Knowing the source of your cat litter is increasingly important.
We want only the best for your cat’s paws.
Like flour, sugar and milk, wood pellets are a commodity and, to some people, a wood pellet is a wood pellet no matter where it comes from or whatever it is made out of.
This is not true. Wood pellets are not all the same.
Cheap European and Russian imports have been flooding the market and are now available in the UK. These are mainly used for the energy market so will be subject to just 5 per cent VAT.
Cheap imports are usually made from compressed sawdust which makes the litter highly dusty once it’s broken down. And some pellets are manufactured using extremely high temperatures making the finished pellet brittle.
‘What the wood pellet is made from is highly important. Some woods are a lot harder than others and as a result are far less absorbent – and if they are cooked at too high a temperature they become very dusty as they break down. Kittilitt uses sustainable spruce pine from Scottish forests – which is the best for cat litter… it is soft, highly absorbent and very pale in colour.’