Be better than clay. Make the change to a cleaner and healthier litter. Made from sustainable, natural paper fiber and free from harmful chemicals, dyes and scents, ökocat™ provides a naturally healthier environment for you, your cat and your family.
7 Day Odor Control – Advanced clean paper fibers naturally block the creation of ammonia odor for 7 days.
Superior Absorption – Fast, complete absorption means your kitty stays clean and dry longer and clean-up is a breeze.
No Airborne Dust – Easy breathing for a cleaner, healthier home.
Biodegradable and Flushable* – Degrades quickly and cleanly unlike clay litters that sit in landfills for years. Plus, it has the added convenience of being flushable. Just scoop and flush one clump at a time.
*We advise extra care when flushing Dust Free paper litter
How to use non-clumping paper litter:
1. Pour ökocat® paper litter into a clean litter box to the depth of 2-3".
2. Liquid waste is absorbed from the bottom of the pan. Wait a few minutes for all the liquid to be absorbed by the paper pellets.
3. Remove the soiled paper pellets when they have absorbed the liquid and have fully expanded in size.
4. Scoop solid waste daily from the top and refill as needed to maintain the desired depth. Replace the litter weekly.
5. Dispose of waste in an environmentally-friendly waste bag or compost if feasible or flush very small amounts at time carefully.
What types of wood are used in our natural cat litter?
ökocat litter is a blend of spruce, fir and pine. Our fiber suppliers comply with policies of the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
Are there harmful chemicals used in the processing of your cat litter?
No. Any of the additives in our products are those typically found in the production of common household products such as tissue paper and/or products for human consumption.
What scoop is best to use with the larger pellet litters?
There are several scoops with large slots specially designed for use with pellets available at retailers.
Does ökocat litter works in litter robot or other clumping litter machines?
We only recommend using a manual type of litter machine, not automatic, as the formed clumps should sit for 1-2 hours before sifting for best results. We recommend using the super soft wood clumping litter which is grounded into fine granules much like clay litter. The ones that performed the best in our testing were the sifting style or manually rolled ones. The Long Hair formula does not work for any type of litter machine as the pellets are too large.
Where does the paper come from in ökocat Dust Free litter?
Paper is produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp derived from trees. Rather than using recycled newspaper that contains inks and dyes like some other paper litters, our paper is produced from natural wood fibers in our own processing facilities specifically designed to make paper cat litter. These wood fibers are washed and screened via a proprietary process. This process melds the fibers together to produce a finished pellet that is then dried and screened to very specific specifications and packed on dedicated packaging lines.
Is the ökocat™ box recyclable?
Yes, the corrugated ökocat™ box is recyclable. Please remove and dispose of the handle before recycling.
Why is there a PROP 65 Warning on the packaging of your cat litters?
We realize the requirement posed (only) by the state of California sounds scary. It needn't be. The warning pertains to "wood dust." Along with beach sand, wood dust was added to a list of more than 900 substances ruled harmful when overexposure occurs in the workplace, or even by a consumer. According to the law, all wood- and silica-based cat litters should state the Prop 65 warning to be compliant, though many do not.
There are several innocuous substances on the California list that with typical use, do not risk human or pet health (e.g. traditional clay cat litters are also required to carry the warning for silica or "sand,"). However, it's our responsibility to label our products as required by law. Being a small company and to keep retail costs down, we chose to print only one packaging version, rather than incurring the cost of a "California only " version.
Are any animals used in the testing of your products?
We do not use animals in the testing of any of our products. All our products do go through rigorous quality assurance procedures and third party laboratory testing and adhere to established safety guidelines mandated by regulatory and animal welfare agencies. Our products are made from substances that have a long history of safety for both the humans and animals, and are found in everyday products from both the food and cosmetics industries.
Is your product still safe for birds?
okocat is developed and manufactured specifically for cats. We recommend checking with your local vet first before using it for other species. As with any changes to your pet's care, if you do use it be sure to observe your pet closely for changes in behavior. Potential risk of impaction exists if your pet ingests a significant amount of any litter. If you suspect impaction, discontinue use immediately and seek veterinary care.
Where are your products made?
Currently, our two clumping products are currently made in Germany and have been sold there as Europe's number one natural litter for more than 15 years under the name of CAT'S BEST. We plan to make them in the USA in the near future. Our paper and non-clumping pine products are manufactured in Jesup, GA and Ferndale, WA.