Should You Use a Urinary Detection Litter for Your Cat?

Should You Use a Urinary Detection Litter for Your Cat?

Should You Use a Urinary Detection Litter for Your Cat?

Today we are looking at urinary detection litters and whether you should use these for your kitty.


If you don’t already know, a urinary detection litter has health indicators added to the litter. The litter is white and when your cat urinates on it, the color changes based on the urine's acidity and other properties.

So when your cat goes and the litter is a normal yellow color, that indicates that everything is good and your cat’s urinary health is on track and there’s no need to worry.

If it turns a greenish color all the way to blue, that indicates that your cat’s urinary system is too alkaline and there’s a problem going on that needs to be addressed.

If the litter turns an orange color through to red that indicates that your cat’s urine is too acidic. This is also an indication that there is an underlying problem that needs some attention.

Of course if there is ever any blood in your cat’s urine, then I don’t need to tell you that is a sign your cat needs urgent medical attention and you should take them to the vet as soon as possible. 

So my cat tip today - for your average cat who has no health concerns, you probably don’t need to use a urinary detection litter. However, if your cat has ever suffered with any kind of urinary issues or is prone to UTIs, then this may be a great litter choice for you. 

One of my favorite urinary detection litters on the market is this one from Pretty Litter. 

If you would like to know all my top recommended cat-safe litter options, you can check them out HERE.

Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!


April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H

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