As a person who likes to do my business on a clean toilet, I have come to appreciate the importance of a clean litterbox. When my brother told me that he cleaned Boots’ litterbox once a week, I was horrified. I told him that he was VERY lucky that she hadn’t done her business elsewhere. I think the first time that I really thought of the importance of a clean litterbox was when our vet was explaining hooded litterboxes. Rags always had a hooded litterbox. And the vet said, that a hooded litterbox is like doing your business in a Johnny On The Spot (portable toilet rental). YUCK! For that reason and more, I no longer support hooded litterboxes.
So, I wanted to share my Litterbox Essential list and see what yours are. Mine is short:
- One nice size litterbox – I like the NVR Miss or storage bins
- One Litter Lifter – this is the BEST litter scoop in the world.
- Litter that you and your cats like – we use Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Ultra
- Bathmat – I like to put a bath mat or a similar sized towel in front of the litter box
You can see a lot of our litterbox essential set up in this review video of the NVR Miss Litterbox:
What are your litterbox essentials? If someone was adopting a cat for the first time and didn’t know what to do with a litterbox, what would you suggest based on your experience?