Clumping Cat Litter with Sodium Bentonite Is NOT Safe for Your Cat

Sodium Bentonite Clumping Litter Can Kill

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  1. Michelle Peterson says:

    My baby girl cat started getting sick less than 24 hours ago, with nausea and dry heaves of yellow foamy liquid. She wont eat or drink and I’m worried about her. I’m staying up all night to watch her and taking her to the vet at sunrise. My nephew brought his cat here 2 weeks ago to stay with my sister and I till August . He brought 2 boxes of clumping cat litter to use. Personally I won’t be scooping out the clumps as , I’m a believer in old fashion litter. I change the litter 3 times a week and clean her box everytime . My sister told me that Panda my cat has been using the new cats box and I didn’t think much of it until today, remembering some info about the clumping litter. I don’t understand that if the sodium bentonite clay is harmful to plumbing turning it into cement, then why is it OK for cats. I know my cat cleans her paws right after using the box. Why do they put a warning out for plumbing and not for cats. Does anyone know the signs and symptoms of Bentonite clay ingestion. I’m so sorry to those who’ve lost their cats as I know animals are our family members too. Michelle

    • kapush says:

      Michelle, I’m so sorry to hear about Panda. My wife had a cat by that name, once. Please consult a holistic vet if you think bentonite toxicity is the problem. I have discussed the symptoms in the article – it appears that your cat has diarrhea but that’s a misleading symptom which leads to wrong treatment. Hope Panda gets better soon …

  2. Mandy Cordray says:

    This is so horrible. We need these studies done! We lost 3 awesome cats since Jan. 1st. 2017. Our pets died from a common product. The clumping cat litter. I feel horrible. I am supposed to keep them safe. I want to get this issue resolved. Please help me, so we can spare other family pets from this terrible neglect. Let’s get these studies started!!! Mandy Cordray 217- 828- 1363 text me

    • kapush says:

      Hi Mandy,
      Really sorry to hear about your cats. Please share the article and other related material on social media to raise awareness. However, I would advise against putting your email and phone number where anyone can see them.

  3. Rich Sommerville says:

    Hi, My cat started have problems, eg: loose stool; vomiting often with hairballs and then w/o hairballs, but a greyish/yellow frothy substance; wouldn’t eat and had no energy. Took him to the Vet …$$$$. I then read about sodium bentonite on the web. I got rid of both litter boxes of the clumping litter and re-filled with a non-clumping wheat chaff material. My Wife and I force fed our cat a couple of times that evening. I also did a thorough vacuuming and mopping of the floors (I’m retired, but my Wife isn’t so our family responsibilities have changed a good deal). The result was, to say the least, unbelieveable. The next day the cat went to his feed bowl and sat to be fed, as usual. He ate 2 tablespoons of the Vet canned food and hasn’t vomited yet (3 hrs.). GET RID OF YOUR CLUMPING CAT LITTER !!!!!!!!!!! I can’t say this strongly enough. Take care, Rich

    • kapush says:

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Rich. And I’m sorry my reply comes so late – haven’t updated or even looked at this blog in ages :p

      Hope your fur baby is bouncing around happily, now 🙂

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