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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-24-2015, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Litter mat to reduce litter scatter?

I currently have a sizable sisal litter mat underneath my cat's litter box, but it doesn't trap litter very well. Do any of you have mats that you really love?
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I have my floor. Nothing really works well, so lots of sweeping!
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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-24-2015, 01:36 PM
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I have a couple of plush bath mats outside the litter box opening, plus a small obstacle course. They have to stop and make a sharp turn to the right when they leave the box (so they can't just run out), then jump over another obstacle, which gets a little more litter off their paws. Every little bit helps.

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I find a bath mat works well as it takes off quite a bit of litter off their feet, and I can shake off any litter into the litter box, and then it's easy to launder the mat about every 3 weeks or so to keep the pile fluffier.

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I found a bath mat worked well. But Neko started peeing on it so no more mats for us
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I got a plastic (Van ness) litter mat but since I have an open litterbox, don't find it works great because Aggie usually will just bypass it. Would probably suggest using one if you have a closed litterbox, or getting a mat bigger than the box?
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I have a couple of plush bath mats outside the litter box opening, plus a small obstacle course. They have to stop and make a sharp turn to the right when they leave the box (so they can't just run out), then jump over another obstacle, which gets a little more litter off their paws. Every little bit helps.
That's so clever! My apartment right now is a little too small for something like that, but when I do I'll keep it in mind.

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I got a plastic (Van ness) litter mat but since I have an open litterbox, don't find it works great because Aggie usually will just bypass it. Would probably suggest using one if you have a closed litterbox, or getting a mat bigger than the box?
I do have a closed litterbox, and the mat spans most of the floor under/in front of it -- a lot of litter does end up on the mat, but it just gets scattered anyway. So I was thinking maybe some other kind of material that will get the litter to stick to it/fall in it, if it's grooved/etc.


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post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 02:22 PM
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Litter mats don't really work very well. Best thing really is a rechargeable dust buster close to the litter area. Just suck it up every other day!
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I face the litterboxes to the wall. With just enough room for a cat to step out. The way they are tucked into their spots the cat has to walk around the box to make a break for it. That really helped with the litter spread. The only time I have an issue now is when Neelix EXPLODES over the side of the box... that still causes a little rainshower of litter.

I do have a rechargable Black and Decker hand vac. Every few days I sweep up any litter and buzz it up. Since I empty it after each use (so no random fuzzies from somewhere else) I just empty the litter back into the box.
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I have this for our litter box Ribbed Cat Litter Mat - Cleaning Supplies and Tools - Storage and Cleanup - Starcrest

The litter gets trapped in there and I just pick it up and shake it off and the sweep.
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