If you are in the market for a new litter box you may be overwhelmed by the options available. There are various sizes, shapes, hooded, non-hooded, and even self-cleaning! It may be hard to decide so here are our top 5 litter boxes to help you choose!
#1 Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan
This one is my personal favorite and the one I am currently using right now for my cats. What makes this a great litter box is its size. It is spacious enough for even the largest feline to have room to do their business! The hooded covering offers great odor control and because the entrance space is lower, it is a great option for growing kittens. The door flap is not something I would recommend using if your cat is new to hooded boxes. I personally do not use this feature with my cats.
Easy to clean
Low entrance, high back wall
Great for kittens, adults, and special needs cats
Customizable color options
Door flap can be hard for some cats to use (it is removable)
Bulky size makes it harder to hide
#2 Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Litter Pan
If your cat does not like hooded litter boxes, this is a great option. The Arm & Hammer sifting litter pan offers something many others do not, antimicrobial protection that inhibits the odors. This is especially good for multi-cat homes and apartment dwellers will small spaces. There are three trays to this litter box as well making the sifting action very easy to clean when using the proper litter.
Very easy to clean
Extends life of litter
3-tray cleaning action
Must use clumping litter
Should be washed regularly
Not ideal for high-dust litter
Size is average (on the smaller side)
#3 Petmate Clean Step Litter Dome
Another hooded option for litter boxes is a dome! The Petmate “Clean Step” litter dome is a very different design from the typical litter boxes you see on the market. It offers a step-way into the box to help clean paws and give more privacy. The unique shape not only hides all of the mess but it is also an attractive modern look. While the overall design is appealing to us, not every cat will enjoy using it.
Modern shape and design
Mess is hidden out of sight
Built-in litter mat
Includes carbon filter
Not all cats will like it
Not ideal for larger breeds
Can be tricky to clean
Step-way doesn’t always contain litter
Best used with pine or paper based litter
#4 Good Pet Stuff Company Hidden Cat Litter Box
Similar to the last litter box, this one too features a unique dome shape but with a twist! The Good Pet Stuff Company has revolutionized hiding the litter box in plain sight! This box doubles as decorative potted plant making it aesthetically pleasing in any living space. The large size and durable plastic are great for multi-cat homes. This box can even be faced at the wall or in a corner to completely corneal that it is a litter box at all!
Attractive and hidden design
Great for multi-cat homes
Good option for large breeds
Comes with one year warranty
Can be hard to dump and clean
Large opening does not conceal odors well
Plant size varies between orders
More expensive than standard litter boxes
#5 Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box
If you hate scooping the poop, this may be your solution! The Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box features a unique shape with rolling action. The side of the box as a tray that catches the clumps of waste when you roll it on its side. Cleaning is as simple as rolling over, rolling back, and pulling out the containment tray. While this is a great idea, in theory, it does not work well with all cat litter. I have used one myself and I find it is best for single cat homes and must be rolled and cleaned daily.
Privacy for cats
Convenient for daily cleanings
Can only be used with clumping litter
Doesn’t get everything
Odors not controlled well
Weak clips/clamps on sides
Can be messy
Not ideal for multi-cat homes