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Litter Boxes and Cats – My Review

Litter Boxes and Cats – My Review

Hi! Today we will talk about Litter Boxes and Cats – My Review and with so many brands available it can be hard to choose and we will review which one’s are the best, one that lasts the longest and fights that smell:

“Someone owns a cat in this house” yeah… that smell!

Well, I hope today finds you and your furry child happy and healthy! I am so excited to get my new kitten on Wednesday!

And tomorrow I will go out to get her toys and kitten food and a scratching post! What are the best litter boxes and cat litter? I will review the different choices that are available.

I already have her cat litter box, which of course is a really good start. The following are reviews for cat products you need and your cat will love!


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Best Litter Box for Large Cats

Product: Pet Mate Arm & Hammer Large Sifting Litter Pan

Model No.: 42036Litter Boxes and Cats - My Review

Size: 18.9 x 15.2 x 7.9 inches

Price: Check price here

Guarantee: Upon request from the seller.

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10



Litter Boxes and Cats My Review – Three Pan Systems! Excellent

I really like the 3 pan system. I’m not sure how dirty the outer area will get with this one. It depends on the cat. But so far so good. We’ll see how she does. I usually get a litter box with a hood. But my son picked this one out. So, I thought I would give it a try.

With the potential of kitty making a mess,  I decided to buy a litter mat. I bought a pink one and it is really pretty pink. I will get to that in a minute. O.k.

The box is very sturdy, just around 2.6 pounds without the litter.  Lift up the tray and the litter escapes through the hole leaving the waste in the top tray to be thrown out.

I know that when I walk into my house and if I can smell the cat box it makes me cringe. I like odorless cat boxes and it’s also healthier for the kitty. Have you ever wondered why your furry child has gone number 2 on the carpet?

There is a fair chance that their litter box is dirty and if it’s dirty, this is a true sign they are trying to tell you that! How many litter boxes will you need?

It depends on how many cats you have. If you have 2 cats, you will need 2 litter boxes.

It just makes sense, anything less than that, the litter box will get dirty really fast especially if you just have one litter box per 2 cats.


Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan – Warm Gray – #2 Choice

Product: Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan – Warm Gray

Model No.: 50695Litter Boxes and Cats - My Review

Size: 22.4 x 17 x 18.3 inches

Price: Check price here

Guarantee: Upon request from the seller.

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon

My Rating: 9.8 out of 10

This one I have used for my cats in the past. Especially for Sparrow. He would make a huge mess if there wasn’t a hood on his litter box. He would scratch the walls and the carpet all around him to cover up his waste.

Seriously, I would tell him, “Sparrow, you’ve got it covered!” He would talk back to me. “Meow… Meow..”. Interpretation… “I know… I can’t help it Ma” Then he would take off running down the hallway!

To this day I still don’t get why cats do that…

I like the hooded box because it has a vent at the top that you can put filters in. Helps cut the cat box odor tremendously! Cats love privacy so this box will be perfect for your kitty!

It also provides a hiding spot for your second kitty to pounce on the kitty using the box… well… that’s what my cats did! Do your cats ever do that?

This cat box also contains a free sample of  Magic Blue Litter Box Filter.

The only thing I don’t like about this box is that it is rather large. But there are other sizes available too.

This hooded cat litter box is available in several colors.

I have bought several hooded cat boxes over the years and it really does keep litter off the floor. Make sure you have a cat litter mat, it helps get the litter off their paws.


Did You Know?

If you have more than one bathroom in your house and no one uses the second bathtub, put the litter box in the bathtub with the entrance of the box away from the faucet.

Close the plug, so the litter will not go down the drain. Put the litter mat on the floor in front of the bathtub for when they exit and it keeps the mess in your tub which you can sweep up periodically. I did this when I lived in Indiana. And it works like a charm!


Fresh Step Multi-Cat Scented Litter! Here’s the Scoop!

Product: Fresh Step Multi-Cat Scented Litter with the power of Febreze clumping cat litter!

Model No.: 31601Litter Boxes and Cats - My Review

Size: 34.5 Pounds

Price: Check price here

Guarantee: 10-day odor control guarantee

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon

My Rating: 10 out of 10

I really like this litter. Multi-cat formula. Practically dust-free. It’s a scoopable litter. It’s made with activated charcoal that traps and eliminates odor.

It is safe for kittens to use too! The box comes with 4 compact resealable packs that make it easier to change the litter box. No more breaking your back! Or carrying super heavy cat litter! I really like this idea!

There have been times when I would try a cheaper brand. And I was dissatisfied each and every time. No other brand compares to this one.

I highly recommend this cat litter!


Dr. Elsey’s Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter – Naturally Natural

Product: Dr. Elsey’s Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter

Model No.: 460U

Size: 40 Pounds

Price: Check price here

Guarantee: Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service

Available at: Amazon

This cat litter is hypoallergenic and contains no plant proteins, perfumes or deodorants. Extremely absorbent.

Multi-cat formula, odor control and scoopable.

One thing I like about this litter is that it prevents moisture from reaching the bottom of the litter box. That means less odor or build-up at the bottom and less mess!

It is 99% dust-free, which I really like a lot. It is great for cat parents, you won’t get a dust cloud in your face and it is especially wonderful and healthier for your furry child!


Litter Boxes and Cats – Kitty Cat Litter Anti-Tracking Mats

Product: Kitti Cat Litter Anti Tracking Mats

Model No.: 41837 Litter Boxes and Cats - My Review

Size: 13.5 x 12.5 x 2.6 inches ( 2.2 pounds)

Price: Check price here

Guarantee: None

Available at: Amazon

My rating: 9.5 out of 10

This is a very pretty mat. It is made of durable material that won’t rip or tear. Soft material for kitty’s paws. It is available in 6 different colors, and is 35″ x 24″.

Clean the mat, vacuum first then wash with soap and water and then air dry. It really does prevent litter granules from being tracked through the entire house.

The only thing that I don’t like about it is you can’t put it in the washer and if kitty pee’s on it, it will soak through to the floor.

Note: It can also be used as a doormat. Great for wiping off your feet before you enter your house. So, if it’s that good for several uses, it is great for kitty!


Litter Boxes and Cats – My Review – Happy Cat!


I hope these reviews were helpful to you. It really is just a matter of personal preference and what is a hit with your kitty and what they don’t like. There are so many styles to choose from in Cat Litter Boxes, Cat Litters, and Cat Mats. Don’t forget the cat litter scooper either.

Clean up is easy with the above-mentioned items. One thing I like to get are those small dustpans and sweepers. That way you won’t need to use a big broom and pan. And it would make it quite easy to sweep up the litter.

Try to get dust free and fragrance-free with the litter you choose. There are all kinds of different litters out there and I have covered this in a previous blog (click here to read.)  From natural to organic to non-scoopable clay (yuck)!

Some more or less expensive products can be the perfect choice for your cat. They are the finicky ones!

But they are our babies who will be with us for years and years. Their purr is calming and their love is endless!

Good night kitty


Take care, my friends! If you have a comment or question, leave it in the box below. I will be sure to get back with you as soon as I can.

I appreciate you stopping by! Talk to you soon!



All my best to you and wishing you a lovely day!

Meowz to you!

Donna Rayne



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  1. Hi Donna, thanks for your so informative review on cat litter boxes. I’m glad i have a read. My close friend just adopt a Shorthair Cat, he loves it so much. But have limited experience in raising the cats. The living space is a bit messy currently..aha. He is looking for a good cat litter box, i think your review will be very helpful to him. Thanks!

    1. Donna Rayne says:

      Awesome! Thank you, Shaun, direct him to my site and let him know if he has any questions to feel free to reach out and I will be more than happy to help him!
      Have an awesome day and stop by anytime!

  2. I love all of these products, they are all so good it would be hard to choose which one to get!
    I have always liked the hooded litter boxes which seem to have less mess. I would have one inside and one outside. They also had a swinging door which the cats pushed open with their noses and this kept the rain out (for the outside one) and also helps control odours.
    Thanks for another great post, I look forward to reading more.
    Can’t wait to see pics of the new kitty too!

    1. Donna Rayne says:

      Thank you so much, Helen! I get her tomorrow and I am so excited.
      I will see how messy she might be with the cat box I bought, if she is too messy then I will get a hooded one. Stop by anytime and have a great day 🙂

  3. Hi Donna,
    You must be so excited about getting your new kitten. They are so precious!!
    Thanks for this great review. We have two cats and they love to make a mess around the litter boxes.
    I think the covered ones are my next purchase lol.
    I’ve tried different mats too, but so far nothing has stopped the litter from being tracked upstairs. I’m going to try your recommendation.

    1. Donna Rayne says:

      Well, thank you, Suzanne! I appreciate your stopping by. Yeah, I think hooded ones are the best. Kitties don’t make such a mess.

      And yes, I am very excited to get my new kitten! I keep thinking about what to name her, but it all depends on her personality!

      Let me know how you like the hooded litter box. Stop by anytime and have a great day!

      All my best,

  4. Hi, Donna, Our cat is named MR Minou. When he grow to be an adult his litter box with a hood was really too small, I took off the hood and it was still too small. I bought a large clear storage box, every day I use biodegradable bags to clean the litter and use an agglomerating litter. By cleaning it everyday it never smell bad.

    1. Donna Rayne says:

      Hi Claude,

      Wow, you must have a very big cat! Sparrow is a 25 lb. cat. I had to get the jumbo hooded litter box. Like the one, I wrote reviews about.

      I will have to do some research on the type of litter agglomerating litter. And write an article and include in my findings.

      If you have any information that would be helpful, I would appreciate it.

      Stop by and visit anytime. I thank you for reach out!
      Take care, my friend.

  5. God! so glad I found this article. My new gf has been wondering why I don’t go round her place much – her cat stinks the place out! I guess she is immune to it and doesn’t notice..I’m defo be subtle about it and order the activated charcoal one.

    Hopefully, this does the trick!

    1. Donna Rayne says:

      Derek, Some people don’t notice at all. But, I sure do. I can not stand the smell of a dirty cat box. That would be a great idea to order the activated charcoal one, it really does work!

      Thanks for stopping by,

  6. I was thinking about getting a kitten and I want to provide my pet with the best care I could get. #2 looks good, and with it, I could take it to my parents safely.

    What would you suggest as a toy for a small kitty?

    1. Donna Rayne says:

      Hi Dalibor,
      Get those little stuffed mice or some meshed balls that have little bells in them. Here are another one of my articles about kitten toys—>
      I hope this helps and stop by anytime!

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