Clumping or non-clumping cat litter- what’s best to choose?

Clumping or non-clumping cat litter- what’s best to choose?

13 June 2023

Is clumping or non-clumping cat litter better? Many of us who have cats have asked this question at least once. There are many different types of cat litter on the market these days, so it can make finding the best one for your cat a bit tricky.

What is clumping cat litter?

To put it simply, clumping cat litter forms small balls or clumps when it comes into contact with liquid, which can trap unpleasant smells and be easy to clean.

The down side of clumping cat litter

Clumping litter can be a concern for cat parents if the litter is swallowed. Unfortunately, due to the way they are designed, clumping litters will clog up small tummies if it gets eaten by a cat or kitten. It can then lead to some very unhappy cats and some very expensive vet bills!

Clumping cat litter is not good for the environment

Clay cat litter is not biodegradable, most of the waste ends up in landfill where it will likely stay forever. Even without the plastic bags and liners which are often used to dispose of litter, the clay does not naturally decompose, but will stick around for thousands of years (much like Roman clay pottery). Clay clumping litter is made of bentonite clay, a type of sand that also absorbs moisture, a fine material mined from the earth, formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash deposited millions of years ago. If you are environmentally conscience, steer clear of clay-clumping litters.

Clumping or non-clumping cat litter
Not environmentally friendly – Bentonite clay mines of Wyoming

Why choose non-clumping cat litter

Whilst all cats are different, we believe non-clumping is best. For a start, it is environmental friendly – many of us are much more aware of our daily habits and trying to look after our environment, so why should your cat litter be different? Kittilitt is completely natural, 100% sustainable and NetZero.

Can you scoop non-clumping litter?

Kittilitt is incredibly quick and easy to use. It is dust free and more absorbent than many others on the market, it is no surprise it is a chosen favourite by so many cats and their owners.

Our firm favourite cat litter tray to use alongside Kittilitt is the Brit Pet System. The tray is made up of two parts; the top section is used as a sieve, the bottom looks like a standard litter tray. When Kittilitt becomes wet, it absorbs the liquid and breaks down to form a sawdust, which then falls through to the base tray when stirred or shaken. All you need to do is give the sieve a shimmy-shake and waste falls though to your bottom layer where it can be collected.

It is then very quick to scoop up any solids in your Kittilitt and dump the wet sawdust and solids, saving 60% of clean litter from being thrown away.

How much non-clumping litter should I use?

You don’t need loads of Kittilitt in your litter tray, 4-5 inches of the wood pellets will keep your cat happy – and your home will smell pine-fresh.

Buy Kittilitt – for cats to do their business… naturally!