The New Year’s Resolution Trifecta: Save Money, Live Sustainably and Be Healthier with Catalyst Pet
The start of a new year brings new goals and resolutions like exercising more, losing weight, saving money, being healthier, and living a more conscious and sustainable lifestyle. When you switch to Catalyst Pet, you can tackle the latter three on that list.
Catalyst Pet is a completely sustainable, high-performance cat litter made with upcycled wood that is 99% dust free, making it healthy for your cat and for the planet! Plus, it’s more cost-efficient than most clumping clay litters, making it the ideal option for cat owners who want to save money in 2023.
“There’s an assumption that products that are healthier for your animals and better for the environment are more expensive, but that’s not the case here,” Jonah Levine, Catalyst Pet’s Product Manager, says. “With Catalyst Pet, you get the best of all worlds.”
Customers who switch to Catalyst Pet save 30% on their annual litter cost. This is because of our litter’s efficiency. At half the density of clay litter with two times the absorption, less is more with Catalyst. One pound of upcycled softwood litter does the work of four pounds of clay. Sign up for a four-month subscription or longer, and you’ll start to see immediate savings. Plus, your purchase will require less packing materials and transportation emissions, which reduces environmental impact.
Most cat lovers aren’t aware that traditional clay litters are made of sodium bentonite, a mineral that is strip-mined and not biodegradable. A 2017 report reveals that more than five billion pounds of sodium bentonite is mined each year just for cat litter with most ending up in landfills—more than 125,000 truckloads each year.
Catalyst Pet is completely sustainable and biodegradable and does not require precious resources for its manufacture. The upcycled soft wood fiber used to make it is collected from wood processing facilities that would otherwise send it to a landfill.
Certain kinds of litter, like clay, can be unhealthy for your feline. One reason for this is because of the sodium bentonite in the litter, which is used as a clumping agent. When exposed to liquids, it can swell up to 15 times its natural size. This can be concerning when sodium bentonite gets on your cat’s fur and paws, and he licks it off. Ingesting too much can be toxic and potentially cause intestinal blockages. Kittens are particularly vulnerable to this because they may want to taste the litter out of childlike curiosity.
Many clay litters also contain the chemical compound silica. When inhaled, silica is considered a carcinogen. The more your cat kicks up the litter, the more it gets circulated in the air and, ultimately, gets into their lungs, potentially causing respiratory problems. For cats with asthma, this can irritate their lungs and potentially worsen an attack.
Litter dust, no matter the type of litter, can potentially be a respiratory irritant for both cats and humans. Made of upcycled soft pine wood (meaning no bark, needles, or other contaminants), Catalyst Pet is 99% dust free, permeable and clumps (without sodium bentonite) for easy scooping.
Catalyst Pet has helped displace 34 million pounds of clay since its inception.
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