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Cat owners know that felines can be very picky about their bathroom habits. Give them the wrong litter box and you’ll regret it! But don’t worry. We found the best products that will not only suit most cats but they’re also designed to keep your home clean and fresh-smelling.
We loved so many things about this box. First off, it’s easy on anyone’s budget! But let’s look at its features, which are amazing for a basic litter tray. The box is made from materials that do not allow odors to penetrate into the plastic and it’s also antimicrobial and non-stick.
The high walls prevent litter from leaving the box and the open design is perfect for pets that are not comfortable with enclosed spaces. The box is also big enough for your large cat or a household ruled by several felines!
- Fights odors.
- Cats might spill a small amount of litter when they come and go.
This large enclosed litter box is packed with handy features. For humans, it’s designed to be easy to assemble and clean, despite that it looks like a complicated pet carrier! One thing you can definitely look forward to is no litter spills. The cat simply goes inside, does its business, and leaves.
The size makes it comfortable for a single cat to use but multi-cat households also have good things to say about Catit’s Jumbo box. We also love the anti-odor feature – which is a very handy carbon filter. This filter effectively eliminates the smells of urine and waste, so your home stays fresh all day long.
- Offers privacy and space to cats.
- Good odor control.
- Looks great.
- Not the best option for cats that are weary of enclosed boxes.
If you like something that is whimsical and yet also practical, you might like Petmate’s dome box. At first glance, one might never guess its true purpose. However, this litter receptacle is not just cute, it is indeed very practical. Its shape is designed to give the cat space and privacy but also to prevent litter from spilling onto the floor – even when the cat leaves the box.
The dome also comes with a charcoal filter that traps and removes smells, allowing the box to stand in your bedroom or bathroom without you ever having to worry about “feline fumes!”
- Available in four colors.
- Fights odors.
- Not the easiest to clean.
Also in Petmate’s dome range is this adorable litter box with its own staircase. Made from 95 percent recycled materials, your cat will love the space, privacy, and minimal odors. Mind you, the steps are not just there for fun. This patented design basically wipes your cat’s paws as they leave the box to make sure that tracking becomes a thing of the past.
If you have a large breed cat, then this box might also be the best choice for your pet as it’s 50 percent larger, on average, than most other litter boxes.
- Easy to move and clean.
- Anti-tracking staircase.
- Super spacious interior.
- Not really suitable for cats who hate enclosed spaces.
This litter box is a welcome choice for any homeowner who loves their cats and plants – but not an obvious litter box. Let’s be honest, the latter can be an eyesore in a house with lovely decor. Well, this cat bathroom is disguised to resemble an expensive pot container – you can even keep a real plant in it!
Made of durable polypropylene, it looks like a ceramic pot. While it’s not obvious, the “litter pot” has a ventilation system that keeps the spacious interior comfortable for pets while it also controls odors and dust.
- Suitable for kittens and adults.
- Looks amazing.
- Fights odors.
- Might take some training to get your cat used to this litter box.
Did you like the previous idea of a hidden litter box but prefer furniture to pots? We chose this quaint table nightstand that is a functional piece of furniture but one that cleverly hides your cat’s bathroom too!
Since it’s cat-friendly, this nightstand is designed to be waterproof and the veneer is also scratch-resistant. The entrance side of the stand has a space where your cat can rest or manicure their nails (the floor section comes with a scratch pad). If you have several cats, you can also stack two of these cabinets to avoid overcrowding.
- Can be used as a real nightstand.
- Easy access to the litter box inside.
- Comes with a scratch pad.
- Can be stacked.
- No odor control features.
This litter box is perfect if you want a more traditional tray but one that won’t constantly reek or spill litter all over the floor. For starters, this tray is very comfortable for your pet. Thanks to its spacious design, a cat can easily step into the tray and use it. The shield around the box prevents litter from leaving the box while the same panels also offer the cat a degree of privacy.
You can place this tray just about anywhere in the home. Indeed, the molded-in feet and low bottom allow it to squeeze into all sorts of spaces. When it comes to cleaning the tray, Iris kept the owners’ busy schedules in mind! The tray has a polished interior to make this chore a lot faster and they also include a litter scoop for you.
- Effective, classic design.
- Easy to clean.
- Anti-spill shield.
- Free scooper.
- Might not prevent tracking when the cat leaves the box.
We chose this litter box for anyone who has a cat that hates the limited space of regular trays or you have a bunch of cats who can do with a bigger box. It measures 30.75 by 20.75 by 8 inches (78 by 52 by 20 cm).
This oversized box makes sharing easy, but that’s not the only perk. It also works with all litter types and it comes with a large metal scoop and storage compartments. You can even use one of these compartments as a waste bin. The latter is designed to control any odors until you empty it.
- Ample space for many cats.
- Comes with a useful oversized scooper.
- Storage bins.
- The large size makes it difficult to move and limits the locations where you can place it.
This is an amazing system if you want the whole package. By the whole package, we mean a great litter box, tools, and litter that you can trust. Let’s see what you can expect from Purina’s package deal. The litter box has a modern design and comes with a removable tray. The tray is lined with super-absorbent liners (included). The liners are designed to quickly lock away urine and eliminate moisture and odors.
The litter itself is track-free, dust-free, and it also wicks away moisture for better hygiene. You also get a handy scoop to clean your cat box with.
- A great starter pack.
- Great moisture reduction.
- Easy to set up, move, and clean.
- The extra supplies are only meant to last three weeks to a month.
If you prefer to keep your cat’s litter box in the bathroom, then this furniture piece could make a fetching replacement for your pet’s old tray! The white color and stylish design make this a functional and beautiful piece to have in your bathroom. It comes with discreet ventilation holes for better air circulation and the wide door gives you ample working space when it’s time to clean the litter box.
- Doubles as a bathroom stand.
- Looks amazing.
- Fights odors.
- Easy to clean.
- Kittens will struggle to get inside.
Here’s one box that will add some time to your day! Indeed, PetSafe created a cat litter box that automatically cleans itself. Thanks to its design, you don’t have to scoop, clean, or refill your cat’s litter box for weeks. This might sound like an invitation to make your house smell but since it works with high-grade crystal litters, odors are dealt with quickly.
The disposable trays are also useful. They keep your floors clean and their plastic lining also prevents urine from leaking. The trays also make cleaning easy as you simply remove one, throw it away and add a clean one.
- Comes with a health counter that keeps track of how many times your cat uses the box.
- Hygienic and easy to clean.
- Automatically cleans itself for weeks.
- Odor control.
- Only suitable for clump-free crystal litter. It doesn’t work with clay or clumping litter.
Q: Do cats really need litter boxes?
Cats need permanent access to a “bathroom.” They must either have a way to go outdoors as they please or have a clean litter tray indoors. When cats are forced to hold their urine for a long period of time it often leads to health problems.
Q: Where should I keep my cat’s litter box in the house?
It truly depends on you, but a lot of people prefer to place their cat’s litter box in the bathroom. Tiles are easier than a carpet to clean in case of an accident or tracking. But wherever you place the litter box, it must be accessible at all times and away from heat or direct sunlight.
Q: Do cats have a preference for closed or open litter boxes?
The majority of cats are fine with both open and closed litter boxes. They might be weary of a new box in the beginning but they’ll adapt. However, a small percentage of felines show a distinct preference for either an open or a closed litter box.
Q: Can cats easily find their litter box again if you move it?
Cats are very sensitive to changes and that goes for their litter box too. When you move it to another room, your pet might not take the time to search for it and “go” in the general location where the box had once been. Rather move it a small distance at a time, so that the cat can still see it.
Q: How do I dispose of cat litter?
Scoop the litter to remove all waste and clumps from the box. Place it in a plastic bag and tie a knot to seal it. Place it in another bag and knot that one too. This double-bag method prevents the leakage of potentially harmful bacteria. Place it outside in the trash bin and make sure that the lid of the bin is secure.
Q: How many litter boxes do you need for 3 cats?
Roughly speaking, around four litter boxes. It’s ideal to always have one litter box per cat and then one extra litter box just to give them more choices (as cats can be very choosy). More boxes can also lead to fewer accidents around the house.