ASPEN FRESHAspen fresh is a pelleted aspen product that has garnered favorable reviews for its absorbency and odor control. It has a natural ability to inhibit mold growth. It is 100% biodegradable, and flushable in small quantities.
$6.99 for a 10lb bag at Petsmart.com
ASPEN SHAVINGSThis bedding has a low amount of wood oils and may be preferred for animals with sensitive respiratory systems. Compared to some of the other bedding here, aspen is not quite as absorbent or effective at odor control. However, it is widely available, usually inexpensive, and a good alternative to other wood shavings.
ASPEN SUPREME PELLETED PET BEDDINGAnother pelleted aspen product similar to the others, touted for its absorbency and odor control. Safe if ingested. Resists mold growth, superior odor control, biodegradable and highly absorbant. Safe if ingested.
CareFRESHManufactured from 100% wood pulp fiber, is a light weight, fluffy bedding, although it is not very attractive in appearance. It is dust free and very absorbent, and has no inks or dyes and is biodegradable. Doesn't disintegrate when wet.
CELL-SORB PLUSMade of environmentally friendly, recycled paper, with the natural mineral gypsum added for outstanding odor control. Completely eliminates ammonia odor for up to 3 weeks, and absorbs 400% more liquid than wood shavings. Cell-Sorb is most effective when you stir the bedding 3-4 times weekly. It's flushable in moderate quantities, biodegradable, and can be composted, or spread over lawns and gardens as a fertilizer. However, it can be harder to find.
CRITTER COUNTRYA pelleted straw litter product made from winter wheat and other plant fibers, heat treated to kill fungus, molds and insects. Absorbent, dust free, toilet flushable, won't track and is odor controlling.
PET'S PREFERENCE CRITTER LITTER AND BEDDINGPelleted product made from 100% recycled paper fiber. These small pellets are biodegradable and can be incinerated, composted, or landfilled. Because the litter doesn't cling to the sides of the cage or litter box, it is easier to keep the cage clean and dry. It absorbs moisture from bottle leaks and claims to last twice as long as other litters. If it should get wet, it won't break apart. Non-toxic and dust free. The natural fibers have been sterilized so your pet gets the highest level of protection against bacteria, mold, and fungus. It is super absorbent, eliminates odors, and neutralizes ammonia. Depending where you are it can be hard to find.
WOODY PETThis is a white softwood based product, but the manufacturer states that the processing removes 100% of the dangerous aromatic hydrocarbons (along with resins, oils, tars, acids and water). It comes in a granular form, which expands as it absorbs moisture and is said to be very absorbent.
YESTERDAY'S NEWSLitter made from recycled newspaper, now available in a softer, looser pellet designed as bedding, as well as the original larger pellet. Very absorbent (the pellets degrade as they absorb moisture) and no dust. Usually easy to find.
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