All addictions are bad…
Even dogs have them.
And if you have a dog AND a cat?
Chances are your dog is addicted to eating cat litter.
As if you didn’t have ENOUGH trouble…
Keeping your stupid dog out of the kitty litter!
THIS (below) is going to make it that much harder.
If you have cats, you probably have litter boxes and most likely, you use a commercial cat litter. Many cat litters present numerous hazards to cats, humans, and dogs (and other animals, too). Clay-based and “clumping” litters are the real culprits.
Sodium bentonite and silica are two of the most common ingredients in clumping cat litters. Both of these ingredients are considered to be health threats. The dust produced from litters containing silica can coat the lungs of humans and animals and has been identified as a carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). Sodium bentonite is a toxin and has been implicated in the poisoning deaths of animals.
Cat litter that clumps is so efficient in hardening that it could actually be used as grout! These litters swell to 15-18 times their dry size and can cause serious blockages in the intestines of animals that ingest the dry material. Dogs often will be attracted to the smell of a cat litter box and will ingest feces and/or litter material. Turning to a cement-like substance in the stomach or intestines, clumping cat litters are probably responsible for far more deaths and illness in animals than is realized.
All cat litter boxes should be inaccessible to dogs in the house (and children, too). Don’t assume your dog isn’t sneaking a bite or two from the cat box, just because you never see it. Keep the litter box up high enough so the dogs can’t get to it, or keep it behind a closed door that has a small cat door installed, so only the cats can get into that room.[Read More]
I love dogs as much as the next person…
But that doesn’t mean I am blind to their faults.
And yes, one can can easily consider…
Any voluntary choosing of the eating of cat poop, embedded with gravel?
So do yourself…
AND your dog a favor?
Avoid Fresh Step bacon litter.
Everyone’s stomach will be all the better for it, in the morning.