Although this organic cat litter is produced by a respected and respectable company, I cannot recommend it for reasons outlined in this article.
One of the most popular and respected organic cat litter
s is Worldâ€™s Best.
Made from whole kernel corn, this cat litter honors the three â€œPs": pets, people and the planet.
Plus, itâ€™s safe for septic systems.
This organic cat litter is available in three formulas:
Some Serious Concerns About This Organic Cat Litter
- Multiple Cat Clumping, with a natural plant derivative for enhanced odor control
- Scented Multiple Cat Clumping Formula, with natural lavender oil
I bought this litter for Omar
when he developed urinary tract issues and I was advised by a natural pet shop employee to switch him to an all-natural, organic brand. I found that World's Best Cat Litter clumps well and does absorb odors effectively.
However, Omar was frequently getting sick; he would often vomit. He was also having seizures once every two to three months. After conducting blood tests, his vet could not determine a specific cause for this. So she concluded that he either is epileptic, or he had been exposed to something toxic.
Meanwhile, I initially attributed Omar's frequent vomiting to his diet and/or hairballs, which he is susceptible to.
(As a side note, I took this litter to my parents' home when Omar and I went for a visit and placed it in their cat's litter box. My parents' cat, Molly
, refused to use the litter box, which is totally out of character for her.)
Then I read articles about the possibility of this litter being prone to being infested with aflatoxin mold, a toxic fungus that may develop when a corn-based product comes into contact with moisture.
Some Experts Weigh In About the Safety of this Cat Litter
, About.com cat expert and someone I greatly admire, also reported about this.
Then I found this rather alarming entry on the Truth About Pet Food blog: Caution to Use of Corn-Based Cat Litters
As I live at the seashore, in an apartment that lacks air conditioning, this was a particular concern.
So I ceased using this organic cat litter. Omar has not gotten sick since (touch wood).
To be fair, I have no way of knowing if this cat litter was making him sick. But I was not taking any chances.
To give credit whereâ€™s it due, the company that manufacturers this litter does have its heart in the right place.
But given these factors, I cannot confidently recommend it.