Dealing with Dust? Meet the Best Low Dust Cat Litter.

Unless your cat kids have taught themselves to use the toilet, cat litter is a necessity. And while it has multiple conveniences, it also has a couple of drawbacks, particularly if it’s a dusty cat litter. If you’re wondering how to control cat litter dust or are looking for a low dust cat litter, read on to learn why Naturally Fresh makes the best cat litter for dust control.

Is silica litter safe?

Many clay-based cat litters contain crystalline silica, which helps with absorption and odor control. This ingredient also creates silica dust, which can be harmful for both cat kids and pet parents if inhaled. According to OSHA, repeatedly breathing in this type of dust could cause a wide range of health issues that affect everything from the lungs to the kidneys. If you or your cat kid already deal with upper respiratory issues and are looking for the best low dust cat litter for asthma, you may want to steer clear of silica dust cat litter and opt for a fresh and natural cat litter with dust control.

Is dust from cat litter harmful?

The answer: It depends on the cat litter. Does the cat litter have silica dust? It could be very harmful, especially long term. Is it an eco-friendly cat litter with all-natural ingredients? Now we’re talking. The absence of silica dust in natural cat litters like walnut shell cat litter, corn cat litter, wheat cat litter, and pine cat litter make them much safer to handle and much lower in dust — though not necessarily free of it.

Since Naturally Fresh Cat Litter is a walnut shell cat litter made from all-natural plant-based ingredients, fine particles naturally occur in our clumping formulas. There’s a purpose for those fine particles: They help clumps form quickly and tightly and make scooping easier. While there’s a low level of dust, it’s all natural and silica dust free, so it isn’t harmful to your interspecies family. Bonus: The fibrous material of the walnut shell neutralizes odors better than the other natural litters, so you’ll have a low dust clumping cat litter that isn’t a smelly chore to clean.

Clumping vs non-clumping: What cat litter has the least dust?

Silica cat litter: toxic ingredients in the dust.

All-natural clumping litters: no silica, but not devoid of dust.

If you’re looking for the best unscented dust-free cat litter, or a dust-free cat litter for cats with allergies, try our Pellet formula. This non-clumping walnut shell pellet litter swaps crushed walnut shells for walnut shell pellets, making it virtually dust-free every time you fill the pellet litter box. And this non-clumping dust-free cat litter has additional bonuses. It doesn’t stick to paws, so it doesn’t track through your place. It’s a kitten-safe litter that’s also safe for other small pet children, including gerbils, bunnies, and ferrets. And it absorbs odors up to seven times more than other leading non-clumping litters, making it the best cat litter for odor and dust.

Whether you prefer a clumping or non-clumping cat litter, you’ll find low to no dust — and no harmful ingredients — with Naturally Fresh.

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