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What are some good cat litters?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Now that I've found this fantastic site and received so much valuable advice, I find I have another question! My kitty currently uses, "The World's Greatest Cat Litter" because I thought it was natural and would not lump up in her body like some others might (as she licks it off her paws). However, in learning about better food choices for her, I now find that corn is not particularly good for cats.

So, how about corn in her cat litter? Would that matter at all? Or, are there better options, should she happen to lick some of it off of her fur? Thank you again. We had a family cat named Sammy that died 2 years ago at the age of 16 (well, human years). He lived a good life, and if possible, I want my new kitty to have an even better one. So I am trying to be as knowledgeable as I can be - thanks to all of you.
post #2 of 21
Corn isn't a good food for cats but it makes a great litter. World's Best is an excellent litter. If you and your cat like it then stick with it.
post #3 of 21
I've never seen the "World's Best" brand...what makes it so good? Just curious!
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
I am so paranoid when it comes to my cat. I worry about everything!!! So I did a lot of research when I found out that the litter I was using, might have the tendency to clump up inside the cat and cause intestinal problems. They can't help but get some of the dust on them, which they then lick up. I don't know if it's a hoax or not, but it sounded intimidating enough to me!!!

So I found "the World's Best Cat Litter" that is made completely out of dehydrated corn. I found information about it on their website. At least, the better thing about it is that if they swallow it, it decomposes. Sometimes I see evidence of where the cat walked after using it (it is sometimes dusty on their paws)...It is more expensive, but it lasts a very long time and smell is decreased greatly...
post #5 of 21
Worlds best cat litter is the best. The clay and dust from other litters is so bad for the cats. Also in the clumpable types of clay litter i learned that sodium bentonite was used in order to make it clump. Sodium Bentonite is used to cement up walls etc can you imagine what it does to cats when it gets inside them? Worlds best cat litter is corn but it at least passes through them and is digestable.
post #6 of 21
Where can you buy the World's Best litter? I'm not sure if I've ever seen it. That's probably cause I've never thought to look for it!
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
I just checked - you can go to www.worldsbestcatlitter. Then choose "Products", then choose "Find the product near you". Give that a try. I only found one store near me that sold it, until a store called "Pet Club" recently opened up...
post #8 of 21
WBCL is a big favorite here, but i don't care for it. i don't think it controls odor well, and my cats don't like it, either! i use Arm & Hammers super scoop - clumps quickly & well, & odor control is also pretty good....unless Cable's just taken a dump - i swear she has the stinkiest stools i've ever smelled!
post #9 of 21
I use yesterday's News. I like it very much and more importantly, so does my cat!
post #10 of 21
look around every store has different pricing. The average here in Connecticut is 18.99-19.99 for a 17lb bag. Though i just bought 10 as the store was having a special at 11.99 for a 17lb, which is rare. A smaller bag is usually 9.99 or 10.99. A 40 lb bag is 33.00. It all depends on the store. when they know its a good product and it sells well some store take advantage and jack the price up, so beware. Sure its a little expensive but its the best i feel out there. STAY AWAY from the clay scoopable types, such as arm and hammer, cats pride, etc they are not good. Also try to stick with the Original scent which is really not scented. Scented litters are not good as well. Trust me i have investigated this thoroughly i only give my cats the best including food (INNOVA and CALIF Natural).Obviously if one cannot afford this litter then you'll have to make due with the less good litters. They work but I feel are not good for the cat.
post #11 of 21
Once I found out that clumping litter could be bad for your kitty I stopped using it and went to this litter called Feline Pine. It's a natural alternative to clay litter and really helps keep the "odor factor" down I also love it because it is all natural and you can also flush the "little presents" down the toilet without a problem - this is great when you live in an apartment and want to keep oder to a minimum


This is a list of highlights I found on their web site:

* Compressed natural pine wood pellets
* Pine naturally neutralizes odor
* 100% dust free
* 100% pure, safe and healthy
* Non-tracking pellets
* Instant absorption, only 1" needed
* Clean, dry litter box
* Economical & concentrated, fewer changes
* Biodegradable, flushable, use as mulch
* Recycled, earth friendly, "Green"
* Lightweight, with convenient handle
* Veterinarian recommended
* Money-Back Guarantee!

You can find this at PetCo and PetSmart, and they are currently offering a free bag through a rebate offer to try it (at their website www.felinepine.com). They also have a program where after you buy 10 bags they will give you the 11th bag free!
post #12 of 21
I use the cheaper version of worlds best ... chicken egg layer crumbles from the feed store I only buy layena after reading the ingrediants..
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much, everyone, for your input. I really appreciate all of it!
post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyLilScout
Once I found out that clumping litter could be bad for your kitty I stopped using it and went to this litter called Feline Pine. It's a natural alternative to clay litter and really helps keep the "odor factor" down I also love it because it is all natural and you can also flush the "little presents" down the toilet without a problem - this is great when you live in an apartment and want to keep oder to a minimum


This is a list of highlights I found on their web site:

* Compressed natural pine wood pellets
* Pine naturally neutralizes odor
* 100% dust free
* 100% pure, safe and healthy
* Non-tracking pellets
* Instant absorption, only 1" needed
* Clean, dry litter box
* Economical & concentrated, fewer changes
* Biodegradable, flushable, use as mulch
* Recycled, earth friendly, "Green"
* Lightweight, with convenient handle
* Veterinarian recommended
* Money-Back Guarantee!

You can find this at PetCo and PetSmart, and they are currently offering a free bag through a rebate offer to try it (at their website www.felinepine.com). They also have a program where after you buy 10 bags they will give you the 11th bag free!
I tried the feline pine and my one cat absolutely hated it!!! I probably didn't transition it slowly enough, but Pixie would have nothing to do with it.
Yesterday I bought the crystal litter (I forget the brand) and put that in their second box and they both used it right away. It's supposed to last longer and there's no ammonia smell. The one drawback is that it doesn't cover up the poop smell, but it's very easy to scoop those out and the crystals go right back in the box. I'm going to watch it for a few days and if it goes well I may switch their other box as well! It's a bit pricey, but it's supposed to last a while.
post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by milopixie
I tried the feline pine and my one cat absolutely hated it!!! I probably didn't transition it slowly enough, but Pixie would have nothing to do with it.
Yesterday I bought the crystal litter (I forget the brand) and put that in their second box and they both used it right away. It's supposed to last longer and there's no ammonia smell. The one drawback is that it doesn't cover up the poop smell, but it's very easy to scoop those out and the crystals go right back in the box. I'm going to watch it for a few days and if it goes well I may switch their other box as well! It's a bit pricey, but it's supposed to last a while.
Scout really enjoyed the clumping litter but I had hear it causes intestinal/health problems, so I switched to Feline Pine... He uses it and I know it is healthy for him, which is great... But he doesn't do the usual "scratch and cover" after he's done his thing... He'll sometimes do the "scratch and cover" outside the box - so I have been thinking about trying World's Best Cat Litter and see if he enjoys that better... We'll see.
post #16 of 21
I use world's best for my two cats. I like it better because there is not a lot of dust, and it clumps. My cat hated feline pine.
post #17 of 21
Mine hate Feline Pine. I am going to try World's best next if I can get them to ship it to me. I hate using the tidy cat one because it is so dusty.
post #18 of 21
ha! I was going to ask that question before I seen this post (about using chicken feed)! Or how about just cracked corn from the feed store? Has anyone tried that? I've tried pine bedding used in horse stalls and I know others have tried stall dry and that works well.
post #19 of 21
Also, what about citra max? It's just grund up citurs peels. Anyone use that? I've tried mixing it in with my regualr cat litter but I dont see a difference in smell.
post #20 of 21
I second yesterdays news.
post #21 of 21
when i got my cat i went thru a phase of trying out loads of different cat litters and i have found that the crystal type that are supposed to last a month are definatley the best with my cat..it doesnt matter which brand iv found they all work the same, they are great at reducing odour, in fact you cant smell it at all for the whole month and as long as you take out all the poops and mix up the litter every day it really does last the month if not longer
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