Should I Use a Premium Scoopable and Clumping Cat Litter?
If you’re reading this, you probably share your life with one or more cats. You know that cats are finicky creatures, and this is nowhere more evident than in their “potty” habits. The smell and texture of the cat litter box substrate (the material in which cats “do their business”) is very important to cats. People who live with cats are affected, as well, since a cat unsatisfied with its litter box is a disaster in the making. As a result, cat owners have begun turning to science, and science has obliged by creating a selection of premium scoopable clumping cat litters that are designed to make life more pleasant, convenient, and odor-free for cat owners, and more comfortable for cats. And after all… who wants an uncomfortable cat?
Even though the instinct to cover their waste products is strong—hence the invention of the litter box—some cats need a little extra encouragement to utilize the “facilities.” A feline veterinarian developed Dr. Elsey’s Cat-Attract, a premium scoopable clumping cat litter made from clay that incorporates a scent designed to arouse Tabby’s curiosity and attract her to the litter box. This type of product can be useful for training kittens to use the litter box, and also for the re-introduction of the litter box for cats that have, for some reason, begun to lose interest in using the box or that have lived outside for some time.
Special Odor Control
Several premium scoopable clumping cat litters contain special additives that are designed to provide additional odor control. This can be very important for cat owners who live in small indoor spaces. One of these is Tidy Cat’s Antimicrobial Agent Control litter, which contains chemicals that work to eliminate odor-causing bacteria. Arm & Hammer’s Odor Alert litter contains blue clumps of baking soda that change color as they become saturated.
Nature’s Miracle Odor Control Clumping Cat Litter is a premium scoopable clumping cat litter made from natural corn byproducts that also provides firm clumping action for easier cleanup. The natural enzyme action of the corn-based product provides good odor control, even for multiple cats. Pet Ecology’s Perfect Litter Alert combines a special pH-sensitive agent that changes color as it becomes saturated, alerting the owner that it’s time to change litter. It also features a lightweight, biodegradable base that won’t harm the environment. Swheat Scoop premium scoopable clumping cat litter is made from wheat (non-food grade) byproducts and provides good clumping and no clay dust, which can be harmful to cats.