PROS: widely avail­able; more ab­sorbent than straw CONS: can be dusty; cer­tain types of wood can cause al­ler­gic re­ac­tions; price can vary de­pend­ing on lo­cal eco­nomic con­di­tions

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Wood-based bed­dings tend to per­form well. “Wood prod­ucts have a fair wa­ter­hold­ing ca­pac­ity, maybe a lit­tle bet­ter than straw, but this de­pends on how finely it is pro­cessed,” says Nielsen. “Saw­dust will ab­sorb more than shav­ings be­cause it has more sur­face area than shav­ings.”

While more ab­sorbent, saw­dust is dustier than shav­ings, which can lead to or ex­ac­er­bate

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