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Cat Litter

Store in a dry place if clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. But it will not be affected by humidity.
No, it is not recommended.
No. The litter box is a dirty place. Each time your cat uses the litter box, feces and urine introduce odor-causing bacteria. Although the product is not antibacterial, ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter utilizes genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to eliminate odors caused by bacteria.
Yes, The package is made from 100% recycled materials with 35% from post consumer sources. It is recyclable in areas that accept this type of carton. Please check with your local recycling center for details.
No.
Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.
It is not necessary to use ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer with ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter but using both will give you an extra boost of freshness.
ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is designed to eliminate litter box odors that ordinary scoopable and clay litters can't. The powder formula also prevents the litter from sticking to the bottom of the box, making litter box clean up even easier.
As the package indicates, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters are 99% dust-free.
As with any litter, it is possible some particles may scatter outside the box when the cat uses or leaves the box. However, unlike traditional clay litters, clumping litter should not get muddy in the litter box so your cat will not leave muddy footprints or tracks outside the litter box.
Toxoplasmosis is a condition caused by a parasite sometimes found in cat feces. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling used cat litter. Pregnant women and those with suppressed immune systems should be especially careful to always do so. Unused ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter in its original package does not contain these parasites.
All ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters are slightly alkaline.
We are extremely confident of the safety of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter, when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ clumping Cat Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no adverse effects. Additionally the safety of baking soda is well known and documented.
Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) is a common condition that especially affects male cats. Although there are many theories on what causes or contributes to FUS, there is no indication that clumping (or traditional clay) cat litter causes FUS in cats or kittens.
The main ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter are derived from mineral and plant sources.
ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter does not lose its effectiveness over time.
The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage as well as the number of cats in your household.
The frequency with which your cat uses the litter box and the number of cats that use the litter box will determine how often the litter box should be changed. Some consumers change their litter box on a regular schedule (every few days, or weekly, or on trash day, etc.), others change it when it looks wet or when odor is noticeable. Remember, as your cat uses the litter box, scoop out soiled clumps and solids. After you remove the odor clumps and solids, replace the discarded litter with a sprinkling of fresh litter, making sure to maintain at least 3-4 inches of litter in the box.
It is not normal for a cat to eat cat litter and it may be a sign of illness. Your veterinarian should be contacted immediately. (Please be assured that should a small amount be ingested during normal grooming, your cat's intestinal tract should naturally move the material through the cat's system.)
Although dogs sometimes eat cat litter and other foreign objects, you should remove the litter box from your dog's reach and contact your veterinarian immediately. Ingestion of litter and foreign objects may indicate illness.
Clumping or scoopable litters utilize the "clumping" properties of sodium bentonite, a naturally derived special type of clay, to control litter box odors. This special type of clay uses the moisture it absorbs to bond soiled litter particles into clumps for easy removal and disposal. Litter boxes using clumping litters can be cleaned by removing only the soiled litter and sprinkling a new layer of clumping litter in the box. The box is fresh for use without the unpleasant task of emptying, washing and drying!

Ordinary clay litters can absorb moisture, but cannot isolate it for easy removal. Since soiled litter is a source of odor-causing bacteria, clay litter must be completely changed frequently to prevent odor build-up. This involves discarding the entire contents of the litter box, washing and drying the box, and replacing the litter-a messy and smelly task...

Cats love a clean litter box and nothing is cleaner than fresh clumping litter. Cats think clumping litter is the best thing since catnip...we think you'll agree!
No. ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter, as well as other clumpable or scoopable litters, should not be utilized for ice traction.
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ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter

Naturally Litters have historically been sold in bags and we wanted to ensure that consumer visually understood that this is a natural litter.
The main ingredient in ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter is a specially formulated blend of natural plant based cellulose substrate components. This blend absorbs urine and aids in deodorization. Smaller amounts of natural guar gum and mineral oil aid in clumping. Finally, we use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and a proprietary deodorization technology to absorb and eliminate odors.
ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter uses the world famous deodorization of ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda to absorb and eliminate odors. The specially formulated blend also dries out urine to eliminate any odors caused by bacterial growth. Finally, we add advanced deodorization technology to eliminate any remaining odors.
There are a variety of reasons people are interested in a litter with natural ingredients. Unlike clay litters, sources of these litters are renewable. More plants grow every year, whereas the supply of sodium bentonite clay is finite.
ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter weighs less than clay and clumping litters. You only use as much as you need to fill the litter box, so while the weight is lower, the uses are the same. This has a number of benefits. First, you will find ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter much easier to carry and pour than heavier litters. Second, it feels softer on the paws of all cats, but especially kittens. Finally, it's easier to handle in the store and at check out.
It absorbs 2x the liquid vs. regular clay litters. This is far in excess of clay-based litters. ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter absorbs from the top down and clumps do not adhere to the litter tray bottom, eliminating sticking to the litter pan. This is a problem common to clay based litters, which makes it to more difficult to manage the litter box
No. However, the cat litter box is a dirty place. Each time the litter box is used, feces and urine introduce odor-causing bacteria. Although ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter does not contain an antibacterial ingredient, it utilizes the highly absorbent properties of corncob to help trap and contain odors caused by the bacteria.
ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter has a neutral pH, so it is neither acidic or basic.
No. It will not damage floors or carpets. It is naturally lightweight, which makes cleanup easy. Unlike clay litters that can fall deep into the nap of the carpet, ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter sits on top of the nap and can be easily vacuumed. Plus soft, pliable ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Cat Litter is gentle on a tile or linoleum floor.
10.5 lb bag
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ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Clumping Litter

The product contains ingredients to aid in odor control and clumping. To form rock solid clumps, ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter contains premium grade sodium bentonite, a special type of clay. To eliminate odors, the product contains an Ammonia Odor Block formula with powerful crystals. The Fresh Scent version also contains a moisture activated fragrance.
Although the exact amount of baking soda is proprietary, the product does contain sufficient levels of baking soda to effectively absorb and eliminate litter box odors.
No. The litter box is a dirty place. Each time your cat uses the litter box, feces and urine introduce odor-causing bacteria. Although the product does not contain an antibacterial ingredient, ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter utilizes genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to eliminate odors caused by these germs.
ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter should not be flushed. As a scoopable product, Multi-Cat Strength Litter forms clumps when exposed to direct moisture. Consequently, we do not recommend flushing the product since it can interfere with pipes or a septic system.
It is now available in both scented and unscented formulas.
14lb. Fresh Scent
20lb. Fresh Scent
28lb. Fresh Scent
40lb. Fresh Scent
20lb. Unscented
28lb. Unscented
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ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ Cat Litter

The product contains ingredients to aid in odor control. To form rock solid clumps, ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ contains premium grade sodium bentonite, a special type of clay. To eliminate odors, the product contains an Ammonia Odor Block formula with powerful crystals. The Fresh Scent version also contains a moisture activated fragrance.
Super Scoop™ should not be flushed. As a scoopable product, Super Scoop™ forms clumps when exposed to direct moisture. Consequently, do not flush the product since it can interfere with pipes or a septic system.
When using ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ for the first time begin with a clean, empty litter box. Fill the litter box with at least 3-4 inches of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™.

As your cat uses the litter box, scoop out soiled clumps and solids. The quick, hard clumping action of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ locks odors inside and helps prevent crumbling so the rest of the litter stays first day fresh longer.

After you groom the litter box by removing the odor clumps and solids, replace the discarded litter with a sprinkling of fresh litter. Please be sure to maintain at least a 3-4-inch layer in the box.
14lb. Fresh Scent
20lb. Fresh Scent
28lb. Fresh Scent
40lb. Fresh Scent
14lb. Fragrance Free
20lb. Fragrance Free
28lb. Fragrance Free
40lb. Fragrance Free
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ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder contains odor-fighting ingredients including genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda as well as a specially formulated moisture-activated fragrance. Also included is an ingredient to help keep litter from sticking to the box, making clean-up easier.
ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray contains water, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, fragrance and additional ingredients to prevent clumping and crusting.
It is not necessary to use ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer with ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter but using both will give you an extra boost of freshness.
ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is slightly alkaline.
The package for ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer was designed to retain the quality of the product and fragrance. Once the package is opened, the fragrance could become weaker over time.
ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder should be stored in a cool dry place with the top closed.
ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is specifically designed for cat litter boxes and therefore should only be used there. Try ARM & HAMMER™ Carpet and Fabric Odor Eliminator to deodorize pet bedding and carpets.
20 oz. carton
30 oz. carton
16 oz. Spray
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Dog Pads

Puppy Pads help simplify training. They are treated with natural attractants that help draw pets to the pad. They also have 3 layers to provide superior floor protection.
Doggie Pads are ideal for adult dogs left at home with no place to go and for older incontinent dogs that have accidents. The pads are treated with natural attractants to help draw pets to the pad.
Home Alone™ Floor Protection pads are ideal for puppies or adult dogs that are left home alone for 7 or more hours. Home Alone™ pads are 40% more absorbent than Puppy Pads so they can manage more liquid throughout the day. They also have 5 layers of protection to protect your floors from leaks.
Puppy Pads should be used for housebreaking a new puppy. They have a special scent to attract the puppy to the pad for easier training. Doggie pads are 30% larger than Puppy Pads for older or larger dogs. Home Alone™ pads are 40% more absorbent than Puppy Pads for stay at home dogs.
The pads are treated with pheromones to give off a scent only a dog can detect. The scent is designed to help attract dogs to the pads. We suggest keeping the pad away from the puppy's bed and food. Place the pad on the floor with the plastic side down. Place the puppy on the pad so s/he will recognize the scent. Be sure to keep a clean pad on the floor continuously so your puppy will know where to go. If your puppy relieves itself elsewhere, bring it back to the pad right away.
The super absorbent pads are designed to handle the daily waste output of an adult dog. The proprietary technology in ARM & HAMMER™ pads make them 50% more absorbent than other fluff pads.
The pads are designed with an absorbent capacity to handle the daily waste output of an adult dog. They also contain a plastic backing with sealed edges to help prevent leaking and help protect floors.
Yes, the pads contain a pleasant fragrance to help deodorize waste odors.
At this time, unscented pads are not available.
The special scents are Pheromones. Pheromones are attractants that imitate natural scents and help the dog/puppy to identify the pad as an appropriate place to relieve itself.
Only puppies and dogs will be attracted to the pads.
It is possible that other dogs in the household will be attracted to the pads.
No, your puppy/dog should not become ill if the pad is sniffed. The pheromone is specially formulated for puppies and adult dogs.
No, the pheromones can only be detected by the puppy/dog. The light scent that you may smell is a light fragrance that has been added to help provide odor protection.
Eating small amounts of the padding/plastic will pass through the puppy's digestive system. However, you want to prevent your puppy or dog from chewing or eating any portion of these pads. Please check with your vet for further information.
Puppy Pads 10 count
Puppy Pads 30 count
Puppy Pads 50 count
Puppy Pads 75 count
Doggie Pads 36 count
Home Alone™ Floor Protection Pads 40 count
Yes. Additionally, the pads can be used in dog carriers or purses, on long car trips, as indoor relief on cold or rainy days or as additional floor protection around cat litter boxes.
The pads have been specifically designed for dogs so we do not recommend their use with any animal other than puppies and dogs.
Depending on the breed, it can be anywhere from 1 - 2 years before the puppy stops growing.
It depends on you, your training technique and your puppy, but housebreaking typically takes anywhere between 2 weeks to 4 months or longer. However, some small dog owners choose to housetrain their dog meaning that their dog uses a pad all the time and never relieves itself outside. Other owners chose a combination of indoor and outdoor relief. The method that your dog learns to use is based on your training. Please see some of the Training guides posted in the ARM & HAMMER™ dog section.
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ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Cat Litter

ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty is the only clumping litter with a formula that combines moisture activated ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda crystals with urine and feces odor neutralizers to destroy both overpowering odors on contact.
ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty contains clay for absorbency, clumping and deodorization. It also contains powerful compacted ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda crystals for deodorization, as well as a fresh scent fragrance that is activated when it comes in contact with moisture.
ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty has a fresh scent that refreshes every time your cat uses the litter box.
Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty’s powerful feces odor neutralizers are designed to work for multiple cats.
You should dispose of the used litter in the trash. Do not flush litter in the toilet or place it in the drain.
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