Q & A

What is Back 2 Earth Pet Bedding?

Our unique bedding is manufactured in the U.S.A. from clean, corrugated, recycled cardboard that is non-toxic and made into small, comfortable mini pillows. Our bedding is not only super absorbent and supportive, but it is also 99% dust, spore, and allergen-free! 

What makes it Dust Free?

We have a unique dust extraction system that allows us to remove airborne dust as well as small particles from the pet bedding. Our dust-extracted bedding helps to reduce the risk of horses developing respiratory problems and is beneficial to horses that already suffer from Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  Back 2 Earth Pet Bedding is made from clean, corrugated cardboard, a material that is noticeably less dusty than straw or wood shavings. 

Why do Veterinaries recommend our bedding over others?

Back 2 Earth bedding is dust-free this helps prevent the risk of respiratory problems and helps animals with respiratory problems reduce their flare-ups. Our bedding is an excellent solution for post-surgical situations because most animals require low or no dust due to the open wounds from surgery. The risk of infection is much lower because you are not dealing with dust or bare floors after surgery. Back 2 Earth is also the best option for foaling because the bedding does not stick to the newborn and is not inhalable by pets. 


In terms of horses that require a dust-free environment due to open wounds after surgery, this bedding is ideal. Rather than just having the horse on a bare rubber floor, it can have the benefit of soft, dust-free bedding.

What pets can you use this bedding ?

Domestic Small Pets

Small Critters

Pet shop stock-on-hand

Guinea Pigs and Hamsters

Rats and Mice



Birds and nesting boxes


Lizards and other Reptiles






Zoo Animals

Farm Animals

How much Back to 2 Earth Pet Bedding should I use in a 12x12 horse stall?

We recommend that you start off with a clean and dusted stall for best results. Start off with 4 bags of bedding making sure to bank up the walls. Add additional bags of bedding ads desired for your animals comfort. Just 3” of Bedding is comparable to 6” of wood shavings. 

Why is Back 2 Earth bedding cheaper to dispose of ?

Dumpster Removal:

Back 2 Earth pet bedding weights less than wood shavings. With water or rain, you will see the bedding breaking down immediately.  We have found that you are able to get about double the amount in a dumpster than the traditional wood shaving.


Our cardboard bedding is compostable, so it is the perfect way to be kind to both your pet and the environment. Back 2 Earth pet bedding breaks down quicker than wood or straw bedding. This is because it contains less lignin, a material in plant cell walls that takes a long time to compost. Our bedding breaks down within 4-6 weeks with proper composting practices. The soiled bedding can even be spread immediately onto your land. This benefits the land by introducing fiber back into the soil, preventing runoff and soil loss, both major contributing processes to soil degradation.