Do you own a LitterMaid automatic litter box but aren’t sure which is the best litter to use with LitterMaid boxes?
You’re right to be careful which litter you use with your LitterMaid, as well as being careful which litter you use with your cat.
With moving parts and automatic functions, using the wrong litter can potentially cause problems with how well your LitterMaid works. And, of course, you need a quality litter to keep your cat happy.
The good news is that there are loads of litters that are fine to use. But you do need to know what you’re looking for.
I’ve done the hard work for you in this article and listed 5 cat litters below that are fine to use with your LitterMaid.
There’s a good selection of scents, types, and feels. So, I’m confident you’ll find one that’s as acceptable to your cat as it is for you.
Because that’s probably the most important consideration!
Best Litter to Use with Littermaid Automatic Litter Box: 4 Top Brands
LitterMaid Premium Clumping Cat Litter Corn Cob
It will come as no surprise that LitterMaid recommends using their own brand of cat litter with their automatic LitterMaid litter box.
It’s a great litter too. It’s a corn cob litter, which is a lot better for both cats and the environment compared to the more common clay-based litters.
And, let’s be honest about clay-based litters. While they may be affordable, they are dusty, don’t clump the best, and can be a nightmare to clean up.
It is a scented litter, which is the only drawback in my opinion. Personally, I like unscented litters, as I think do a lot of cat owners.
On the plus side, it’s super absorbent, works perfectly with your LitterMaid box, most cats love the soft, fine texture, and it’s reasonably priced.
World’s Best Cat Litter – Clumping Formula for Multiple Cats
I love the World’s Best Cat Litter brand and range of litters. I’ve used a few of their products and they really do make (some of) the World’s Best Cat Litters.
Their clumping litter I recommend is a corn-based formula is very similar to the LitterMaid one above, and works just as well in the LitterMaid box.
WBC litters are awesome at containing odors which is usually priority number one for us as cat owners. They have a slight scent, I kinda think it smells like the great outdoors. Like flowers and earth, not sure if that makes sense, it’s hard to describe.
On the plus side, you can even flush this litter which is handy if your cat box is in the bathroom. It’s almost virtually dust-free, clumps well, and cats love it.
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Arm & Hammer Super Scoop Cat Litter
I’ve included this litter from Arm & Hammer because the consistency is fine for use in your LitterMaid cat box. Plus, it’s an awesome litter that does everything you want from a cat litter.
It’s the first unscented option which I know will appeal to a lot of owners (me too). I’m a big fan of the Arm & Hammer Clump and Seal litter, which is one of the most dust-free litters I’ve ever used.
Their litters use Arm & Hammer baking soda to absorb waste odors, and it works as well as any litter I’ve tried at masking all those litter box smells.
It clumps hard and fast too. It’s also really easy to use to scoop and clean by hand. But as you’ll be using it in your automatic litter box you needn’t worry about that.
Fresh Step Multi-Cat Unscented Cat Litter
Fresh Step is a litter that a lot of cat owners who seek out the best litters know about. But as far as I can tell a lot of the general public do not know about it – so here’s your introduction.
I’ve used Fresh Step before and can confirm it does everything it claims, and exceptionally well. It should be a litter you consider if you want a great unscented litter, and as it works fine with a LitterMaid box you should give it a try.
It clumps well, completely masks odors while being unscented, has a soft and smooth texture that is soft on little kitty paws, and is really easy to use.
I forget where I first saw it recommended for use with LitterMaid. But I’ve heard it works just fine, and knowing the feel and consistency I wouldn’t hesitate to use it.
Tips for Introducing Your Cat to New Litter
If you’re changing the brand of litter you’re using I recommend taking some steps to ensure it’s going to be a smooth change that goes almost unnoticed by your cat.
You can just pull a switch on them, and it may be fine. But if it’s not fine you can end up with a stubborn cat that’s stressed out by the sudden change and starts pooping or urinating outside of their box.
I’ve changed the brand of litter I use a few times over the years and never had a problem. I put this down to making the change gradually because I know I’ve heard from numerous people frustrated at their cats quitting using their box after changing the litter.
Just simply start replacing the litter you scoop out each day with the new litter. Mix it in and spreading it around evenly (I think it helps to do this when your cat isn’t watching, they’re pretty clever you know).
You’ll probably notice your cat sniffing it the first few times. They will always be able to detect a different litter, which is why it helps if both your old and new litters are unscented.
But with a gradual change and using a litter that has a similar feel it should go smoothly.
If you follow these steps and your cat is freaking out let me know the two brands of litter you’ve used and I’ll see if I can be of any help.