can I use kitty litter to fill homemade microwaveable heating pad?

I want to make a new heating pad to heat in the microwave. I’m not sure what the filling is for the one I purchased many years ago and thought maybe kitty litter would work. Any ideas out there?

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  1. michele_cat_cyprus, 06 January, 2011

    I don’t know if you can use litter because of the chemicals, but you can you whole wheat grains. This link has information on making a wheat filled heat pad that you might find helpful. It can be heated in either a microwave or a conventional oven.

  2. K9Resqer, 06 January, 2011

    I don’t think kitty litter is meant to be heated. Use dry rice, it’s much safer and is what you normally see in these type of bags. You can also freeze it if you need cold therapy.

  3. Proud owner of 6 cats and 2 dogs, 06 January, 2011

    No kitty litter won’t work. In fact it will probably make a huge mushy mess. Those heating pads usually contain rice, buckwheat or silicon pellets that retain heat when microwaved but don’t melt. Kitty litter is made of clay and will melt in the microwave.

  4. jennifer c topcat, 06 January, 2011

    No cat litter will not work try rice that can be hot or cold

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