What every best Cat Litter has:
- Low dust.
- Low tracking.
- No scent.
Clumping clay cat litters are the most popular type of cat litter, and experts and users agree that Dr. Elsey's Ultra is one of the best clumping clay cat litters you can buy. It's relatively low in dust, tracking is well controlled and it is inexpensive given its quality. Most important, Dr. Elsey's Ultra also clumps strongly, making it easier to maintain a sanitary litter box.Buy for $17.49
If litter-pan reluctance is a problem with your cat, Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract could be the solution. It's a favorite among veterinarians and cat experts, who say this herb-scented, clumping cat litter does a great job encouraging proper behavior with cats that tend to urinate outside the litter box. It's also safe for kittens, and perfect for training them to use the litter box.
World's Best Cat Litter offers the best of both worlds: biodegradability and clumping action. Because it clumps on contact with urine, the litter box is easier to clean. It's made out of ground corn, so it can be composted. It's a little pricey compared to economy litters, but experts and owners largely say its benefits make World's Best worth its premium cost.Buy for $26.76
If some of World's Best Cat Litter's (Est. $35 for 28 lbs.) drawbacks -- such as dust -- are a concern, and you want a biodegradable litter, SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter is worth considering. Made of grass, it's lightweight, too, though that can be both a plus and a minus. Still, it earns raves from both experts and users who report that it is largely dust free and clumps very well.Buy for $31.94
If you're looking for an all-natural cat litter that's effective, biodegradable and affordable, experts and owners alike say Feline Pine is worth considering. Not every reviewer is sold on pellet litters like this one, and even fans say its best when paired with a special litter pan, but Feline Pine is free from hazardous chemicals, does a great job of controlling odors, and is relatively dust free.
While feline experts are leery of crystal-based cat litter because it can be hard on a cat's feet, cat owners posting at user review sites praise Fresh Step Crystals. It does an excellent job of absorbing moisture and controlling odors. Though the upfront price seems high, owners say a small 8-pound bag can last a while, making it an economical choice in the long run.Buy for $39.99