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Clump or Not Clump?
Our personal preference is no clumps. The reason for that is that it just makes it easier for us to separate the soiled litter from the un-soiled litter. Non-clump litter turns from pellet form into loose particle form upon wet. So using a spade with holes smaller than the dry cat litter pellets, we can easily separate the soiled from the un-soiled litter by a simple sieving action.. The process is clean and easy.
Unfortunately for us, our experience with the clumpy type litter was not great. As opposed to the non-clumpy type, clumpy cat litter, as the name implies, forms clumps upon wet. In our case, the clumps turns out to be non-uniform in size, and most of the clumps ended up to be just slightly larger than the un-soiled litter. At the end of the day, it was really difficult for us to clean up the litter via the simple sieving method, and we ended up having to trash large amounts of soiled and un-soiled litter, which turned out to be a waste..
Having said that, your choice ultimately depends on your budget, the number of cats you have, your cat's medical condition and its preference. Our cat is pretty easy-going on the types of cat litter we tried on him.. guess at the end of the day, the picky ones were us instead....