This summer, cat fabric, which is often used to wrap the legs of cats, became available on Amazon.com for $14.95 per yard.
Cat fabric is typically made of a cotton, nylon or silk fabric and can be sold for $6 to $15 per yard, depending on its density and thickness.
That means that the fabric could potentially be used for a whole house.
“There’s a lot of room to expand,” says Jennifer Lacy, an environmental scientist at the University of Maryland.
Lacy has studied the environmental impact of cat fabric for a number of years.
She found that it could be harmful to the environment because the fibers absorb and hold carbon dioxide, which can be a pollutant.
Cat fabrics also don’t provide a barrier to the animals that live in them, Lacy says.
They are often used as bedding, she adds, and they are often washed in a commercial laundry detergent.
The fabric is also often used for furniture.
Lacey says she’s concerned that cat fabrics will have an impact on wildlife, especially those with short legs.
“I’ve never seen any studies on whether cats have a greater risk of respiratory diseases,” she says.
If you live in a cat-free area, Lacey advises making sure you’re keeping your cat indoors.
“If you have a cat, be sure to take steps to keep him safe,” she adds.
“It’s a good idea to put him in a cage.”
For those that are interested in adopting a cat from shelters, Lazy recommends looking for a shelter with a long leash.
“They are the ones that have a better chance of finding a healthy animal,” she suggests.
“That is where you need the best care.”