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  • Writer's pictureVickie Foster

Best Cat Litters for Odor Control

We know you love your furry feline, but litter box odor is a pet parent’s bane. Even the most fastidious scooper can wind up with telltale scents wafting from the offending litter box. To help you choose a litter with superior odor control, below are a few options.

1. Dr. Elsey's Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter

Some brands of litter don’t have the right sized grain. Too small a grain makes the clumps break apart. Too large a grain means the litter won’t clump. This brand has just the perfect grain size to clump just right, making scooping a 20 second chore according to reviewers. It also works well with a self-cleaning litter box and multiple cats. It has no scent so cats with sensitive noses won’t be offended. The brand’s one drawback is the 40 pound bag that is hard to lift. The litter can be delivered to your front door keeping delivery lifting to a minimum.

Available at: Amazon, Walmart and Petco.

2. Special Kitty Odor Control Tight Clumping Cat Litter

This value priced litter is easily half the price of other litters. It is a top performer because it forms tight clumps, shortening scooping time. Absorbing messes quickly helps this litter minimize odor. It does have a strong fragrance. Some cats may be put off by the scent. A quick  sweep around the litter box may be necessary sometimes, as it does seem to get tracked outside the box. The litter comes in a 20 pound, easy to pour jug that lasts about a month for one cat. A 40 pound box is also available. 

Available at: Walmart

3. Arm & Hammer Fragrance-Free Super Scoop Clumping Cat Litter

Arm & Hammer litter does not contain a scent. This is a plus if you have a cat sensitive to odors. The litter makes up for the lack of scent by mixing soda into the formula. The resulting litter is great for odor control. It is easy to find this litter in grocery stores, big-box stores and online. It may require an occasional sweep around the box. The 40 pound box has a handle and pours from the side for easy handling. The box will last 2 months for one cat.

Available at: big box stores or grocery stores. online: Chewy




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