Clumping Litter Debunked: Everything You Need to Know About Kitten Safety | Dr. Elsey's

Clumping Litter Debunked: Everything You Need to Know About Kitten Safety

When bringing a new kitten into your home, it feels like you have to baby-proof everything — no breakable objects laying around, and definitely keep those kitchen cabinets closed. It seems even common human baby warnings, such as choking hazards, can be a danger to our young felines as well. We’re here to share clumping clay litter tips for your new kitten, and debunking myths when it comes to litter safety.

You just brought your new fur baby home — now what? First things first, the bathroom situation must be handled. One big myth in kitten care is that you shouldn’t use clumping litter, as the clumps could be considered a choking hazard. While it’s understandable to think that way and to want to be overly cautious, cats aren’t known to be animals that eat their own excrement. 

While it’s highly unlikely that your pet will try to eat their litter clumps in general, our veterinary recommendation is that you can start using our Kitten Attract®️ litter with kittens as young as two months old. At about one year old, we encourage the switch to our Cat Attract® litter to keep litter box usage consistent and straightforward for your furry friend as they grow up.

A lot of pet owners are skeptical of clumping litters, as some claim that it isn’t safe for cats due to toxic chemicals or dust affecting their respiratory systems. Here at Dr. Elsey’s, we encourage pet owners to invest in clumping clay litters with high quality ingredients like the ones found in our best-selling Ultra litter. Although our litters are all low dust, if you want to prioritize your cats respiratory health, we suggest using our R&R®️ Respiratory Relief litter.

Learn more about how to care for your new kitten with the resources on our site!