed, fresh garlic at the mess and I could not smell it or some other cologne; I had been sold. I am guessing now that the sample was old because the freshly opened bucket was heavily perfumed, though it did conceal the cat box odors. But my hunt lasted because of the perfume and the thick dust.
Cutting to the chase, I have settled on a mix of three distinct cat litters. My recipe is equal-ish parts of:
Litter Clean (an all natural difficult noodle, herbal odor controller from Sam’s Club)
World’s Best Cat Litter (of whole kernel corn, together with odor control from Petco)
Nature’s Miracle (odor control, lumping cat litter of corncob granules with pine scent and enzymes, also from Petco)
The combination of those 3 clutter brands/styles controls the odor generated by three cats sharing a litter box, has minimal dust generated with their use and my daily scooping, and is perfumed. Best however, the cats like it, unlike a lot of the cat litters I’ve tried through the years.
My cats were several years old when I actually started playing with non-traditional cat litter products. They didn’t enjoy the experiments I foisted on them. They seem to only enjoy the feel of granules. My recipe seems to meet their preferences and mine.
Do your own cats a favor, find a better solution than that which you probably are using. You will find far better scoopable cat litters out there than what is primarily on the shop shelves.