Does certain kinds of litter cause issues? Whats the best litter for cats??

wacckky

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hi so I've made a few posts regarding my cat with cystits and I want to try everything I can to help her! She still has this issue but its improving bit by bit.

I was wondering if cat litter can cause them issues? The vet never spoke to me about changing litter but I may try that to see if it helps. We mix 2 different kinds and ones scented, changed daily or 2nd day if we're feeling lazy and they don't stink at all so hoping to find litter that does that. Tia catsite!
 

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Yes the litter can cause issues, the dust in it can cause issues. Try a all natural unscented kind. My cats use the brand called Earths Finest Litter.
 

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Since the thought is cystitis in cats is caused by stress, I wouldn’t want to change what you are currently doing but you add additional boxes with different options. Is the litter you are using a clumping litter? Most cats prefer an un-scented, clumping clay litter. Clumping litter also does not need to be changed every day - just scoop out the waste. Also, make sure the box is adequate in size. Most commercial boxes are way too small. The box should be 1.5 x the length of kitty (nose to start of tail)

Cystits can be frustrating for both you and kitty. Wishing you both the best of luck!
 

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The scented litters can cause problems because the product that produces the scent usually produces a very fine dust as well. That dust can get in anywhere, not just the lungs.
 
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The scented litters can cause problems because the product that produces the scent usually produces a very fine dust as well. That dust can get in anywhere, not just the lungs.
Thanks, I do use scented litter. The cystitis is probably from stress but im sure using the wrong litter doesn't help
 
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