Frequently Asked Questions

Unlike traditional clay litters, which are mined, HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter is made with 100% natural and renewable Canadian hemp that is sustainably grown.  We use our advanced, proprietary technologies to manufacture cat litter that takes advantage of the natural absorbency and odor control of hemp. Our litter does not contain artificial additives, chemicals, clay, silica dust or perfumes, so you know it's safe for pets, people and the planet!

HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter uses proprietary technologies to specially process Canadian hemp fiber in order to deliver superior odor control, ultra absorbency and a cleaner litter box with less hassle. Unlike clay litter, HempAlta™Pets will not leave wet messy litter stuck to the sides and bottom of the box, so clean up is simple and mess free.

HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter will not harm your cat. Our litter is 7X more lightweight than traditional litter and does not contain clumping agents, fillers, chemicals, silica dust or toxic clay that may cause adverse health effects in cats. Fine clay particles group together, and can block passages and irritate tissues; ultimately leading to respiratory problems & urinary gastrointestinal blockages, among other health risks. Unlike clay litter (that is mined), HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter is made from 100% renewable eco-friendly Canadian hemp. Our litter is also biodegradable and flushable, so you don’t have to worry about clogging your septic system!

Yes! HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter is septic safe. Unlike clay-based litters, HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter does not contain harmful clumping agents or clay that could build up and clog septic systems. The natural antibacterial properties of hemp means our cat litter is resistant to bacteria. In addition, our litter is 100% biodegradable and can be composted.

Yes! HempAlta™Pets is unscented. Cat's noses are much more sensitive than our human noses. As a result, your cat may not like the same scents you do. HempAlta™Pets never adds artificial perfumes or fragrances. Our litter has no added scents and is 100% natural.

HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter is proven to be highly effective at controlling odors. It's best to scoop daily to keep the rest of the litter fresh. Cats are naturally very clean animals and prefer a clean litter box. HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter is ultra absorbent, absorbing 5X more than other litters. HempAlta™Pets has no clumping agents or toxic clay added; so you don't waste time chiseling and scraping the litter box. Say goodbye to wet messy litter!

HempAlta™Pets Hemp Cat Litter is engineered to be the healthiest and safest litter in the world. Unlike clay, or pelletized/bound plant-based litters made from compressed or bonded waste dust, our litter is the only litter on the market made from solid, whole granules from the core of the hemp plant. Pelletized litters often have low absorption, and rapidly expand and break down when exposed to moisture, becoming dangerous to cats if eaten. Litters with bound dust will break down when wet, leading to harmful airborne dust when dry. HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter is clean, eco-friendly, dust-free and does not contain clumping agents, fillers, chemicals, silica dust or toxic clay that may cause adverse health effects in cats. HempAlta™Pets is also 100% biodegradable, flushable and green bin safe, so you don’t have to worry about clogging your septic system!

HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter is available on Amazon, as well as specialty pet stores. 

No! With HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter , you get more for your money because of the long-lasting performance of naturally absorbing hemp fiber. On average, one bag of HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter will lasts one cat 20+ days.  High absorbency means the rest of the litter stays dry, so you throw less away and spend less.

HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter is designed to be lightweight and low tracking. Regardless of the cat litter you buy, all lightweight cat litter will have some tracking due to the lightness of the litter. Adding a mat in front of the box can help keep litter from being tracked.

Absolutely! Our general recommendation is one cat per litter box. To avoid potential conflicts, consider placing boxes in different areas of the house, rather than right next to each other.

While there are no health risks associated with HempAlta™Pets Lightweight Hemp Cat Litter, pregnant women and people with suppressed immune systems should exercise caution and avoid contact with used cat litter, as cat waste can transmit a disease called toxoplasmosis. Consult your physician for more information.

The lower absorbency and use of clumping agents in traditional litter leads to the formation of extremely large solid clumps; which are then caught in the sensor rake and removed from the box. Unfortunately, self-cleaning litter boxes are designed to remove these clumps only.

Litter Tips

Where should I put the box in my house?

Place the box in a quiet, well-ventilated place that is away from the cat’s food and water dishes. Choose a spot that is open and easily accessible for the cat.

Is the size of the litter box important?

Very! It’s crucial to give your cat plenty of space to dig in the litter comfortably and turn around inside the box. The general rule is the litter box should be 5 timesas long as the cat’s body. Deeper boxes may also help keep the litter in the box, but needs to be placed in an area with a lower entry point for easier accessibly, especially for older and heavier cats.

Should I use a covered/hooded litter box?

While some cats prefer covered boxes for privacy, some cats prefer an uncovered litter box so they don’t feel trapped and can see everything around them. In addition, larger cats may have difficulty turning around in a covered box.

What is litter aversion?

Litter aversion is a cat’s strong dislike of a particular litter. Cats with litter aversion may partially or totally avoid the litter box. Common signs of litter aversion the cat may exhibit include;

  • Rushing while using the box
  • Not digging in the litter or burying waste
  • Scratching the area around the box
  • Trying to balance on the edge of the box
  • Choosing to go right beside the box

What causes litter aversion?

Rapid changes to the type of litter used can cause litter aversion. Litters that are strongly scented are more likely to create aversion issues. Cats naturally have more sensitive noses than humans; your cat may not like the same scents you do. Cats often prefer unscented litter, such as HempAlta™Pets Hemp Cat Litter. Other common causes include having too much or too little litter in the box, not receiving enough privacy in the box or the litter box may not be clean enough; most cats prefer their litter as clean as possible.

How can I overcome litter aversion?

Make sure the box is cleaned on a daily basis. Select a litter with excellent odor control, such as HempAlta™PetsHemp Cat Litter. Always transition to a new litter, litter box size and box location slowly. If your cat continues to go outside the box, seek advice from your veterinarian to rule out health problems, such as gastrointestinal and urinary tract infections; afflictions that can limit you cat’s ability to control bowels and bladder. Never punish a cat for going outside the box; this can make the problem worse by stressing out the cat more. If you have multiple cats in the household, there may be too many cats using the same box; most cats prefer their own box and it’s recommend each at should have their own box.

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