You love your cat but... you hate your cat litter box. It's a tale as old as time because cat litter boxes (while more convenient than coordinating outdoor bathroom schedules) provide a lot of issues that need solutions.
Even the best cat litter box presents the problem of odours and a small mess around your home. Plus, there can be toxic materials that are dangerous to both you and your cat. There's also the constant cleaning and the question of what to do with cat litter that needs to be disposed of.
Tofu litter is the answer to all of these issues, keep reading to find out how!
What Is Tofu Litter
If you haven't heard of tofu litter, you may be wondering what it even is. You're likely more familiar with clay, silica, and paper-based types of cat litter.
Tofu litter is exactly what it sounds like. It's a cat litter that's made from soybean fibre and cornstarch. That's it! The leftover pulp from the production of tofu can be used to make an easily clumping, odourless cat litter.
Why Switch to Tofu For Your Cat Litter Box
Sure, it's cool that we've figured out a way to make cat litter out of tofu, but are there any benefits of using it?
Of course, there is! Its biodegradable, non-toxic nature provides so many benefits to you as a cat owner. Let's take a look at some of them.
1. Safe for Kittens
You have to be cautious when choosing a safe cat litter for a kitten. Kittens are more likely to accidentally ingest bits of litter, and clumping cat litter can cause major upset stomachs in kittens.
Tofu litter is made into larger pebbles which are less likely to be ingested by kittens. After being used, it conveniently clumps together for an easy clean-up. This means you don't have to worry about it clumping inside your kitten's stomach!
You can also relax about your health. When cats kick up litter to bury their droppings, they send dust into the air of your home. Over time, you'll be breathing in that dust which includes toxic materials from your cats' waste. Tofu litter doesn't release dust so you don't have to worry about breathing anything from the litter box into your lungs.
One of the hardest things about being a cat owner can be the smell from the cat litter tray. Even if you clean your cat litter box every day, you may still find that your home has an odour from the litter, feces, and urine.
You can try litters with intense perfumes and harmful chemicals, or you can switch to tofu litter. Tofu litter soaks up urine quickly which means it spends less time making contact with the air. The less time in the air, the least amount of odour possible.
Alternatively, Michu Pet also offers litter box deodorizers.
3. Cleaner Litter Box Experience
Cats are not very considerate, which is also why we love them; their narcissistically charming personality.
This usually involves tracking and kicking out cat litter all over your floor, and you may not have time to sweep every single day.
Not only does tofu litter clump well which makes it harder for cats to kick it out, but it's also made in special granule sizes. The size of the litter (and the lack of dust particles) makes it harder to stick to cats' feet, meaning they can't drag it out of the litter box with them accidentally.
4. Better For the Environment
When choosing between types of cat litter, you may be considering your environmental impact.
Traditionally, the most common ingredient for cat litter is clay. This is because it clumps together which makes cleaning easier. However, the mining process for clay is detrimental to the earth.
What happens after you finish using clay litter? It goes straight to a landfill where it won't break down.
Plant-based cat litter sounds like a better option, however, it isn't an eco-friendly option in most cases. Many plant-based cat litters claim to be flushable, but flushing cat feces can cause toxoplasma problems.
The most eco-friendly cat litter option is tofu cat litter. Soybean fibre and cornstarch are not only non-toxic, renewable resources that require less manufacturing effort than clay, you can also use them to fertilize the garden or dispose of them with peace of mind knowing it’s made from natural materials.
- Less Frequent Refills
Because tofu litter clumps so easily, the rest of the litter doesn't get dirty quickly. All you need to do is scoop out the mess daily and let the rest of the still fresh litter do its job. You can feel assured that soiled pieces won't break off your clumps and contaminate the rest of the litter.
This is beneficial to you in two ways. First of all, who doesn't want less work to do? Secondly, you'll end up saving money in the long run if you don't have to constantly empty and refill the litter in your cat's litter box.
The Best Cat Litter Ever
With tofu litter, you can rest assured that you are getting the best litter in your cat litter box. It presents no health hazards, is friendly to the environment, and will leave your home clean and smelling great.
Ready to make the switch? Check out Michu Pet’s tofu litter today!