Cat Litter Review – Comparing Amazon’s 5 Best Cat Litter For Normal Litter Boxes


What is the best cat litter on the market today? Keep in mind that choosing the right cat litter for your needs affects whether or not you successfully litter train your cat. We refer to the court of public opinion, using Amazon’s publicly available database. Most of their bestsellers are for automatic best cat litter mats litter boxes, but here are 5 best cat litter for normal litter boxes:

 

  • World’s Best Cat Litter
  • Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter
  • Odor Lockers – Fresh Scent Clumping Cat Litter
  • Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat “Cat Attract” Cat Litter
  • Fresh Step Premium Scoopable Clumping Cat Litter

 

We will review these 5 brands of litter based on the 7 following criteria:

 

  • Convenience – Is it a clumping litter?
  • Convenience – Is it flushable?
  • How well does it get rid of cat urine smell?
  • Is it expensive?
  • Is it dusty?
  • Does it track all over the house?
  • Is it biodegradable?
  • Miscellaneous

Is it a clumping litter?
All 5 brands are clumping. However, the clumps formed by World’s Best are a bit fragile and break can break apart easily. Dr. Elsey’s clumps have been reported to be a bit sticky, and difficult to scoop.

 

Be careful not to use clumping litter with kittens. Kittens are like children, they like to put things in their mouths. If they eat the litter, they could get extremely sick when the litter clumps inside their stomach.

Is the cat litter flushable?
World’s Best claims to be flushable. However, unless you have set aside a budget for your plumber, it is advisable not to test out this claim yourself.

How well does it get rid of cat urine smell?

The best litter for cat urine odor removal are:

 

  • Odor Lockers – Fresh Scent Clumping Cat Litter
  • Fresh Step Premium Scoopable Clumping Cat Litter

 

Despite the claims of World’s Best, their litter does not effectively get rid of cat urine smells. At least, not for all cats.

Is it expensive?
As to be expected, World’s Best is the most expensive brand, at $38 for 34 lbs – it is biodegradable, and claims to be flushable. The other 4 brands range from $0.45 to $0.70 per pound, with Precious Cat Litter and Odor Lockers being the cheapest.

Be careful if you order Precious Cat Litter online – at one point of time, Amazon mismarked it to double its usual price although you could still get it for its normal price at your local pet shop.

Is it dusty?
Both Odor Lockers and Fresh Step are dusty. Some people also find Dr. Elsey’s to be a bit dusty.

Does it track all over the house?
Cats seem to track World’s Best, Odor Lockers, and Dr. Elsey’s around the house. One way to deal with this is to place a mat in your cat’s path.

Is it biodegradable?
Both World’s Best and Odor Lockers are biodegradable. World’s Best is made from corn, while Odor Lockers is made from wood fibre.

Miscellaneous

 

  • World’s Best Cat Litter – some cats are allergic to its corn formula and many cats do not like the natural corn scent
  • Precious Cat Litter – this brand seems to have quality control issues. Some bags are dusty or do not clump properly
  • Odor Lockers – not as widely available as other brands. The manufacturer seems to be switching to online-only sales
  • Dr. Elsey’s claims to attract cats to use the litter box, hence the greater cost. Unfortunately, it does not work for some cats, so you should test it with a smaller bag. They now make the “Cat Attract” additive separately, so you can use it with your regular cat litter instead.