It is a common misconception that cats do not like litter.
That is the opinion of a new study from University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers, who found that cats who had access to free litter and cat food were more likely to be able to deal with litter issues.
This finding comes at a time when cat litter has become a hot topic in the veterinary community, with many pet owners seeking out cat litter to help with problems such as urinary tract infections, bladder problems, and allergies.
The new study, published in the American Veterinary Medical Association journal, focused on cats who lived in households with no pets.
“This was the first time that we examined the prevalence of cat litter issues among cats,” said Dr. Rebecca Kallenberg, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hawai’i at Manomoa.
“Most of us have cats, but we rarely think about the health consequences of cat behavior.”
The study also found that those cats who were able to obtain free litter had more fecal issues than cats who did not have access to litter.
Fecal issues are the primary cause of cat illness, and are often exacerbated by exposure to cats’ feces and urine.
“We can’t eliminate all litter issues in cats, and litter can have a detrimental effect on the health of cats,” Kallenburg said.
“Our study suggests that free cat litter is a valuable resource for people to try.”
The researchers also noted that cats that had access have a more healthy relationship with their owners.
“There is a higher likelihood that cats have access and that they are less likely to have urinary tract issues than cat litter users who do not have a cat,” Karras said.
She added that free-litter cats tended to have healthier urine levels than those who were not allowed access to cat litter.
“Free-littered cats may have higher levels of vitamin D and magnesium in their feces,” Karczkowski said.
Vitamin D and calcium are important nutrients for healthy skin, bones, and teeth.
“Litter can also help with the absorption of calcium from the diet, as well as the absorption from the skin,” she said.
Karrases study found that free litter was also associated with less litter-related urinary tract and bladder infections.
“When cats get access to a litter, they can clean themselves out in a lot more ways,” Karpas said, noting that many cats will also wash their hands with the litter and may even use it as a source of calcium.
She also noted, however, that cats can be a good source of other health problems, including cancer.
“While cat litter may be great for cats, it can also have adverse health consequences for humans,” Karas said of free cat and dog litter.
Some cats who live in households that do not use a cat litter have had health issues, including urinary tract infection, bladder disease, and infections in their urinary tract.
“If you’re not having the same problems as the cats in the study, then it’s important to talk to your veterinarian about how to clean your cat’s litter,” Karcharzyk said.
It is important to note that free and organic cat litter are not the same.
Karchars study found no correlation between litter availability and health outcomes.
However, it is important that owners take their cats on a regular cleaning schedule and take good care of their litter.
This includes washing their cat’s paws and removing urine stains.
“One thing we know about litter is that it contains the microorganisms that can cause disease in cats,” Dr. Kristina Giesbrecht, assistant professor of medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago and the study’s senior author, said in a statement.
“I would recommend taking a very close look at the litter in your cat and taking it to the vet, to ensure it is safe for your cat.
You can also get rid and use cat litter in a sanitary environment.”
For more information about the study: Karczyk R, Kallberg S, Karrassa B, Karcharczyk J, Karczyczak K, et al. Litter availability, health, and cat health in households where cats have no access to human litter.
Am J Vet Med.