At Fitzpatrick Fuels, as suggested by the name, we predominantly sell solid fuels for the use of heating. One of the products that we stock is biomass wood pellets, which are traditionally used in pellet boilers and stoves. However, wood pellets actually have a number of different uses, including use for horse bedding, and for cat litter. Furthermore, as we have heard from many of our customers, our bags of wood pellets are significantly cheaper than pet shops.

About our wood pellets:

Fitzpatrick Fuels wood pellets are produced from 100% natural wood, specifically pine and birch. During the manufacturing process, the pellets are formed without additives or chemicals, and they are made under very high heat. This high heat kills off any bacteria and germs, making them safe to use with animals.

We pack and seal the wood pellets here at our yard in Huddersfield. We decided to pack our wood pellets into 40L bags (20kg), to reduce the amount of plastic waste after each bag of pellets has been used. It also allows us to sell the pellets cheaper, as there is less handling. What’s more, the pellet bags that we use are very strong and durable, they won’t rip or tear on delivery or general movement of the bags.

Wood Pellets for Cat Litter:

While there are several types of cat litter available on the market, wood pellet can litter has become increasingly popular for its advantages, which we have outlined below:

100% biodegradable, and renewable product:

Our wood pellets are sourced from sustainably managed forests and are made from 100% virgin timber. As mentioned above, no additives, chemicals or impurities are added into the mix during production. The heat that the pellets are produced under strips them of any bacteria. This means that these wood pellets will not cause any problems for your cat. On top of this, because the pellets come from a renewable source, they are friendlier to the environment.


When damp, wood pellets expand and fluff up. The pellets do not clump together, and the damp parts of the litter are easily visible. This allows you to just remove the area needed, rather than emptying the whole tray and refilling every time. Due to the non-clumping nature of this product, the pellets are easy to dispose of, don’t easily get stuck in your cat’s paws, and aren’t walked through the house easily!

Highly absorbent:

Our wood pellets can absorb up to three times their weight in moisture, making them a highly effective type of cat litter! This also means that you do not need to change the litter as regularly, saving you money in the long run.

Controls odour:

As mentioned above, our wood pellets do not include any kind of chemicals. However, pine wood has a natural fragrance. Wood pellets, therefore, help to control odour, naturally and without any chemical irritants.

In line with the advantages of using wood pellets, our wood pellets are cheaper than what you will find in the pet stores. Our current price for a 40L bag is £7.50, making them £0.18/Litre. For reference, a similar product from Pets at Home (Anti Bacterial Wood Pellet Cat Litter) comes in at £0.65/Litre.

How to use wood pellets for cat litter:

To use pellets for cat litter, you simply fill the litter tray with pellets to a depth or 3 – 5cm. When damp, the pellets do expand so be careful not to over-fill your tray!

It’s recommended to clean out solids daily, and regularly empty the tray completely and clean with a mild detergent before refilling with pellets.

If you are thinking about trying our wood pellets for cat litter, we hope this post has helped. If you require any more information, please feel free to contact us!