Cat Litter Selection Criteria
I was confronted today by a selection of four nearly-identical cat litters manufactured by Purina; as I could not parse the manifold claims in the store, I took some pictures. This evening, I stuck together a spreadsheet to aid you in selecting the appropriate cat litter.
Interesting to note that the two non-premium cat litters are easy to clean up, while the premium litters make no such claim; in absence of a claim for ease-of-cleaning, I take the position that the opposing quality is in place. Furthermore, only one litter (green) claims to not impair your ability to breathe; interestingly, it is the only litter which makes no direct claims about odor-controlling attributes.
If you live a busy lifestyle, blue is the only litter for you; however, only red has 24/7 performance. Choose accordingly. Cats (or people, I suppose) that require extreme care should choose blue; people that require instant action should choose light blue.
Feel free to download the attached spreadsheet so that you may sort by any criteria you desire.