Let Your Cat Pick the Type of Litter
Heavily perfumed cat litter may seem to be the better choice (who wouldn’t want to smell perfume rather than a dirty litter box?), but cats tend to disagree.
Their noses are more sensitive than ours, so what seems pleasant to us can be overpowering to them.
They also like to stick with what’s familiar, so a cat may urinate outside the litter box if you suddenly switch to a new type of litter.
Studies have shown that among cats, the all-around favorite litter type is an unscented, clumping clay litter containing activated charcoal.
If you want to try a new type of litter, make sure you have at least one box in the house that contains the old type of litter … just in case. If your cat rejects the new litter, don’t use it.