Best Cat Litter for Long-Haired Cats
Updated by Brandon F. on May 7, 2020
For those of us who own Persian, Ragdoll, Birman, or any of the other long-haired cat breeds, we know that the long hair can make them stand out and be quite beautiful. However, we also most likely can all relate to the frustration that exists when it comes to long-haired cats and what cat litter to get them.
Finding the best cat litter for long-haired cats can be quite the task! The litter particles seem to easily stick to the hair, causing it to be tracked all over the room and even the house. This can be especially true on litters that are lighter and/or have finer particles (which includes certain eco-friendly paper litters and crystal cat litters), as they are easier to move and can get caught up in cat hair.
Thankfully, some litter products help to minimize this issue. And there are even some examples that are formulated specifically for long-haired cat breeds. Typically, these products will have heavier and larger granules that are made of materials that are less likely to stick to cat hair.
There can be some potential tradeoffs, however, in that these larger granules can sometimes not be as effective at clumping or moisture retention. Therefore, it is important to try a few different examples out and see which works best for you and your cat.
Here are a few of our choices for those looking for an effective long-haired cat litter. Keep in mind that some of these products may struggle in other areas, but they are optimized for long-haired breeds or perform well enough to be used on them.
Precious Cat Cat Attract
While not specifically intended for long-haired cats, this litter still does an excellent job of minimizing tracking and sticking to hair. This is likely due to its heavyweight granules and relatively large size, and it also benefits in performing well in other categories. It is available in 20-pound bags and boxes and 40-pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget-price tier.
Pros: Great hard clumps, will hide cat odor for several days, very low-maintenance and cleanup, great price
Cons: Clumps can be a bit heavy
Nature’s Miracle Intense Defense Fragrance-Free Clumping
This is another product that isn’t directly intended for long-haired cats but the shape and size of the granules are optimized to make it easy to work with on long hair. Other benefits such as easy cleanup and decent clumping make it a buy. It is available in 20 and 28-pound bags, is comprised of clay, and is available in the budget to mid-price range.
Pros: Very good at clumping, easily masks cat waste odors, easy cleanup
Cons: Actually has a litter smell despite being “fragrance free”
Precious Cat Long Haired
Being a silica gel, the price of admission is quite high and this product doesn’t clump, either. However, silica is a relatively smooth material and does a good job of avoiding sticking to long cat hair. The litter smells is also very subtle, which is nice. It is available in 8-pound jugs, is comprised of silica gel, and is available in the premium-priced tier.
Pros: Does not stick to cat fur even on long-haired cats, acceptable litter smell
Cons: Can be a messy cleanup, cat smells are easily kicked up, very expensive
Healthy Pet ökocat Natural Wood Clumping for Long Hair Breeds
The struggles with hard waste and a high price can be turnoffs for this product, but we can’t deny that it does minimize tracking with long-haired cat reviews while also being all-natural. This one may be a hit or miss depending on the cat It is available in 8.4, 13.5, and 20.2-pound boxes, is comprised of wood pellets, and is available in the premium-priced area.
Pros: Handles urine well, very little tracking, no off-putting litter scent
Cons: Struggles with feces clumping, expensive