My cat loves Swheat Scoop (when I switched to it I was hoping she would be ok with the change and she actually climbed into the litter box before I was done pouring in the litter). At one point I looked into making DIY litter out of old newspapers, but I don’t think I will ever get there.
I also use these 100% recycled, biodegradable litter boxes called Wonder Box. I really cannot recommend them enough. I get them at Petsmart, 3 for $12, and they each last 2-3 weeks (the description says up to a month). I know a plastic box is a cheaper one-time investment, but I hate the idea of plastic and cleaning, mostly cleaning. These are really durable, non-smelly, non-toxic, etc. I also use the lemon with sea salt, baking soda, and a pomander ball to fight the odor that happens if I’ve been a little lazy. AND, my last thing, I promise! is that I just bought biodegradable bags for the transfer from litter box to dumpster (I live in an apt.). I currently live in the desert and grew up in a city that had frequent droughts, so I just can’t bring myself to the extra flushes made necessary by flushing the Swheat Scoop.
EASY CLEAN CAT LITTER WITH BAKING SODA
This is another powder that tries to compete with the established Arm & Hammer brand products. However, instead of heavily relying on the absorbent power of baking soda it instead centers its performance on the natural odor fighting ability of zeolite. This is a common material found in cat litters and here they have ground it down into a concentrated powder form. To add a bit extra “oomph” they also have injected a powerful fragrance into the powder. While the perfume definitely helps it is intense and might turn off some cats and owners alike. It is hard to say if the Zeolite approach or the baking soda approach is better but in both cases, they are very affordable and we say that you can’t go wrong with either.
Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer with Baking Soda - Harris Teeter
This is Tidy Cats’ primary entry into the competitive deodorizer market and they have approached it with this effective powder. Similar to the Nature’s Miracle and Arm & Hammer products, this product attempt to combine a powder with very strong perfumes to fight off odor. And the strong scent coupled with its somewhat high dust levels means that it could be very uncomfortable for cats with sensitive allergies. The biggest difference is that instead of baking soda or zeolite, Tidy Cats uses calcium carbonate as their ingredient. Overall the product performs very well but it may cost a bit more that comparable products, most likely due to having the Tidy Cats name.
Arm & Hammer Ultra Last with Baking Soda Cat Litter | Pet 360