Cat Litter Boxes & Pans - Petco
Some cats with mild CH may be able to use a regular litter pan without a problem. However, if your cat has considerable mobility issues, you may need to consider other types of litter boxes – if your cat can use the litter box at all.
Also consider purchasing a litter box hood, which can help keep a good deal of litter (and any mess) in the pan. If you have an adult cat with CH, a hood may help ensure that she does her business in the pan, as opposed to it going over the side.
A litter box, sometimes called a sandbox, litter tray, litter pan, or catbox, is an indoor and collection box for (as well as , , ; small , such as and ; and other that instinctively or through training will make use of such a repository) that are permitted free roam of a home but who cannot or do not always go outside to relieve themselves. Many owners of these animals prefer not to let them roam outside for fear that they might succumb to outdoor dangers, such as , or (it has been claimed indoor cats, on average, live ten years longer than outdoor cats). A litter box makes it possible to shelter pets from these risks.If SmartCat does not work out for you or your cat, all of the members of our rescue group have been very satisfied with Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Ultra clumping litter for the past ~20 years. (I have been told by a company representative that the Classic version is pretty much the same as their Ultra product. Also, see for information on Dr. Elsey’s Cat Attract products for inappropriate elimination problems.)An open litter pan is generally the most basic and least expensive design. They are commonly constructed out of plastic, however some disposable models exist, in the shape of a rectangular tray with outwardly sloped sides 10 to 15 centimeters (3.9 to 5.9 inches) high. Open litter pans allow for maximum ventilation which may increase cat comfort. Also, they show the waste most visibly which may encourage owners to scoop the box more frequently. Litter pans with low walls may not contain litter when a pet scratches or digs, some animals who eliminate standing up may be able to urinate/defecate over the walls. Some designs include a detachable rim to help catch litter when the animal kicks to bury their waste.Another thing to think about is how a covered litter box must appear to an animal equipped with such incredible senses. Since your cat’s nose is often so close to the litter substrate itself, imagine how unpleasant it is to be in a covered box that doesn’t have enough air circulation to adequately dry the litter. The smell in the box could be overpowering enough to drive kitty away.1. Considering cats’ needs first. Felines prefer litter boxes that are placed in low-traffic, quiet areas that have expansive views. These spots are sometimes found in living rooms, family rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. Although favored by felines, these locations often do not win the popular vote from the resident humans.I’ve owned a cat genie for years now and I am surprised that it’s still the only fully automatic on the market. The main issues covered above are true, litter tracking and the rare pootastrophe are the major issues. If I averaged it out it would equate to one major maintenance issue each year which entails a complete breakdown of the unit followed up with a thorough cleaning. The litter tracking is the only issue the company hasn’t worked out, and no don’t try your own substitute litter just no don’t do it … Not once should you entertain that idea … No.