Eco-Product Review: World’s Best Cat Litter
Confession: I didn’t get my first pet until I was 28 years old.
Oh, I had fish, and for a little while, finches, but never a pet that was free to roam around the house and cuddle with me at night. This was mostly due to allergies in my family and limited space.
When my partner and I adopted our first cat a few years ago, I was skeptical, but it only took about a month for me to fall completely in love with Nyx, our little tiger-striped ball of terror.
Since that time, we’ve adopted another fur kid, Runa. And as cat owners out there know, more than one cat can lead to overwhelming issues at the litter box. Sure, you can grab the industrial strength cat litter at your local big box store, but those conventional brands are full of strip-mined clay or toxic silicone, which = bad for the earth.
Who knew being a cat owner could have such a massive environmental footprint?!
Of course, there are eco-friendly options, but the brands I’ve tried in the past did a piss poor (sorry) job of clumping around waste and blocking odors.
That’s why I was excited when the makers of World’s Best Cat Litter (WBCL) asked me to give their product a try.
What makes WBCL products different:
- It isn’t made from mined, drilled, or artificially-made ingredients. It’s milled from renewable whole-kernel corn.
- It’s quick clumping formula keeps the surrounding litter clean and dry, which means litter can be changed less often.
- Because it’s made from whole-kernel corn, it has a naturally microporous structure that keeps nasty odors and smells inside the litter.
I chose to sample the Scented Multiple Cat Clumping Formula (might as well go for the gusto, right?). My first pleasant surprise came right when I opened the bag: no nauseating artificial scent! I checked the bag and found out this was because it’s made with 100% all-natural scented lavender oil.
I dumped about 1/4 of the bag into the litter box and got my second pleasant surprise: no lung-clogging cloud of litter dust! Because WBCL uses corn instead of clay or silica, there’s no particulate to puff up and pollute the air inside the home. This also means I don’t have to feel bad when the kitties lick their paws after using the litter box.
The first time I scooped out the waste, I found that WBCL lived up to its quick clumping claims and the rest of the litter stayed dry.
In all, I enjoyed this litter very much, and only had two little qualms: First, the bag claims that it can last up to a month. Now, we stay on top of litter scooping, but the entire 7 lb bag only lasted about 2 weeks for us. Not sure if that’s because of the size of our litter box, but it’s important to point out. Second, the fact that it’s corn bothers me a little. I’m sure it’s not edible corn, but just like with ethanol, I’m always cautious when I see products that use agricultural crops for a non-food purpose.
Check out www.worldsbestcatlitter.com for more info about this unique product and watch their Facebook page for a chance to get in on the next promo or contest!
(Full Disclosure: World’s Best Cat Litter did provide a free bag of litter for me to try, but did NOT compensate me in any other way for this review).