Fresh Step® Extreme Non-Clumping Clay Cat Litter.
This Tidy Cats non-clumping cat litter boasts of an extended release deodorizing system, which its manufacturer claims, can make the litter box maintenance-free for up to a week. It is also made from 99.6% dirt-free clay material. Hence, it can minimize tracking on carpets and floors.
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Non-clumping litter is typically made of clay. Some people prefer non-clumping litter because it is often less expensive than clumping litter, and others choose it because their cats prefer it. The choice of clumping versus non-clumping litter is a personal decision. Though many cats appear to prefer clumping litter because it is easier for them to push aside, some cats prefer non-clumping clay. I've read both sides of the debates online about clumping vs. non-clumping. It seems most of the debate against clumping litter is anecdotal but who knows. What do you all use and recommend? My friend who is an avid cat lover for 20 yrs told me to avoid clumping at all costs but the vet I'm planning to take my kitten to told me to use clumping clay! It's one confusing world out there for new cat owners!Non-clumping clay cat litter, often referred as an absorbing litter, is the oldest commercial cat litter on the market. It was invented back in the late 1940s, and due to its great absorption capabilities compared to sand or ash, which were the alternatives back then, it gained in popularity quite rapidly. Currently, clay litter still takes up significant space on the shelves in pet stores all over the world. However, when in 1984, the popularity of clay started to decrease.Both clumping and non-clumping cat litters do produce some dust, although there are formulations of both types that are designed to decrease the amount of dust in the litter. Litters can also be a concern for pet owners if the litter is ingested. This will depend on the litter material (clay, silica, plant-based material, etc.) and the amount of litter ingested. Generally, it takes a lot of ingested litter to cause a problem and it is often more of a concern for dogs that like to raid the cat litter box than it is for the cat. Non-clumping clay litters absorb urine but don’t form clumps, so you can’t scoop the liquid waste out of the box; this means the litter many not last as long before it starts to smell and needs to be changed. Like its clumping counterpart, the non-clumping clay litter can kick up a bit of dust. However, non-clumping litter is often less expensive than the clumping version, and sometimes cats simply prefer it. And when your cat likes his litter, you probably don’t want to mess with it! Unfortunately, when using non-clumping clay litter, we quite frequently experience an accumulation of urine at the bottom of the box, which makes the cleaning of the box messier. As already mentioned above, this may force your cat to seek a nicer place to eliminate – like a laundry basket.Non-clumping litter is typically made of clay, though there are other types available such as plant-based alternatives (e.g., pine, corn, wheat, beet pulp, and wood). Some people prefer non-clumping litter because it is often less expensive than clumping litter, and others choose it because their cats prefer it.