Update: Summer of 2017
The only product I use now is World’s Best Cat Litter Clumping Formula. It’s not cheap, but it’s the best litter bar none in my ever so humble opinion.
No dust, doesn’t smell and clumps extremely well. Minimal tracking too.
Check out pricing, reviews etc. through the link above. Do keep in mind that this product’s tight clumping formula results in it lasting a lot longer than similar products. So while it’ll cost you a bit more up front, you’ll do all right (or even save some $$$) in the long run!
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Anyone who owns a cat knows that the little guys do their absolute best to keep themselves and their environment clean at all times. As cat owners, we can help out our pets by getting them a dust free cat litter. There are a few reasons for this. Cats tend to kick up quite a storm after finishing their business. If the kitty litter you use is a dusty one, chances are you’ll be breathing all sorts of allergens whenever you’re around the litter box. This, alone, is a good enough reason to switch kitty litters. Open any health magazine these days and you’ll see at least a couple articles on the importance of indoor air quality. Your cat will also appreciate a dust free clumping cat litter. Low quality litters tend to stick to your cat’s feet, annoying him or her to no end!
Now, with so many different kitty litters available, it’s tough to know which one right for your pet.
One of the best dust free cat litter products on the market is the Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter. This stuff, as you’d expect, is actually made from wheat! It’s completely biodegradable and can even be flushed down the toilet. This isn’t the case with a typical clay based litter. This product is also completely dust free so your home will benefit here as well.
Another product you may want to consider is Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Ultra litter. This clumping cat litter is of the clay variety. Because of this, it can’t be flushed down the toilet. Some folks don’t mind throwing out their litter with the trash though. This is, after all, what cat owners had to do for years before the whole “green” movement started. I like the Dr. Elsey’s litter because the little chunks of litter aren’t that little at all. Because of this, the litter clumps very well and also ensures that the bottom of your cat’s box remains dry. Like the Swheat product discussed above, this litter is unscented and dust free.
Arm And Hammer also makes a dust free clumping cat litter. This product is, as one would expect, made out of baking soda. Baking soda is known for it’s odor killing properties and this is great for a cat litter. This product is scented and some people don’t like that. I’ve used this litter before and never really been bothered by the smell though. I guess some folks have more sensitive noses than others. Because this cat litter is made of baking soda, flushing it down the toilet isn’t recommended.
The best dust free cat litter really is dependent on what you’re looking for. Read a few reviews, check out a few websites and try some products. It won’t be long before you find something that works for you and your cat.