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Cat Litter and Pet Care FAQ

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What is the difference between clumping (scoopable) cat litter and non-clumping (traditional) cat litter?

Why is it better to use a non-clumping litter for kittens under 1 year of age?

Our clumping (scoopable) cat litters are made from a granulated bentonite clay which clumps together when wet and forms a solid mass separate from the other litter in the box.  This solid clumped material can be scooped out and disposed of without changing the entire contents of the litter box.

 

Our non-clumping cat litters are made from Diatomaceous Earth that is naturally enhanced with Calcium Bentonite. This material will absorb odors and urine but will not clump.

 

Scoopable (clumping) litter is the only type of litter that allows both the feces and urine to be removed each time the litter box is cleaned.

 

Read more about the differences between clumping and non-clumping cat litter.

Why is it important to maintain my litter box?

Poorly maintained litter boxes can lead to your cat avoiding the litter box. When you provide a well maintained litter box for your cat, you are less likely to run into problems with your cat choosing to do their business elsewhere.

If I have more than one cat how many litter boxes should I have?

There are some reports that clumps can lodge in kittens small digestive tracts and cause health problems. Kittens can ingest the granules during routine grooming and develop intestinal blockages. Dehydration and lack of nutrient absorption have been reported in kittens that have accidentally eaten clumping litter.

What other uses can I use non-clumping litter for?

Please note: The uses below apply only to non-clumping litter.

 

• Garbage Cans: absorbs moisture and odors and discourages flies

   by spreading a layer of litter on the bottom.

• Pet “mishaps”: pour litter on the accident to absorb moisture
   and odor.

• Oil and grease spills: spread on oil and grease and simply sweep 
   up the spill.

• Snow & ice: improves traction and increases safety on
   sidewalks and driveways.

• Barbeques: place a layer below the briquettes to absorb grease,

   reduce flare-ups and distribute heat more evenly.

• Gardens: promotes growth by improving water retention and
   soil aeration.

• Refrigerators: a natural, efficient and non-toxic odor
   absorbent.

 

   Discover more uses for non-clumping cat litter.

 

A household should provide one litter box for each cat resident plus one extra. Any variance should be to the plus side.

How much cat litter should be placed in the litter box?

We suggest filling the litter box to a depth of 3" of litter. Some of this will depend on your cat. If you notice your cat digging all the way to the bottom of the litter box, try adding an additional 1" of litter.

Should I use a litter box liner?

The use of litter box liners is a personal preference. They are convenient for tidy disposal of used litter when it is time to empty and wash the box.

 

Liners are a definite advantage when using non-scooping litter, because they contain the excess urine that seems to pool, the reason most non-scooping litters must be changed frequently.

How big should the litter box be?

Make sure the box is large enough that your cat can move around in it comfortably.

How often do I need to empty the litter box out?

Clumping (Scoopable) Litter

 

When using a scoopable (clumping) cat litter we suggest emptying and cleaning the litter box thoroughly every four or five weeks.

 

Empty the used litter into a sturdy plastic bag and tie securely before discarding it in the trash. Please Note: the contents of a litter box should never be dumped into the toilet.

 

Wash the box thoroughly with detergent and hot water. Rinse thoroughly, then spray inside and out with a mild bleach solution, about 1:32 (1 cup bleach to 1 gallon water). Rinse again thoroughly, then dry with paper towels.

 

Non-Clumping (Traditional) Litter

 

Litter boxes using non-clumping litter must be emptied and washed much more often, primarily because urine will collect at the bottom of the box, and the odor will become very strong very quickly.

 

Remember that if you don't like the smell, neither will your cats. We suggest cleaning and washing the litter box out every two to three days - let your nose be your guide.

 

Empty the used litter into a sturdy plastic bag and tie securely before discarding it in the trash. Please Note: the contents of a litter box should never be dumped into the toilet.

 

Wash the box thoroughly with detergent and hot water. Rinse thoroughly, then spray inside and out with a mild bleach solution, about 1:32 (1 cup bleach to 1 gallon water). Rinse again thoroughly, then dry with paper towels.

What type of scoop should I use?

Scoops come in all shapes and sizes, but the most important factor is selecting one with openings that are sized to fit the litter you are using.

 

You may need to add fresh litter after scooping to replace the amount that was lost.

 

Remember, even a small amount of urine smells strong to a cat! With non-clumping litters, only the feces are removed and possibly a small amount of the urine, thus only ‘flushing’ half of the cat’s toilet.

Where can I purchase your cat litter products?

Our cat litter products are available at stores throughout the United States and Canada.

 

If your local pet store does not carry our product please ask them to bring it in for you.

 

Click here to find a distributor in your area. If you are unable to locate a distributor in your area please contact us and we would be pleased to assist you.

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