Clumping cat litter is one of the most common types of cat litter used among cat owners. It is convenient, economical and easy to use as the litter tray does not need to be changed as often as if you use a non-clumping cat litter.
The litter usually consists of granulated bentonite clay which forms nice and firm clumps when it comes into contact with moisture, making it easy for the clumps to be removed and leaving the rest of the litter clean and fresh.
Although this means that you won’t have to completely change the entire litter tray as frequently as if you were to be using non-clumping litter, you should still empty and thoroughly wash the tray every couple of weeks. This means that your bag of clumping cat litter should last just a little bit longer than if you were using non-clumping litter.
Clumping litter is also a good choice if you use litter tray liners, especially if you use sifting litter tray liners where the soiled litter is removed in the liner every day and the clean litter is ‘sifted’ back into the tray.
Most leading brands offer a clumping cat litter as part of their product range, and although there are too many options to provide a complete guide we thought it would be useful to look at some of the leading brands.
Pettex Premium Clumping Cat Litter
However, one of their leading products is Pettex Premium Clumping Cat Litter, which is a step up in quality from traditional clay based litters as it is a natural clay product manufactured from pure grey fullers earth.
This litter includes a unique sieving system, which enhances the clumps and makes them easier to remove.
Pettex Premium Clumping Cat Litter is available for around £6.80 for a 10kg bag or £13.50 for a larger 20kg bag.
The World’s Best Cat Litter
This is another leading brand, as The World’s Best Cat Litter is made from whole kernel corn which helps to keep odours within the litter.
This is a quick clumping litter that traps the liquid and stops the moisture from seeping through to the bottom of the tray, keeping the rest of the litter nice and dry.
This is a top quality clumping cat litter, although you will pay much more for this leading brand with a 6.35kg bag priced at £16.99.
Clean-n-Tidy Everyday Cat Litter
This is a much more economical option for clumping cat litter, with a 7kg bag priced at £6.50. However, this litter will still do the job as the tightly binding clumping action ensures quick and easy removal of the waste.
This clumping cat litter is also environmentally friendly and virtually dust free.
It is also worth mentioning that clumping cat litter is not the best option if you are introducing your kitten to the litter tray for the first time as kittens are so sensitive.
It may be worth trying a few different brands until you find the best cat litter that works best for you and your cat, but whichever litter you decide upon there is no doubt that clumping cat litter will continue to remain as a popular choice for cat owners as it is so convenient and great value