New Eco Cat Litter: Purr & Simple

June 1st, 2011

Purr & Simple is a kitty litter made from the shells of tree nut crops in Northern California. It’s all-natural, biodegradable, compostable (with solid waste removed) and totally made in the United States.

As if all that isn’t good enough, Purr & Simple is also low dust (and silica dust free), which is good for you and kitty cat.

I think making cat litter from nut by-products is genius. More specifically, it’s the genius of Eco-Shell Inc., founded in 1995. According to Eco-Shell, independent labs tests have shown that Purr & Simple absorbs odors better than leading clay, wheat, pinewood and corn litters. I’ll be sure to let you know what my nose says too.

Purr & Simple comes in pellets (pictured) and clumping formula. I’m currently trying out the pellets formula. I’ll post a review once the cats have had a few weeks to stomp around in Purr & Simple, but for now I wanted to let you know about this new, very eco pet product.


I called my local independent pet store, and they’re selling Purr & Simple at reasonable prices. I think it may even be cheaper than the corn litter I’m using now.

Of course, prices may vary according to your location and store, but my Hollywood Feed is selling it for $7.99 for an 8-pound bag or $14.99 for a 20-pound bag. The clumping litter costs a bit more: $9.49 for 8 pounds and $15.99 for 20 pounds.

Have you used new Purr & Simple cat litter?

(Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review.)

New Kitty in the House

January 4th, 2010

First, I want to share some photos of my new kitten, Oscar!

Then, I’m going to suggest some green kitty products. I wasn’t expecting to bring Oscar home, but I couldn’t let the sweet little thing continue to live outdoors. I could tell he wanted an inside home, and he was extremely taken with me too.

In case you’re wondering, why Oscar? I think he looks a bit like an ocelot with those lines on his face. However, he makes a much better pet.


My favorite green cat litter is Feline Pine. I’ve been using the recycled pine litter for six years now with Choco. The tracking isn’t so bad if you use a litter box designed for Feline Pine.

My favorite canned kitty food (wait, it’s Choco’s fave) is Tiki Cat by Petropics. It’s dolphin-safe, but you should remember to recycle all those cans.

For dry food, I like Pet Promise, but I just discovered that the food is being discontinued! I suppose the search is on for a replacement. Choco will be disappointed his fave natural food is no more.

For a scratcher, I’ve been happy with the SmartyKat recycled cardboard scratching pad. It lasts a long time and can be recycled when the fun is over. They’re at Target.

What are some of your favorite green kitty items?