I seem to find myself at the end of trying to find a natural clumping litter that is free of silica dust(harmful to lungs if inhaled) and bentonite clay (controversy on if cats lick this substance it can cause digestive issues) and that has no added perfumes, chemicals.
I have tried in the past yesterdays News, not a big hit since it does not "clump" and created quite a mess in the litter box (soggy)
I have tried Feline pine clumping, too piney smelling and I have a cat who has allergies (pine can be an allergent )
I have tried World's Best, too dusty and if your cat has allergies corn can be a mistake to use.
I have tried , and stuck with this one for a while, SWheat, problem is it also has quite a bit of dust and again Wheat can be an issue with cats who have allergies, plus it has a weird smell with urine comes into contact with it.
It is hard for me because I have three cats, the one with allergies we don't know what he is allergic to as of yet... He was suppose to be on a RX diet Z/D low Allergen because of his allergy and his probable IBD but he wouldn't eat it no matter what I tried so I mixed Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet of Turkey in with it and he just ate the Nature's Variety. So we are going with just the Nature's Variety Instinct dry with some NV LID canned (will only eat canned watered down and only first thing in the morning)
He is still scratching some around the sides of his face and suddenly licks his paws and feet.
I took him off of the food he was eating with grains about two + weeks ago ..
Now to Blue Walnut clumping litter, I have bought over a course of 4 months four bags of this litter.
If anyone has seen or purchased this litter you know how $$ it is.
I had been mixing it in with the SWheat, works excellent for covering smells, clumps great.
Problem, I thought I would purchase one more bag to see if perhaps I got a bad batch the past few times because it was dusty.
This last bag was horribly dusty..I took a kitchen drain strainer upstairs where the sun was coming in and poured a little into the strainer and shook it..The dust was Horrific , I couldn't believe it..
Blues statement on bag says "virtually no dust ", HMMM... I think they better rethink that statement.
Wrote Blue, of course they wanted to know what size bag I bought, what kind, where I purchased it, what state and information on the back of the bag that supposedly gives production date.
Well, I can't have my cat inhaling all this dust, nor my other two cats..I had to get a larger strainer and worked for a long time to shake alot of the dust out so I could fill three litter boxes !
Blue said they have a 100 % money back guarantee on their products, great, but I had already used half the bag and was not going back into town to complain and return it..
Does anyone have any other suggestions on a clumping litter that will not make you think you just came in from a dust storm and that is safe for pets and humans ???