Are you a cat owner? What is one of the least favorite things about owning a cat? Taking care of the litter box, right? Nobody likes scooping, cleaning and refilling the box so can you imagine how nice it would be not to have to perform that particular chore anymore.
Self-cleaning litter boxes are designed to automatically rake and sweep away waste after your cat has used the litter box. The boxes are extremely safe because they have sensors inside them that can detect when your cat or any other object is in the box and the system won't activate the rake. This greatly reduces the chance that your pet could be hurt using the box.
Some of the most popular brands come with a disposable litter tray that is filled with litter mixed with crystals. The crystals will absorb urine on contact and rapidly dries solid waste which reduces odor. Then the automatic rake will place the waste matter in covered compartments which also helps eliminate odor.
Cat owners know that disposing of the waste in a timely manner is what reduces the odor normally associated with litter boxes. The disposable litter trays collect all the waste and are easily removed, disposed of and replaced.
Even though the disposable filters seem to be a little expensive, you will actually use less clay or clumping litter, so you will save money in the long run. The filters are self-contained which means you don't have to worry about spilling kitty litter all over when you are trying to refill the box or having your cat track litter all over the floors.
On some units, you have the option of adding a privacy hood. The hood provides more comfort for your cat and also helps with odor control.
As a cat owner, you have a number of great options available in self-cleaning litter boxes. Do a little research and choose the model with the features that are going to fit you and your cat's needs the best.