How to Dispose of Paper Cat Litter

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The most common way to dispose of paper cat litter is to scoop, bag, and throw in the trash — ideally using a plant-based, biodegradable bag. Composting is an environmentally friendly alternative for additive-free paper litter.  How do you dispose of paper cat litter? Disposing of paper cat litter, whether pellets or granules, isn’t much … Read more

Does Pine Cat Litter Clump? How About Wood Pellets?

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Not all varieties of pine cat litter are clumping. Pine pellet litter, the most common type of pine litter, does not clump. However, granular pine litter is available in both clumping and non-clumping varieties. Clumping pine litter can be cleaned with a regular litter scoop, like a traditional clumping litter. Does pine cat litter clump? … Read more

Is Cedar Litter Safe for Cats?

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Cedar contains phenol and terpenes, both of which are toxic to cats. Commercial cedar litters are treated to remove these harmful compounds, making them safe for use by cats. Avoid using any cedar with your cat that isn’t specifically labeled as cat-safe.  Cedar Oil Can be Toxic to Cats The oil of many types of … Read more

Can You Use Wood Pellets in a Self-Cleaning Litter Box?

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No, unfortunately, you can’t use wood or pine pellets in a self-cleaning litter box. The scooping mechanisms are typically designed for granular clumping litters, like clay or silica crystals, and will be jammed by or fail to scoop waste when used with larger pellets. Automatic Litter Boxes Require Clumping Litter While the exact mechanism may … Read more

Paper vs Pine & Wood Litter – Which is Better for Your Cat?

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When comparing paper litter vs pine litter, each type has its advantages and disadvantages. Both are eco-friendly and healthy options for your cat. But wood litter is better at controlling odor, while paper pellet litter makes less of a mess.  Using Paper vs Pine Pellets Wood pellet litter is designed to break apart into sawdust … Read more