Thursday, March 10, 2016

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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.

When we heard Weruva® had recently released a cat litter that was both sustainable and clay-free, we were very interested. You see, our home became a No Clay Zone years ago.

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.

Let's talk odor for a second.

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!)

Seriously. #SCORE

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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.



  1. We do hope they will sell it in stores. Moral would like us to try it. Thanks for the info!

  2. That would be a great option fur us...but OMC, its kind of pricey...maybe in stores eventually??
    We have not heard of this kind of litter before!

  3. This litter sounds great! I love the whole concept of it.

  4. We kicked the clay to the curb a long, long time ago, so this sounds like an interesting, lower-dust alternative to what we're using now.

  5. That sounds like a great litter ! Purrs

  6. This sounds great kitty litter. I'm a big fan of low dust!
    And how nice you got nice box and snacks, too :-)

  7. We're crazy about this litter too. Love that last shot of all 3 of you!!!

  8. Sounds like a good product indeed!

    Hugs, Sammy

  9. well, I have to say, that isn't what I would consider clumping. Maybe if it sat longer?

    1. It wasn't a hard clump like traditional clumping litters, true, but it is very scoopable. It breaks apart a little bit easier than a traditional clump, but honestly, not by much. I was more worried about their response to the coarser texture - and they have no issues with it. (Of course, Faraday prefers to perch on the edge and squat so he never touches ANYTHING. Weirdo.)

  10. M said she'll have to give that a try - or we should say she'll buy it for me to try. he he - she hasn't used my litter box yet! YIKES!

  11. Cat bro Bert says he is a guy and doesn't care much about the litter issue as long as the box is clean, but he is interested in the nice box!

  12. Brulee likes the litter; Truffle doesn't. Mom Paula loves the smell and the odor control!

  13. We like clay litters...we use one that's pretty dust free. We've never been fans of litter made from other things like wood or wheat. We'll give this litter a look, though.

  14. We do use clay litter, but this sounds better.

  15. I'm not sure Raven would like something with such large pieces. And I'm not a fan of litters that can harbor critters. We had a bag of corn-based litter hatch beetles!

  16. Dash Kitten crew enjoyed meeting the Weruva peope on #BlogPawschat recently. they were so 'there' and attentive. A company that shows they tke pet health and litter seriously!

    Tell Allie Mum agrees about the packaging as well!!!

  17. I am so impressed at how much cat litter has improved since I shared my life with cats.

  18. TW loves this litter. I still have it mixed but I hardly use that box anymore. TW wishes I did. She was innerested to see how it would clump alone and now she knows. It's about the same as the grass litter.


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