... How does Kitty Sand work?
Answer - Short answer: like magic! Absorption is what happens when a sponge soaks up urine. The urine remains in the sponge unchanged, and the odor still emanates from the sponge, just as occurs with other cat litters. Adsorption is a chemical interaction whereby a change of physical properties occurs. Silica sand crystals completely adsorb urine and its odor until a saturation point occurs, at which time the litter should be changed. This adsorption process also kills bacteria.
... What is it?
Answer - The product is made from silica sand, a naturally occurring earth mineral. Silicon is an element. This product is silicon dioxide (SiO2), also called silica, or silica sand. It is chemically and biologically inert.
... Is it safe for pets and children?
Answer - This product is completely nontoxic to pets and humans.
Silicon dioxide is used as a food additive in such products as beer, salt substitutes and dry coffee creamers. Obviously, because of the contact between cat litter and the cat's eliminations, a physician should be consulted if any child is suspected of ingesting or handling any cat litter of any type.
... Do I have to scoop the cat droppings? Yes.
Answer - The product will dry out the droppings, and the occasional diarrhea by gradually pulling moisture from them, and will reduce odor, but regular scooping is recommended. You will need a scoop with wide slots, as described above.
Answer - Kitty Sand crystals are specially sized to eliminate the messy tracking associated with standard litters. You do not want bacteria-laden litter tracked through your home, even in trace amounts.
... Is it biodegradable? Yes.
Answer - When put in a compost pile or landfill, the material completely biodegrades back into the earth in about one month.
... How long does it last?
Answer - One bag will last the average cat one month under ordinary circumstances.
The shelf life of the product will decrease if kept in an area such as a bathroom or damp basement because it continuously adsorbs moisture. Also, if you have a very large cat with a very large bladder, the useful life of the product may be shorter than one month.
... I notice the crystals have turned yellow. Does this mean it is time to change?
Answer - The yellow staining comes from the cat urine and does not in itself indicate change. Please read the next paragraph.
... When should I change the litter?
Answer - When you can notice a slight urine odor from a distance of 30 Cm (twelve inches) twenty minutes after scooping or whenever you notice any moisture in the litter pan. These are signs that the litter has reached its saturation point and it is time to change.
... I have more than one cat. How often should I change the litter?
Answer - With two cats, use one bag of Kitty Sand and change it about every two weeks. It is not advisable to use two bags at a time to last two cats one month. With three cats, use one bag of Kitty Sand and change it every ten days. With four cats, use one bag of Kitty Sand every week. Also, see the previous paragraph.
... Can I flush it down the toilet? No!
Answer - This could clog your drain. Put it out with the garbage or into a compost pile. If a few crystals cling to the solid waste that is scooped, this is harmless.
Kitty Sand cat litter is an advanced technological solution to the problem of cat box odor. The use of this product alone will completely defeat the problem.
But we value our customers, and we listen. A concern expressed occasionally is the problem of scatter . This occurs when the cat displaces crystals from the litter box. We offer some suggestions for your consideration.
Placement. Many of our customers tell us the ideal solution to scatter is to use a covered catbox, face the opening towards a wall, and put a mat between the wall and the cat box. They tell us this virtually eliminates scatter.
Mats. At least put a mat around the cat box. This mat should have ridges so that any displaced crystals are stopped from rolling, and also the ridges help dislodge any crystal that may be stuck in the cat's paw.
From the experience and feedback of users, we highly recommend that you use a covered cat box with a mat. This relatively inexpensive one-time investment in the elegance of your home will provide a complete solution for cat box odor problems. Many customer that use a covered cat box report that this type box seems to extend the useful life of Kitty Sand considerably.
Kitty Sand's Primary Benefit:
An odor free home environment for you, your guests, your pets and your family!!!