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Sustainable Cat Litter

Posted by flowerkitty12 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 24, 13 at 16:16

Hi everyone,
I'm looking for good recommedations for sustainable cat litter. I've heard Breathe Free Litterbox Mate pads are good for the environment, plus they're a inexpensive (major bonus!).
Is there anything else out there?
Thanks!
Erin

Here is a link that might be useful: Breathe Free Litterbox Mate Pads


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RE: Sustainable Cat Litter

Any of the new. alternative source litters are sustainable. There is recycled paper, wheat, corn and more. I have used the Swheat Scoop for 5 years with good results. Seems like there are new materials coming out all the time.

I would recommend going to a big pet website like Petsmart or Petco and browsing the selection. Just beware - there are as many different opinions on cat litter as there are on politics and religion. You really need to try it with your cat(s).


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RE: Sustainable Cat Litter

As far as "sustainable" which I assume means environmentally friendly, clay litter is certainly that. Obviously it has its drawbacks, dust being the primary drawback.


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RE: Sustainable Cat Litter

spedigrees - Sorry, but clay litter is NOT environmentally friendly. It is strip-mined, leaving huge bare, open pits. Recently the companies have been pressured to repair the damage but it is still damaging. There is lots of info on this online.


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RE: Sustainable Cat Litter

It depends on where you live ... I use pellet fuel made from the leftovers from lumber mill operations. It's ground up, compressed bark and mill scraps.

It takes less transportation to get it to me than if I bought wheat or corn based products from the Midwest.

And we compost the used litter (minus cat poop) for less waste and better garden.


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Pellets sounded good to me but my cat didn't think so. Some cats that are raised on small-particle cat litter and like the way it feels when they dig in it won't move to the pellets. And my cat sure likes to dig.


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RE: Sustainable Cat Litter

Blue has a litter made out of walnut shells. I like the thought of it but having tried it now I can say it tracks around quite a bit and stepping on small pieces of walnut shells in bare feet is not a pleasant experience. It isn't bad as a litter so if you have your box(s) in a place where tracking a bit wont matter much then its worth a try.


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