Of all of the reasons why cat owners may find that flushable cat litter does not work for them, the most frustrating may be that your cat simply won't use it.
You may try every brand of flushable litter on the shelves only to find that the only type your cat will use consistently is the clay based litter.
Keep in mind that although the flushable litter costs more, one pound of it has much more volume than one pound of clay based litter.
Each time you clean the kitty litter, add a little more of the flushable product until you are using only the flushable litter.
Some people have ultimately found that the flushable types of litter eventually cause damage to pipes and septic systems.
While clay litter may end up in the landfill, flushable litter uses gallons of water each time it is flushed.
Although the litter is scoopable, it is not flushable, so be sure that you don't flush it down the toilet.
One way to increase the chances that your cat will use the flushable litter is to transition slowly to it.
Cleaning flushable litter is a simple matter of scooping out the waste and flushing it down the toilet.
The clay based litters do seem to cost less than the flushable (and compostable) cat litters.