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Why Cat Litter Matters
Even people who adore cats have to admit they’re sometimes not the easiest pets to take care of. They have a habit of reminding you it’s time to eat at 5:30 a.m., sometimes by dragging their claws across your eyelids. They leave you presents in the form of other dead animals, sometimes in your bed. And if they don’t like their litter, they will definitely let you know, sometimes by peeing all over your home.
Okay, so cats are strange. But what’s up with the litter? Isn’t it all basically the same? It’s sand that they go to the bathroom in, right?
Wrong. Cats are particular about litter the way humans are about the bathrooms we use. Sometimes the environment is so off-putting to a cat, they’d rather go anywhere else, like in your plants. More seriously, some litters pose health concerns for cats and humans alike, so it’s important to choose the right one. Let’s take a look at why litter matters to your cat, and why it should matter to you.
Litter Matters Because of Texture
A big issue for cats is the texture of the litter. If a cat litter is too rough or the granules are too big, a cat will reject it because it doesn’t feel good under their paws. Remember, they love to dig around in their litter before and after they go, and if the litter is too harsh, they’ll reject it in favor of something else… like your favorite blanket.
Litter Matters Because of Smell
If you’ve ever walked into a bathroom and made a swift exit because of the smell, your cat can relate. A cat will avoid the litter box if it’s too full of waste, so make sure that it’s cleaned every day, especially if you have multiple cats. Alternatively, cats will reject the box if the litter is perfumed too heavily. It’s a delicate balance!
Litter Matters Because of Dust
Dust from clay litter is a big issue for cats and humans alike because both species can suffer from asthma. If you know your cat suffers from asthma, definitely stop using dusty cat litter as it can exacerbate the issue. It can also cause asthma, not just make it worse. Similarly, if you or anyone in your home suffers from asthma, COPD, allergies or other respiratory problems, avoid clay litter and use something else.
Litter Matters Because Cats Are Cats
Okay, so you’ve gone out and bought a soft, non-offensive-smelling dust-free litter and your cat still is using your laundry as his or her litter box. What gives? Sometimes there’s no telling with these stoic creatures, so we say try a cat litter attractant. For whatever reason, this magic dust compels your feline to go in the box. Try it and see what a difference it makes.
Even the most tuned-in cat lovers will despair when their cat refuses to use the box. If you’ve changed litters multiple times and eliminated any behavioral issues, talk to your vet. Your cat might not be feeling well and they are trying to get your attention.
Tofu cat litter is becoming more and more popular due to its natural ingredient and good water absorption ability.
Compared with silica cat litter, it is more environmentally friendly. Also its price is more competitive than silica cat litter.
It is much less weight than bentonite cat litter. What’s more, it is flushable in toilet which is more convenient to dispose.
1.Rich experience in production and export. We produced tofu cat litter from 2009 which is first factory develop tofu cat litter in our area.
We know well about production and quality control which can gurantee the steady quality.
2.We have done BSCI and ISO certificate which reveal our good quality.
3.We have a good export team to operate the orders smoothly with enthusiasm.
4.All the material we used are food class material to meet the high quality standard.
5.We have relatively stable price and timely delivery.
How to Use Crystal Cat Litter?
There are pros and cons of crystal cat litter. Focusing on pros, crystal cat litter is light weighted, low in tracking, and good for the hygiene of your cat.
It is easy to use, has an effective moisture lock technique, and is dust-free. The con is it is not environmentally friendly, can cause health issues to humans and animals if disposed of in the soil.
It is your choice either use it or not! We have described all steps on how to use crystal cat litter in this article. You can read it and apply.
1. Keep the Litter Box in a Private Place
Cat’s demand privacy when they eliminate. So, if you don’t know how to use crystal cat litter, the first step is to put her litter box in a private space where she can calmly defecate in peace.
Cats want security; it is their natural instinct that comes from their ancestors. When you place a litter box, make sure it is placed in a calm and low-traffic area. They should not feel vulnerable while doing their toilet business.
2. Ensure the Quantity
It is best recommended to fill the cat litter box between one and a half to two inches. This will prevent urine from reaching the bottom of the box.
You can get Fresh Step brands Premium Crystals Cat Litter product to your house. It has odor control properties that keep it five times fresh. The crystal locks the urine quickly.
Is your cat fond of digging in the litter box? In that case, you should put extra litter in her box around 2 inches so that it locks the liquid and prevent it from reaching the bottom of the floor.
3. Slowly Introduce to Silica Gel Crystals Cat Litter
Cats don’t appreciate sudden change. They take time to accept different litter types. So, when you plan to use Silica Gel Crystals Cat Litter, make sure you keep the transition at a slow pace.
4. Regularly Twitch the Litter
Most of the cat owners complain that crystal cat litter smells a lot. This is because silica gel is made of absorbent sponge particles. And, when it absorbs the urine, it releases the moisture, but it doesn’t lock the odor.
5. Remove Solid Waste
Hygiene is essential; therefore, make sure you remove all solid waste from your cat litter.
6. Have Tolerance
Bear in mind your cat will learn things slowly; it will take time for her to accept the change. Therefore, have patience and always praise your cat when she uses crystal cat litter.
How Green Is Your Kitty’s Litter?
Many cat litters work well and may even be perceived as eco-friendly, but you might want to take a closer look. Switching to a truly eco-friendly litter isn’t only good for the environment, it’s good for your cat too.
More than 2 million tons of sodium bentonite clay is mined in the United States each year just for kitty litter. Sodium bentonite can be harmful if cats ingest it, which can happen accidentally when they clean themselves. Likewise, the silica dust in many litters may contribute to respiratory problems for your kitty and you. Fortunately, there are many options, and Weavers Way Across the Way carries a wide variety. Here are some of them:
Swheat Scoop: This natural wheat litter contains no chemicals and no clay, is biodegradable and flushable, doesn’t create dust, is made from a renewable resource and is 100 percent compostable for non-vegetable plants (after scooping). The wheat enzymes naturally neutralize odors.
Blue Naturally Fresh Litter: This is a flushable multi-cat quick-clumping litter made of walnut shells. It is chemical-free, grain-free, clay-free and corn free.
Cedarific Soft Cat Litter: This all natural, biodegradable litter is made with wood fibers grown in the United States. It contains no chemicals, is lightweight and dust-free, and has a soft texture for your kitty’s paws.
Premium Choice Carefree Kitty: This litter company claims its litter “won’t harm the environment,” but it is based on mining. This litter uses bentonite clay from Wyoming and is unscented.
Arm & Hammer Feline Pine: This is a 100 percent natural-pine clumping litter. It contains a “clumping agent” and mineral oil. It creates no dust and contains no artificial scents. This litter doesn’t actually clump; solid waste can be scooped but once liquid hits the litter, the pellets break apart into sawdust. The box can be shaken so the sawdust settles at the bottom, and the litter can be changed when it is close to 90 percent sawdust.
Arm & Hammer “Naturals”: This litter is a corn-based clumping litter, containing a “plant-based clumping agent,” baking soda (of course) and mineral oil.
Cat Tails: 100 percent clay-based litter containing no chemicals. This product packaging does not give information about where the clay comes from.
World’s Best Cat Litter: This is the priciest, but users seem to appreciate that it clumps, is (technically) flushable and dust-free. It is made of whole-kernel corn and comes an all-natural lavender-oil-scented variety. World’s Best is sold in Chestnut Hill as well as at Across the Way.
Purina Yesterday’s News: Known as the gentle pellet litter for kittens just having had surgery, Yesterday’s News calls itself the “#1 Recommended Eco-Friendly Cat Litter.” It is made with recycled newspaper, is dust-free, unscented and three times more absorbent than clay.
One thing that needs acknowledging is the potential problems that can result from flushing “flushable” litter. Some cats harbor a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (especially outdoor cats that eat raw meat), and sewage treatment does not kill this parasite in cat poop. World’s Best’s label has a disclaimer from the state of California urging users not to flush the waste, and the Sea Otter Alliance also urges cat owners to never flush cat waste because it may be harmful to marine life. This parasite is also potentially dangerous to people who have vulnerable immune systems such as pregnant women, elderly and people with serious illnesses, who should never handle cat litter at all. So if you choose a “flushable” litter, the best practice is to put it out with the trash.
Obviously, this is a lot to consider! It may take some trial and error to find the best litter for your home, but of course your cats will love you for it.