Originally Posted by notme1295
I just adopted a 9 yo boy who is all 4 declawed. They said they've used clumping litter (Arm & Hammer) for him. Is this the best type of litter for a declawed cat? I am worried about pieces getting stuck in his paws or something (have never had a declawed cat so I'm not sure if that's possible), so if anyone has any suggestions let me know... Thanks!
according to pam johnson-bennett, cat behaviorist you should use fine sand-like clumping litter. i think the best analogy is walking barefoot on a gravel road, that is what rough litter feels like to a declawed cat. my cats are all front-declawed by previous owners, and they definitely have preferences in their litter. they like tidy cats scoop (red bucket), arm & hammer unscented scoop, and the petsmart store brand unscented scooping litter. of those three, they have a definite preference for arm & hammer and petsmart unscented. tidy cats and the arm & hammer have a real fine texture, and the petsmart brand isn't real fine, but i think the shape of the litter pieces must be ok to walk on. it all depends on what your kitty likes, but i would recommend the clumping style litter because it tends to fine & sand-like.
just to add, we have tried the "natural" type litters, but my guys don't like them. they like their clay clumping litter.