Choosing the right cat litter for your feline can be difficult. The brands which are the cheapest, most readily available, and effective at neutralizing odors often utilize chemicals to do so. The natural products are often more expensive and have a natural grainy aroma despite their effectiveness for trapping the even more offensive scents left behind by regular feline use. Furthermore, nearly all types of cat litter pose some risk for disease. The feline's normal grooming habits make it susceptible to ingesting the dust or particles. Many inexpensive store bought brands contain non-biodegradable sodium bentonite clay and/or silica gel which can be harmful to a cat's health. Wheat and corn based kitty litters can breed aflotoxin under warm, moist conditions, such as those produced during routine use. However, those with sturdy plumbing could choose a flushable natural cat litter to aid their ability to keep the litter box in tip-top condition and minimize this risk. The cat litters on this list were chosen based on their risk of illness by ingestion, price, and availability.
World's Best Cat Litter is made from corn grown in the USA, free of chemicals, flushable, biodegradable and widely available at pet stores - all the qualities required to be the best cat litter. Although the individual bags cost more than other brands, they are reported to last longer due to the ease of cleaning in-between full box changes. Read Full Review
It seems cliche to call World's Best Cat Litter the best, but in my opinion it is. Their all natural formulations are made from corn grown in the USA, safe for cats over eight weeks old, and contain no synthetic additives, chemicals, clay or perfume. Although the bag costs more than other cat litters, clumps can easily be cleaned out regularly since the formula is flushable. The ease of frequent cleaning can extend the time before a full box change is needed, evening out the cost as compared to the leading brands by making each bag last longer. World's Best Cat Litter is widely available, reasonably priced, safe, and natural - all the qualities a consumer could wish for in their cat litter.
ARM & HAMMER Essentials Natural Clumping Litter is made from corn fibers and includes the odor control power of baking soda. It is moderately priced, widely available, and safe for cats. Read Full Review
ARM & HAMMER Essentials Natural Clumping Litter is made with a proprietary blend of corn fibers and baking soda. It effectively controls odors and forms firm clumps which are easy to remove. It is moderately priced and available at grocery stores, making it extremely convenient to purchase. The litter, although it includes baking soda, is not known to cause harm to cats through ingestion during grooming.
Swheat Scoop Natural Clumping Litter is a natural, wheat based cat litter which is made from renewable resources in the USA. It is moderately priced, widely available, and free of clay and chemicals. Read Full Review
Swheat Scoop Natural Clumping Litter utilizes wheat to control pet odors. It is biodegradable, free of clay and chemicals, and made from renewable resources in the USA. It is moderately priced, widely available, and popular amongst consumers who prefer natural products. Its fast clumping power helps minimize the amount of litter soiled by each use and extends the life of each bag.
Tidy Cats Scoop Multiple Cat is cheap, widely available, and effective at neutralizing odors. It is a favorite of consumers who are more concerned with price and odor control than the presence of chemicals. Read Full Review
Tidy Cats Scoop Multiple Cat is a great cat litter for consumers who are more concerned with odor control than the presence of chemicals. It has been a favorite of cat owners for many years due to the fact it is available at grocery stores and carries a low price tag. Tidy Cats litter is 99.6 percent dust free and clumps fast to aid the owner's ability to keep the litter box and surrounding area clean.
Scoop Away Super Clump Unscented Cat Litter is affordably priced, widely available, and 99.9 percent dust free. It utilizes ammonia to trap odors and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Read Full Review
Scoop Away Super Clump Unscented Cat Litter neutralizes odors effectively at an affordable price. It is widely sold and popular among consumers who are less concerned with the presence of chemicals than with the scent of the product. Scoop Away cat litter is 99.9 percent dust free and clumps fast to aid cleanliness. It is fortified with ammonia to increase odor blocking power and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.