With 5 cats and the amount of cat litter I go through each week, the cost of it kept me buying cheap clumping litter to stay within the budget. When it comes to shopping I try to strike a balance between affordable and value and in the case of cat litter affordable won out.
I didn’t take the time to look at value until I received a bag of World’s Best Cat Litter to try from the company.
Getting To Know World’s Best Cat Litter
World’s Best Cat Litter (WBCL) is made from corn so it is biodegradable, great if you are looking for an eco-friendly kitty litter. It’s flushable and safe to use with the septic system. It has 2 formulations- Clumping Formula for 1-2 cats and Multiple Cat Clumping Formula for 2 or more. The Multiple Cat contains an added-plant material to help with odor control. It comes in 7lb, 8lb, 17lb and 34lb sizes.
I liked the litter right off the bat. There was absolutely no dust when I poured the bags into the box. Usually, I am coughing and breathing in litter dust for a half hour after adding it in. This dust free cat litter was a nice change and very important if you have a cat (or human) with asthma. The litter had a nice sweet scent to it which was another plus over my regular clumping litter. I used the Biddy Box I have for the WBCL and normally when I fill it up, I add a whole 40lb bag of clumping litter to the box. I only needed 2 1/2 of the 8lb bags to fill it to about the same level with the WBCL.
One thing to beware of, is that some animals may find the litter good enough to eat (this is corn-based and some animals are carb addicts just like us), WBCL does warn about cats eating it, but dogs may find it just as appealing, My dog, Havoc, was “helping” me set up the litter box and I had to set up the barrier I usually have around the box to keep him out because he was taste-testing it. I’m not sure what if any problems would come from eating the litter, but I worry about anything with clumping tendencies possibly causing blockages.
My litter box maintenance includes a big clean-up in the morning and smaller clean-ups when needed through the day. When regular clumping litter fills the box, I feel like I may as well be digging through the hard clay soil in my backyard to find the buried treasure. I was surprised at how light the WBCL is, even when the box is full of litter. The urine clumps were fine, while sometimes there were smaller clumps, I didn’t find this any different from my regular litter. I had no problems with the clumps breaking down while I scooped and dumped them into the garbage bag. I don’t put my clumping litter into the toilet; I stopped years ago after trying a different brand of natural litter and finding the clumps were more of a gummy mess and I was concerned about clogging up the toilet (grew up with a plumber in the house). Because of this, I can’t comment on how well the WBCL works when flushed, they do say it disperses in water which would prevent clogs. One area I found WBCL to excel over my regular litter was in keeping the odor down. When I walked into the bathroom where the litter box is kept, not once did I smell feces or urine, just the sweet scent of the WBCL.
The only issue I had with WBCL was 2 of my cats decided to stop using that litter box. WBCL does recommend that for cats who have problems with abrupt changes to start by changing just 1/3 of the litter in the box to WBCL, then go to 2/3rds then the whole box. I did a sudden switch for the sake of the review and because I really didn’t expect a problem with my crew as I never had one before. Now I know that I’ll need to do a slow change. Because of the 2 cats not using the box, I couldn’t compare litter tracking between the WBCL and my regular litter. I do know that the outside of the box mess I usually cause trying to dig through the box was much less because of how light the WBCL is.
World’s Best Cat Litter Review Wrap-up
+ Very low to no dust
+ Pleasant scent
+ Great odor control
+ Flushable (as WBCL points out on their bag, regulations vary as to whether it is okay to flush litter box waste in your area)
+ Environmentally friendly
+ Requires less litter than regular clumping litter to fill to the same level
+ Light making it easy to scoop all the way to the bottom of the box
+ Clumps well, but breaks down in water so it shouldn’t cause problems with plumbing
+ Has a formula for multicat households
— Some cats and dogs may find it appealing to eat
— Some cats may have a problem with a sudden switch from the current litter, so a slow change-over may need to be done.
World’s Best Cat Litter comes in the following formulas- Clumping(Original), Multiple Cat Clumping, Lavender Scented Multiple Cat Clumping, Forest Scented Clumping, Advanced Natural Original, and Advanced Natural Pine Blend.
Overall I was impressed with World’s Best Cat Litter. While I’ve gone back to my regular litter because of my 2 cats that stopped using this box, I am going to try it again with a slow change-over and see how it goes.
Locally, you may find World’s Best Cat Litter in a pet store or grocery store. Visit WBCL for where to buy in your area.