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Kitty Litter That Contains Wheat

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Hello, Everyone!

I just recently discovered this board and you have been most helpfull and enlightening! I am working going on week three of being gluten free (self diagnosis of gluten intolerance). I have tried this twice before and failed eventually. This time it is working and I do feel much better! (Better digestion, arthritis pain down and thinking more clearly).

I have a question for you! We have 3 cats and 3 litter boxes for our cats who must remain indoors. We fill the litter boxes with a brand of litter called Swheat Scoop. It is wheat based. I'm assuming it must go if we are going to be gluten free as possible.

Are there any cat owners out there who have suggestions for a GOOD litter that cats love and is gluten free? And what would happen if I keep using this litter? Will I still be doing at least some good by not eating gluten?

My husband cleans all 3 boxes, but I realize I am still inhaling gluten.

Help! Thank you so much for any thoughts you have to share. I thought I was doing so GOOD until I walked by the sack of kitty litter about an hour ago, and now this creates a whole new set of problems for being gluten free!

Thank you for the great forum!

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It isn't just the inhalation issue with a wheat litter it is also the issue that the cat walks through it. Cat then cleans it paws and then cleans the rest of it's body and can transfer the dust into it's fur and then you pet the cat.

Personally I use just a cheap clay based litter and for the same reasons as listed above I also use gluten grain free pet food.

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I second Ravenwood wholeheartedly...Get plain old clay litter and feed any of your pets gluten-free foods. (we use Merrick brand)

We are lucky--our kitties prefer to "go" outside.

Everyone benefits...since we switched, my cat's coat is gorgeous. :) Now, if MY hair would grow back in as nicely, I'll be a purrfectly happy girl. :lol:

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I believe Arm & Hammer is gluten free, or it was. We lost our cat, so I haven't checked in a while.

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The silica crystals type are gluten-free. They are usually blue or white crystals. They also make much less dust than clay or powders. And they work better for longer.

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I get the cheap clay type, eight pounds for a buck at our local dollar store. I tried the clumpong kind, and to me, the plain old clay type cuts down on any odor much better than the expensive stuff. And because it's so cheap, I can change it every day. That REALLY cuts down on the odor.

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Our sons cat(or should I say our cat, son moved out 11 months ago and yup cats still here) uses Arm and Hammer it is gluten-free. I take care of 7 feral cats @ work, we made an old pan 4' x 2' into a litter pan and use speedy dry in it. Just scoop and bag it, you can check out the contents of it I believe it's clay. Hope this helps.

I just feed them all I don't do any dirty work.

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Our sons cat(or should I say our cat, son moved out 11 months ago and yup cats still here) uses Arm and Hammer it is gluten-free. I take care of 7 feral cats @ work, we made an old pan 4' x 2' into a litter pan and use speedy dry in it. Just scoop and bag it, you can check out the contents of it I believe it's clay. Hope this helps.

I just feed them all I don't do any dirty work.

I heard that Speedy Dry has chemicals in it that are bad for cats. This was several years ago and I'm not sure how true it is, but it's not that much cheaper to make it worth the risk for my kitty.

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Tidy Cats, the non-clumping kind, does seem to have less dust to it than the cheaper brands of clay litter. Yep, you definitely have to get rid of the wheat litter.

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