What gravel to choose for your cat? Which will be the best?
Good cat litter will make daily hygiene and cleaning after cats easier. Such products are comfortable to use, they are not expensive. So what kind of gravel is the best choice? What is the difference between the different types?
Cuvette and gravel are a must for every house where a cat will live. Before the use of gravel also other solutions such as sand, sawdust or newspapers were used. However, these solutions were not very hygienic and uncomfortable. None of these ingredients had antibacterial properties, did not clump and the litter tray with such a material would have to be cleaned very often. Gravels make it easier and more enjoyable to take care of cats.
Types of cat litter
Shop shelves have many interesting products to offer us when it comes to cat gravel. Different types have different form, thickness or properties. The most common proposals are the following
Bentonite cat litter is a classic when it comes to clumping gravel. They have different factions. Small ones will clump well, but they spread around the house. They are offered in a classic, perfumed and antibacterial form. Individual companies have different smells of gravel, which are supposed to neutralize ugly smells.
Wooden gravels for cats - this is another good choice of such gravels can be in the form of small granules or small sawdust. Available in lumping and non-cleaning versions. The great advantage of wood gravel is that it can be flushed in the toilet or scattered in the garden. It is natural and biodegradable. Another advantage is that it has a natural scent of resin.
Silicone grits for cats - other than previously proposed products. They are made of silica and do not have lumping properties. Silicone grit in the form of balls or crystals that absorb the cat's urine inwards. The material does not clump or disintegrate. After one month, the entire contents of the litter tray are replaced.
Can gravel be flushed in the toilet?
For many people, this is the most convenient way of cleaning and it is, of course, a priority when choosing gravel. You can also look for gravel that can also be disposed of in the waste bin.
Which gravel will not spread around the house?
Of course, when choosing a cat's gravel, the comfort of the household also counts. The gravel that cushions under your shoes or penetrates your feet will of course be unpleasant, but it will also be unhygienic and it can be problematic, among other things, when there are small children at home.
Most of the gravels are more or less spread around the house. Heavier gravel with a thicker fraction does not adhere so much to cat's paws and therefore does not spill so much. Light wood gravel and sawdust are the easiest to spread. In order to eliminate spillage of gravel, you will be able to look for a good litter tray with a high edge or covered one. You can also buy a special rubber mat, which will be placed next to the tray.