And for good reason, too.
Clay = Not always the best
First: Clumping clay litter often contains sodium bentonite - which itself is a form of clay, and there are concerns that it can be a contributing factor in gastrointestinal blockage in cats.
Second: Kittens are particularly vulnerable to sodium bentonite toxicosis, and many shelters (including ours) instruct foster families to avoid clay litters for that reason.
Third: Clay litter also contains silica dust, which can cause respiratory problems if inhaled.
Fourth: Clay-free means it's eco-friendly, since clay litter use promotes clay strip mining.
(Okay, and Allie loves the totally styling package design. Any company with the Good Taste to label a bag of litter with such Fashion Forward colors after all...!)
How does Weruva Cat Litter differ from more traditional litters?
After a few weeks' use, I'm finding that it holds up better to multi-use than other clumping non-clay litters.
Specifically, I've noticed that some non-clay litters can refine down to a more powdery consistency after a few weeks of litterbox scooping. I haven't noticed this kind of "wear" (for lack of a better term) in the Weruva litter. And this seems to be translating to less dust.
It does have a slightly different consistency than other non-clay clumping litters. The granules are a bit more coarse. Where other litters mimic clay litters more closely, I think the coarse consistency may be where the low dust is coming from.
It's also a lot more lightweight than traditional litter.
Take a look:
But how does this slight difference impact Weruva Cat Litter's clumping ability?
We're glad you asked. We did a video clump test for you:
Hey, did you catch the title of that video? So what is Hinoki & Green Tea anyway?
Hinoki wood is a species of cypress native to central Japan. And get this: for every tree used to create Weruva litter, another is planted. This makes their litter a sustainable alternative, as well as an eco-friendly one.
But there is another reason they use Hinoki wood. The characteristics of Hinoki Wood naturally curb humidity. Another ingredient, Green Tea, contains catechins. These ingredients both work together to suppress the growth of mold and bacteria - and that, in turn aids in odor control.
I also like that they do not add any additional scent to their litter. A cat's sense of smell is 14 times more sensitive than that of a human, and an overpowering litter can negatively impact a cat's willingness to use its litterbox. With improper litterbox use one of the top reasons cats are abandoned to shelters, no brand should be adding extra scent to irritate sensitive feline noses!
In all, we give this litter four paws way up. If you use clay litter now, please consider giving this one a try. You can buy it online through Pet360 - and if you do, please let us know how you like it.
Besides. It came with this incredibly amazing cardboard box. (And some sweet food samples, too!)
Like what you see? Let them know! Connect with Weruva here:
This post is sponsored by Weruva and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping create awareness around Weruva's brand new natural cat litter, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Weruva is not responsible for the content of this article. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.