For our indoor cats, litter is as important as food and certainly sometimes a much greater area of frustration for some owners. To say cats are picky is quite the understatement. They generally don’t like change and many times their protests show up in litter box use or the lack there of.

If you decide to change the type of litter you normally use we suggest that you place an inch or two of the new litter on the bottom of a clean box and add another inch or two or your usual litter. Let the kitty “mix” the litter as she uses it. This will ease the transition and greatly increase the chances of her not rejecting the new litter.

Clumping Litter

Clumping Litter saves you from replacing the whole box all the time. It is scoopable so you just remove the “clumps” and refresh the litter as needed.

Clay Litter is the longest and most commonly used cat litter. It has recently come under fire for contributing to landfills because it does not breakdown easily and has been linked to some upper respiratory issues in both cats and people.

Alternative litters in the market are made from corn, wheat, grass and even walnuts. They also tend to be much less dusty than standard clay litter.

Among the brands we stock:

  • Blue Buffalo
  • Nature’s Miracle
  • SmartCat
  • SwheatScoop
  • World’s Best

Non-Clumping Litter

Non-clumping litter requires you to replace the whole box as needed. For one average cat that is usually once a week.

Clay is the most common non-clumping litter.

Alternative to the clay are usually pelleted litters that dissolve with use. They can be made from pine, or other woods and even newspaper!

Among the brands we stock:

  • Cedarific
  • Feline Pine
  • Yesterday’s News