I'm on the search for an eco friendly cat litter that it's easy to find/use but actually effective. I tried arm and hammer and as much as I enjoy using their baking soda for cleaning, the cat litter did not do well for me. The ammonia smell was so awful I couldnt breath! Currently we are using conventional clumping litter which works fine but of course it's no where near organic. Any advice?
I reallly liked Feline Pin. The original pellets. And I did also use a clay based litter - but I know there are concerns about cat's ingesting clay dust- so I don't know. It is called Dr Elsey's Ultra Precious Cat Litter. I did check it out before and it is completely unscented (I just can't stand perfumed cat litter and I don't think it really is good for the cats) and they use a high quality clay and sift it multiple times to reduce dust to a minimum. I really liked the product- however I don't know if it is the best for the environment, maybe not.
One thing I finally did was start mixing different brands. The Feline Pine- some cats don't like the feel of the pellets, but it has a very fresh, natural pine smell that helps with cat odor. So I would sprinkle a few cups into the litter box. It is a bit of a pain as it doesn't sift out with sifting scoops, but I didn't mind really. You lose a bit that is still whole. When it is "used" it disintegrates somewhat.
But it was worth it to me for the fresh scent of it.
Lily, do you have a petsmart near you? Even if you do not, I'm sure you can order online. I personally use "Exquisicat Wheat Litter". It's completely natural. It's made from wheat and aspen wood. The odor control is great, it clumps, and it lasts a *really* long time. It's 100% biodegradable. before this brand, I was using "Swheat Scoop" and while it's a mediocre litter. It's expensive and you go through it really fast. Blue Buffalo makes a walnut based litter that clumps but I have not used it personally so I can't comment on it. There is also "World's Best Cat litter", which is corn based. From what I've found "Exquisicat" is the cheapest and it works great.
P.S. I wouldn't use a clay litter-Sorry!
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