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Different Types of Cat Litter

Different Types of Cat Litter
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Choosing the right type of cat litter is one of the choices one must make in ones day to day activities. The reason choosing the right type of cat litter is because cat litter is important in keeping your cat healthy, happy and also enhances keeping the smell of your house clean. Back when some of the first litter boxes came out, sand was one of the main fillers that people used, but since then, many different materials have been used and experimented with that have found to be much more absorbent and effective at containing the smell from your cat’s waste.
In today’s world, there are different types of cat litter cat owners adopt. The traditional based cat litter is the first one. This is great because it is very absorbent and helps with reducing urine odor, but this needs to be replaced very frequently. This means that you will have to spend more to buy more litter more often and that you will need to replace the litter at least twice a week.
The next type of cat litter is the popular scooping/clumping cat litter. You do not need to replace this type of cat litter as you would be replacing the traditional cat litter. This is the only edge this type of cat litter has over the traditional clay cat litter. This happens as the cat litter gets soiled, it tend to clump together and makes it easy to only take out the soiled pieces of the cat litter instead of having to replace the whole cat litter box. This also enhances taking care of the cat litter box as it makes it more convenient. But never forget to change your whole litter box every two or three weeks to keep your cat healthy.
Another type of cat litter cat owners adopt is called the crystal based/silica gel cat litter. It has high moisture absorbency and needs to be changed once a month making it a very effective cat litter. However, this litter makes it very hard to see when you should change it and cat owners fear that this cat litter could be unhealthy for their cats when they lick it off their paws. In addition to this, some cats will just refuse to use this cat litter because of the lumpy texture because cats prefer to use cat litter that has a finer consistency, similar to sand.
The last type of cat litter we will talk about is the bio-degradable cat litter. Cats that have asthma will enjoy this great cat litter as it easy to flush and it is very low in dust. The only thing about this type of cat litter is the fact that it is expensive and it deters a lot of cat owners from getting it. After looking at all of the options, clumping cat litter is becoming more and more popular in the United States because of the need to change the litter box less frequently and that is less of a mess. However, if cost is not an issue for you, biodegradable cat litter could be the choice for you. Whatever litter you decide to choose, make sure to clean your cat’s litter box frequently to help keep them healthy.

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