Feline Pine Cat Litter: Pros and Cons
Feline pine cat litter is a type of eco-friendly cat litter which is created from renewable pine wood resources. If you are considering pine litter for your cat, here are the pros and cons associated with this litter and tips which will help you to successfully change your cat’s litter product.
Feline Pine Cat Litter Pros
The ecological friendly aspect is one of the distinct pros about this type of cat litter: pine litter is not only created from a renewable resource, but it is also biodegradable.
Feline pine cat litter is now available in different forms including chips, pellets and a finer scoop-litter form.
Pine cat litter is a low dust type of cat litter, and the larger chip and pellet products are not easily tracked through the house on the cat’s paws.
Pine litter contains natural essential oils which neutralize urine odors without the use of fragrances which some people, and pets, may be allergic too.
Feline Pine Cat Litter Cons
Feline pine cat litter can cause gastrointestinal illnesses if pet dogs ingest the product. If you use pine cat litter, make sure your curious pooch does not have access to the cat’s litter box.
Some cats may not like the pine smell, or consistency, of this product. If your cat is having difficulties with switching to pine cat litter, you may have to try different types – chip, pellet or scoop – before your cat will be comfortable using the litter box.
Changing Cat Litter Products
If you are making big changes in your cat’s litter product do so slowly, as a drastic change in cat litter can cause a cat to use the bathroom elsewhere. This is especially important if you are switching to a type of litter which has a different consistently – for example, from fine scoop litter to chip litter.
Begin by completely cleaning out your cat’s litter box and then adding about 75 percent of the original litter with 25 percent of the new cat litter. After a week, gradually increase the amount of new cat litter in the box as you scoop out waste materials until the litter box contains 100 percent of the new litter product.