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.
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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 several formulations:
- Clumping Formula for 1-2 cats
- Multiple Cat Clumping Formula which contains an added-plant material to help with odor control and is for 2 or more cats.
- Lavendar-scented Formula for multiple cats
- Attraction Action™ Formula contains a plant- based additive that attracts cats who are avoiding the litter box to the box.
- Zero Mess™ Formula that has better clumping and odor control
- Zero Mess™ Pine scented Formula
- Picky Cat™ Formula contains a plant based additive to help attract your cat to the litter box.
Our Review of World’s Best Cat Litter
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. The 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
+ Lightweight 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 several formulas to chose from
— 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.
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.
See what we thought of the World’s Best Cat Litter Lavender Scented Formula when we reviewed it.
Where To Buy World’s Best Cat Litter
Locally, you may find World’s Best Cat Litter in a pet store or grocery store. Visit WBCL for where to find in your area.
Or buy from Amazon to have it conveniently shipped to your door.
I am hesitant to use any corn based cat litter myself. I have heard several different theories on cats getting sick from aflatoxin – a mold that grows in corn based products. I have read this in several places and don’t know that I would take the risk personally.
I haven’t heard about aflatoxin being an issue with cat litter, but I’ve been doing some research and will add a little blurb to my post when I am done. Thank you for bringing this up.
I bought 3 bags of this litter on 11-24-10 to fill the cat boxes initially. I thought I was doing something really good for my cats. Corn! Corn is safe! I eat it. Cows eat it. Huh!
I used World’s Best Cat Litter for 1 month. During which time I purchased throughout that month 3 additional bags. From 11-24-10 to 12-25-10 one of my cats had a seizure another was vomiting daily. The seizure was on 12-09-10. The cat who seized had never had ANY. She is 3 years old. She then had her 2nd seizure on 12-25-10 at 2 am…Christmas Morning! Some Christmas! I realized the only change in their environment was WBCL! I immediately changed them back to their original litter product, which I still had.
World’s Best Cat Litter made my house smell the first day. I would even scoop immediately when they used the box. The house still smelled horrible. It clumped fine with the urine. It did NOT adhere to the feces. My house smelled like A BARN! very pricey!
I am sorry. I cannot use or recommend World’s Best Cat Litter. My cats are way to precious and I hope I did not give them further health damage.
I also bought World’s Best looking for an alternative to the clay litters. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. I don’t have any complaints about smell–it does a fine job with that, but one of my cats comes out of the litter box looking as if he pulled on socks. This never happened with clay litter. So, not only is he ingesting corn-dust (and whatever else), he ends up leaving little corn-dust footprints all over the couch! I since tried Yesterday’s News…but I guess I should have done some research before buying it. It doesn’t cover solids…next I’m going to try Feline Pine’s scoopable formula. I hope that’s the ticket!
This cat liter should be called Worlds Worst Cat Litter! I was so excited to finally find a good cat litter that the cat did not track outside the box like they claim and one that would hide the odor..I use Tidy Cat and of course it does work at covering the smell but she still tracks it outside the box. I poured in the Worlds Best Cat Litter and the first time she did her business in there, the smell was horrible. I bought the purple one whatever flavor that is and really it wasn’t the poop smell that nearly knocked you down but the mixture of poop and litter! Even my husband and kids were asking what the horrible smell was and it did not go away until I dumped it out..while I was at it, I dumped the bag of Worlds Best Cat Litter in the trash where it belonged.That was the worst 19.95 I have ever spent and have learned my lesson..I will never buy that brand again..Tidy Cat is really the best and way less expensive! I hope my blog will save someone else from making the mistake I did in buying WBCL.
Thank you for your review Cindy. I’m glad you have a litter you are happy with. I did a review of the lavendar scented litter here and I was not a fan of the scent. I don’t like using scented litter in the first place, especially having cats with litter box issues. For those who don’t like the scented version, the regular WBCL might be just fine.
My cat loves it, and it doesn’t smell any worse than any of the other litter brands I’ve used. (I use the unscented variety) Just a question, though…I wonder what mice would think of it? Being corn based, I wonder if it would attract them? Of course my cat would probably go after the mice, but he’s pretty “anal” about his litter boxes and might be freaked out to catch something eating his litter. 😉
Fat Cat's Person
A little back story…I have 2 lovely, well behaved cats who have never ever expelled outside of their boxes no matter what litter I used. I even used beach sand once in an emergency with no problem. Once I was interrupted after emptying the boxes and I completely forgot to put litter back in. My male tom is SO good that he came to me and began behaving strangely. He’s not normally very verbal but he started yowing at me and walking toward the room where the boxes were located. He did this unitl I followed him. He led me straight to the empty boxes and sat down in front of his. I was shocked to realize that it had been over 10 hours since I had emptied those boxes! Needless to say, I filled his box right away. He immediately went in did his business. So when I say “never” I really mean it.
When WCBL unscented first came out, I “slowly” introduced it to them just to err on the side of caution. I absolutely loved it. So much so, I recommended it to several family members and they loved it. All of our cats used it with no problem for several months. Then, all of the sudden, and at the same time, ALL of our cats refused to use the litter boxes. My male actually urinated on a bathroom rug right in front of me!
I’ve always wondered if something was changed, like the formula or the processing. It seemed strange to us that 6 cats stopped using the exact same litter they had been using successfully for months and ALL at the same time. Can someone shed some light on the subject for us please? It really bugs me every time I go to buy litter. I find myslef looking longlingly at the WBCL wishing my cats would use it. I loved it THAT much.
How strange for everyone’s cats to stop at the same time. I haven’t heard of anyone having the same problem. Did everyone buy the litter at the same store? I was thinking if that was the case maybe it was kept in a damp area and the litter picked up the moisture.
Fat Cat's Person
Actually, no. All three were at different locations. One was actually a state over. The one that was a state over lived in a pretty rural area and discovered that the birds actually really enjoyed eating it. She figured, it’s corn, hence…lets throw some out for the birds.
I agree, nasty nasty stuff!! House stunk!! Also used it on our outside fenced in patios for the cats…. got full of bugs, They should not be allowed to call it the World’s Best… I would call it the World’s worst…
I have used this once and its okay but the cost is a little much for me since I have four kitties.
George Mouradian G G
Flushable corn litter WORLDS WORST TOXIC LITTER: My 3 cats and me, we were suffering from very pain full Allergies, I was going from doctor to doctor taking a lot of medication with no results, 2 of my cats were over-grooming themselves so much that they started to bleed, it got so bad that we were about to euthanize them!!
After changing the litter to DR.ELSEY’S clay litter, that is 1/4 the price of this Toxic litter, myself and all 3 cats are doing just fine. Money hungry Manufacturer of this toxic litter do not have the decency to acknowledge or print side effects of this toxic litter on the label. Many cats have died from it and humans have suffered for years.
**Aflatoxin is a naturally-occurring mycotoxin produced by the Aspergillus flavus fungus. Aflatoxin are quite toxic to humans and pets, and it grows on grains including corn especially corn that has been exposed to moisture.**
My cat had a $6,000 operation on his stomach because of this litter. It caused a blockage.,Thank God I have an excellent vet. I first brought him to my friends vet who she swears was the best vet around. My vet was in Nevada at a vet convention but he called me daily. My friends vet screwed up the operation and my cat had a bad infection. My vet corrected the mistakes on the surgery and eventually my cat was fine. I was in tears for quite some time.,The Worlds best kitty litter should go out of business.,my animals all live to over 16 years old, but my little Finnegan was a Siamese and not even one year old.,$6,000 dollars later and a LOT OF PRAYERS and having truly the best vet around, I have been blessed!!!!! This company should be sued and taken off the market. I was so stressed, I can’t believe my cat is alive today!!!! It was a nightmare!!! Please Do NOT buy this kitty litter!! Debi