Q: Dear Nora,
I’m adopting a new cat this week and I couldn’t be happier to add her to our family. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a cat and, I have to admit, I’m overwhelmed by the litter options. I remember when my only choices were clumping and non-clumping. How do I choose between all the different ones? How do I know what’s best for my cat and family?
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A: Litter has come a long way over the past several years, and the choices can indeed be overwhelming. It’s hard to know what your new cat will prefer once she gets home. Some cats are very adaptable and some are set in their ways. Paying attention to what kind of litter she has been using at the shelter can give you some clues about what she’ll dependably use in your home.
I really like the Selector Tool on the Tidy Cats website because it asks you a few simple questions about your home and lifestyle (Do you have one cat or more? Do you prefer to scoop every day or change the litter once a week? Stuff like that), then it’ll show you which type of litter is best suited to your specific situation. Give it a try!
In fact, all Dear Nora readers should give it a try and comment to let me know what it tells you. We’ll send five free product coupons to THREE lucky readers so you can choose whatever litter works best for you and your cat. We’ll choose the three winners on Thursday December 3rd, so hurry up!