As a cat owner, have you ever thought about what type of litter cat desprise?
In fact, You might be surprised to know how powerful your cat’s sense of smell and touch is. A cat’s sense of smell is the primary way he identifies people and objects. Cats have more than 200 million odour sensors in their noses; humans have just 5 million. Their sense of smell is 40 times better than that of humans. Touch receptors are not only on their whiskers but also present on their nose and paws. A cat’s fur itself contributes to a heightened sense of touch as it’s always picking up sensory information. Because their sense of smell and touch is so sensitive, it’s important to be aware of things like scented litter in your cat’s environment.
1. Bad Cat Paws Feeling
Cats’ paws feeling, is directly affected if your cat likes to use this litter. Cats prefer soft and small litters instead of hard like crystals and wood litter, The crystals with a hard surface which makes it very painful on paws and difficult for the kitty to dig in. That is why some cats stop using the litter box after you switch to these types of litters.
2. Strong essence cat hated
According to the data analysis from ASPCA, cats don’t like some of the odours like orange, lemon, lavender, rosemary, geranium, eucalyptus, thyme, rue, banana, cinnamon, pepper, pine, etc. More smells cats hate includes mint and strong mint-related odours, such as wintergreen and menthol. This may be for a good reason, as ingesting mint and its relatives can cause vomiting and diarrhea in cats. For example, there are some cat litters that come with lavender sense. In fact, cats normally prefer unscented clumping litter to do their business.
Plant-based litter raw material formula is mainly soybean fibre, corn starch, peas, tapioca flour. Solidarity is better, safe, good deodorisation, clean and convenient. However, most of the plant-based kitty litter come with strong essence.Many cat’s owner like using scented litter because it helps keep the odours from pee and poo at bay. However, most cats don't like the scents, which can be quite strong from them while they're in the box and linger on the kitty's fur after they come out.
Especially, strong artificial fragrance usually gets mixed up with the pee smells and produces an even worse odour that can take over your whole room. Scented litters can also be tough on your cat’s respiratory tract, not to mention the possibility that their strong smell can repel your cats done the business outside the litter box. Moreover, the artificial fragrance is not only harming your cat’s, but also your health. ( Eight reasons why cats are dissatisfied with cat litter/cat litter box)
3. Dust Harmful
Cats are very clean animals. When a cat uses bentonite（clay）litter, they have a high chance of sticking dirt or dust to their paws, and the cats will use their tang to clean up these residues. As these dust and clay contain different levels of harmful substances, this will chronically damage the cat's respiratory system and digestive system.
Sometimes cats can inhale some dust from the litter you choose for them, it can cause lung issues, even possible death， especially for kitten，never try the litter with a large amount of dust, e.g. Clay litter. And, the dust contains a hidden chemical that makes it even more toxic. Dust is also very harmful to the human body, including the eyes, skin, and respiratory system, especially families with small babies. (More about the disadvantage of different cat litter)
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Tips: When using it, please put it on the bottom of the litter box over 5cm, which is more economical, easier cleaning, and make the best effect for the deodorisation.