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.
This type of litter has traditionally consisted 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.
This has been a very effective way of managing cat litter, and it is still the most popular form of clumping cat litter available today.
Unfortunately, bentonite clay is not very environmentally friendly so newer forms of clumping cat litter have recently been developed. These take the form of materials such as wood pellets, corn kernels and paper.
Many of the leading brands have realised that consumers are now demanding a more eco-friendly version of clumping cat litter so they have developed excellent products that are much better for the planet, even if they are slightly more expensive.
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.
Best Clumping Cat Litters
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 best clumping cat litter options available from the leading brands.
Pettex Premium Clumping Cat Litter
- Natural clay product
- Unique sieving system makes clumps easier to remove
- Excellent odour control
£8.32 (5kg), £10.50 (10kg), £13.95 (20kg)
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 in 3 different sizes with a choice of 5kg, 10kg or 20kg bags.
World's Best Cat Litter
- Premium brand of clumping cat litter
- Made from whole kernel corn
- Much more expensive
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 more for this leading brand with a 6.5kg bag priced at around £16.99.
Clean N Tidy Cat Litter
- Environmentally friendly and dust-free
- Tightly bound clumps
- Great value and long-lasting
This is a much more economical option for clumping cat litter, with a 15kg bag priced at £13. 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 and it can be dangerous for them to digest.
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