There are many cat litter on the market, but not all o them are right for the breed of your pet, identify if your kitten is allergic to sanitary sand can save its life, we show you how to do it.
Causes and symptoms of cat litter allergy
Sandboxes have chemical components to avoid unpleasant aromas, and make the urine agglomerate and be easy to remove. In most cases, silica dust also called silicon oxide is part of its components.
This silica dust can cause allergy to kittens so you should be aware of the following symptoms:
Blue tongue. Your cat regardless of its breed should have its pinkish tongue, if you notice that it changes to a slightly bluish coloration it will be a reflection of silica dust allergy.
Watery eyes and breathless breathing are other symptoms of allergy in cats. If you observe any of them you should go to the veterinarian to confirm the diagnosis.
What to do if your cat is allergic to chemical sand?
One of the alternatives is to use crystal sand, this will also have silica pearls but they will not rise as dust, which is the real cause that bothers cats when they are going to cover their waste. The price is usually a little higher, but everything is good when it comes to the welfare of your pet.
You can also use sand made from recycled paper, although your cat will have it a bit harder to adapt, its a very economical and accessible option, but you will have to do the cleaning of the sandbox more often, since it has not smells control.
Finally you can use regular sand and get it on any contruction materials store, but its necessary to filter it, because in some cases it comes with pebbles that can hurt your cat’s delicate paws. Being a biodegradable material it will not have any inconvenience, but as sameas the recycled paper, you should change the sand of your cat’s box every two or three days.
Keep in mind that litter boxes are a relatively recent invention it wasn’t until the 1950s when H. Edward Low used granulated clay as a substitute for traditional sand, this allowed cats to have better health, and for their owners a better cleanness at home, so since then, it has been used and refined within the pet care industry.