We decided to move from regular Cat’s litter to a natural alternative a few months ago. Up until then, due to the amount of kitties we have we change the litter tray every single day, so we used a cheap basic supermarket litter (which I will review eventually).
I was starting to notice a few things:
1. The amount of dust that conventional cheap cat litter produces
2. How the dust from the litter made the cats sneeze and also affected my breathing
3. How much rubbish the conventional litter produced
After some research I decided to look for a natural, practically dust free, biodegradable litter. I first found Cat’s Best Oko Plus Cat Litter – which is phenomenal cat litter.
This litter is flushable, should last three times longer than conventional litter, is 100% biodegradable, is lightweight and can absorb 700% of its own weight in liquid. Sounds impressive, right?
This litter comes in 2 sizes, 10 litres and 30 litres. We bought the smaller bag first and liked it so much we bought the bigger 30 litre bag which worked extremely well and really lasted even in a multi cat household.
Say with conventional litter (like a supermarket version), a 10 litre bag of litter will last 1 week. With the 10 litre bag lasted 3 weeks and 4 days! Amazing!
There was also very little smell with this litter – it absorbs cat wee extremely well.
There seems to be a lot of waste with conventional litter and as mentioned before this can be flushed. DO check that it is ok for you to flush this down your toilet!
Here is what the litter looks like – they’re irregular shaped pellets which product very little or no dust. They feel quite soft and are lightweight and smell of pine:
We had no issues introducing this litter to out cats and they seemed to adapt well to it.
But there is a problem with this product, and it is a big problem – tracking.
What is cat tracking?
When people say that litter ‘tracks’ that means that it has a tendency to drag or follow the cat out of the litter tray. This is usually because it sticks to the cat somehow, to the paws or fur then goes everywhere, thus ‘tracking’ the cat.
The tracking with this litter is ridiculously bad. Within a few days of using this litter, we had little pellets all over the carpet. It was on the bed, it was anywhere the cats would walk. With the long haired cat it was even worse as they clung to her fur.
They also matted the fur on the long haired cat’s paws as they clung to it – no doubt from getting wet then drying again and it was difficult to remove without cutting the fur off.
This litter has so much going for it – it is ridiculously economical and good for the environment. HOWEVER the tracking was terrible. We did however find a upgraded version of this litter which we will review next week.
This litter is recommended for:
- People who want a economical litter
- People who want a biodegradable litter
- People who want a clumping litter
- People who want a flushable litter
- People with extremely short haired cat
- People who don’t mind hoovering up every day!
Average prices for this is £10 for 10 Litres and £25 for 30 Litres. Also check out Zoo Plus who has it in 3 sizes, 10, 20 and 40 litres.