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?
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.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.
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.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?
Have a shag rug bathmat that does a great job. I place the long way at the entrance to the domed litter box with the edge under the ramp area.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?
ingenious! that looks like a great mat to catch the litter. I didn't think to search for cat litter mat on Amazon when I was looking for a rubber mat to catch the pee actually for when my cat pees over the side of the box (I think because her arthritis acts up occasionally and makes it uncomfortable to squat). tried pee pads and finally silicone pads and found one that worked good for liquid. the plush rugs seem like a good idea too for dry litter. I imagine that's easy to vacuum and shake outside every once in a while to get the fine dust out, too. I'd be afraid to put it in the washer, though, because I use clumping litter and I'd be worried the fine dust would gum up the washer or ruin it somehow.I have this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L87FO3W?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage and I did see a difference from not using a mat to now using it. I bought a very large mat size. The box is against the wall, and the mat is under the box, and then the mat extends out pretty far accross the front of the litter box. It catches a lot of litter in the small holes. I can lift the mat and shake the litter back into the box. When I wasn't using the mat the litter was tracked down the hallway.