An elevated litter box can provide some great benefits for your cat’s bathroom experience. Not only will a raised litter box give your cat more privacy, but it can also provide dog-proofing capabilities, less mess, and an all-around better experience! We’re going to lead you through the pros and cons of an elevated litter box and show you the best ways to get your cat to use one.
What’s the scoop on raised litter boxes?
While all cats have their preferences on litter box types, a raised litter box like the Litter-Robot 3 Connect can provide your cat with a more enjoyable experience. But wait—your cat isn’t the only one benefiting from an elevated box!
You’ll have less litter scattered throughout the house and your home will be adorned with a stylish way to hide a litter box. Elevated litter boxes also help keep other pets out of the box! Even if your cat has trouble making it to higher surfaces, litter boxes like the Litter-Robot offer a ramp to help them reach raised boxes with ease.
How an elevated litter box benefits your cat
Let’s take a deeper look at how an elevated cat litter box provides you and your kitty a better litter box experience. Here are 4 reasons why you should be using a raised litter box for your feline friend!
Cats need privacy while doing their business
Cats have a deep-rooted instinct to be alert at all times. It’s no surprise they prefer litter boxes that are secluded and offer privacy so they can use the bathroom in peace. Raised and enclosed litter boxes will give them the privacy for a calming litter box experience. Better yet, take privacy a step further with hidden litter box furniture like the coffee oak storage cabinet from Litter-Robot!
Keeps litter in the box
Some cats like to dig so aggressively in litter that they cause a huge mess outside the box, potentially tracking germs all over your home. While you might not be able to stop your cat from digging, a raised litter box will help keep the litter where it belongs—inside the box! With an elevated litter box, the litter sits deeper in the box and the edges are raised. Combined with a Litter Trap™ Mat, the litter is far less likely to end up all over your house.
Keeps dogs out of the box
The Litter-Robot 3 Connect is the perfect dog-proof litter box. It will help keep your pup out of the litter box and make your cat feel more secure while going to the bathroom. And since the litter box is self-cleaning, it will automatically sift waste from the litter before your dog tries to eat anything your cat left behind.
Your cat only cares about having a functional litter box that’s clean, safe, and easy to use. As a pet parent, you likely want all that too, but it wouldn’t hurt to have something a little more aesthetically pleasing. The Litter-Robot 3 Connect is designed to stand alone or sit perfectly in a modern piece of furniture like the credenza. Who said you have to skimp out on style in the name of cat waste?
What are the drawbacks?
Worried about your cat jumping in and out of the box? We get it: Some cats might be suffering from certain medical or age-related conditions, preventing them from safely using an elevated litter box. The good news is, the Litter-Robot 3 Connect has an optional ramp accessory so your cat can easily and safely use a raised litter box.
How do I get my cat to use it?
So now you might be wondering, will cats use an elevated litter box? Don’t worry, even if your cat isn’t using the litter box at first, there are ways to help your feline feel more secure with their new box. Cats are generally curious and they will likely investigate the new box no matter what.
Try placing the elevated box in the same location as the old litter box. Then, take a cup of litter from the old box and add it to clean litter in the new box. The familiar scent will help persuade your cat to investigate. Once inside, your cat will feel the litter and know exactly what to do.
Give your cat the ultimate litter box experience
There’s no time like the present to upgrade to the Litter-Robot 3 Connect. Not only will this elevated litter box give your cat privacy while keeping your house stylish and clean, but you’ll also have access to tons of features. The Litter-Robot 3 Connect will automatically clean the box for you and the app alerts you know when the box needs your attention. You can monitor your cat’s litter box habits through the app and accessorize the litter box however you see fit!
While every cat has their preference on litter box type, most cats will use elevated litter boxes. You may wish to add a ramp or stair feature to the litter box to encourage your cat.
Raising a litter box will help keep your pup out of the litter box. A covered box is also helpful to keep other animals out of the litter box.
The best place to put a litter box is in a quiet, low-traffic area or in the same spot as your old litter box.