Pick of the Litter: Is an all-natural cat litter right for you and your cat?
Whether your home has one or multiple cat kids, the type of litter you choose is important. With so many litter options to choose from, it can seem daunting to pick the best option for you. The arrival of all-natural cat litter onto the scene has added even more options to the mix. Is using a natural litter right for both your cat and your family? Here are some benefits to consider if you’re contemplating choosing a natural litter:
All-natural litters: good for cats, good for the environment
Clay-based litters can contain silica dust and synthetic chemicals that may be harmful to both cats and their owners. Silica dust, in particular, can be problematic, as particles may be inhaled by your cat and cause allergies or upper respiratory issues. It may also be an issue for pet parents prone to asthma, or pregnant women due to the harmful bacteria that may be present in cat feces. Clay litter also isn’t flushable, as it can clog pipes and damage septic systems.
All-natural litters are typically low tracking and virtually dust-free, meaning less risk for your cat and your home. Normally, these litters are also biodegradable, which means they produce zero waste for the environment. Naturally Fresh Cat Litter is not only biodegradable, but this all-natural litter is produced in a solar-run facility. Made with a proprietary blend derived from walnut shells, Naturally Fresh is renewable, and non-toxic – so it’s safe for you, your cat kid, and the environment.
Using an all-natural litter doesn’t mean compromising on odor control or litter performance
Using an all-natural litter doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality or performance. There are various types of natural litters to choose from, including those derived from walnut shells, corn, pine, and wheat which provide owners with natural odor control and absorption.
It’s worth noting that Naturally Fresh, which is made from the materials inside of walnut shells, has an organic ability to control ammonia odors better than other types of litters, including clay, pine, corn and wheat. That’s because the ingredients found in walnut shells have an inherent ability to control ammonia odor.
What’s more, Naturally Fresh formulas are so absorbent, one bag of litter equals three bags of clay litter, meaning less waste – and space needed – for your home. One Naturally Fresh user posted on Facebook that they went from using 600 pounds of clay litter to using just over 200 pounds of Naturally Fresh, meaning less waste. Seven different varieties are currently offered, including options for clumping, multiple cats, and small animals, which means that no matter what your litter need may be, Naturally Fresh has you covered.
Many pet parents of cats and other small animals have decided to make the switch to natural litter to proactively mitigate any potential personal or environmental risks and promote a healthy environment for their pets.
All-natural cat litter connects with your cat’s natural instincts
There’s an element to using natural litter that isn’t discussed as much: the litter may remind your cat of his natural, ancestral instinct to bury his business in nature. A litter that is biodegradable and made from nature, like Naturally Fresh, is likely to remind your wild child of what they might find in nature – but with low dust and low tracking, which means things stay clean while your cat does what he’s wired to do. A natural litter will make your cat kid’s DNA happy, and when they’re happy, you’re happy.
Considering a litter for your cat and family is a big choice – the good news is that with so many all- natural options, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you. Choosing a natural litter can give you peace of mind knowing that your pet and home are safe from potentially harmful chemicals. What’s more, you are using a non-toxic, biodegradable, zero-waste product – a win-win for you, your pet, and the environment.
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