One goal of any cat owner is to reduce or eliminate the amount of dust created by filling and cleaning out cat litter trays. Achieving this is a matter of not only finding the right kind of litter, but also finding a scoop that sifts litter quickly and effectively. If you’re looking to try a new litter or a new scooper, check out a few different products below reviewed by users on Amazon.
Precious Cat. This clay-based litter is consistently cited in reviews as being dust free and naturally controlling odors. The clay formula clumps after use for easy clean up with little to no dust released into the air. One potential drawback of this litter brand is the clay litter debate, which has raised the question of whether clay litter is safe for cats given that they might ingest small amounts of it.
World’s Best Cat Litter. This brand is a natural litter made of whole kernel corn. Reviewers with allergies found that this litter produced minimal dust and clumped effectively, with very little tracking. There is some debate about the effectiveness of the odor reducer, but on the whole reviewers were pleased with the environmental friendliness and health safety of this litter.
Swheat Scoop. For another non-clay option, many reviewers suggest Swheat Scoop as an odor free, minimal dust and environmentally friendly option that also clumps fairly well. However, while some reviewers have nothing but good things to say about the longevity and effectiveness of this wheat-based brand, there have been a few complaints about bugs found in unopened bags of litter.
Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Clumping Litter. This litter is made from natural corn fibers, and many cat owners have found that it lasts a long time, covers odor nicely, and is a good dust free option. However, there is some debate regarding the clumping efficacy of this product, as well as whether or not the odor control is 100% natural or contains artificial scents.
Dust Reducing Scoops
While shopping for dust free litter is important, getting the right kind of scoop can also go a long way in reducing dust problems while cleaning the cat litter tray.
This scoop sifts liter quickly, picking up only waste, which reduces the amount of dust released while cleaning. It also sifts while you scoop, so there is no need to shake the scooper, which would release dust.
It’s THE Scoop. Users have found this scoop to be quick and effective, with only a few scoops required to clean the box, and many pet owners prefer the metal scoop to a plastic one for durability reasons.
Quality dust free cat litter can sometimes be a little pricier, but coupons can really help you save a little on cat stuff. Try these easy ways find cat litter coupons:
E-mailing the manufacturer and ask them to send you coupons.
I’ve been using World’s Best–red bag–now for over three years, and I’ve found it’s the best of the lot. Also use the scoop you describe, and like its size and sturdy construction. The litter is relatively dust free, clumps well, and although could have a bit better odor control, has by far the best combination of attributes. My two furpersons easily use it, and although some of the litter-bits get trapped in their long paw fur and tracked through the house, a small cordless vacuum bought for the purpose helps clean them quickly. I clean the box at least twice a day, and this works perfectly fine to keep out odor. I did try couple of other litter brands early on, and found them more dusty and sticky. And since I’m specially careful not to expose my beloved furpersons to any chemicals and toxic substances if I can help it at all, World’s Best seems to address my need. So your recommendations are right on the money, Jenny. Thank you!
Cool – I am glad WBCL is working out for you and your feline companions – thank you for the in depth feedback
We love the Smart Cat litter made from grass.
I too have always sought the elusive “dust free” cat litter, but didn’t have any luck with the other performance factors of the litters mentioned…smell, clumps staying together and of course the most important tracking. I have discovered a new litter, Healthy Pet’s ökocat litter. It’s made from pine and looks exactly like pine pellets….but wait for it…IT CLUMPS! There is even a version for long haired cats. There is absolutely no dust, the performance is fantastic, no smell, clumps really well and best of all, it doesn’t track. It’s readily available and very cost effective…I find I’m using much less of it than I have from other litters I’ve tried.
Great post and info, Jenny! I am a HUGE FAN of:
1. Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter (item 1 in your litter list). I’ve been using it for a few years now and lurve it! Compared to the Tidy Cat I used to use before it is so less dusty. I used to get a film of dust on my glasses each time I would scoop my litter boxes when I was using the Tidy Cat litter. But since switching to Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter that doesn’t happen anymore. YAY!!! And Miss Pink Sugarbelle seems to like it, too! Always a bonus! 🙂
2. The Litter Lifter is The Best Litter Scoop I have ever used. I switched a few years ago and have never looked back. It makes scooping much faster and easier for me.
An important note: My switch to both of these products were totally based on information you posted here on Floppycats. Without your awesome product reviews and daily info I would never have learned about either of them.
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3