As cats grow older, a host of feline health concerns can arise,
"Diabetes is a common problem in older cats," said Dr. Kenton
Beard, a licensed veterinarian. "They produce a larger volume of
urine, and it does tend to have a stronger smell. That's due to
the fact that cats, compared to humans, can't regulate their
glucose levels as well."
Therefore, senior cats with diabetes need to have their litter
box cleaned more frequently. For this reason, some owners of
older cats are realizing they need a more effective litter - one
that stops the strongest odors, handles a high volume of urine
and can be easily scooped and cleaned.
One alternative is a natural cat litter such as Swheat Scoop, a
clumping litter that's made from naturally processed wheat.
Through a patented process, its natural enzymes work to
eliminate, rather than mask, litter box odors - even the extra
offensive odors associated with diabetic cats.
The natural wheat starches in Swheat Scoop form firm clumps to
make cleanups easy. And since each granule absorbs liquid like a
sponge, the litter stays drier longer.
Because Swheat Scoop is clay-free, the clumps can be easily
flushed down the toilet without harming sewer or septic systems,
eliminating the unpleasant task of disposing litter waste in the
And for older cats who may have more sensitive respiratory
systems, it's also 100 percent fragrance-free and chemical-free.