What if my cat is allergic to litter?

What if my cat is allergic to its cat litter?

High-dust cat litters, or litter manufactured with chemical additives like fragrances and clumping agents, can trigger allergic reactions or lead to sensitivity for your cat. Sensitivity to litter can develop at any age, or when the manufacturer changes the ingredients / composition of the litter, but kittens and senior cats tend to be most susceptible.

Visual or Behavioral Symptoms

Symptoms can be visual or behavior, and in some cases, your cat may even start to avoid the litter box completely and toilet in other areas. If you believe your cat is exhibiting symptoms as the result of a cat litter allergy, talk with your veterinarian as the specific cause will differ with each cat or may be a sign of a larger health issue. Common symptoms, include, but are not limited to: sneezing, avoiding the litter box, and itchy or watery eyes.

Is clumping litter harmful for my cat?

There are a variety of types of cat litter available that are typically categorized as clumping or non-clumping litter. Clay-based, clumping litter tends to be the most popular type of litter as it is often the cheapest, but is not hypoallergenic and contains harmful chemicals. Clumping litter can be hazardous for pets because it can cause gastrointestinal blockage or even death if digested. It also contains quartz silica, which can cause respiratory disorders for pets.

CatSpot litter is a non-clumping litter and will not harm your pet if ingested or result in respiratory disorders.

What is CatSpot litter made of?

CatSpot Litter is made from one ingredient – coconut, Mother Earth’s most ingenious invention. It is one of the few 100% organic cat litters on the market. It is all natural, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, vacuum-safe, flushable*, and highly effective at absorbing urine.

What can I do if my cat is allergic to cat litter?

The most effective way to help prevent and eliminate ill-reactions is to switch to an all-natural, dust-free, and hypoallergenic litter like CatSpot.

Vets recommend switching your cat’s litter and monitoring to see if the symptoms still persist. When choosing a litter, avoid dyes, fragrances, and chemically-treated litter. Also, look for a litter that accumulates / disburses less dust which can aggravate your cat’s eyes, coat, and respiratory system.

*Disposing of cat solids should be done in accordance with your local and state laws and regulations. CatSpot can only provide you with the options that can be used with CatSpot Litter.  The State of California discourages residents from flushing cat feces in toilets or disposing of it in drains.