Reviews and Cat Litter Ratings

A cat litter rating changes depending on the source. We've done some research to determine which are the highest rated litter brands. After reviewing our ratings please provide us with your experiences by filling out the form below.

Cat litter is usually made from one of 7 materials (clay, sand/silica crystals, wheat, corn, pine, baking soda and newspaper). Additives are sometimes included in the mixture such as perfumes to mask odor or carbon to absorb odor..

We prefer litter that is unscented since cats are sensitive to smell. The highest rated litter is "Dr Elsey's" since it is low in dust, clumps well for scooping and is unscented. The only downside is that like all clay litter it is not biodegradable or flushable. Good alternatives are The "Worlds Best Litter" and "Swheat Scoop" which are biodegradable and flushable.

Each litter type has pros and cons. If you do not scoop daily and odor is a big problem, you may choose a scented litter or one of the other choices such as Arm and Hammer, Fresh Steps and Tidy Cat.

Fill in the comment form below to help other owners choose the best litter. We will incorporate your comments into the cat litter rating.

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Material Description

Cat Litter Rating

Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Ultra (our favorite clay litter)

Clay For cat owners who want a medium grain clay in a clumping, low tracking litter. It features a larger, denser particle that stays in the litter box and that keeps moisture from reaching the bottom. It clumps very hard and will not break apart. Unscented.

99.9% Dust Free. Hypo-allergenic, contains no plant proteins. All Natural. Good for sifting/mechanical litter boxes.

Note that this brand of clay cat litter may be the best litter for your cat, but it is NOT biodegradable or flushable. It needs to be thrown out in the trash. If it was biodegradable we would rate this litter an A.


World's Best Cat Litter Original Formula


Made from all-natural, whole kernel corn traps and absorbs urine and ammonia for exceptional odor control. Flushable and septic safe. Biodegradable. Superior clumping. Easy scooping. Long lasting. Low tracking, silica dust free. Ideal for self-cleaning litter boxes.

Unscented, Safe for cats and kittens. Silica dust free. Clumping action rated 8 out of 10 by Charlotte Magazine.


Swheat Scoop Natural Wheat Litter  (our highest cat litter rating) Wheat

Safe, fast clumping litter is made from naturally processed wheat. Biodegradable, certified flushable, safe for kittens, safe for declaws, safely digested, and guaranteed ammonia odor free. Low track formula is virtually dust free.

Best clumping all natural litter according to "Charlotte Magazine" rated 9 out of 10.

Feline Fresh Clumping Natural Pine Cat Litter Pine

Flushable, scoopable, naturally sterile and biodegradable, this Feline Fresh litter is made from 100% pure Southern Yellow Pine, which completely eliminates litter box odor.

Clumping action rate 5 out of 10 stars by Charlotte Magazine resulting in our B+ rating.

Arm & Hammer High Performance Clumping Cat Litter Baking Soda Arm & Hammer High Performance Clumping Cat Litter is a natural alternative to clay-based cat litter.

Is a 100% Scoopable Litter With Virtually No Dust. Delivers Complete Odor Control With ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda to Destroy Odors on Contact. Biodegradable. Not flushable. Not recommended since product is scented.
Not Rated
Cat's Pride Natural Scoop Clay

Features a natural botanical ingredient derived from fruit and vegetable extracts, delivering safe odor control.

Hypoallergenic, Low-Dust Formula
Maximum Clumping Action clay traps moisture quickly and forms hard clumps that are easy to scoop out.

Natures Miracle Crystals Crystals

These crystals made from sand absorb moisture in seconds, leaving the surface dry to the touch and trapping odor inside to keep the box fresher. Simply remove solid waste every day to keep the box clean. Crystals often last longer than traditional clay or clumping litters and may reduce the frequency of littler box changes.

Not Rated
Fresh Step Clay and/or Crystals This product uses carbon to absorb odor. We would recommend trying the scoopable version. Not Rated
Jonny Cat Natural Clay Features a natural botanical ingredient derived from fruit and vegetable extracts for odor control. Allergen free, no perfumes or dyes. Low levels of dust.

Good clumping action.

Not Rated
Scoop Away Free Clay Tight clumping action and maximum odor control without any perfumes or dyes.. 99.9% Dust Free Not Rated
Tidy Cats Clay or Crystals Tidy Cats Scoop® is the only brand to offer Tidy Lockâ„¢ Technology. Moist litter locks together and hardens over time, forming crumble-free clumps that make everyday scooping easy. Virtually dust-free litter granulescontrol odor. Not Rated

Yesterday's News


Yesterday's News® Original Formula Cat Litter is a solution for those who seek a cleaner, non-toxic alternative to clay cat box fillers. Yesterday's News® brand litters use a special process that utilizes recycled newspaper to create distinctive pellets. The litters are virtually dust-free, with no small particles to track around the house.

It is unscented, more moisture absorbent than clay, non-toxic and designed for low tracking.

Not Rated

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Amazing Cat Litter 
Simply put, Amazing Cat Litter lasts longer, and improves odor control. It is less messy both for our cat and our floor. I almost tried corn based litter …

Companion Essentials 
In my opinion Companion Essentials is the best clumping clay cat litter. Pretty low dust, very nice price. I've tried all types and can sympathize with …

Feline Pine Cat LItter User Reviews 
I like just about everything about this litter. It does all that it claims to do but it tracks everywhere! I have 2 long haired cats and it sticks to their …

Swheat Scoop Cat Litter 
Been using Swheat Scoop Cat Litter for couple of years. Love that it's natural and doesn't choke me, or my cats, with the perfume smells. I didn't …

User Reviews of Scoop Away Cat Litter 
I have had at least three cats for almost 13 years now, & tried many brands until I settled on Scoop Away because of its value of price and low dust …

Priority Brand by Safeway Stores 
This is by far the best clumping litter I've ever used. I normally change clumping litter every 2 weeks, but I can go for a month or more with Priority. …

Tidy Cats and Fresh Step Clay Litter Not rated yet
I have cared for neighbor's cats and cats in a shelter. I don't like these litters because they has a high dust content when poured. They are good at clumping …

Fresh Step, Tidy Cat Not rated yet
Fresh Step is extremely dusty, and is also strongly scented. I would not recommend it for any house with an asthmatic cat or human. Tidy cats pours …

Cat's Pride Is Not Low Dust Not rated yet
Cat's Pride Low dust? I don't think so. My cat's litter box is in my personal bathroom in my bedroom, and my roommate can smell the dust all the way …

Review of Dr. Elsey's Ultra Precious Cat Litter Not rated yet
I was using the feline pine pellets, taking out the solids and putting the rest in the green waste (sawdust remains) for recycling. However, a few weeks …

Arm and Hammer Cat Litter Reviews Not rated yet
I have 2 cats who use the same extra large litter box which is scooped twice daily. As with so many products, the new, "improved" version of Arm & Hammer …

Catit Daily Scoops Litter Problem Not rated yet
We have been using Catit Daily Scoops from Rolf C Hagen for around 3 weeks now and our cat is choking and now has gone off her food. Shes is tending …

Worlds Best Cat Litter User Reviews Not rated yet
Loved it! I used World's Best Cat Litter for about a year and though it was the most expensive litter I ever used it was the favorite. Scooping and …

Jonny Cat Not rated yet
I hate Jonny Cat. It is full of dust and too much clump and stick to the pan. It makes me sick every time I enter the cat area to clean.

Wood pellets for pellet-burning stoves Not rated yet
Wood Pellets are basically the same thing as Feline Pine but made from other kinds of wood (fir, frequently). At an average of $4.50 for a 40-pound …

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