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Organic and Natural Cat Litters Reviewed

An Ongoing List of Respected Brands

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Natural and organic cat litters are among some of the most important products for those who deal with pet supplies.

Not only are these cat litters vital to the maintenance of a cat's overall health and wellness, they're earth-friendly.

Omar and I review some of the most respected cat litter brands.

The list will be updated on a regular basis, so be on the lookout for frequent additions.

1. Cedarific

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Cedarific is an all-natural, biodegradable, compostable cat litter made from hardwood and cedar chips produced by Northeastern Products, an American-based innovator in pet litter and bedding. It's free of dust, silica, synthetic chemicals and clay; it offers excellent odor control and absorption; and makes litter box cleanup a breeze.

This is one of the best natural cat litters I have ever tried.

Here's are just some of the reasons why I highly recommend this litter:

  • It's very reasonably priced
  • It's lightweight and easy to handle
  • It's long-lasting

 

2. Fresh Air

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This is an interesting natural litter made from zeolite, a sand-like mineral that occurs in volcanic rock. Plus, it comes with a unique patented Odor Elimination Pad designed to be placed at the bottom of a litter box, to help absorb urine and eliminate odors.

Plus, the company claims that the litter lasts for up to two months between changing.

Some other features include:

  • Non-clumping 
  • Clay- and silica-free
  • Biodegradable

3. Purr & Simple Organic Cat Litter

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Purr & Simple is a new addition to the organic and natural cat litter family, and is available in both pellet and clumping formulas.

Made by Eco-Shell, Inc. of Corning, Ca., a company that prides itself on it earth- and pet-friendly qualities, this cat litter is composed of organic, recycled tree nut products. Not only is it safe for the environment and pets, it's an excellent product that makes litter box clean-up a breeze.

In addition:

  • Purr & Simple organic cat litter is dust-free
  • It is free of synthetic chemicals
  • It's compost-able
  • It's long-lasting

4. Swheat Scoop Natural Cat Litter

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Swheat Scoop natural cat litter, produced by the environmentally-conscious Pet Care Systems of Detroits Lakes, Minn., is composed of just what the name implies.

The good news is, it's low-dust, silica-free, clay-free and is produced by a very admirable company.

The downside, at least in my personal experience, is:

  • This natural cat litter does not absorb moisture very well
  • It adheres to the bottom of the litter box
  • Because it's composed of wheat, it attracts bugs

 

5. World's Best Cat Litter

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World's Best is one of the most respected and popular brands of organic cat litters on the market. Made from whole kernel corn, it's safe for the environment. But is it safe for cats?

In my experience, those who live in damp climates should exercise particular caution when using this cat litter, due to concerns about aflatoxin mold, a toxic fungus that may develop when corn-based products are exposed to excessive moisture.

Otherwise, this organic cat litter features:

  • Good odor control
  • Is safe for septic systems
  • Although expensive, it's long-lasting

 

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