What Is An Alternative Cat Litter? | YoExpert Q&A

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Can we just agree right from the start here that this post won’t include any pictures of litter boxes…or their “deposits?” Great…now where do I begin? Litter boxes are disgusting…there…I said it! Finally though, after months of experimenting, we are confident in saying that we have found the best, most convenient, most frugal alternative to cat litter!
But which of these alternative litters is the cat’s meow? Here’s the scoop.

Purpose: Offering a natural alternative to common clay cat litters. This is a litter made out of walnut shells and claims to be no dust and low tracking. There are few different kinds including multi-cat, quick clumping, pellet, alpine meadow, and herbal attraction. The specific kind that I am reviewing is the multi-cat. I cannot find a difference between the quick clumping and the multi-cat. Even on the website nothing is listed stating what the difference is. The pellet litter is non-clumping and is in pellet form. Alpine Meadow is a scented version that is still all natural because it is scented by herbs and botanicals. Last is the herbal attraction litter that has specific herbs blended in to help cats that do not use the litter box consistently. All types of this litter are 100% natural, environmentally friendly, and biodegradable. A relatively small percentage of cat owners use alternative litters that are eco-friendly.If the above cat littler alternatives do not meet your needs then look for cat litters with eco-friendly characteristics, such as:We just had to wait for a #2…to see if the chick starter would be the acceptable alternative to cat litter that we had been searching for.
Litter Box "Alternatives" (from the cat's viewpoint). Even a litter-faithful cat is tempted to wet articleslaying on a floor like clothing, toys, bath towels and small rugs. Some cats find open laundry basketsor papers left on a table equally satisfying. All of these meet the litter box criteria —absorbent materials that they can move around when they're finished. The simplest solution is "good" housekeeping —put things away when not in use.

I have two cats and currently use clumping clay litter in their litter box. I have tried to use cat litter made from recycled newsprint, but Gravy and Tang would not use it. What are other environmentally friendly alternatives I could try?If you find your catregularly prefers alternatives to the litter box,rethink your box location —or the type of box —or your choice of litter. In larger homes, provide a box on each floor. Some cats prefer two litter boxes side-by-sideso they can urinate in one and defecate in the other. Make sure the litter is scooped dailyand the boxes washed bi-weekly.Cedarific has evolved into a leading national brand in the alternative cat litter market over the years. Created in 1989, we have been dedicated to providing you with 100% all natural, biodegradable, and compostable cat litter. The cat litter itself is created using wood fibers that are kiln dried.

I have two cats and currently use clumping clay litter in their litter box. I have tried to use cat litter made from recycled newsprint, but Gravy and Tang would not use it. What are other environmentally friendly alternatives I could try?Because many alternative cat litters use recycled materials or byproducts from other industries, acquiring the necessary raw materials usually has a much lighter environmental impact than acquiring the materials for clay-based litter.Over the past decade, a number of products have entered the cat litter market as "alternative" litters. The chief claim of many of these litters is that they are made from plant-based or recycled materials, as opposed to clay, the basis of "traditional" kitty litters. As with most products or groups of products, there are both advantages and disadvantages to using alternative cat litters. One advantage that makers of these specialty litters feel appeals to cat owners with environmental concerns is that alternative litters — because they are made of biodegradable substances — present less strain on landfills. Some brands are even marketed as being "compostable" and/or burnable.
Regularly scooping clumped litter material out of a litter box prevents total saturation. (Note that if a litter box becomes saturated, your cats will likely begin looking for other, drier places to do their business.) Manufacturers recommend changing the entire contents of a litter box every four to six weeks to prevent bacteria buildup; anecdotally, many users report changing out the contents more often. One practical problem with clay clumping litter is that its small pellets frequently stick to cats’ paws and “track” onto carpets and other textured indoor surfaces. Some alternative litters made from soft materials like corn and wheat may also track, but pellet litters made from recycled newsprint, or pine chips, usually don’t.