How Often Should You Replace Cat Litter?

With so many choices when it comes to the best cat litter products, your cleaning routine will depend on what type of cat litter you choose, and what sort of tray you use!

Ideally, litter trays should be spot cleaned daily. That's easiest with a clumping cat litter, and a scoop. Clumps take just seconds to form and mean that you can remove them quickly, and without mess, leaving the clean litter behind.

Self-cleaning litter is an excellent option if you're looking to reduce cleaning times. Still, the litter will need replacing usually once per week, with additional spot cleaning as needed.

If you're introducing a new type of litter, say switching from a silica cat litter to a natural clay clumping litter, it's best to do that gradually. You can mix in a little of the new litter on the first week, and keep using some of the old litter for a little while, so they have a familiar scent to associate with toilet time.

Which Cat Litters are Easiest to Clean?

Most litters require the same level of cleaning; a weekly litter change, and daily spot cleaning. High-performance clumping litters can often go two weeks without a full replacement, although that relies on your daily scoop!

Some of the most common types of litter include:

  • Scented cat litter for sensitive noses to avoid odour issues.
  • Silica cat litter, made from sodium silicate sand processed with oxygen and water.
  • Natural clay litters, which are biodegradable and eco-friendly.

The best way to keep your litter clean is to keep on top of your routine. Litter tray liners are also a great option, as they soak up any excess fluid and prevent messes from staining into the litter box, leaving a lasting odour.

For the complete range of cat litters, check out the AllPetSolutions range!