Thanks for taking the time to read our article on what we believe to be the best cheap cat litter. As you may know there are a few different types of cat litter available on the market. These types include:
- Clumping clay cat litter
- Non-clumping clay cat litter
- Silica Geo Litter (Crystal Type)
- Natural or biodegradable cat litters
The cheapest cat litter is always going to be the non-clumping clay litters. For example a 30 lb bag of Purina Tidy Cats Non-Clumping Cat Litter costs under $8, and it doesn’t get much cheaper than that.
Cat litter is always sold by the weight and usually by the pound weight. For example a 40 pound bag of cat litter will cost around $20. You can then work that cost out at 50 cents a pound.
That is a very typical price for most types of cat litter. The best way to figure out the cheapest cat litter is to figure out the price per pound, and that will give you the lowest price.
One other thing worth noting is that typically, the larger quantity you can afford to buy, then the lower the price will be. That is of course great if you can afford to buy a large bag.
Products at a Glance
Cheapest Clumping Clay Litter
The cheapest clumping cat litter that we could find is the Dr. Elsey’s Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter.
A 40 lb bag will cost on average around $18.50 and that works out at around 46 cents a pound.
This litter is a great choice to prevent moisture from reaching the bottom of litter box or tray.
It is also very good to stop tracking which means less mess
A good choice for sifting/mechanical litter boxes
Cheapest Non-Clumping Clay Litter
The cheapest non-clumping cat litter that we could find is the Purina Tidy Cats Non-Clumping Cat Litter
A 30 lb bag will cost on average around $7.50 and that works out at around 25 cents a pound.
This litter is virtually maintenance-free for up to about a week
It is also low tracking
It is a good choice for for multiple-cat households, or any home that uses a lot of litter.
Cheapest Crystal Clay Litter
The cheapest clumping cat litter that we could find is the PetSafe ScoopFree Premium Crystal Non Clumping Cat Litter
A 9 lb bag will cost on average around $17.00 and that works out at around $1.90 a pound.
This litter appears to be more expensive when doing a direct comparison. However it lasts a great deal longer than clay litters.
This one has great odor control, is very low-tracking and 99% dust-free.
Cheapest Natural Clay Litter
The cheapest clumping cat litter that we could find is the Arm & Hammer Naturals, Multi-Cat Litter
An 18 lb bag will cost on average around $15.50 and that works out at around 86 cents a pound.
This litter contains baking soda, corn and plant extracts
Very good at reducing odor and absorbing liquid. It is a low dust formula and has been made to suit multiple cat homes.
How to Save Money on Cat Litter?
We wanted to offer a few tips on how to save money when using cat litter. Any cat owner knows the importance of having a cat litter in the home. The problem for many homes though is that is is yet another cost to add to their weekly or monthly shopping bills.
Cat litter is also heavy and it can be difficult sometimes to have to carry it home.
Here are a few simple tips that will help you get the most out of your cat litter, and make it last longer.
Tip 1 – Clean as Regular as You Can
Cat litters really only start to get smelly if they are left for a week or more. regular scooping will do two things. It will greatly reduce odors, but will also reduce the amount of litter that you get through.
Cats dig more if they can’t find a suitable spot to cover up their poop.
Tip 2 – Don’t Over Fill the Litter Box
2 to 3″ is more than enough litter yo place into your litter box. However, you should always watch your cat or cats, and figure out just how much they dig. Some cats barely scrape the surface when digging. If you have a cat like that, then you can get away with less depth of litter.
Tip 3 – Use a Cat Litter Mat
A cat litter mat does two things. It prevents tracking and it also collects any litter that is carried out of the box. You can then capture that litter in the mat, and pour it back into the cat litter box.
Tip 4 – Buy in Bulk
If you can initially afford to buy larger amounts, then do that, as it is always going to be a cheaper option. Almost every manufacturer will offer 80 lbs bags and this can be a cheaper option.
Tip 5 – Buy Online with Free Delivery
If you want to avoid carrying heavy cat litter home, then order it online and have it delivered to your door. Many online companies will offer free delivery, and it is a hassle free way of getting the delivery man to do the heavy lifting.
Tip 6 – Consider a More Expensive Litter
Sometimes, buying cheap cat litter does’t always work out the cheapest. Sometimes, better quality litter can go a bit further and last a bit longer as it may absorb more urine, more quickly meaning less litter will be used each time your cat does it’s business.
Steve is a blogger with an unhealthy cat obsession. He enjoys reading non-fiction books, cooking and cuddles with his cat Fij.