Flushable cat litter is just one of the many types of cat litter available today, and it is an excellent option for cat owners that are concerned about the environment and wish to avoid filling their rubbish bins with bags of soiled litter.
Traditional cat litter is made of clay, which has to be disposed with the weekly rubbish as it forms a very hard, cement like constitution in water. This means that traditional clay litter cannot be flushed down the toilet as it would clog up the pipes and systems, so it needs to be disposed of in landfill where it can remain for a very long time.
This means that although traditional cat litter is more economical than most other types of cat litter, many pet owners are turning to solutions such as flushable cat litter which are more environmentally friendly.
A good quality flushable cat litter is not only more environmentally friendly, it is also very convenient as it means that the litter can simply be scooped out of the tray and flushed down the toilet. This also helps to reduce some of the odours associated with cat litter as well as having hygiene benefits.
There are flushable cat litter options available on the market and some of the recommended brands are:
The World’s Best Cat Litter
This brand is the market leader in flushable cat litter with a quality product that is made from natural, whole kernel corn.
One of the key features of The World’s Best Cat Litter is that after the litter clumps together when it comes into moisture in the tray, the clumps then disintegrate when they come into water again so they can be safely flushed down the toilet. This means it is easy to scoop out the used parts of the litter and it also avoids the smells and hygiene issues mentioned above.
The World’s Best Cat Litter is available for around £12.99 for a 6.35kg bag, which is more expensive than most other brands but you will use less of this litter as you don’t have to change the whole tray and you will find that a bag will last much longer.
Betterway Cat Litter
An alternative to The World’s Best Cat Litter and another option for flushable cat litter is Betterway Cat Litter.
This product works on a similar principle in that the clumps of clay dissolve during flushing, which means that the remaining litter is clean and fresh and only a small amount will need to be replaced.
Betterway Cat Litter is also the only litter to contain SANEL, which is a natural smell that attracts cats and that only cats can smell. This is claimed to remind cats of the outdoors, and to help to train reluctant animals to use the litter tray.
The small clay granules of Betterway Cat Litter help the litter to clump so it can be flushed, but this can also result in the granules getting stuck to the cat’s paws and tracked around the house.
Betterway Cat Litter is currently unavailable although it is usually generally slightly more expensive than The World’s Best Cat Litter.
Other brands and different options are available, and if you do choose to use flushable cat litter it may be worth trying several different products so that you can find which option works best for you and your cat. If you do decide to use flushable cat litter in the long term, you will enjoy the convenience and benefits that it provides.