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I don’t have litter-related worries since I don’t own a cat, but my friends Summer and Matt do, and tried out
World’s Best Cat Litter for me. Made of U.S.-grown whole-kernel corn, the biodegradable litter promised odor-free cleanliness without synthetic chemicals, clays or perfumes. The clay litter’s flushable too (for more deets on the litter-flushing debate — as well as other litter-related debates that obsess many cat owners, read this).
Did it work? “I give it very high marks,” said Matt:
When I first dumped the bag into our litter box, I got a slight whiff of corn, and kinda thought “uh oh … we’re gonna have a corn-field smelling bathroom.” However, that disappeared right away, never to be smelled from again. It wasn’t like that other stuff you had us try out where it smelled like we might have a Glade plug-in or something.
Speaking of smell, it did a remarkable job of absorbing (or covering up? how the hell does this stuff work anyway!) the cat’s business. I just really didn’t smell it at all.
That is, until just yesterday, and it smelled pretty bad … however, it was waaaaaay overdue to be changed, so this isn’t the litter’s fault. As a studied engineer, we’d call this a “stress test”… meaning, I tested it to the point of failure … and it lasted remarkably long.
The last think I look for in litters is clumpability , and it seemed just fine in that regard too. I guess I’m officially recommending it.
World’s Best Cat Litter can be found at a store near you, including Ralph’s, Petco and many pet stores — as well as online on Amazon.
Image: Courtesy World's Best Cat Litter
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