|Barked: Fri Sep 8, '06 1:10pm PST |
|Oh dear, it's not as though you can even put the tray up high with a Great Dane is it! Clumping cat litters can be harmful if eaten in large doses. Here is something I found
"Many scoopable cat litters contain bentonite clay and/or silica. The bentonite component of kitty litter, sodium bentonite is a naturally occurring clay mineral that is considered to be biologically inert when ingested. Silica is also a physically and chemically inert substance, and is a major component found in ordinary sand. Silica is also used as a moisture-absorbing agent in the little packets found in shoe boxes, medications and some foods. In our experience, pets ingesting small amounts of silica gel may develop only mild gastrointestinal upset, if any signs develop at all.
Cats may ingest small amounts of litter when grooming themselves after using the litter box, and these amounts pass through the digestive tract easily without problems. However, if an animal consumes a very large amount of litter (as can happen when a dog "cleans out" the litter box), gastrointestinal upset, constipation or, in rare cases, intestinal obstruction could potentially occur. In addition, consuming fecal material may cause bacterial-related gastrointestinal problems. It is a good idea to discourage your dogs from helping themselves to the litter box by placing it in an area that is out of their reach, but still accessible to your cat."
I did a quick search and there is a clumping litter made from corn - without all the additives.
Here's a link
WORLDS BEST CAT LITTER
Heck, this looks so good mummy might try it for my kitties because it seems dust free too.
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