Wednesday, August 5, 2009

‘Green’ Cat

Millions of tonnes of kitty litter are disposed of annually, which may not be beneficial to our natural environment. However there are a number of biodegradable kitty litter products on the market today, which will solve your cat’s as well as your concerns. Biodegradable litters are made from a number of different plant resources, including pine wood pellets, recycled newspaper, clumping sawdust, barley, and dried orange peel, which makes them easy to make at home too. Most biodegradable litters last a lot longer than clay litters and also have better deodorising properties than conventional kitty litter. This litter can then be composted at home, instead of being thrown into the garbage. Cats that are asthmatic or allergic to conventional kitty litter may also benefit from these forms of litter, creating a friendlier environment for you and your cat. Grain-based poultry feed also provides an economical substitute to products marketed specifically as cat litter.