Choosing the right litter for your cat can be quite the task. It doesn’t help that cats are picky because they are so meticulous about hygiene. Anything from smells, dirt or even an unpleasant feeling to their paws can cause them discomfort. Therefore, picking the right litter box and cat litter can make all the difference. And initially, this might require some trial and error. Therefore, it’s important to carefully weigh the pros and cons before making a purchase.
What is non-clumping cat litter?
Litter that does not form lumps when it comes into contact with liquid is categorised as non-clumping litter. With non-clumping litter, you only need to scoop out the faces, as the granules absorb the urine. To clean the urine from the box, you have to replace all of the litter, usually once a week.
What are the benefits of non-clumping cat litter?
✓ Low dust generation Cats naturally have an innate instinct for hygiene. Even the slightest hint of dust can make them uncomfortable. Therefore it is important that the litter can be moved comfortably with the sensitive paws and that as little dust as possible is created. Dust can also be inhaled, licked or swallowed when they care for their fur, hence it is advisable to choose a non-clumping litter that does not generate too much dust.
✓ Binds odours In addition to the generation of dust, odour retention is also an important factor to consider when choosing cat litter. An unpleasant odour is not caused by urine itself, but by ammonia, which is formed when the urine is broken down by bacteria. And did you know? Cats perceive this odour as even more intense and annoying than humans. It is therefore crucial that the litter you choose absorbs liquid excretions quickly and completely before even letting the odour develop.
Therefore, non-clumping cat litter with low-dust, lightweight and hygienic granules like the Catsan Hygiene Plus makes for a great choice for cats. Catsan Hygiene Plus is a highly absorbent non-clumping cat litter. It consists of unique mineral granules that instantly absorb liquid like a sponge. With a mineral composition and triple odour protection, this cat litter inhibits the development of smells, making the litter tray a comfortable space for your fur baby.
How to use Non-Clumping Litter effectively?
✓ Fill the litter tray at least 5 cm high – The litter tray should always be filled with enough cat litter to prevent damp spots on the tray that can be uncomfortable for the cat.
✓ Scoop out the solid waste daily – The solid waste should be cleaned out daily and the litter tray should be shaken from time to time to keep the litter mixed up.
✓ Replace the litter weekly – The litter tray should be completely emptied at least once a week and also cleaned with near-boiling water and a gentle detergent. Make sure the tray is completely dry before refilling.
Now that you have the basics covered, you can make sure your cat enjoys the comfort of feeling truly at home!