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CAT LITTER

Cat Litter Deodorizer

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer expire after a period of time?

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.

How should ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder be stored?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder should be stored in a cool dry place with the top closed.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder?

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.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray contains water, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, fragrance and additional ingredients to prevent clumping and crusting.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is slightly alkaline.

Clump & Seal

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter be used in multiple cat households?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Multi-Cat Litter has powerful odor neutralizers that are designed to work for multiple cats.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter cause Feline Urinary Syndrome (also known as a urinary tract blockage)?

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.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter does not expire.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter guarantee no crumbly clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller, micro-particles of the litter to the feces and helps form rock-hard urine clumps.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter seal and destroy odors for seven days?

Proprietary clumping and binding allows the micro-particles of this finer texture litter to coat the surface of feces and also to form very hard urine clumps. This unique, patent-pending technology seals in and destroys odors.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage and the number of cats in your household.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter safe for pets including kittens?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter is safe when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no reported adverse effects.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter scented or unscented?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter has a fresh scent that activates every time your cat uses the litter box.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter is slightly alkaline.

What is the source of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter are derived from mineral and plant sources.

Where should the product be stored?

Store in a dry place. If clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. However, it will not be affected by humidity.

Clump & Seal Lightweight

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter eliminate crumbly clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller particles of the litter to the feces and helps form hard urine clumps.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter reduce tracking?

A unique process reduces dust and minimizes product tracking out of the litter box.

What makes ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter lightweight?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter is lightweight because it contains wood fibers, which is lower in density compared to our regular clumping litters.

Double Duty

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter be used in multiple cat households?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty’s powerful feces odor neutralizers are designed to work for multiple cats.

How should I dispose of the litter?

You should dispose of the used litter in the trash. Do not flush litter in the toilet or place it in the drain.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty scented or unscented?

ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty has a fresh scent that refreshes every time your cat uses the litter box.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter?

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.

Feline Pine

Are new trees cut down to make Feline Pine Litters?

We believe in sustainability. So no new trees are cut down in the production of our litter. Instead, we use kiln-dried shavings reclaimed from lumber production.

How can 9 lbs of Feline Pine Clumping Litter compare to 18 lbs of clay litter?

Feline Pine Clumping Litter is 50% lighter than clay by volume, which makes litter box changes faster and less strenuous.

How do I transition my cat to use Feline Pine Clumping Litter?

To transition you cat to use Feline Pine Clumping Litter:

Phase 1: Fill a clean litter box ¾ full of Feline Pine Clumping Litter. Next, pour one to two inches of your old litter brand on top. Don't mix! Your cat will do this naturally as she uses her litter.

Phase 2: Allow your cat to use the mixed litter until the next time you change the box.

Phase 3: Your cat should be acclimated to Feline Pine after just one use, but some cats can need a little more time. So don't give up too quickly!

How do I transition my cat to use Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter?

To transition your cat to use Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter:

Phase 1: Pour one inch of Feline Pine Non-Clumping Litter into a clean litter box. Next, pour one to two inches of your old litter brand on top. Don't mix! Your cat will do this naturally as she uses her litter.

Phase 2: Next time you change the litter box, use the same amount of Feline Pine, but less of your old litter brand. Repeat for another three to four litter changes, lessening the amount of your old litter each time.

Phase 3: Make it official! This time around, use exclusively Feline Pine. Your cat should be acclimated by now, but some cats can need a little more time. So don't give up too quickly!

How does Feline Pine Clumping Cat Litter eliminate tough odors?

Feline Pine Clumping Litter offers the best natural odor control with no added fragrances. It contains natural pine and clumping agent, plus mineral oil for dust control.

How does Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter eliminate tough odors?

Feline Pine Non-Clumping Litter uses the odor-fighting power of 100% natural pine to give you the best natural odor control with no added fragrances.

How long will a 7lb bag of Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter last?

One 7lb bag of Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter will last approximately 4 weeks.

What is Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter made of & how does it work?

Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter is made from 100% Pine. Sawdust byproduct from lumber mills is collected and compressed into tiny pellets. These pellets act like tiny sponges that absorb urine and break apart into sawdust. Scoop the solid waste daily, and gently shake the box so the good pellets float to the top and the sawdust drops to the bottom. Leave the sawdust in the box as it will still work to absorb moisture and odor. When the box is about 90% sawdust it is time to dispose of it and start with new litter.

What makes Feline Pine Cat Litter highly absorbent?

Feline Pine Cat Litter is made from completely dehydrated pine fibers, allowing it to absorb liquid like thousands of tiny sponges. Which means your cat's litter box will stay fresh and dry, making cleanup easy.

Why are my pellets different colors?

Since Feline Pine is a natural product, and because every geographical terrain is different, where we acquire our raw material can affect the coloration of the final product. Other factors can include natural floods, fires, droughts, mineral presence in soil, and other occurrences that may affect trees. Because of these natural occurrences and the fact that we do not add any harsh chemicals to our litter, there may be a variety of "shades." A common range can be anywhere between gray to a soft yellow.

General Cat Litter

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter be used for traction during icy conditions?

No. ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter, as well as other clumpable or scoopable litters, should not be utilized for ice traction.

Can I use this in animal cages or in litter boxes for pets other than cats?

No, it is not recommended.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter does not lose its effectiveness over time.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter track?

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.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage as well as the number of cats in your household.

How often should I change the Cat Litter in the litter box?

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.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter antibacterial?

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.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter dust-free?

As the package indicates, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters are 99% dust-free.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter safe for pets including kittens?

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.

Is the carton recyclable?

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.

What if my cat eats the litter?

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.)

What if my dog eats the litter?

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.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter?

All ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters are slightly alkaline.

What is the source of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter are derived from mineral and plant sources.

What is toxoplasmosis?

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.

Where should the product be stored?

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.

Why is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer still needed?

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.

Multi-Cat Litter

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter be flushed?

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.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter antibacterial?

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.

Is it available in scented and unscented formulas?

It is now available in both scented and unscented formulas.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength 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.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength 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.

Naturals

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter contain an antibacterial ingredient?

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™ Naturals™ 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.

How absorbent is ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter?

It absorbs 2x the liquid vs. regular clay litters. This is far in excess of clay-based litters. ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ 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 more difficult to manage the litter box.

How does it deodorize?

ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ 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.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter has a neutral pH, so it is neither acidic or basic.

What is the source for ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredient in ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ 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.

Why are the weights lower than clumping litters?

ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ 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™ Naturals™ 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.

Why do people want a litter with natural ingredients?

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.

Why is ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter in a bag vs a box?

Natural Litters have historically been sold in bags and we wanted to ensure that consumer visually understood that this is a natural litter.

Will ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter damage floors or carpets?

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™ Naturals™ Cat Litter sits on top of the nap and can be easily vacuumed. Plus soft, pliable ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter is gentle on a tile or linoleum floor.

SLIDE

Can I use this in animal cages or in litter boxes for pets other than cats?

No, it is not recommended.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter cause Feline Urinary Syndrome (also known as a urinary tract blockage)?

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.

Do I have to scoop ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litters regularly?

Remove clumps and solid waste daily to keep the rest of the litter fresh.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter does not expire.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How do I know that your litter is safe to use?

All of our cat litters undergo a complete safety assessment by our Toxicology Group, which includes long term use and possible effects. If they are not found safe they are not released for manufacturing and sale.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter guarantee rock hard clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller, micro-particles of the litter to the feces and helps form rock-hard urine clumps.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage and the number of cats in your household.

How often should I change the Cat Litter in the litter box?

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.

How should I dispose of the litter?

You should dispose of the used litter in the trash. Do not flush litter down the toilet or place it in the drain.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter Dust Free?

Yes ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter is ultra-low dust just like the traditional ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ clumping cat litters.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter safe for pets including kittens?

ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter is safe when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no reported adverse effects.

Is the carton recyclable?

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.

What if my cat eats the litter?

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.)

What if my dog eats the litter?

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.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litters are slightly alkaline.

Where should the product be stored?

Store in a dry place. If clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. However, it will not be affected by humidity.

Why is the color of the litter different than my last box?

The ingredients are mined from the earth and there will be natural variations.

Super Scoop

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ Cat Litter be flushed?

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.

How do I use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™?

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.

What are the ingredients in 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.

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