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10 Best Organic & Natural Cat Litter Brands Safe for Your Cats ( 2018 Updated)

You search for ‘natural cat litter‘ or ‘organic cat litter‘ because the words ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ are reassuring, right?

Well, clay is natural and organic but the ever popular clumping clay litter can kill your cat. The process of strip mining  that extracts the main component  of clay based cat litter destroys the Earth’s surface.

Read, NOT all organic or natural cat litter is SAFE. (more…)

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LitterMaid LM900 Self Cleaning Litter Box Issues

If you are planning to buy a self cleaning litter box and live near the coast, you are probably better off not buying Cat Genie even though it is, otherwise, a very good automatic litter box. Cat Genie works by flushing out the used litter but a certain parasite in feline excreta is hazardous to some forms of aquatic life including the sea otter. (more…)

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Cat Genie Self Cleaning Litter Box: Environmental Hazards

The Cat Genie 120 Self Cleaning-Self Flushing Litter Box is, perhaps, the most well known among the automatic litter boxes available in the market, and has the unique flush away method of waste removal.

Unfortunately, in some areas, you could be breaking the law if you were using this particular system of automatic cat litter waste disposal system. For a very specific reason, this cat litter box unwittingly becomes a hazard to the environment.  (more…)

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Cat Litter, Strip Mining and Environmental Issues

Sodium Bentonite is one of the most popular constituents of clump cat litter. Mining bentonite makes business sense only when it is found close to the surface of the earth. Therefore, it is strip mined for cat litter. The top layer of the earth (the overburden) is removed to take away the clay. Even though there are laws that the land must be left as it was and filled and flattened, how scrupulously such laws are followed is anyone’s guess.

Coal is also obtained through strip mining. The following excerpt is both relevant and significant: (more…)

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Problems with Silica Gel Cat Litter

How safe are your cats with silica gel cat litter?

Silica gel cat litter is often touted as harmless to humans and animals alike. However,  some people use crushed silica gel to kill bed bugs and cockroaches! (more…)