Cat Litter & Accessories
What is cat litter?
What is cat litter made of?
Cat litters are made of clay, silica gel crystals (or litter), baking soda, or diatomaceous earth. Cat litters can be clumping or non-clumping and will have one main ingredient that makes them different from others.
Types of cat litter available
Why are litter and accessories so important?
Another importance of cat litter is that they help to keep your cat’s nails and paws clean. Cat litter that is scented is also better for the sense of smell so they don’t trigger allergies or intense reactions in people who may be sensitive to other types of smells.
What does a cat litter box need?
Litter mats help reduce allergens by trapping stray pieces of kitty-waste outside the litter box to avoid tracking the litter around your house.
Tips for using cat litter
– Keep new litters in their original packaging until they are ready to be used
– Empty clumping litter when needed (check package instructions) before adding fresh litter into the pan – Cats like privacy which means placing any type of cover over the top of a filled-up litter box can discourage them from continuing use if they feel too exposed. There’s also some evidence that covers can help keep litter inside the box.
– Cat urine should be kept away from a cat’s food and water
– Cat waste is harmful to cats, humans, and plants – just like any other type of animal feces! Cat excrement has been linked to toxoplasmosis in pregnant women which may lead to birth defects or mental retardation in their developing baby (CDC). So please take care not to get it in your hands while cleaning up after your kitty. Wash them thoroughly with soap and warm water afterward before eating or handling fresh produce. This precaution also applies if you are changing a dirty litter pan; wear gloves for this task at all times!