Hello, my name is Mallory and I'm here with All About Cats,
and in today's video, we're going to be talking about cat litter.
So over the last few years, We're All About
Cats has published over a dozen cat litter brand reviews and
done in home testing on over 30 different cat litter products.
I've spent hours researching litter, studying the industry,
learning about the different types of litter, and identifying
the qualities that are essential in any good cat litter.
think I've developed a pretty good sense of what types of
litter are available and which types of litter tend to work
And it was based on that experience and research and
testing that we chose these 13 products as the best letter you
Took things a step further...so we bought all of
these litter products and then I tested them out in my home with
my two cats, Wessie and Forest.
So over the last couple of
weeks, I've been testing these products out.
I've been evaluate
their dust production, odor control, tracking and
scattering, scoopability, and other key factors.
Let's talk a
little bit more about our top 13 recommendations and my
experience using each of them with my two cats.
So our first
recommendation is from Dr. Elsey`s.
It's their Ultra
Premium multi cat litter.
So what I like about this cat
litter is that it's just all around high performance clumping
It does just about everything that you would want a
clumping clay litter to do and you can get it for a really good
This litter is relatively low dust.
As you can see it
doesn't make a huge plume of dust when you pour it into the
litter box and once it was in litter box, I found that it just
did everything that I would want a clumping clay litter to do.
created firm, cohesive clumps that were easy to remove, but I
did notice that it stuck a little bit to the size of the
litter box a bit more than some other products and I was
noticing some other customer reviews, saying They had the
The granules are pretty heavy.
When I was
scooping this litter it was noticeably heavier than most
Overall, this Dr. Elsey`s litter is just an
all around high performance product and should be a good fit
for most people.
So our next recommendation is the best non
clumping clay litter.
Our number one recommendation for this
category is Purina Tidy Cats 24-7 Performance non-clumping
This litter does pretty much everything that any good
non clumping litter should do.
It's very absorbent and has been
a favorite among cat guardians for quite a while.
When I use it
in my in home test I noticed that it was moderately dusty,
like a lot of other clay litters, but the dust didn't
seem to linger in the air very much.
The litter offers moderate
odor control and generally seemed to work pretty well.
then again, it is a non clumping litter and you are going to have
to dump out every week, and its absorbency and odor control are
probably not going to be as great as that of a clumping
Another good thing about this cat litter is
that it's quite economical.
I bought a 40 pound bag for just
Our next recommendation is our top pick.
For those who are looking for a good silica gel crystal cat
litter, Just the Crystals litter has a slightly larger crystal
size than a lot of other products out there, which has
both benefits and drawbacks.
The main benefit of using a
moderately sized crystal is that it tends to last longer, it
doesn't reach its saturation point as quickly as would a more
fine grain product, but obviously this also means that
the litter might be harsher on the paws than another
In my in-home test, the first thing
that I noticed about Just the Crystals litter was that it was
You can't tell, but this litter produced a huge
plume of dust.
It was a very irritating dust.
Once it was in
the litter box, this litter appeared to work really well.
noticed that it had good odor control and it was very easy to
maintain, just as all crystal litter usually is.
I didn't have
to scoop out the urine.
I just removed the fecal matter and
they litter did the rest.
The biggest drawback of this cat
litter is that it is really expensive.
This litter costs
almost $5 per pound and it could cost upwards of $20 a month for
one cat which is pretty expensive.
Moving along to our
top recommendation for those who are looking for a natural or
biodegradable plant based litter that is Smart Cats all natural
clumping grass litter.
So this litter is, again, made from
It's a clumping litter that promises to out clump clay.
So how did they perform when I used it with my cats?
thing that I noticed is that this litter is very low dust and
it actually has a really pleasant smell.
Once it was in
the litter box, this litter performed extremely, extremely
It forms clumps really, really fast.
So because this
litter works so fast, it creates a clump right at the surface of
The moisture never seeps down to the bottom so it's
very unlikely to stick to your litter box.
So this is going to
make the litter really easy to scoop which it was really easy
to scoop and it also helps to prevent that sort of odor build
up that you would find if you had a lot stuck to the sides and
bottom of your litter box.
Overall I found that this litter
works really well.
The biggest drawback is probably that it's
quite light, which is nice for convenience and pouring ease,
but also means that you're going to want to pair it with a nice
big litter mat.
So our next recommendation is our favorite
litter for odor control.
So it's Ever Clean Extra Strength
Unscented Cat Litter.
Now this litter approaches the odor issue
in a pretty interesting way it contains activated carbon to
It also contains an apparent
antimicrobial agent that helps to prevent that bacterial
And it also contains what they call a paw activated
plant extract, which is supposed to eliminate odors for good.
by using this three agent odor control system, this ever clean
litter promises to be an extreme odor control solution, but how
does it actually work?
So the first thing that I noticed about
this Ever Clean litter is that it is extremely dusty.
litter was the most dusty of all of the clay litters that I
tried, but once it was in the litter box, this product worked
really, really well.
It created strong, cohesive clumps that
were pretty easy to scoop and I did notice that it offered
outstanding odor control.
I didn't notice any odors coming
from this litter.
This letter is a tiny bit more expensive
than your average clumping clay litter at about 64 cents per
But if you're passionate about odor control, I think that
that price is going to be worth it.
Our next recommendation is
our top pick for multiple cat homes.
So ultimately, the only
difference between multi cat litter and traditional cat
litter is that multi cat litter promises to work better.
being said, if you're looking for a multi cat litter, this
product from Arm and Hammer is probably one of the best that
you can buy is their Clump and Seal formula.
So when I tried
out this litter, the first thing that I noticed was that it was
extremely low dust.
Very surprisingly low dust.
magically, it seemed to have no dust at all.
It was really,
really impressive, actually.
And once it was in the litter box, I
noticed that this product created really nice clumps and
it seemed to also offer really good odor control.
Now our next
recommendation is considered a hypoallergenic litter.
another clumping clay product.
It's Dr. Elsey`s Respiratory
So, in my in home tests, I was a bit disappointed
to find that this litter is not exactly a dust free litter, it
definitely created some dust when I was pouring into the
So although it's called respiratory relief, it
really doesn't provide that much more relief than your standard
clay litter in terms of dust production.
However, it does
apparently contain plant extracts that are intended to
suit your cat.
I'm not able to comment on that I am not sure if
the litter soothe my cats very much at all.
But it did perform
really well in the litter box.
This is an unscented litter that
seems to control odors quite well.
I didn't notice a lot of
urine or fecal odors in the litter box and it also seems to
create pretty good clumps.
Now our next recommendation is for
those of you who want to flush your litter, now flushing your
litter, even if it is advertises a flushable litre is not
necessarily a good idea.
But if you do want to use a flushable
litter my top recommendation would be World's Best Cat Litter
multi cat formula.
In addition to being tested and proven to be
flushable this litter works pretty well.
So when I tried out
this litter I found that it controlled odors pretty well,
but it didn't offer the greatest clumping performance.
the litter did create clumps, I found the clumps are a little
bit on the crumbly side.
A lot of other people really love this
litter and say that it clumps really well so I'm not exactly
sure what went wrong.
So overall, for a flushable litter
World's Best Cat Litter is one of the most reliable that you
Now if you're looking for a lightweight
litter, I would recommend Cat Spot litter.
So this letter is
made from coconut husks and it's a non clumping biodegradable
litter that is incredibly light.
So five pounds of this will last
you as long as 20 pounds of Clay litter.
In my in home tests, I
found that the litter was very low-dust.
As you might expect,
it was very easy to handle.
The litter however, once in the
litter box, is not your power litter.
So it isn't going to
control odors that well and it also is not particularly
So when I did my side by side absorbency test with the
other litter products that I was trying out, I noticed that the
cat spot litter was still a bit damp the next day because it is
such a lightweight litter, it's very easy for your cat to toss
over the side of the litter box and I definitely noticed that
when I was testing it out.
So while this is not your ultra
hard clumping power litter It is one of the best options that you
can choose if you're looking for a biodegradable, very
lightweight cat litter.
Up until this point we haven't really
talked about pellet style litter.
In general I tend to
prefer finer granules because most cats seem to prefer them as
But if you are looking for a pellet style litter, you might
want to consider Feline Pine.
So Feline Pne is made from
compressed sawdust formed into pellets, which your cat uses and
then when the pellets get moist, they sort of disintegrate back
I found that the Feline Pine was very effective,
especially when paired with a sifting litter box.
So if you're
using a traditional scoop, what you're going to do is lift up
that litter and then shake out the sawdust into your trash can
and then return the clean litter to the box.
This can be kind of
a tedious and time consuming process.
But with a sifting
litter box, it gets a lot easier you just sift out the sawdust,
throw it away, and then replace the clean pellets ready to use
Using my sifting litter box I found that the feline
pines did an excellent job of controlling odors.
My cat seemed
comfortable with the pellets and overall it just performed really
My biggest issue with the Feline Pine is that it does tend
to track and scatter quite a bit.
Now you're not getting the
number of granules that you would get with a fine grain
litter, but you are getting these big chunks that can be a
little bit difficult to clean up.
My second issue with Feline
Pine is that it's a little bit expensive at about 64 cents per
There is a much cheaper alternative, which is just
equine bedding or animal bedding pellets.
They're essentially the
I'm not sure if there's something different
about Feline Pine that makes it more appropriate for using the
But a lot of people are using this type of litter
and it is significantly cheaper.
So our next recommendation is
also a pellet style litter.
This time, instead of being made of
compressed pine, the litter is made out of recycled newspaper.
So it's Yesterday's News, Unscented litter.
Yesterday's News is not a super high performance litter.
tested it out, I found that it's odor control was mediocre, and
that it tended to get pretty saturated pretty fast and that
the litter would just break down.
And I would probably have
to change it on a very regular basis, maybe even more often
than a non clumping clay.
So while Yesterday's News is not
really a litter I would recommend for most cats, it
could be a good option for kittens or any other cat who is
at risk of ingesting the litter and need something that is safe
in that department.
Our next recommendation also comes from
It could also be a good choice for kittens
because of its lack of clumping ability.
But it's our top
recommendation for declawed cats or cats with sensitive paws in
So it's the Yesterday's News Softer Texture Formula.
as far as I can tell, the softer texture is mainly different in
that it has smaller pellets than the original yesterday's news.
This didn't seem to affect its performance, it overall seemed
almost exactly the same as the Yesterday's News original.
provided moderate odor control and it tends to get saturated
That being said, this type of paper based litter
is a really good option if your cat has wounded paws, is
recovering from surgery like declawing, this type of litter
is not going to contaminate or stick in those wounds.
verylast recommendation is our topic for people who hate
cleaning the litter box.
So it's not exactly a litter.
This is a
So here's how the system works.
You're going to
get a whole new litter box and it has two main sections.
top section is a graded tray and that's where you're going to put
your deodorizing super absorbent pellets.
And then below that
there's a drawer and that drawer is going to contain a puppy pan.
So when your cat uses the litter box They'll go onto that top
section go into the pellets, the liquids are going to drop down
through the grate and onto the puppy pad.
leftover will be absorbed by these super absorbent
So whenever you're using a brand new litter
system, you're bound to experience some resistance from
your cats and I definitely noticed that my cats did not
want to use the litter at first.
And when they did use it, I
think it was very unfamiliar for them.
I noticed that my cat
threw up quite a bit of the pellets out of the litter box out the very
I also think that my cats just didn't
really care for the fact that the layer of pellets was so thin
that they weren't really able to cover their waste.
So I don't
think that my cats really liked it.
That said I did find that
the litter had outstanding and really impressive odor control.
So overall, this isn't the most cat-friendly litter system, but
if you really dislike cleaning the litter box, it could be a
good option for those of you who want something in between a
traditional litter box and an automatic litter box.
get the entire breeze system starter kit, which includes the
puppy pads, the litter box and the pellets for $24 and 74
So that's it, we've made it through our full list of the
best cat litter you can buy.
I hope that this was helpful.
know, choosing the best litter for your cat is very, it's an
individual decision and your perfect litter is going to come
from a combination of your cats preferences, your budget, a lot
of different factors.
And so you might be choosing something from
this list or you might be using it as inspiration to make a
completely different choice.
Alright, so thank you so much
for watching this video.