The best cat litter for happy pets (and owners)

Cleaning the litter box is one of the worst parts about having a cat. The right cat litter can make dealing with the litter box significantly more tolerable. Ideally, a cat litter clumps any moisture together and eliminates odor so you don’t have to think about it when you’re not cleaning it. Cat owners should also be looking for a cat litter that won’t get tracked all over the house.

Some people prefer natural cat litters that are better for the environment and there are plenty of those available. If you have multiple cats that like to use the same box, you might consider a multi-cat formula — but those often have a stronger fragrances to cover up smells.

Not everyone likes to talk about cat litter, but we sure do. We’ve done the dirty work for you and scoured the internet for our favorite cat litter brands.

SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter


Is your cat a total hippie? Does it lay about all day, enjoying hits of catnip and listening to the Grateful Dead on your smart speaker? The SmartCat All Natural Clumping Litter is the perfect choice for the more eco-friendly kitty-cat.

Arm & Hammer Easy Clean-Up Cat Litter

Arm & Hammer Platinum Slide Easy Clean-Up Clumping Cat Litter has a name that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it will provide the easiest cleanup in all of litter-dom. Promising to slide right out of the tray, all you have to do is pick up the kitty litter tray and dump it out. No more sifting with a weird plastic fork.

Dr. Elsey’s Premium Clumping Cat Litter

Cat litter is no laughing matter. If you get yourself a good clumping litter, it can save you both time and effort. Dr Elsey’s Premium Clumping litter is 99.9% dust free (which means you won’t find it all over the house) and is hard clumping for easy cleanup.

It’s a dirty job, but it doesn’t have to be. With our selections for the top picks for cat litter brands, your feline friend will be able to do their thing in peace and cleanliness.

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