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What is Pine Cat Litter Why it is the Best Cat Litter

Updated on September 9, 2013

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Pine Cat Litter is the Best Cat Litter

As we all know, cats are constantly grooming themselves but I never knew pine cat litter was the best cat litter. Have you ever thought of what cats are digesting when then clean themselves? If your like most people, probably not. In fact it's the last thing you really want to give any thought too, especially when your eating. But here's the thing, I never used to think about it either, but I thank my lucky stars for Pine Cat Litter.

A long time ago I used to get non-clumping cat litter, but that was before they invented clumping cat litter. Clumping Cat litter was the best thing invented since air conditioners, if you're a cat lover. So for many years I was happily using clumping cat litter in our litter boxes and my cats appeared to be happy too. About a year ago, one of out cats was in extreme discomfort, in fact I couldn't go near her, she would growl like a wounded animal. This was not normal behaviour for her, so I gathered her in a blanket and took her down to the emergency vet clinic in our neighborhood, this was late at night.

Well the veterinarians had quite the time going near our sweet little cat as well. They advised she was plugged up and would need to treat her over night for an obstructed bowel.

Pine Cat Litter is the Best Cat Litter

So here is why I believe pine cat litter is the best cat litter. When I went back to the animal clinic the next day, the veterinarian advised our cat was better now. They had removed a blockage in her intestine and asked what our cats diet was like. Our cats all have a generous portion of wet canned food everyday, plus fresh water, and we leave their favorite dry food refilled everyday. Our cats are all healthy, are not over weight, and get plenty of exercise - we can hear them chasing each other all night through the house.

The next question was what kind of cat litter do we use? Well clumping of course, doesn't everyone? Yes, but there are different kinds of clumping litter, and not all are created equal. After doing a little research I found there was actually several different kinds, clay - which is what I was using, corn, pine and crystal based. They also come in several scents to hide the odour that comes with the territory. So what should I choose? How about pine cat litter? I never knew pine cat litter is the best cat litter.

Buy Pine Cat Litter for Your Cats Health

This is when I learned that I need to buy pine cat litter for my cats health. I had tried the crystal form once before and didn't like it, actually my cats didn't like it either, and it hurt the feet, mine that is. Cats can't help but drag it around a bit, and the crystal bits were like little stones, ouch! I never tried the corn type but I heard from someone else they had switched to Pine and they would never go back to clay. So I picked up a bag at the local pet store. I cleaned out the litter boxes and added the new Pine Cat Litter. The first thing I noticed is how pleasant the scent was. The pine has a natural scent, no additives required. My three cats had no problem adjusting to the new cat litter, in fact business carried on as usual if you know what I mean.

Its been several months now with the new pine cat litter and what a difference that has made. My three cats no longer have any issues. When they wash themselves, they still digest a small portion of litter stuck to their fur, but the pine is very digestible and does not clog them up. The other great benefit I have noticed is the cat litter boxes no longer smell like litter boxes. In fact even my kids don't fuss about changing the litter anymore, it smells like pine even when soiled!

The other great part about this is the pine cat litter is no more costly than any other type, but it will save you a $500.00 vet bill. I wish I knew about pine cat litter sooner, but I'm grateful I found when I did. next time you visit your pet supplier, ask them for the pine litter, you'll be happy you did...


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    Paul Cronin 5 years ago from Winnipeg

    Its amazing how many little things we find out that sometimes help others too. This is just one of those instances and always glad to share. Once again, thanks for reading and commenting on my hubs!

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    Derdriu 5 years ago

    Carcro: Thank you for sharing production information which improves the quality of life of beloved feline pets!

    Voted up, etc.,


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    Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

    I know some others with out door cats and they have the same luxury, they don't use cat litter boxes at all. But if you have indoor cats like some of us, then Pine is fine! lol. Thanks for reading and commenting weestro!

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    Pete Fanning 6 years ago from Virginia

    Wow, never thought about the clumping litter...I have one outdoor cat who comes in from time to time but doesn,t use a litter box.

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    Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

    I have seen it in most pet supply stores but could not say for sure if they all carry it. Some carry several different brands of pine as well, so it definitely is getting more popular. Thanks UniqueVanities for commenting and voting Up!

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    Heather 6 years ago from Ohio

    So you can get this at ANY pet store? Seems crazy, I've never heard of it, but I'm certainly about to try! Up, useful, and interesting!

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    Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

    Thanks for reading my hubs ListLady! I didn't know you could send in the UPC codes for checks...What a great idea. Thanks for sharing that too and thanks for following!

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    TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

    This is by far the best litter I have ever used. I am so glad to see such a great improvement in this area. How well I remember the days of this old dusty stuff being tracked through the house. Ugh! I like how this litter looks to and it's very gentle smell.

    And the company is great too. By just saving the bags and sending in the UPC code and a receipt they sent me a check for a bag. I also got a scoop for UPC codes and a receipt.

    Nice to meet you by the way. I am now a follower. Yay!

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    Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

    Thanks Dolores, you won't regret it, I would never switch to anything but pine. It also hides the bad smell too, so much that even my kids now clean the cat litter without putting up a fuss. Thanks for comenting!

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    Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

    I feel like I should try the pine litter. The stuff I use now, the cheapest one, sends up a cloud of some kind of dust when I pour it into the litter pan. That can't be good for my cat.

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    Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

    I am very fortunate to have pine litter available where I live, so are my cats. Another way to help them is to give them a little fish oil every so often. Thanks for commenting...

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    Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

    I agree with you and have bought it before but sadly where I live it isn't that easy to get because they all sell the other types.

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    Palcro 6 years ago

    Yes, I can definitely say this has been a great find. I highly recommend this for all cats.

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    RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

    Good stuff, this pine litter. Thanks.