Cat Litter Dust Hazards
Cat litter dust has traditionally been a less pleasant part of cat ownership. The dust created by clay-based cat litter can pose a risk to both cats and people. Cat owners have reported allergic or asthmatic reactions to the dust in both their pets and themselves.
Smart owners can reduce the amount of litter dust by using some readily available products.
One way to lower the amount of dust created by your cat’s litter box is to choose a litter that isn’t made of clay or bentonite. Among the materials used in cat box fillers are wheat, tofu, recycled newspapers, silica gel and pine, all of which are less dusty than traditional clay litters.