Coconut Cat Litter - Cat Info Detective

Coconut Cat Litter

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Greetings feline fans! Skye Blake here with some news about coconut cat litter, of all things!

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Let’s discover more…

The information here is for general knowledge… always see your vet with questions about your cat’s individual needs. 

Who Is Skye Blake?

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Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, is a curious cat researcher (not a veterinarian) who sniffs out expert, reliable sources about cats, studies their information, then passes it on to you! 

Sometimes there’s not enough evidence for easy answers, so Skye gives you all sides, explains the situation as thoroughly and clearly as possible, and links you to experts on each page.

Sources are given at the bottom of each page so you can do more snooping.

What Is Coconut Cat Litter?

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Coconut cat litter is a biodegradable product, made from what’s left of coconut hulls after they’re processed for other products.

Coconut is naturally hypoallergenic and good for cats with asthma.

It’s also soft, springy and easy on sensitive paws… a good litter for declawed cats.

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Coconut is known for being very absorbent.

There are clumping and non-clumping versions of coconut litter.

Coconut litter isn’t good for automatic litter boxes, is expensive, and can be hard to find.

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It can be messy and stick to cat’s paws, especially long-haired kitties.

If you’re dealing with young kittens, be sure to use non-clumping.

Kittens eat everything and clumping cat litters can swell up in their little tummies.

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This causes intestinal blockages and dehydration. These are both life-threatening situations!

Coconut litter is lightweight and enthusiastic digging by some cats can create dustiness.

Pour it slowly just above the box, then compress the litter onto the bottom.

Coconut Litter Brands & Reviews

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Any brands or products mentioned on this page are for your information and convenience only… I make no money from them.

CatSpot® Non-Clumping Coconut Litter

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Currently the only coconut cat litter available in the U.S. is non-clumping CatSpot®.

It’s available at the company website “CatSpot Litter” and Amazon.

Catspot® litter is made from recycled coconut coir (fiber from the outer shell). It’s lightweight and dust-free.

A 5-lb. bag of coconut litter absorbs the same amount as 20 lbs. of clay litter.

Remove solids daily and stir litter to increase absorbency.

Cat H2O® Litter Fresh Active+

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Litter Fresh Active+ is a little different type of product.

It’s a coconut-based activated carbon deodorizer that’s added to your existing litter.

It adsorbs (not absorbs) odors, which simply means the molecules attract and attach odors to the outside of them instead of absorbing them inside.

You can find it on Amazon and at Litter Fresh Active+ (aa-aquarium.com)

Video Reviews for Coconut Cat Litter

Here are some helpful video reviews…

“Cat Litter: Can It Really Be…Dust Free?”, Mobile Paw Spa, July 12, 2017
“Cats Prefer Coconut Litter Over Popular Alternatives (Live Demo) – CatSpot Cat Litter”, CatSpot, April 11, 2018
“Top 13 Best Cat Litters (We Tested Them All)”, All About Cats (Cats.com), April 1, 2020
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Curious about other types of litter? There’s corn, hemp, silica, grass, coffee, wheat, and more…

Gee, are we talking about cat litter or breakfast? Check out “Supplies for Cats” (it has litter boxes, too!)

Mystified by behavior problems like peeing outside the litter box?

Discover more about fixing the problem and cleaning it at “Behavior“.


Sources

Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary.

Primary sources are always preferable and have the most reliable information because primary sources are original and directly referenced.

Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.

Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own.

However, sometimes they refer to primary sources.

When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.

List of Sources

Amazon.com

“The Benefits of Natural Litter”, by Jackson Galaxy

CatspotLitter.com

Litter Fresh Active+ (aa-aquarium.com)

Updated April 13, 2024

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