The cat litter box can present challenges for you, like your kitty tracking cat litter all over your house. If you are tired of scooping poop, litter box smells, or finding little bits of litter everywhere, these new litter box products can help.

Cat Litter Box of the Future: The Litter Robot

When it comes to cat care, technology has come a long way. Litter robots like the Litter-Robot 3 by Whisker make it so that you don’t even have to scoop the litter box. These self-cleaning boxes will automatically separate any waste from the cat litter and place it into a convenient box you just need to empty. You can even connect the box to an app so you get an alert when it is time to empty it. Litter robots create less litter waste around your house and reduce smells. You can use your regular brand of cat litter inside the box to help your kitty adjust to using it.

Cat Litter Mat

Litter mats are simple and affordable solutions for your litter problems. These mats are designed with waffle weaves to catch any litter that might stick to your cat’s paws or underside as he or she emerges from the litter box. The litter falls through the weaves and gets trapped in a mat underneath. When the mat gets full, all you have to do is pour the collected cat litter back into the box or straight into the trash can. The mats are both water and urine proof, which makes them easy to clean. They are slip resistant and comfortable under your cat’s paws. Place one right under or outside the litter box for an extra bit of protection for your floors.

Self-Cleaning Litter Box

These fully-functional litter boxes significantly decrease the amount that you need to scoop litter. Simply roll the box and gravity will ensure that the waste falls into a little compartment that you just have to empty. These products have a similar function to the litter robots in a more cost-effective package. They are easy to clean and the hood minimizes smells in your house. With a built-in filter, they will also decrease litter dust to keep your house cleaner. Pair it with the litter mat for even more protection for your house.

Silica Gel Cat Litter

New cat litter products like PrettyLitter are lighter than more traditional options because they actually trap and evaporate moisture. You simply need to scoop the poop and let the litter do the rest. One bag of silica gel litter lasts a month and does not create dust like more traditional options. It also turns colors to alert to the presence of certain feline diseases like:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Kidney disease
  • Bladder issues
  • Issues with calcium oxidate 

At Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, we want to make it as easy as possible to care for your pets. With helpful resources in our blogs and specialized veterinary services, we can aid in a life of happiness and good health for your pets. Call (248) 334-6877 to learn more.