Why choose Ultra Pet Better Way Flushable Cat Litter?
Cat’s Pride Scoopable Scented is a flushable* clumping cat litter that instantly absorbs odors and provides a fresh, clean scent.
- PaPurr (recycled paper but not pellets): Currently using this. Cats like it. (It's the most similar in look and feel to clay litter.) Pretty good on odor control but needs to be scooped and daily. The pee doesn't dry unless it's exposed to the air so stirring it up keeps it from getting nasty. If you don't stir it, it does start to smell. It does have some sort of "fresh" bits in it that help, but again only when stirred. Flushable.
Also, in California at least, they don't encourage flushable litter as it can add to sewage /ocean pollution issues. I don't feel great about this, but at least our kitty is not a likely carrier of disease (we know the breeders where she came from, all indoor cats for many generations with no health issues etc.) and she also never goes outdoors or catches /eats wild prey...
And yes, flushable cat litter most certainly does exist!
Advantages of flushable cat litter?
Selecting the appropriate kind of litter system involves not only the cat but the lifestyle of the owner(s) as well. Flushable cat litter would be ideal due to the ease of its immediate disposal, especially when the box is located next to the toilet, and the fact that the water-filled toilet bowl dilutes the cat waste smell. Compare this to the duties of a cat litter box owner, in which the cat waste (malodorously) lies on the surface of an open box for some time period, and the cat owner must scoop the waste product up with a shovel and then have no choice for disposal other than bagging it.“Flushable” means that the cat litter waste removed from a litter box of conventional size for disposal may be safely flushed down a toilet without clogging a conventional toilet or its attendant piping.In a preferred embodiment, a flushable cat litter is provided in a litter box designed to allow a majority of the cat urine to drain into a compartment or container separate from a portion of the litter box holding cat feces and the cat litter. Preferably, the cat litter comprises a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate, such as sodium sesquicarbonate, which may be in a pelletized form. If SSC is used, it preferably has a bulk density of less than 80 lb/ft3, and most preferably about 67.5 lb/ft3. SSC in pellet form is low tracking, which is a preferred quality for the cat litter of the present invention. Preferably, too, the cat litter has a water absorption rate of up to about 17% in water at 77° F.Flushable cat litter is not widely used by house cats in the US, but the idea has been gaining popularity over the years. Concerns about the environment have paved the way for new green litter brands to hit the market.