The Best Natural and Organic Cat Litter Brands

4 Respected and Trusted Brands of Earth-Friendly Cat Litter

Natural and organic cat litters are among some of the most important products for those who deal with pet supplies. Not only are these litters vital to the maintenance of a cat's overall health and wellness, they're earth-friendly.

Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the harmful effects of traditional clay litters, both for their feline companions and the entire family. They are searching out reliable, natural cat litters and the market is seeing an increase in options available.

The real problem with cat litter is that not every litter is going to work for every cat (or their household).

As a pet store owner, it's important to stock a variety of options and offer both large and small bags of each. This allows pet owners to experiment until they find the perfect litter without spending a lot of money. Once they find it, they'll be back for a bigger bag and everyone will be happy.

Each litter in this list is all-natural, biodegradable and made from sustainable resources. They are among the best on the market and highly rated by the pet parents and cats who use them.

Cedarific Soft Cat Litter

Cat sitting in litter box next to toilet
Vstock LLC/Getty Images

Cedarific is an all-natural, biodegradable, compostable cat litter made from hardwood and cedar chips. It is produced by Northeastern Products, an American-based innovator in pet litter and bedding.

The litter is free of dust, silica, synthetic chemicals and clay. It offers excellent odor control and absorption and makes litter box cleanup a breeze.

Cedarific is possibly one of the best values on the market in terms of price and quality. Cat parents rave about its effectiveness and it sells for almost half the price of the best-known natural litters. It also has that wonderful cedar aroma that is hard to beat.

Why Cedarific is so popular:

  • It's very reasonably priced.
  • It's lightweight and easy to handle.
  • It's long-lasting.
Buy from Amazon

sWheat Scoop Natural Cat Litter

sWheat Scoop natural cat litter is produced by the environmentally-conscious Pet Care Systems of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. It is composed of exactly what the name implies: 100% wheat.

sWheat is biodegradable and, to a certain extent, flushable (as with most litters, flush only a small amount at a time). The starch in the wheat produces fast clumps and the enzymes neutralize odor.

The good news is that sWheat is low-dust, silica- and clay-free, made from a sustainable resource and produced by a very admirable company. There is also a multi-cat version available.

sWheat may have a few downfalls:

  • It does not absorb moisture very well.
  • It adheres to the bottom of the litter box.
  • Because it's composed of wheat, it attracts bugs.
Buy from Amazon

World's Best Cat Litter

World's Best is one of the most respected and popular brands of organic cat litters on the market. Made from whole kernel corn, it's safe for the environment. But is it safe for cats?

In my experience, those who live in damp climates should exercise particular caution when using this cat litter. It brings up concerns with aflatoxin mold, a toxic fungus that may develop when corn-based products are exposed to excessive moisture.

The original litter has the scent of a forest and is available for multiple cats as well. The company also produces lavender- and pine-scented litters along with "Advanced Natural High Performance Clumping" litter. All of them are biodegradable, flushable, scoopable and produced from sustainable resources.

Pros and cons of World's Best Cat Litter:

  • Good odor control.
  • Is safe for septic systems.
  • Although expensive, it's long-lasting.
  • Corn can attract bugs.
Buy from Amazon

Blue Buffalo Naturally Fresh

Blue Buffalo is known for producing 100% natural and top-quality pet food and they make a nice line of cat litters as well. The Naturally Fresh litters are made from walnut shells, which are surprisingly absorbent and effective at neutralizing odor.

These litters are almost completely dust-free and designed to make it difficult for your cats to track it around the house. Blue Buffalo gives you a number of options including clumping and multi-cat, training litter, "Ultra Odor Control", "Alpine Meadow", "Herbal Attraction" and a pellet option that does not clump.

Naturally Fresh is biodegradable, produced from a sustainable resource and made in the USA.

Naturally Fresh benefits and concerns:

  • It has good odor control.
  • Some cats will track it outside the litter box.
  • Falls in the middle of the natural litter price range.
Buy from Amazon

Continue Reading...