Deciding to adopt a pet is a serious commitment. Pets need to be fed, entertained, rubbed, and nursed. They need places to sleep, places to do their business, room to be on their own, places to play and places to relax. And while it is true that high maintenance people probably have high maintenance pets, even those of us who try to be minimalist and conscientious consumers find that we too have to buy many products to keep our pets happy and clean.
As a cat caretaker, I have tried over 3 kinds of beds, 4 kinds of wet food, 2 kinds of dry food and have spent many hours assessing and selecting toys and other accessories that I thought might make my cat happy. As I made these choices, I always preferred products that were biodegradable, made of natural or organic products, and of course, durable. I approached my choice about cat litter in the same way. While I had been initially drawn to the litter options like FreshStep because they are widely available, a product by Arm and Hammer caught my eye really early on.
Arm and Hammer Essentials Natural Clumping Cat Litter is made of biodegradable corn fibers, has a pleasant smell, and does a good job of absorbing my cat’s liquid waste. It’s not sandy like some litters can be, so if your cat has respiratory issues, Arm and Hammer Essentials Natural Clumping Cat litter may be less likely to irritate him. I generally change the entire litter pan once every week, but I remove waste daily. To help to enhance the odor-suppressing qualities of the litter, I usually treat the clean litter pan with baking soda or another naturally derived litter deodorizer. I have been using this litter for at least 7 months, and I am very pleased with it. The litter is made of mostly corn, but it has some other stuff too.
Ingredients: Corncob grit, 10yoxrp cob, Mineral oil, Guar Gum, Sodium bicarbonate
Arm and Hammer Essentials Natural Clumping Cat litter is sold in 7 lb. and 10.5 lb. packages. This litter is available at most retailers that offer natural pet care products. The prices vary, but it seems like the best deals are available online.