The Benefits Of Biodegradable Cat Litter For You And Your Cat

Biodegradable has been a buzz word for some time now. As companies and individuals alike look for ways to become more environmentally friendly, the demand for biodegradable products has increased.

What does biodegradable mean? – Biodegradable describes materials that can be broken down naturally by microorganisms, like bacteria and fungi, into simpler organic matter like water, carbon dioxide, and biomass. This breakdown process happens at a rate comparable to that of naturally occurring materials and doesn’t leave any harmful or toxic residues behind.

With the benefits of being naturally broken down and leaving no residues of toxic or harmful chemicals behind, anything biodegradable is better for the environment. And while your choice of cat litter may not have come to mind when looking at ways to improve your carbon footprint and your approach to protecting the environment, traditional forms of cat litter can be harmful for the environment.

Biodegradable cat litter materials
Biodegradable cat litter materials are a great option for environmentally conscious cat owners who want to reduce their impact on the planet. These litters are made from natural materials that can break down over time, unlike traditional clay litter which can end up in landfills for years.

Some of the most popular biodegradable cat litter materials include:

Wood: Wood-based litter is made from recycled wood pulp or sawdust. It is highly absorbent and clumps well, making it easy to scoop. However, it can be dusty and some cats may not like the texture.

Paper: Paper-based litter is made from recycled paper or cardboard. It is also very absorbent and clumps well, but it can be even dustier than wood-based litter.

Corn: Corn-based litter is made from the byproducts of corn processing. It is a good option for cats with allergies, as it is naturally dust-free. However, it may not clump as well as other types of litter, and some cats may find the texture unappealing.

Soybean: Soybean-based litter is made from the byproducts of tofu production. It is highly absorbent and clumps well, and it is also dust-free and hypoallergenic. However, it can be the most expensive type of biodegradable litter.

Additional tips for switching to biodegradable cat litter:

• Use a litter box that is large enough for your cat to comfortably turn around in.
• Scoop the litter box daily to remove waste and prevent odours.
• Dispose of the used litter according to the instructions on the package. Some biodegradable litters can be composted, while others should be thrown away in the trash.
• Allow your cat the time to adjust to the new litter. The texture and the smell may not be accepted by your cat immediately. However, with a gradual introduction to the new litter, your cat should adjust.

Premium litter wood pellets
At Bodens we supply premium wood pellet cat litter to our stockists across the UK. Made using quality wood based products and processed thoroughly to ensure the health and wellbeing of your feline friends.

These wood pellets are available to purchase from our UK stockists and in the following sizes:

• 6L Bags >> 288 bags per pallet
• 15L Bags >> 120 bags per pallet
• 30L Bags >> 65 bags per pallet

Our product, Smart Cat Premium Cat Litter, ensures a clean and hygienic environment for your cat with a natural pine odour to make your living environment a pleasant place to be too! Highly absorbent, these cat litter pellets are much easier to manage and maintain than traditional cat litter and are biodegradable, perfectly safe for the environment and easy to dispose of.

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