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Are you concerned about dust from clumping cat litter? — 5 Comments

  1. When I worked in the shelter, I learned that kittens can die from ingesting litter, so they used newspaper instead.

    I’ve used various brands of clumping litter. One didn’t clump at all, so I returned it. At present I’m using a store brand which seems fine, and isn’t too dusty.

    I wouldn’t use corn because of the GMOs. I also wouldn’t use pine or cedar because it’s not good for cats. I stay away from anything scented, and a large percentage of liters are. It seems there’s some danger in everything.

    We have to do our research, and be watchful of our kitties.

    • It is interesting to me that a shelter used newspaper to avoid ingesting litter dust. Was there an additional reason: to save on costs?

      • No, it was to prevent the kittens from ingesting the litter itself and dust, which becomes a hard lump that they can’t pass. I saw that when they buried their feces, they kicked litter into their water bowl. I was continually telling the volunteers to put the water on the opposite side, so it wouldn’t be so close. Many didn’t pay attention.

        The shelter doesn’t pay for litter or food; it’s donated.

  2. I use Tidy Cats non-clumping litter for Samirah. I haven’t noticed much dust from that product. Last year after she pulled her claw out I switched temporarily to Yesterday’s News cat litter. It’s made from recycled paper. I bought it because her paw was sore from the injury. Samirah is usually pretty good about her litter box. As long as it’s clean she doesn’t seem to care.

    Yesterday’s News was dustless and unscented, but odor control wasn’t very good. I also noticed that it crumbled very fast. When I mentioned that to my vet he said that since older cats tend to urinate more they use up more product like that quicker. I switched her back to Tidy Cats non-clumping. So far I have not observed any physical issues with her at all. I’ve never tried World’s Best or any other clumping cat litter because quite frankly I don’t trust clumping litters, no matter what the claim. Might be unreasonable of me, but there it is.

    I have noticed a lot of dust with cheaper brands, which is why I don’t buy them.

    • Well you use non-clumping. I presume that does not contain sodium bentonite and is therefore safer. Thanks for the feedback Serbella.

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