Item #: MD-10303
Ship Weight: 5.75 lb
9 in stock
Yesterday's News Cat Litter is a pelletized, recycled newspaper cat littler. Because it's pelletized, and has very little dust. This litter is often recommended by veterinarians as a post-operative litter. Most cat owners and cats who try it end up staying with it because it's:
- Unscented - no fragrance
- Recommended by veterinarians for post-surgical use
- 300% more absorbent than clay litter
- 99.7% dust free
- Tough on odors
- Non-toxic (safe if ingested) and non-abrasive pellets
- Designed for low tracking
- Environmentally friendly
- Available in 5 lbs, 15 lbs, and 30 lbs packages
Low-tracking Yesterday's News provides a sensible alternative to clay litter that helps you maintain a hygienic, healthy home. It is highly recommended by veterinarians because it is a safe, clean, low tracking, and environmentally friendly solution.
How To Use Yesterday's News brand litter
Yesterday's News has unique characteristics, so please take a moment to read and follow these simple steps:
- For cats, use a moisture-proof litter box large enough to comfortably accommodate your cat(s). For rabbits, ferrets, or other small animals, make sure the cage has solid sides at least a few inches tall.
- Maintain cat box filler at a depth of 2-3 inches for pawing and covering.
- We recommend removing waste areas daily.
- Clean the litter box or cage with warm water and a mild detergent between litter changes.
Any cat may resist a new litter if it smells or feels different, so mix in Yesterday's News a little bit at a time. When possible, plan surgeries in advance so your cat can adjust to Yesterday's News beforehand.
Follow this simple transition schedule:
- Week One - mix 1/3 Yesterday's News with your current litter
- Week Two - mix 1/2 Yesterday's News with 1/2 current litter
- Week Three - 100% Yesterday's News
Cats are meticulous and will avoid a foul-smelling litter box. Periodically wash your cat's litter box with mild soap and warm water and replace with fresh litter.
Keep 2-3 inches of litter in the box. Remember that, different from clay litter, Yesterday's News will absorb urine from the bottom so having the litter too deep will make it more difficult to find and remove the soiled litter.
There are many choices when it comes to litter boxes - hooded, not hooded, shallow versus deep sides. Experiment with several until you find the one your cat prefers.
Dirty Litter Box
Cats are very fussy about cleanliness. Remove waste daily and replace litter weekly. Don't clean the box with ammonia. Cats have an aversion to it (cat urine contains ammonia). Try using warm water and a mild soap-rinse thoroughly.
If you have more than two cats, you may need multiple litter boxes (one cat per box plus one is recommended by animal behaviorists). Some cats will not use litter used by another cat (additional litter boxes usually help).
Some cats will not use litter used by another cat. Multiple litter boxes are an option. Never have more than two cats per litter box. One cat per box plus one additional box is recommended.
Avoid placing the litter box in a high-traffic area. Most cats, like humans, prefer privacy.
Cats can't talk, but they can give you clues. One of the most common symptoms of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is failure to use the litter box. FLUTD is a serious condition. If you notice any changes in your cat's litter box behavior, consult your veterinarian immediately.
If you notice your cat eating litter, you should contact your veterinarian. It may be a sign of an underlying health problem.
NOTE: We want to remind those with suppressed immune systems and pregnant women that a parasite sometimes found in cat feces can cause toxoplasmosis. Please wash hands thoroughly after handling used cat litter.
A change in litter habits can indicate serious health problems, so try to be aware of your cat's habits. If you notice a change or suspect a problem, have your cat examined by a veterinarian.
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