Time to empty the litter box…

It’s a dirty business!  But someone has to empty the litter box and if that person is usually you then you’ll probably want to use a cat litter that does some or all of the following:

  • eliminates odour
  • clumps effectively
  • doesn’t get tracked round the house
  • is not too dusty
  • can be flushed down the loo
  • doesn’t cost too much!

Read on to find out how zooplus can help you find the perfect cat litter and litter box for your cat…

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Clumping litter

This is the most popular and generally most effective type of cat litter. Clumping litter is made from expanding clay particles which form solid lumps as soon as they come into contact with liquid.  The resulting masses are easy to sift out of the clean litter and dispose of. One of the best clumping litters available is Extreme Classic Cat Litter (just read the reviews if you’re not sure!) It clumps quickly, locks away odours and has a pleasant talc fragrance. It’s also rather good value for money – a 15KG bag will only set you back £13.99!

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Biodegradable litter

The ecological choice of cat litter, normally made from waste plant or wood material. It can even be flushed down the loo! One of our most popular bio-degradable cat litters is  Oko Cat’s Best. The natural plant fibre capillary system is extremely good at retaining fluids so a bag of Oko will last a lot longer than regular clay cat litters. Another bonus is that you know you’re doing your bit for the planet as well!

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Silica gel ‘crystal’ litter

A relatively new invention, silica gel litter absorbs urine completely and does not need to be scooped out. It does need to be stirred a couple of times a day and of course the  poop needs to be removed regularly so there is still a bit of work to do!  Silica gel litter tends to be  more expensive than other types but we currently have a fantastic multi-buy offer where you can get 3 x Tigerino Crystals Silicate Litter for only £10.99!

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Traditional Clay Litter

Still a popular choice, particularly for kittens while a question mark remains over the harmful effects of clumping litter being ingested into a kitten’s tiny digestive tract. A popular choice of traditional clay cat litter is Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter.

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What would your cat choose?

What you decide to buy will probably depend a little bit on your own preferences but mostly on what ‘madam’ wants – if your cat doesn’t like the texture or fragrance then you can be sure that she won’t deign to go hear it, no matter how persuasive you are! A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times greater than ours so be considerate when choosing a litter and don’t get anything overwhelmingly flowery.

It’s a good idea to have two litter boxes available (one with the old litter) if you’re making a switch – this will save any accidents around the house or injury caused by your cat holding off from going to the toilet.


Keep it in the box!

So now you’ve chosen your ideal cat litter, you’ll need a place to put it. Enclosed litter boxes with ‘flap’ entrances are a fantastic way to keep faeces, urine and litter where it should be – in the box – and will also save you many hours of vacuuming!

We can recommend the Cat House Toilet – Jumbo for larger cats such as Maine Coons and cats that like room to spin round in their litter box.

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Or if you are pushed for space, why not try the practical Corner Cat Toilet House with Filter?

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