Choosing the right litter: to clump or not to clump?
Litter plays a fundamental role in keeping your feline friends clean and healthy, which is why you need to choose the right option to suit their needs (and the needs of their human family).
But how do you know which litter is right for you and your cat?
When choosing litter, there are 3 key factors to take into account:
Do you spend a lot of time away from home? Or are you around to take care of the litter tray throughout the day?
These are the first questions you should ask yourself to decide whether clumping or absorbent litter is a better fit for your needs. The former requires more regular upkeep: for optimal hygiene, we recommended removing the clumps at least 2/3 times a day. Absorbent litter, on the other hand, is generally more low maintenance: simply remove the solid waste once a day.
Your cat's hygiene needs.
Is your kitty a bit reluctant to use their litter tray if it is not perfectly clean? Or do they not seem to mind?
All cats like a tidy litter tray 😻 but some kitties are real clean freaks! If your cat is the latter, then they will definitely prefer clumping litter. Clumping litter allows you to maintain a higher level of hygiene and cleanliness than absorbent litter: instead of being absorbed, liquids form compact clumps that can simply be removed, leaving the rest of the litter perfectly fresh and clean.
Your waste priorities
Is the environment a major factor in your consumer choices? Is reducing the amount of waste you produce one of your main priorities?
If the answer is yes, you should probably narrow your options to clumping and plant-based litters.
Clumping litter lasts much longer, which means that it generates less waste than absorbent litter: the former lasts about one month (based on one cat and a 6 L bag), while the latter lasts for one week at most before you have to replace it altogether.
Plant-based litter is also a good choice to reduce your environmental impact: made entirely from plants, it is 100% eco-friendly.