What makes some litters so different? Sodium Bentonite and Crystalline Silica Dust.
Clumping litters provide convenience to cat owners, but the cheaper ones come at a cost. They have been known to cause diseases and even deaths. Plus, Sodium Bentonite is NOT flushable. SB can swell at about 15% of it’s normal size, therefore clogs your pipes. It’s well known in sealing, grouting & plugging materials. Not exactly something you want your cats to be using.
The dust from these ingredients gets on your cats, and as cat owners know, cats will notoriously clean themselves and lick their fur. Then it gets into their system. If enough got into them, it would expand as well when mixed with the moisture in the cats system.
Crystalline Silica Dust is a known carcinogenic for animals and humans alike. According to OSHA.gov, “Crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen. Additionally, breathing crystalline silica dust can cause silicosis, which in severe cases can be disabling, or even fatal. The silica dust enters the lungs and causes the formation of scar tissue, thus reducing the lungs’ ability to take in oxygen.”
There are plenty of options for you, safer, healthier & environmentally friendly litters.
The ones we carry are: Precious Cat 40lb, World Best Cat Litter & Swheat Scoop (flushable).