Is Clumping Litter killing kittens?
It has been
reported that Clay Clumping litter is dangerous for cats and kittens and has
been the cause of kittens dying.
". . . something able to
block household plumbing must be wreaking havoc on the plumbing of our feline
Cats die. Kittens die. It's part of life. But
we still grieve when they die, even though we know it is only the body, not the
spirit, that is gone. How much worse we feel when those deaths were unnecessary,
could have been prevented by something as simple as changing the kind of litter
Extract from article:
The three kittens started out as a robust, lively group. Then, at weaning time,
just as they were learning to use the litter box, they began to vomit a yellow
frothy substance and to pass yellow diarrhea; the diarrhea looked and smelled
like clay. They also had nasal and eye discharge. The diarrhea proceeded to turn
harder and even more clay-like, and finally the kittens stopped moving their
bowels at all. The veterinarians said they could feel "a hard mass" inside. The
kittens dwindled into thin, dehydrated, frail little skeletons, sunk in apathy.
Then they died.
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