Top 5 Best Cat Litters

Finding the best cat litters usually means combing through reviews, determining what features are the most important to both you and your kitty and deciding on the best product for your needs.
Here at tuft + paw, we are cat experts. We're intimately familiar with features that are most important - like health, tracking, clumping, dust, and odor control. We spoke to cat behaviorists, vets, product designers, and cat parents to determine our top 5 picks.

1. Really Great Cat Litter

Tuft + Paw's Really Great Cat Litter is a pellet litter made from soybean fiber. We find this litter to be very low tracking and very low dust. The pellets are thinner, lighter, and softer than most other pellet litters, making it an ultra low-tracking. It's unscented and its activated charcoal provides good odor control. It clumps quickly and dissolves in water, making it flushable and very easy to clean.

2. World’s Best Cat Litter

World’s Best Cat Litter is a granular litter made from compressed corn. Among non-pellet natural litters, we find that World’s Best is low tracking and fairly low dust. This litter could be a good option if your cat prefers the texture of small granules over pellets. However, those small granules are easily scattered if your cat loves digging. They could also track more if you have a long-haired cat. It's unscented and has a neutral, earthy aroma. It has great clumping for a natural litter and does a good job of controlling urine odors.

3. Fresh News Cat Litter

Fresh News is a pellet litter made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. We think it performs very well in the tracking and dust department. The pellets are fairly large and have a smooth texture that prevents clinging to fur and paws. The dust content is so low that Fresh News is often used for cats with allergies or respiratory problems. As a non-clumping litter, Fresh News is not as easy to clean as some others on this list. The baking-soda-infused pellets absorb liquid waste and have decent odor control, but will turn to mush if not scooped quickly.

4. Feline Pine Non-Clumping Litter

Feline Pine is a non-clumping pellet litter made from compressed pine sawdust. The pellets themselves track very little and are not dusty. However, when they absorb liquid waste they dissolve back into sawdust. Over time, this can lead to sawdust buildup in the litter box, which is more easily tracked than the unused pellets. We recommend pairing Feline Pine litter with a sifting litter box so that sawdust falls to the bottom and cannot be tracked around the house.

5. Purina Tidy Cats Original Breeze Litter System

The Tidy Cats Breeze System is an alternative to conventional cat litter that offers minimal tracking and virtually no dust. The smooth zeolite pellets are the least clingy of the litters on this list. The high walls and lipped edge of the Breeze litter box prevents scatter from all but the most enthusiastic diggers. If tracking and dust is your main concern, this system is a good option.