Feb 14, 2017 - What's the deal with crystal cat litter
Please note that this is a review of silica gel cat litter in general, not a specific brand. Everything mentioned here may vary from make to make.
This is our Precious Cat R&R Respiratory Relief Silica Gel Cat Litter Review. Precious Cat R&R Respiratory Relief Silica Gel cat litter is designed to help control respiratory disease in cats that suffer from it. It is low in dust and hypo-allergenic while containing no plant proteins, perfumes, or deodorants. It is advertised as being 99.9% dust free, biodegradable, excellent at trapping odors, and is non-toxic. This product is available in 7.5-pound bags.
Cat owners praise crystal cat litters in user reviews on online retailer sites, but experts typically dislike them because they consist of jagged, crystalline particles that can be rough on cats' feet. On the other hand, many pet owners swear by crystal cat litters because they're extremely absorbent -- thanks to the sodium silicate or silica gel used -- and don't need to be changed as frequently as other types of kitty litter. One caveat: When the crystals reach their absorbency limit, you can expect a pool of urine in the bottom of the cat litter box.Most cat litters we review typically stick to a particular type of litter material. The most common material is obviously clay, which a vast majority of cat litter products are comprised of. However, there are also brands like that primarily stick with other materials such as wheat. UltraPet approaches this in a totally different way by offering a nice range of materials in their litters. These include the traditional clay-based recipes but they then extend it to things such as silica gels and even wood. This shows us that they are willing to think outside the box in how they design their products and they aren’t afraid to take some risks along the way.This is a listing of all UltraPet cat litters that have been reviewed and we also list what we think are the best UltraPet cat litters with our internal ranking system. UltraPet Cat litters are a very special series of products that span a wide range of applications, materials, clumping abilities, and price. They seem to push the envelope in many ways, and offer products that cannot be found hardly anywhere else. It all began in the late 90s with what they claim as being the first ever silica gel-based litter to be sold. From there it has only grown. Options now include unique bentonite clay, silica gel, wood, and even zeolite! Overall they tend to be on the pricier side of what is available but they still have some products for the budget-conscious shopper as well. If anything you and your cat will get a unique experience if you decide to try out one of their products!This is our UltraPet Ultra Micro Crystals Cat Litter Review. UltraPet Ultra Micro Crystals cat litter are specially designed with very small crystals that can give an almost sand-like texture to the litter box while still maintaining great odor control and high moisture absorption. This is accomplished by the use of small silica gel beads that take up 70% less landfill contribution than conventional clay litters. In addition, this product is advertised as being 99% dust free. It is available in 5-pound bags.This is a list of all of the premium-priced cat litters that we have reviewed and ranked. We define “premium” as being a litter that is typically more expensive than what is in both the budget and mid tiers. This is the most expensive tier that we review, and these products can oftentimes creep over a dollar per pound and beyond. Many of the more exotic materials such as crystals, silica gel, and a lot of the eco-friendly and recycled products fall under this category. These unique materials have special advantages (and sometimes disadvantages) so it will be up to you to decide if they are worth the extra money. In addition, many of the specialty litters such as respiratory-assistance and long-haired compatible products will be in this tier. Finally, some of these litters might be higher due to lack of availability or that they come from a smaller company that doesn’t have as much exposure as the big guys. A majority of these will have some level of clumping capability and the smallest percentage of these will be strictly clay. It is important to note that specialty litters that are intended for cats with medical issues or that have unique circumstances and have to stick with a specific type of product do not weight into the ratings. We encourage you to look through our reviews and, if your budget allows, try out some of these higher-end litters and see if their unique qualities are something that you see being with the extra money.This is our So Phresh Odor-Lock Crystal Cat Litter Review. So Phresh Odor-Lock Crystal cat litter is specialized in that it uses odor-absorbing crystals to help provide better odor control and moisture resistance that conventional clay offering. The crystals are made of silica gel which is a non-toxic material and should agree with even the pickiest cats. The great absorption power soaks up moisture instantly and keeps odor in check. In fact, the crystals can last for up to a month and produce little dust. This product is available in 8, 15, and 30-pound bags.