What's The Best Kind Of Kitty Litter To Get?
Q: I just bought a kitten but I'm confused about the kitty litter. Is there one type that is better than the rest? I would like something that doesn't smell and is good for the environment. Can you recommend anything? A: Cat litter comes in many different forms. An ideal cat litter is highly absorbent, has a pleasant odor, and easy to clean. It is important that not only you like your cat litter but that your cat likes it too. When cats disapprove of their litter they may avoid the litter box all together. This leads to accidents in your home. Many cats do not like highly scented litters and find it offensive. This too can cause them to eliminate out of their box. Cats usually prefer litter that has the texture of sand. This most resembles their natural habitat and is also gentle on their paw pads. Remember that cats are very clean animals that pride themselves on personal hygiene. For this reason, they like to have their boxes cleaned out regularly. A good clumping litter is best and makes scooping a much simpler task. Should you decide you want to change your cats' litter, do not do it abruptly. Put down a new box with the new litter until you see that they like it. As a side note, remember that if your cat has recently undergone any type of surgery and has stitches, regular litter can get stuck in their incision site and cause a problem. Be sure to use either shredded newspaper or a newspaper-based litter until your pet's stitches are removed.