How to: Switch Cat Litter Brands

A couple weeks ago I posted that I’ve switched over to using a new brand of cat litter, Swheat Scoop, and this week, I thought I’d post a related how-to. Switching cat litter can seem like you’re taking a risk – what if you’re cat doesn’t like it? What if they just refuse to use it?

There are several helpful steps you can take to make the transition as easy as possible. By taking these steps you’re cats can switch litter brands without even noticing or being bothered by drastic change in their environment.image

*Pay attention to your pet – You know your cats habits and level of comfort with change. Some cats may only take a week to transition, others longer. Some cats might not need any transition time – my two cats, 2 years old and 10 years, neither one had issues transitioning from clay cat litter to a natural brand.

*Start by mixing the new litter in with your current brand.

*Over the course of one-two weeks, transition your cat from one type of litter to the next. This is the key to your cat using the new litter – often times a drastic change with no transition can lead to an unhappy cat and an unused litter box.

->Don’t forget-When pure transitioning two different kinds of litter, neither one will be working to its full potential. Which means extra cleaning! Once you’re cat has switched over to the new litter fully, it will be able to work to its full potential.


Do you have cats? Do you use clay cat litter, natural alternative litter or pellet litter? Leave your answer in our Comments!


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