Dust free cat litter for asthmatic cat? | The Cat Site

Asthmatic cats may sometimes benefit from the reduced dust in some forms of biodegradable litter
I’ve had cats all my life. In the beginning I used regular non-clumping clay litter. Then I heard about the clumping corn litters and used them for years. Then I had some cats urinating outside the litter box, so I tried some clumping litters. They seemed to like it better. But some of the brands were so dusty I couldn’t use it and there was dust all around the house. I have a cat with asthma and that’s my main concern. So I found a knew brand of silica cat litter, stating dust free. But when I poured it into the box I saw this dust flying around. Then got conflicting info on the internet. I’m worried about my cats and I inhaling any kind of litter dust. Please advise which is the best dust free cat litter and safest to use. Thank you!
Mar 2, 2014 - I'm in need of a new litter suggestion for asthmatic cats/people. I've tried Dr. Elsey's and a walnut litter and found both for be very dusty.
I deeply believe that going ‘grain free’ is good for all cats. They are. after all, carnivores.
Our Turtle Littlepaw has asthma and the occurrences of an ‘attack’ have gone down about 80% since she’s been eating grain free. Corn and wheat are probably some big bads!
And L-Lysine seems to help as well. Sep 23, 2014 - If your cat has difficulty breathing, you may need a dust free cat litter for cats with asthmaBut be careful. What may look like the “natural” alternative may actually make your cats asthma worse. For instance, there is litter out there that is made of Pine.Jun 19, 2008 - What might be some good litters to use for my (newly diagnosed) asthmatic cat
If so, you're not using the right litter. All that dust is going straight from the bag into your home and your lungs. Like with cats, this dust is especially harmful for people who are prone to asthma. If you have asthmatic cats, asthmatic kids, have asthma yourself, or simply have a cat this article is for you.

Did you know that the type of cat litter you use can have a significant impact on the comfort and safety of those suffering with asthma?

When discussing best home care for cats diagnosed with asthma (more appropriately called feline allergic bronchitis, or just FAB, in cats), I always recommend switching to a low/no-dust litter. This is because the dust from typical clay and other dusty litters can lead to irritation of the airway, triggering an asthma attack. Below are three different litters that I’ve found work best for most cats with FAB. If you, your cat, or someone else in your household has asthma/FAB, I’d suggest discussing these litters with your veterinarian and seeing if they might be right for your situation.10. Dust-free litter: Litter dust may be a major factor is triggering feline asthma. For those cats suffering from this, it is essential that this be minimized. Every time they stir up the litter, some of that dust can reach their lungs. Unfortunately, a completely dust-free litter does not exist but some come very close. Nature's Miracle litter appears to be the best litter on the market. In my experience, it has the lowest levels of dust for commercial cat litters. When you dump a fresh bag in the box, it is nice not to have that huge cloud of dust that takes 15 minutes to settle down. Made from ground corn cobs, it also does an outstanding job of masking odor and clumps very nicely. Other good choices are Arm & Hammer Naturals, Blue Buffalo, World's Best Cat Litter, Tidy Cat Pure Nature and Swheat Scoops. A major environmental downside to traditional clumping litters is the use of clay, in particular sodium bentonite, which is predominantly collected by strip-mining, which degrades land and waterways.If you have asthmatic cats, asthmatic kids, have asthma yourself, or simply have a cat this article is for you.

Did you know that the type of cat litter you use can have a significant impact on the comfort and safety of those suffering with asthma?

When discussing best home care for cats diagnosed with asthma (more appropriately called feline allergic bronchitis, or just FAB, in cats), I always recommend switching to a low/no-dust litter. This is because the dust from typical clay and other dusty litters can lead to irritation of the airway, triggering an asthma attack. Below are three different litters that I’ve found work best for most cats with FAB. If you, your cat, or someone else in your household has asthma/FAB, I’d suggest discussing these litters with your veterinarian and seeing if they might be right for your situation.