20 May 2008
My Final Word on Cat Litter
So as you may be aware, I've been looking for the perfect cat litter (or purr-fect, if you purr-fur) for some time. I first found PaPurr Scoop, a granulated litter made from recycled newspaper scented with lavender. It clumps well and smells good (for cat litter). A couple of drawbacks: the price--it's a little more expensive than regular clumping cat litter, and the packaging--it comes in a plastic bag. Then I tried Feline Pine Scoop, which is basically sawdust mixed with guar bean gum that makes it clump. It does clump well, better even than regular litters. And as long as you scoop on a regular basis, it doesn't smell at all. One drawback is it gets really slimy and sticky when wet, so when I'm cleaning the litter box, if there is some stuck to the sides it's really hard to get off. But it comes in a cardboard box, and is light, and is cheap, and I just noticed on their website, it is made from by-product of lumber production, so no trees are cut to fill the litter box. So I think it's pretty much settled, Feline Pine Scoop is the best cat litter.