In days gone by, before the advent of commercial cat litter brands, cat owners used large, flat cardboard boxes filled with garden soil, river sand or ashes.
Whilst this sufficed, there was obviously a need for a more
hygienic scoopable litter box filler that required less frequent
In an ideal world, your cat would probably prefer relieving itself in the privacy of a secluded, escape-proof garden with ample dry, soft grainy soil. (A cat's natural instinct is to dig a hole, deposit urine and feces and then cover it up).
Cats are meticulously clean, so a 'toilet' of this size would satisfy their hygiene needs and also disguise their whereabouts from other inquisitive cats. So, in our opinion - this is the best kitty litter box.
Enter Kitty Litter! In the 1940's the first, non-clumping clay cat litter was introduced by Edward Lowe.
The discovery happened quite by chance, when a customer inquired whether their company, who produced industrial absorbents, had anything that she could use for her feline's litter tray.
Today there are a plethora of brands available. Each has its pros and cons.
It is our intention to provide you with sufficient information on the cat products out there and for you to decide what's best for your kitty.
We have spoken to many cat owners and veterinarians about this subject and combined with our own experience, we are able to
provide you with valuable information that will assist you in choosing
the best litter box filler.
available in paper, wood, plant and referred to as organic litter
also known as silica gel or silica pearl litter
traditional - clumping or non-clumping
Before making a choice, you should consider the following:
researching the subject we realized that every cat-lover should have a
criteria for judging and selecting a cat box filler:
odor is unpleasant - here is some excellent advice on how to deal with
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