TO CLUMP OR NOT TO CLUMP?

There are lots of different types of cat litter on the market today, and figuring out which is best for you and your cat can seem a bit intimidating!

The most important place to begin with your choice of litter is by answering one question; clumping or non-clumping?…

Whilst everyone is different, and your answer may differ depending on your preferences, the team of cat experts at Natusan believe that clumping is the way to go.

 

What is clumping litter?

In a nutshell, clumping is the term used to describe litter that has been developed to be much more absorbent than standard litter, forming clumps when it comes into contact with liquid.

Clumping litter has been around since the 1950s, however, in its first incarnation it contained diatomaceous earth (sometimes called silica) - which is treated as a known carcinogen (yuck!) and is also commonly obtained from strip mining, which is a big environmental no-no.

Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then and though some clumping litters still contain these harmful ingredients - we’re proud to say Natusan clumping litter is 100% natural and biodegradable.

So why is Clumping litter better for you, your cat and the planet? Let’s take a look at the main reasons:

 

It’s easier to scoop

There’s nothing worse than when a ‘little’ wee gets pushed all around the tray by our fastidious feline friends. With clumping litter, the waste is contained in tight clumps that are simple to remove with a scoop.

It’s cleaner

When it comes to the other stuff, non-clumping litters don’t clump around solid waste, meaning they can spread around, contaminating the rest of the clean litter.

No more “cement”

Because they trap liquids before they can reach the bottom of the tray, clumping litter effectively stops the need to chisel out the hardened excess left behind.

No more smell

With clumping litter, odour is trapped inside the clumps, whereas non-clumping litters can’t contain the smell nearly as well.

Better for your cat (and the planet!)

Non-clumping litter is often made from clay which can contain silica dust, this can be harmful to both you and your cat. Clay litter is also strip-mined, which is very bad for the environment.

 

Here at Natusan we love clumping litter, and we are constantly aspiring to use the most eco-friendly methods possible, all our products have quick-clumping, odour-absorbing and easy to use clumping litter.

 

The next question is, how much litter? Try our waste calculator to find out!

15/06/2020 by NatuTeam

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