Top 7 Best Pro Pet Supplies Cat Litter Box Options

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So, you swung by the animal shelter and ended up falling head-over-heels in love with the prettiest kitty to ever exist looking at you with those gooey and adorable Puss-in-Boots eyes.

He captured your heart, and now he has a home.

It hit you a little later that now you needed cat supplies, ASAP.

However, you choose your cat (or however your cat chooses you), you’ll need cat toys, cat food, bowls, scratching posts, and plenty of other items to keep your cat happy and healthy.

If you’re currently on the hunt for a cat litter box to check off on your new cat supply list, we’ve got you covered.

How We Chose Our Ratings

The highest rated litter boxes were the ones that kept the litter low-maintenance and easy to clean. No one likes to get involved with their pet’s poop, especially when it’s inside and the cats don’t flush.

Cost played a part as well – the less contact you need to make with the waste, the more expensive litter boxes tend to be. Everyone’s always in the interest of not spending tons of money.

Overall though, all the cat litter boxes we checked out were good quality options that will get the job done. A lot of the decision process is based on you and your cat’s lifestyle rather than which litter boxes are “better” than others. They all work great depending on the situation.

Top 7 Best Pro Pet Supplies Cat Litter Box Options

The type of litter box you get your cat is an important choice, as cats who are displeased with their assigned potty space will rebel and do their business elsewhere – usually somewhere in the house where you don’t want them to.

Whether your cat likes his potty privacy or prefers an easy-access no-hassle open bathroom pan, Pro Pet Supplies has a cat litter box that’ll work out for your favorite furball.

Omega Paw Elite Self Cleaning Roll 'n Clean Litter Box, Midnight Black, Large
  • Elite Self cleaning EL-RA20-1
  • Features chrome accents
  • Built in "litter step" catches litter as cat exits
  • New improved clip design
  • Stronger more durable sifting Grill.Material:Plastic.Remove all kitty litter and rinse out with pet-friendly soap and water. Scrub with a soft cloth to remove stubborn stains and litter and use a soft towel to dry and reassemble for use

The Roll n Clean Self-Cleaning Litter Box is here to make your life easier for $50 to $75 depending on where you find it.

The litter box works by using a grill system to scoop out the waste and deposit it into a slide-out tray that you can then remove and dump. It’s recommended to use clumping litter with the Roll n Clean.

You can get it in regular (17"L x 20"W x 18"H) for the average housecat and large (19.5"L x 22"W x 20"H) for large cats or multi-cat homes.

The downsides of a self-cleaning litter box include the higher cost, and the potential to scare your cat into disliking it. The automatic feature of self-cleaners will sometimes scare cats to the point where they stop using the litter box. Just keep an eye on your cat as he adjusts to his new bathroom and make adjustments from there.

Another downside is that you won’t be able to pick up on changes in your cat’s pee or poop that might signal a health problem. If you’re not regularly interacting with it via scooper the traditional way, you’d miss a change.

The upside is that a self-cleaner saves you from the wasted time and discomfort you would’ve experienced cleaning out a litter box manually.

PetSafe Simply Clean Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box, Automatic, Works with Clumping Cat Litter
  • Self-cleaning litter box that reduces odor with no scooping and no mess
  • Easy to set-up, use, and clean. Low power consumption
  • Uses less clumping litter than traditional litter boxes
  • Waste bin can be lined with recycled bags for an easy cleanup
  • 1-year warranty. 6-foot cord plugs into standard wall outlet

The PetSafe Simply Clean Automatic Litter Box System is another time and waste management saver that will handle your cat’s litter so you don’t have to. Depending on where you get it, it’ll run you from $50 to $75.

The system’s bowl slowly and continuously rotates (making about one rotation per hour) and moves waste to a conveyer that moves it up and into the waste bin.

It’s easy to set-up, use, and clean – especially since it does the worst part for you. Instead of manually cleaning out a litter box daily, you only need to clean out the PetSafe every two weeks (in a single-cat household). To make cleaning even easier on yourself, you can line the self-cleaner’s waste bin with recycled bags from your neighborhood grocery store of choice.

It has a low amount of power consumption and uses less clumping litter than the average litter box. It’s meant to be used by cats who weight 15 pounds or less.

It’s important to keep the bowl filled to the marked fill line with clumping, clay cat litter only.

Van Ness CP5 Sifting Cat Pan/Litter Box with Frame, Blue/Gray
  • High polished finish that is stain resistant
  • Framed pan provides added height, reducing litter spills and holding cat pan liners securely in place
  • Easy to clean
  • Made in USA
  • Assorted Colors

A cat litter box with an additional sifting frame is a great pick because of the easy clean-up. It’s not as convenient as a self-cleaning litter box, but the sifter allows you to just pick up the top half of the cat pan and shake the litter through, leaving the waste on the top for you to easily dump.

Sifting cat pans can be open or closed. They’ll probably run you about $$ or less – this sifting pan from Pro Pet Supplies is about $30.

Petmate Top Entry Litter Pan Cat Litter Box Brushed Nickel/Pearl White
  • TOP ENTRY LITTER BOX: This enclosed kitty litter box features high walls for cats' privacy. The wide, top entry design easily accommodates larger cats & has a grated surface to collect litter from cats' paws.
  • LITTER-FREE FLOOR: The tall litter box allows cats to dig & cover waste without spilling litter onto the floor. The grated top collects litter from paws as cats exit the pan, allowing litter to fall into the pan below.
  • PET CLEAN UP: Swiftly clean up after your dog or cat while at home or on walks with a variety of waste management products. From waste bags, rakes, pans, trainings pads to poop scoopers, litter boxes & litter, we've got you & your pet covered.
  • Petmate: For over 50 years, we at Petmate are passionate about our dogs, cats & furry friends in general. Starting with the very first dog kennel, we've produced plenty of eco-friendly products that pets will love.
  • JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, chickens & other small furry friends! Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit!, Jackson Galaxy & more!

If you’ve got a cat with hops and oodles of adventure, they might be into a top-entry litter pan.

Top-entry cat litter boxes are good choices for agile cats that can get in easily. Compared to a traditional litter box, top-entry boxes save space, don’t smell as bad, and are harder for other pets to get into and mess with. They’ll cost you $25 or less.

More litter goes into a top-entry litter pan so you can get away without cleaning it for a little longer than other litter boxes. Some top-entry pans have smaller holes on the covered side of the lid to catch litter stuck to your cat’s paws so less stray litter ends up around the sides of the box. Because of that bonus, you probably won’t need to use a cat litter mat with your top-entry pan to catch the mess.

Petmate Hi-Back Open Litter Cat Pan
  • OPEN CAT LITTER PAN: The open-top design of this litter box provides ample space for small & large cats. The sloped entry is perfect as a litter box for older cats & kittens. Durable non-toxic plastic.
  • LARGE LITTER BOX: The large kitten litter pan for cats features a high backside & taller walls to reduce litter scatter, keeping floors clean. Made of durable non-stick plastic that withstands heavy litter.
  • PET CLEAN UP: Swiftly clean up after your cat while at home with a variety of waste management products. From waste bags, rakes & pans to poop scoopers, litter boxes & litter, we've got you & your pet covered.
  • Petmate: For over 50 years, we at Petmate are passionate about our dogs, cats & furry friends in general. Starting with the very first dog kennel, we've produced plenty of eco-friendly products that pets will love.
  • JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, chickens & other small furry friends! Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit!, Jackson Galaxy & more!

Looking for a standard open litter pan that’ll also keep the litter and waste inside where it belongs? Try a Hi-Back cat litter pan.

For less than $100 you can squash your messy cat’s (most likely unintentional, but you never know with cats) plans of covering your house in litter. Cats will usually kick the litter when they’re done with their business, and a high-backed cat litter box will prevent high-kicking cats from clearing the sides of the box with their waste. It’s also useful for cats with bad aim.

High-backed pans will usually have three high sides and a low side so your cat can get inside the box, no matter their physical state.

Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan - Warm Gray
  • Provides your cat with privacy while retaining their litter inside the pan
  • Large hood lifts up for easy access for cleaning
  • Carbon filter works to remove odors
  • Perfect for multi-cat households
  • Pan dimensions is 22.4" long x 18.3" high x 20" wide. Door opening measures 10.4" inches by 9.6" inches. Dimension when assembled is 22"L x 20"W x 18"H. Hand wash with mild soap and water.

Does your cat prefer to go to the bathroom when no one’s watching? Then he might appreciate a hooded cat litter pan. Aside from particular cats’ preferences for privacy, hooded pans are also great for keeping the cat litter smell down.

The pan could have an open door or a flap, depending on preference. Some of the tops are translucent to lessen the smell and give the feel of a covered area while still letting you see if your cat’s causing any mischief inside. Hooded pans will cost about $30 or less.

Some downsides to a hooded pan compared a traditional open pan are that hooded pans take up more space, might cause trouble for cats with arthritis (it’s harder to get in and out of a hooded pan), and they’re also not the best option for cats with allergies or asthma. While hooded pans reduce the smell for us on the outside, it amplifies the smell on the inside and your cat might not take well to that.

Cats are picky – monitor your cat’s use of the litter box for a bit to see if she deems it a worthy toilet for herself.

Petmate Giant Litter Pan High-Capacity Cat Litter Box Blue Mesa Color
  • OPEN-TOP KITTY LITTER BOX: This large cat litter pan provides ample space for cats to do their business comfortably. The sloped style is great for older cats or kittens to access. Holds up to 30 lbs. of litter.
  • KEEPS LITTER CONTAINED: The durable jumbo cat litter box features a wide base to keep mess contained within the pan for litter-free floors. The deeper design holds more litter for extended use & less frequent cleaning.
  • PET CLEAN UP: Swiftly clean up after your dog or cat while at home or on walks with a variety of waste management products. From waste bags, rakes, pans, trainings pads to poop scoopers, litter boxes & litter, we've got you & your pet covered.
  • Petmate: For over 50 years, we at Petmate are passionate about our dogs, cats & furry friends in general. Starting with the very first dog kennel, we've produced plenty of eco-friendly products that pets will love.
  • JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, chickens & other small furry friends! Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit!, Jackson Galaxy & more!

When in doubt, the traditional open litter pan won’t let you down. They’re cheap and reliable – you can get them for $20 or less.

Traditional open cat litter boxes are easy to enter and exit which makes them good for kittens and older cats with arthritis. They’re bad for high-kicking cats which would be better suited to a litter box with high sides or a hood.

It doesn’t even have to be specifically labelled as a cat litter box – any similarly-sized plastic storage tub will do. Just make sure you grab a litter scooper somewhere along the way – you’re going to need it.

Comparison Table

Product

Image

Details

Price & Rating

Petmate Giant Litter Pan High-Capacity Cat Litter Box Blue Mesa Color

Product Dimensions

18.5 x 21.5 x 20 inches


Weight

 6.5 pounds


Color

-

Petmate Giant Litter Pan High-Capacity Cat Litter Box Blue Mesa Color

Product Dimensions

26 x 19 x 10 inches


Weight

-


Color

-

 

Van Ness CP5 Sifting Cat Pan/Litter Box with Frame, Blue/Gray

Product Dimensions

19 x 15 x 8 inches


Weight

3 pounds


Color

-

Petmate Top Entry Litter Pan Cat Litter Box Brushed Nickel/Pearl White

Product Dimensions

20.29 x 15.07 x 15.2 in


Weight

 3.45 lbs


Color

White

Petmate Hi-Back Open Litter Cat Pan

Product Dimensions

23.8 x 19.8 x 12 inches


Weight

 -


Color

-

Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan - Warm Gray

Product Dimensions

22 x 17 x 18.3 in


Weight

 5.05 lbs


Color

Warm Gray (top and base), and warm gray accent color

Petmate Giant Litter Pan High-Capacity Cat Litter Box Blue Mesa Color

Product Dimensions

25.6 x 18.3 x 10 inches


Weight

 2.69 pounds


Color

-

Buyer’s Guide

Now it’s time for you to pick the cat litter box that’s best for your cat and household’s needs.

Clean-up is one of the first things cat-owners think of when dealing with litter boxes. No one wants to be around their cat’s waste any longer than necessary, no matter how precious their purr.

That’s where cost comes in. If you want to stay as far away from the cat poop as you can, you’ll have to shell out some extra cash for the litter boxes that can clean themselves. Sure, it’ll be a lot less smelly and take a lot less effort on your part, but not everyone is willing to spend $50 to $170 on a toilet for their cats.

On the other hand, if you’re totally fine with laying down the money for a low-maintenance cat bathroom, there are lovely litter box options that will take care of the most undesirable parts for you.

After all, cats are high-maintenance creatures with big personalities– you might as well make it easier on yourself to take care of their bathroom habits with a hands-free cat litter service. No need to buy eyedrops since you won’t have to get close enough for the smell to sting your eyes.

Do you want to be able to check and see if your cat’s doing alright with her business? Does your cat have a tendency to vanish inside your house? Then you might want a cat litter box with a see-through top or no top at all for maximum vigilance on your sneaky kitty.

Alternatively, does your kitty like her privacy? Will she scream if you interrupt her potty time? Is she shy? Does she like a dark environment to do her dirty business in? Well, that’s why some cat litter boxes come with covers. Open or flapped door holes come either on the sides or top depending on your cat’s preferred mode of entry.

Cats like to have bathroom options, so it’s actually recommended that you get an extra cat litter box. If you have one cat get two litter boxes, if you have two cats get three litter boxes, and so on. Litter boxes should also be large enough for the cat to comfortably fit in, turn around, dig, and avoid previous messes.

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