Hello, I know of an alternative to the sweet scoop,(I have also pasted some information I found on the possiblity of toxins in some litters) Cat Scat is all natural made from pea hulls it may not clump as hard as sweet scoop but it is a healthier alternative and no bugs. It also smells great very minty.The product again is called Cat Scat.
it is about $7.99 for 10 lbs. but goes as far as 20 pounds of clay.(reasonable) Hope this helps !!
The World's Best Cat Litter
World's Best Cat Litter: www.worldsbestcatlitter.com
, 1600 Oregon Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 (877) 367-9225
Clumping litter made from corn. No clay, no silica, no perfumes, no synthetic chemicals.
Many people have written to me saying they love this litter. So we started testing it in December 2000. It truly clumps, but doesn't present the potential health problems that clay clumping litters offer. Because the fine sand-like texture is very similar to SWheatScoop, our cats had no problems making the transition to this litter. Another big plus is that it doesn't have the stickiness problems that the older forumulation of SWheatScoop had. And it truly lasts a long time, so although it may seem expensive, it isn't.
However, I have also heard that, contrary to the manufacturer's claims, the corn is not organic in the sense that most of us understand that term. Although technically, one can call something organic if it contains carbon, that's the scientific definition. For something to be organic in the generally understood way, it must meet organic standards, including not having been exposed to pesticides and herbicides and not be a genetically modified plant product. According to one source, this litter is made from genetically modified corn that has been exposed to herbicides and pesticides, both of which types of materials are toxic, remain as residue in any plants that are exposed to them, and pose cancer and other health hazards to humans and animals. On the blanace, this is certainly a far safer alternative than clumping clay kitty litters, but perhaps another alternative would be safer. Still, if you must have a clumping litter, this one or SWheatScoop are the only two non-clay choices I know of.