Biodegradable cat litter: which one to choose?


Do you have one or more cats and you are wondering about the impact of its litter on the environment? So you are concerned about the preservation of the planet and prefer to combine the useful with the pleasant.

Note that a single individual of the feline gente uses about 33 kilos of litter per year. What to think about a natural and biodegradable solution to decorate the body of your mustached companion!

What is biodegradable litter?

A biodegradable cat litter is a litter that breaks down naturally over time, without human intervention. It must therefore be made of natural materials and free from toxic products.

Therefore, the biodegradable litters are all 100% vegetable. We can find all kinds of it, the important thing being the absorbing power of the latter. Thus, there are litters made from corn, hemp, recycled paper, wood.

Which biodegradable litter to choose for your cat?

For a cat, the only one adapted to its needs is the litter made up of wood pellets, similar in every way to the pellets that you can use for fireplaces and pellet stoves. With the difference that it contains no glue or solvent, for the well-being of your kitty.

The other vegetable litters are inappropriate because of the size of its elements, too small and dangerous for your cat. He could indeed put litter in the respiratory tract or have paws on this uncomfortable litter.

Alternatives such as hemp, corn or paper are therefore more reserved for rodents and rabbits, who tolerate it better. Plus, they don’t have the same need to scratch something hard and bury their droppings as felines do.

What are the benefits of biodegradable cat litter?

Biodegradable cat litter has several advantages:

  • Wood naturally absorbs your cat’s droppings,
  • Odors are often neutralized by adding baking soda or natural yeasts,
  • The size of the pellets and their flexibility are adapted to the pads of cats,
  • A change every two weeks is sufficient, provided you regularly remove the droppings of course,
  • They do not make dust and damage neither the respiratory tract of the cat, nor those of the man,
  • They can be thrown in the compost rather than with household waste, and used in the garden for flower beds,
  • Some brands allow litter to be evacuated directly into the toilet.

For an ecological gesture, for the comfort of your cat and for a zero waste life, opt for the vegetable litter in wood pellets. To reduce the cost, you can also opt for pellets intended for home heating, but beware of additives, check the labels carefully before finalizing your purchase!