Many cat owners have more than one pet, and although this trend is generally showing some signs of increasing it can cause some areas of conflict.
Cats are naturally solitary animals, but can be very adaptable to living in group conditions. There is a huge amount of advice available regarding owning more than one cat which is beyond the scope of this website, but as we specialise in finding the best cat litter for you when can focus on the use of litter trays and multiple cat litter in households with more than one cat.
Multiple Cat Litter Solutions
The best solution to having more than one cat is to offer a litter tray for every animal, with maybe an extra tray thrown in for good measure.
There are several reasons to this, but the main one is that many cats will simply not want to share their litter tray.
Cats are very territorial, so some cats may block access to the tray to other cats in the household. This means that is can be good idea to place the litter trays in separate rooms to avoid stress and problems for your cats if they don’t have a safe place to use the toilet.
It is also very difficult to keep a single litter tray clean enough for multiple cats, especially if you are going to be out of the house for long periods of time.
Cats will be get very anxious if they can’t find a clean part of the litter tray and this can also cause health problems.
Best Multiple Cat Litter
Although offering a tray for every individual cat is recommended, it is recognized that this is not always possible. It may be that you live in a small flat or just don’t have the space for more than one litter tray.
Some brands have therefore developed litter which is designed for multiple cat households. These litters tend to offer more clumping power, making them easier to scoop and they will also usually offer more odour control.
EverClean Multi-Cat Litter
- Includes extra odour fighters for heavy use trays
- Clumping cat litter
- Carbon Technology traps in cat litter odours, rather than masking it
£27.99 (10 litres)
EverClean Multiple Cat Litter is designed for heavy use cat litter trays, and it is made up of premium clay granules which are bonded to an odour neutralizing carbon.
This helps to prevent liquid waste from reaching the bottom of the tray, forming firm and solid clumps which are easy to remove and also leave the rest of the litter dry for further use.
As multiple cat litter often includes stronger odours to mask the smell of the litter, this could be a problem if the scent puts the cat off from using the tray altogether. This litter gets around this problem by using very clever paw activated fragrance technology which onluy releases scent when in use.
This litter is available in a 10 litre box for £27.99 but this does provide good value as a small amount of the litter should last for a long time.
Clean N Tidy Multiple Cat Litter
- Tightly binding, clumping litter for maximum absorption
- Enviormentally friendly and 99% dust free
- Moisture activated scent helps to break down odours
£17.50 (7kg) - equates to around 6 litres
Another option is Clean N Tidy Multiple Cat litter, which is a similar price as it costs around £17 - £18 for a 7kg bag. (equating to about 6 litres)
This is also a clumping cat litter, with an extra strength solution providing tightly bound clumps for maximum absorption.
This litter is environmentally friendly and almost dust free, which helps to reduce the mess from cat paws. The specially designed solution including botanical essences reduces odours and is ideal for homes with more than one cat.
Owning more than one cat can be very rewarding, although special consideration should be made if you are thinking of bringing an extra cat into your home.
Making sure your cats are happy with their litter trays and the cat litter you use can help to make your cats feel comfortable in their environment, leaving you to concentrate on the pleasures and companionship that multiple cats can bring!