Finding the best litter box for your feline family doesn’t have to be a chore. With this list of the top 10 best boxes from 2016-2017, you can see the newest technology on the marketplace and the most popular options for cat owners nationwide. Choose from hooded boxes for kitty privacy, basic options for sticking to a budget or self-cleaning gadgets that will revolutionize your feelings towards cleaning up after the cats. No matter how particular you or your kitties are about their litter box, your furry family will be satisfied with at least one choice on this list.
1. Hagen CatIt Hooded Cat Litter Box
Don’t let your kitty litter stink up the whole house. Hagen’s hooded box keeps nasty odors from permeating your home, and the carbon filter helps clean up the air. The large hood gives your cat privacy while trapping the worst of their smell inside. It lifts up easily so you can clean up dirty litter without making a mess.
2. IRIS Open Top Cat Litter Box Kit with Shield and Scoop
Choose from black, white, gray, blue or red options for this litter box with matching scoop. It’s only 19 inches long and 15 inches wide, so you can tuck it out of sight until it’s time for cleaning. The plastic shield keeps kitty spray inside where absorbent litter can soak it up; you can also remove the shield and just use the pan. The entire unit is made in the United States.
3. Tidy Cats Cat Litter Box Kit System
If you’re sensitive to the stench of normal litter boxes, Tidy Cats has the solution for you. This kit features a slide-out tray where you can place disposable cat pads; the design makes stinky urine sink to the bottom and into the pad. To get rid of astringent smells, just toss the pad in the trash can. Dehydrating pellets also soak up smells. This all-in-one-kit comes with a box, scoop, bag of pellets and 4 odor control pads.
4. ScoopFree Self Cleaning Litter Box
Stop bending, scooping and smelling your cat’s bathroom odors. Instead, use this automatic litter box and let it take care of clean-up for you. Built-in detectors sense when your cat uses the box, wait 20 minutes to let the odor-absorbing crystal litter get to work and then send the rake through the box to scoop out any waste. The nasty bits get trapped in an odor-eliminating tray; all you have to do is swap out the tray every few weeks.
5. Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box
Instead of scooping away clumps of stinky letter, Omega’s self-cleaning box sweeps through the mess for you. Simply use your hands to roll the outside of the box towards the ground and let the internal mechanism filter out dirty clumps. Next, pull out the plastic containment funnel, empty it into the trash and replace it. You don’t have to buy replacement parts or get your hands dirty.
6. Littermaid Mega Self-Cleaning Litter Box
This larger-than-average box is perfect if you have multiple cats. The paw-cleaning ramp makes it easy for pregnant, elderly or injured felines to get into the box and keeps litter where it belongs. Its self-cleaning feature is powered by an AC adapter, but there’s a built-in battery to ensure you’ll always have an odor-free box. You can manually activate the litter rake feature or let it work its magic with the activity sensors. Either way, the Littermaid self-cleaning box sends smelly litter into a sealed carbon filter that locks nasty smells in.
7. Petmate Hooded Litter Pan Set with Microban – Large
If you have a shy cat or one with spraying problems, Petmate’s hooded box is a great choice for your family. The deep pan with a raise back and hood cover keeps fluids inside the box no matter how hard your cat tries to make a mess. Plus, the microban coating keeps stains, odors and germs to a minimum.
8. Good Pet Stuff Company Hidden Cat Litter Box
Litter boxes don’t have to be eyesores. This decorative option looks like a genuine clay pot and is topped with an artificial plant for added beauty. You can keep the included plant or swap out your favorite silk-leaf plant from the craft store. The large base and wide opening make it easy for even fat cats to get in and out, and it’s so easy to reach in and clean it.
9. ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box
If your kitty ever comes down with a urinary infection, you’ll want to track how often he or she uses the litter box. ScoopFree has made that easy with a health monitor that will count your cat’s visits for you. This box also features self-cleaning technology, disposable litter pads with anti-odor crystals and stench-absorbing litter. The fun futuristic colors make it a nice addition to any modern décor.
10. LitterMaid LM680C Automatic Self-Cleaning Classic Litter Box
At only 10 inches by 17.8 inches by 24.6 inches, this self-cleaning option from LitterMaid can fit in small spaces. It’s ideal for single-cat households looking for a space-saving version of the company’s easy-clean technology. You get a litter-catching entrance and exit ramp, 8 carbon filters for zapping nasty smells and 8 disposable waste receptacles for trapping dirty litter.