ALL THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAT LITTER
Once you've become a lucky owner of a cat, you have to think ahead of many aspects and things to keep your furry friend healthy, active, and happy. Start with proper nutrition as a crucial basis for your pet's wellbeing. We've already discussed the best brands of cat food at Feeding Pets, where you can find key factors to success for a balanced diet. And here, we want to continue sharing essential information about how to ensure cats' and their owners' safety and comfort with proper cat litter.
WHAT IS CAT LITTER?
Cat litter is something that brings comfort to having a cat as an indoor pet. Among the most common benefits of it there are odour control, cleanliness, esthetic functions, hygienic measures, and many more.
VARIOUS TYPES OF CAT LITTER
You may become rather surprised when you learn how many various types of cat litter. Each type is characterised by a specific formula caring for particular or all aspects of keeping pets at home, nature, pets' health, or all the mentioned. Check out what pet stores sell:
- clumping cat litter,
- clay cat litter,
- silica cat litter
- unscented cat litter
- biodegradable cat litter
- multi-cat litter
Let's have a closer look at some of the most common types.
CLAY CAT LITTER
Clay cat litter is the oldest type sold. It takes advantage of clay as an excellent absorbent substance. Another perfect feature of this litter is that it contributes to lasting odour control by separating urine. The process and the material are all-natural. However, this type needs frequent changing to avoid odour problems.
CLUMPING CAT LITTER
If you appreciate the natural benefits of clay litter but would like something more comfortable and hygienic, opt for a reputable clumping type. It's a well-performing natural alternative containing bentonite - absorbent swelling clay - that helps gather wet litter into clumps. It's much easier to clean, and you don't have to change all the litter every time. The last benefit is cost-effectiveness as the volume of the necessary litter decreases.
BIODEGRADABLE CAT LITTER
It is the safest option out of the whole range of cat litter. Using this type, you think of everyone's health and contribute to nature. This kind of litter can contain recycled products like paper, wood, wheat, and other sorts of natural ingredients applicable for this purpose.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST CAT LITTER
Considering the information above, the first step to guaranteed success in choosing cat litter is the optimum type based on your needs, preferences, costs, and other factors. Once you've decided, move on to minor but still important characteristics helping to satisfy your needs.
First, read reviews and rankings on the Internet as they can show real experiences, unlike, in some cases, the brand's descriptions. Then, study the ingredients. We recommend choosing natural components only or, at least, the best proportion of harm to benefits because your pet, you and your family contact with the substance by setting your pet's feet, walking with some remains on their feet, then on the floor, refreshing or refilling cat litter, breezing, etc.
After you're sure about its safety and potential performance, think of the package and volume. Consider where you'll store it. Check whether it can be easily and safely closed after opening, or you need to buy some extra containers. Keep in mind that different cat litter types have different specifications, necessary storage conditions, etc.
Finally, buy from reputable pet stores like Feeding Pets where you can get the highest quality at affordable prices, who care for pets' and their parents' comfort, health, and well-being, and who you can trust and delegate vital roles of proper nutrition and comfort control.