Organic Kitty Litter Des Moines IA

You’ve installed a low-flush toilet in your bathroom and only use recycled toilet paper and eco-friendly cleaners. But is your cat’s bathroom earth-friendly, too? Billions of pounds of conventional clay kitty litter end up in landfills every year.

PETCO
(515) 223-7785
7333 Buffalo Road
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(515) 221-2295
11101 University Ave Ste B
Clive, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(515) 256-0691
5050 SE 14th St
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Pet Butler of Des Moines
(800) 738-2885
PO Box 13406
Des Moines, IA
 
Boneapatreat
(515) 279-4340
2701 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA

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PETCO
(515) 287-9995
1311 East Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(515) 223-8580
6805 Mills Civic Parkway Suite 140
West Des Moines, IA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(515) 289-0667
1715 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Pet Ranch
(515) 279-7758
2712 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA

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PetSmart
(515) 221-2295
11101 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
CLIVE, IA

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The Scoop on Natural Kitty Litters

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By O’rya Hyde-Keller

You’ve installed a low-flush toilet in your bathroom and only use recycled toilet paper and eco-friendly cleaners. But is your cat’s bathroom earth-friendly, too? Billions of pounds of conventional clay kitty litter end up in landfills every year.

And not only is the stuff nonbiodegradable, its main ingredient, bentonite clay, is acquired through environmentally damaging strip mining. The ASPCA says that clay litter is safe for cats, but some vets caution that one of its main components, crystalline silica, a known carcinogen, could cause respiratory problems. And if it’s bad for your feline, it’s probably not healthy for you either.

You could potty train little Fluffy (really, it’s been done), but for those who prefer the traditional pooper-scooper routine, there are earth- (and cat-) friendly options. Here are a few of our biodegradeable and clay-free favorites.

Swheat Scoop: You can compost this wheat-based clumping litter, which has a sweet, grainy scent. www.swheatscoop.com

World’s Best Cat Litter: According to the makers of this corn-based litter, the fibers in corn are naturally absorbent and odor-reducing. www.worldsbestcatlitter.com

Yesterday’s News: This litter is composed of absorbent recycled newspaper pellets, so tracking is greatly reduced. www.yesterdaysnews.com

Feline Pine: This pellet litter is made from compressed pine sawdust reclaimed from lumberyards. www.naturesearth.com

Author: O’rya Hyde-Keller

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