3 Facts about Cat Litter
3 x 2 things to consider when choosing cat litter
3 of the most common Cat litters that we have experienced in Barcelona
1. Silica litter
Crystal cat litter has a unique structure to its atoms, it is composed of silica dioxide sand, oxygen and water. The gel is made up of tiny pores that absorb 40 times their weight in liquid. This unique composition helps the silicon bind with a high amount of liquid and neutralise any odours.
Unlike some other types of litter, this one doesn't clump so you'll need to change out the whole pan of litter on a regular basis to prevent odors from forming. With regular changing, stirring and removal of solid waste, crystal cat litter should keep your cat's litter box odor-free. The blue crystals also can contain a product that is carcinogenic to you and your cat.
The Pros of Crystal Cat Litter
2. Clay Litter
Clay litter is composed of absorbent, diverse clay minerals called "fuller's earth." Fuller's earth is any non-plastic clay or clay material that can be used to filter, decolorize and absorb liquids and spills. It has been popular for decades and has the innate ability to absorb its own weight in water.
Pros of clay litter:
CLUMPING (or SCOOPABLE) CAT LITTER
Clumping litter is also a clay-based litter, but the main ingredient, sodium bentotite, acts as a clumping agent, absorbing urine and turning it into tight, solid clumps that can be easily removed from the litter box and disposed of.
Pros of clumping litter:
3. Biodegradable cat litter
The most common types of natural litter are corn, wheat, pine, walnut, and paper. There’s a lot of variation between the different types – and between different brands of the same type – in terms of cost and performance. Here i talk about the variety we have come across in our travels around Barcelona
CORN CAT LITTER
Corn cat litter is all-natural and the whole kernel substrate offers clumping and odor control. The large surface area of the kernel traps and absorbs ammonia and urine odors naturally. 'ConsumerSearch' names this brand the best biodegradable cat litter on account of its strong reviews, both from experts and from cat owners at Amazon.com and PetSmart
Pros of corn litter:
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