The best cat litter for a multi-cat household

The best cat litter for a multi-cat household

If you’ve been following me for a while you might know that we have two cats and live in a small flat. Our cats were indoor cats for a long time but would go in the garden as though it was an extra room. They didn’t go beyond the garden really. While I was pregnant with James we tried to introduce them to the idea of no litter box, but they didn’t have a territory in the area where we live. They would use our garden for the toilet, and it was awful.

So, they are now senior cats with access to the outdoors whenever they want, and have a cat litter tray in our utility room. We only have one tray and don’t have room for another.

They’ve got on okay with this arrangement, but recently I’ve been trying different cat litters to see which is best for us, the cats, and my pocket.

Catsan Cat Litter

The first cat litter I tried was Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter, 20 L. This is available in most supermarkets, Amazon, and Pets at Home.

They say: 

Catsan Hygiene Plus cat litter absorbs moisture quickly and effectively. It acts like a sponge and locks the odour in, ensuring that your cat’s litter tray remains dry, hygienic and pleasant smelling. The natural grains of fine chalk and natural quartz sand are not only highly absorbent, they also inhibit bacteria formation and capture nasty odours before they can develop. 

We say:

This is a dreadful smelling cat litter, with a moderate amount of dust. The bag it comes in is pretty heavy and the pouring action isn’t the easiest. The little white stones are pretty, but not for long after the cats pee on it for the first time.
After a couple of days, the whole tray needs emptying and replacing as the smell is just awful.

Not for us.

Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L
Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L
Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L

World’s Best Cat Litter Extra Strength

This cat litter gets amazing reviews. Everyone loves it. After extensive research I splashed out on a bag. It’s got a RRP of £42.99 for 12kg and I got a £10 discount via Amazon discounts, plus Subscribe and Save got it down to £19.49. Still, very expensive. 

My cats despise it.

They say: 

Made from whole kernel corn, this clumping cat litter from the USA is 100% ecological.
World’s Best Cat Litter Extra Strength is the result of a survey of customers who had asked for an even better clumping litter with even more effective odour absorption, even in households with several cats. The litter lumps into small clumps which are completely water soluble, so they may simply be flushed down the toilet. The clumps are easy to scoop up. Odour is effectively absorbed, so smell is hardly perceivable.

We say:

World’s Best cat litter has an astonishing effect on the cats in my household. As soon as it’s applied to the litter tray the cats declare the tray to be null and void and go elsewhere. Where? No-one knows (probably the garden).  

If I try mixing it with a cat litter they’re using happily, that ends the tray and there will be no more pooping here. 

Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L
Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L
Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L

Sanicat Zen Clumping Cat Litter

So this one I grabbed because of the devastating effect the World’s Best cat litter has. 

They say:
Sanicat Zen clumping cat litter lets you rest safe in the knowledge that you are using an efficient, highly absorbent litter to look after your cat’s hygiene. Its gentle lotus blossom aroma will fill your home with a pleasant, relaxing fragrance that both you and your cat will enjoy.

We say:
The fragrance is really gentle. I can’t say I noticed it though I was giving it a good sniff the first time I poured it into the tray. I love the pouring spout on the edge of the box, which closes up for fewer spills and an easier experience setting up the tray and topping it up. One box lasts for about 2.5 weeks.
This was great at clumping, and a pretty darn tooting good cat litter for both cats. There is a lot of dust when it’s being poured, though, so that’s something to bear in mind. 

Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L
Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L
Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L

Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter

This one I managed to get on an Amazon voucher for just 85p the first time we tried it. A genuine bargain. Do you ever check your vouchers? You should.

They say:
Specially formulated using superior clay to reduce crumbling, making easy-to-remove, extra tight strong clumps. Fresh scented clumping cat litter that eliminates cat urine odour as well as fecal and ammonia odours. Proprietary activated carbon technology is designed to trap and lock in cat litter odour instead of masking it. Paw activated fragrance technology only releases scent when in use, helping litter box odour control

We say:
Brilliant, great-smelling cat litter! The box lasts for about 4-6 weeks and it is like a fresh tray every day. It clumps well. There’s hardly any dust. Fabulous.

two fluffy cats curled up together

Cat litters for multi-cat homes

Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L
Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L
Sanicat Zen Cat Litter 6 Litres
Ever Clean Extra Strong Clumping Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter 12.7kg
Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20 L

If you want to see more of my cats then check this post out – they can squeeze themselves into tiny spaces. 

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2 Comments

  1. January 2, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    We have a cat but he is a house cat and never goes outdoors, we have two litter trays in the utility room for him but he always stinks after a few days. I think I need to try ever clean as we just buy big bags from the supermarket at the moment x

    • babyfoote
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 8:23 pm

      Yeah, I couldn’t find any of the big bags from the supermarket that lasted more than a day or two without stinking. It’s worth trying different types of litter to see how he gets on with something else. x

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