As a cat owner, you may know that there are many types of cat litter available. So many in fact.. that everyone has an opinion on "their favorite and not so favorite."
But they all have something in common; which is the ability to absorb fluids (some better than others) to help retain odors and to make cleaning up the litter box a little bit easier.
So which one should you choose.. one that clumps or one that doesn't?
What the heck is the difference anyway?
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"Non clumpers"..as I like to call them have been around a bit longer than clumping litters and were pretty popular before the clumping variety was invented.
One of the major issues with clumping litter is that there has been some controversy (although not scientifically proven) linking clays, which mostly contain sodium bentonite to feline deaths if ingested.
This is one of the reasons why non clumping "natural litter" (e.g.- those made of corn or paper) has been recommended for young kittens that are still learning to use the litter box and groom themselves.