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There are three main types of dog litter boxes. Some use absorbent pads, others a grate, and others an artificial grass pad over a grate. The pads are handy in that once soiled, you simply throw the pad out and replace it with a fresh one. The grass and grate kinds have to be drained and cleaned, but you do not need to buy replacement pads. The choice is up to you – or should I say your dog – since pets can be pretty finicky about where they go to the bathroom.
Dog litter box:
Dog litter box pictured: GSI Pet-Friendly Private Toilet Potty Tray For Smaller Dogs And Puppys by GSI.
Also of interest: UGODOG Indoor Dog Potty / IRIS Puppy and Dog Training Pad Holder / Potty Patch
If having a cat feels like a lot of work sometimes, especially when it comes to cleaning the litter box area, take your workload down a bit by buying a covered cat litter box for your cat. Big enough for your cat to walk into and do his or her business comfortably, a covered litter box helps to keep the litter in and not all over your floor. A great way to recoup some of the time you may lose cleaning up after your cat.
Covered cat litter box:
Covered cat litter box pictured: Iris CLH-12 Open-Top Litter Box with Shield and Scoop
If you own a cat who likes to make as much of a mess outside the litter box as inside, you might want to consider buying a large cat litter box. Apart from the extra room and comfort for your cat, they usually have high sides so that the litter actually stays inside the litter box rather than falling on the floor around it. For the most part, you can drop by your friendly neighborhood pet store or simply go online and with a few clicks of the mouse, have one delivered to your door. No fuss, no muss.
Large litter box:
Large litter box pictured: IRIS Cat High Sided Litter Pan w/ Scoop, Large, Navy
If you have a large cat who seems to constantly miss the litter box when it comes time to do their business, you may need a bigger litter box. Either your cat will unintentionally miss the mark so to speak, or the little box may just be too small for your large cat to comfortably maneuver in. Fortunately, there is a very simple solution to this problem which is to buy an extra large or jumbo litter box at your local pet store or online. Your cat will thank you.
Litter Boxes for Big Cats:
Litter Boxes for Big Cats example. Pictured: Clevercat Top Entry Litter Box
As much as love our cats, we usually hate the unsightly cat litter box that we need to keep out in the open, especially if we live in a small apartment. A great way around this is to purchase hidden cat litter boxes. These litter boxes come in many shapes and sizes, from decorative clay pots to designer litter boxes that look and function like everyday furniture. The one problem is that these items are usually a tad expensive, ranging in price from $50.00 to over $300.00. However, if you are desperate for a solution to the littler box problem, then spending the extra cash may be worth the cost in the long run.
Hidden Cat Litter Boxes:
Hidden Cat Litter Boxes example. Pictured: Cat Litter Box Cabinet Mahogany by PE