Studies on cat litter preferences published in “Veterinary Medicine” by Jacqueline C. Neilson, DVM, DACVB, could be helpful to you. The next time you find yourself in the pet section of your neighborhood grocery store. Remember that your cat is an unique individual and might not prefer the same litter that the test cats chose. The studies in this article were conducted on a variety of cats in a shelter environment.
Historically, the veterinary profession has focused on treatment of CCLD. However, recent reports on the heritability and genetics of CCLD in the Newfoundland [Wilke, 2005; Wilke, 2006; Wilke, 2009] have provided great interest in the prevention of CCLD. Most recently, a genetic test that identifies CCLD disease association in the Newfoundland and Labrador retriever has been discovered. A genetic test may be able to reduce disease incidence by applying selection pressure on breeding methods and help owners choose pets with a lower probability of developing disease.