Best litter boxes

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Let’s be honest, handling your kitty’s waste is probably your least favorite part of being a pet parent, but thankfully there are plenty of litter boxes on the market that can make that job a little easier. With dome-shaped and top-entry litter boxes for privacy, boxes that kill odors and stop tracking, and those that eliminate the need for you to handle your feline friend’s waste at all, there are some great choices out there. Here are a few of our favorites.

Top pick

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Pet Mate Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Litter Pan

Keep litter fresher for longer

Make cleaning your kitty’s litter box faster and easier with this litter box that comes with two regular pans and a sifting pan for efficient cleaning. The sifting system includes holes that allow the clean litter to pass through into the regular pan and the solids to collect at the top for easy removal. With antimicrobial protection that prevents odors, this sturdy and durable box can hold up to the weight of heavy litter. If you find yourself going through bags of litter quicker than you can blink, this unique sifting system is a great way to prolong the life of litter to give you greater value for money.

Best top entry box

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IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box

Give your feline friend some privacy

If your cat isn’t a huge fan of having all eyes on them when they go to the toilet, then this top entry litter box could be the perfect solution. The unique and stylish design features a large entrance for easy access, and the grooved lid helps remove litter from your cat’s paws when they exit, great for minimizing tracking. With round corners for easy cleaning and a hook for hanging the included litter scoop, this litter box comes in a variety of colors to suit any decor.

Best starter kit

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Purina Tidy Cats Litter Box System

Separates solids for easy removal

This innovative all-in-one litter box uses an advanced pellet system and disposable pads to conquer odor and divide liquids from solids. The non-clumping and 99.9% dust-free pellets work to dehydrate solids and keep them on the top for easy removal while allowing liquid to pass through to the absorbent pad below. Each pad blocks ammonia odors for seven days, and the litter minimizes tracking. This easy to maintain starter kit comes with enough pads and litter to last one cat 30 days.

Best for multi-cat households

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Petmate Booda Dome Clean Step Cat Litter Box

50% larger than an average litter box

This sleek dome-shaped litter box encases cat’s on all sides, offering plenty of privacy. The curved non-stick walls are easy to clean, and the durable construction makes it ideal for travel. With grooved steps that gently clean your cat’s paws as they enter and exit, this attractive litter box features a charcoal filter that absorbs odors to keep your home smelling fresh and clean. The large design makes it ideal for homes with more than one cat, and the generous entrance makes it great for larger furry friends.

Best for odor control

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PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra Automatic Self Cleaning Hooded Litter Box

A covered waste trap keeps solids out of sight

If you hate handling your kitty’s litter, then this is the box for you. The rake automatically scoops solid waste beneath the waste trap and into a tray, which once full, can be covered over with the provided lid and thrown away. The crystal litter has five times the odor control of clumping clay litter, is 99% dust-free, and low tracking. With a built-in sensor that begins cleaning the tray 20 minutes after it detects your cat leaving the litter box, the covered waste trap means smelly waste is always kept out of sight.

How to choose the best litter box

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When it comes to choosing a good litter box for your feline friend, look for one that helps make your life easier. Our favorite is the Pet Mate Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Pan with its unique design that easily separates out clean litter from solid waste for easy removal. If you’re looking for a great all-in-one starter kit that comes with everything your cat needs for 30 days, then we highly recommend the Purina Tidy Cats Litter Box System.

For multi-cat households, the spacious and private Petmate Booda Dome Clean Step Litter Box is a great choice, and as a bonus, the grooved steps mean your kitty’s paws get cleaned every time they exit, drastically reducing tracking. And if you simply can’t stand having anything to do with your furkid’s waste, then you’re going to love the PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra Automatic Self Cleaning Hooded Litter Box. Super smart and efficient, it rakes away solids for you and stores them in a covered tray for easy disposal.


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