How can you avoid dusty cat 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!
Advantages of non-clumping clay litter:
Non-clumping litter is usually less dusty than clumping litter. It still has some dust, but the difference is noticeable. Another thing is that, among the most common “modern” cat litters out there, non-clumping clay litter resembles natural dirt, which makes it an easy go for cats with litter aversion.
Unfortunately, the only solution to this is to switch the litter to a less dusty one. In this article, you are going to learn which cat litter types are non-dusty and can be used in place of dusty clumping cat litter.Another reason why there are still cat owners who prefer non clumping litter is that it is less dusty compared to clumping cat litter. This is not to say that non clumping litter is 100 percent dust free as it still creates a significant amount of dust. But compared to clumping cat litter, non clumping litter is less dusty and thus a safer, healthier alternative for cat owners who are prone to asthma and other respiratory problems. Less dusty non clumping litter is also ideal for asthmatic cats.Shannon Supanich of Pioneer Pet Products agrees. “If the fragrance or texture is an issue with a cat, he will avoid the litter box,” she adds. “Odor control is most important. The best way to eliminate odors is for the litter to fully and completely absorb all the moisture. Strong clumping action is key. Clumping absorbs odors and helps keep the litter box cleaner when scooped. However, clay litters are very dusty and can lead to respiratory problems, so look for a natural alternative.”Cat litter is considered a no-no when it comes to ferrets because of two issues. One is that ferrets have delicate respiratory systems and many cat litters are very dusty. Many ferrets like to snorkle through their litter boxes (shove their noses into it) so dusty cat litter can cause breathing problems for them down the road.Or, do you have any recommendation for a very good, bio-degradable, NON dusty cat litter that works, clumps, can be flushed and isn't ridiculously expensive.A moderately dusty product, expect some minor dust tracking. The clay dust can also stick to cat fur. There will also be some occasional granules that fall out of the box but it isn’t something overly concerning. Despite the non-clumping nature this litter does manage to lock in all of the moisture towards the top which means that you don’t have to worry about much scraping or stickiness. Since you simply dump out the entire contents the only mess you can really make is in the process of pouring out the old and putting in the new. Obviously the busier the litter box the more often you will have to perform this task.