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  • PetSafe ScoopFree Top-Entry Self-Cleaning Litter Box

  • Whisker Litter-Robot 3 Connect

  • Petkit Pura X

  • Omega Paw Roll' N Clean Litterbox

  • Pet Zone Smart Scoop Automatic Litter Box

  • LitterMaid Single Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box - 3rd Edition

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PetSafe ScoopFree Top-Entry Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Available in purple and taupe, PetSafe’s ScoopFree Original Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box claims to double as a health monitor for your cat. Not only does this smart device automatically remove waste, it’s designed with motion sensors that track how often your cat uses the litter box.

The product uses a crystal litter that claims to remove smell and dehydrate solid waste. It also promises clean floors, as this particular litter is 99 percent dust-free and the disposable tray where the litter collects includes a plastic lining to protect against leakage.

To change the litter, simply remove the disposable tray, throw it away, and replace it with a new one (which can be bought separately in packs of various counts). These time-consuming steps and extra expenses may be a hindrance to some pet owners.

Pros

  • Multiple entries

  • Sensors to monitor cat health

Cons

  • Limited color options

  • Pricey replacement cartridge

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Whisker Litter-Robot 3 Connect

Litter-Robot Connect 3 is a WiFi-enabled self-cleaning cat litter box that can be controlled right from your smartphone. Through the Litter-Robot app, pet owners can monitor how frequently your cat uses it and the current status of the litter box usage. The app can also start a cleaning cycle to dispose of cat waste, and even get notifications when the waste drawer is full.

A patented sifting technology automatically separates waste from clean litter, collecting the waste in a drawer that can be emptied at any time. This can be ideal for multi-cat households, as cats prefer a clean bed of litter to do their business in. However, some users report that odor control can be hit-or-miss with this self-cleaning cat litter box.

Pros

  • Sleek design

  • Smartphone controls

  • Accommodates up to 4 cats

Cons

  • Potentially too large

  • Hit-or-miss odor control

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Petkit Pura X

While running on the pricey side, Petkit Pura X Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box is compatible with a variety of cat litters. Though Petkit recommends filling the box with its own brand of cat litter, the compatibility offers pet owners more options to use their favorite cat litter while taking advantage of the device’s self-cleaning properties.

In this cat litter box, a purifying liquid works to remove odor while helping to keep the device clean. It also comes with an auto-cleaning or scheduled cleaning mode, meaning you can set the Petkit to work on your time. You can monitor litter box usage through an app as well.

If your cat is on the larger side, this box may not be right for you. Petkit recommends this product for cats up to 18 pounds.

Pros

  • Accident protection system

  • Automatic or scheduled cleaning

  • Compatible with multiple cat litters

Cons

  • Expensive

  • For cats under 18 pounds

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Omega Paw Roll' N Clean Litterbox

Available in green, blue, and black, this Omega Paw self-cleaning cat litter box is much more affordable and budget-friendly than most of its competitors. While it doesn’t have health monitoring or WiFi capabilities like some of the pricier self-cleaning cat litter boxes, it promises to get the job done with no frills.

An integrated step can help your cats easily get into the litter box, while also catching excess litter stuck to their paws upon exiting. This can help reduce litter mess even further while improving accessibility for your furry friend. Some users complain that this litter box runs on the smaller side and may not be large enough for bigger cats.

Pros

  • Active charcoal filter

  • Self-scooping mechanism

Cons

  • Scooping mechanism takes up too much space

  • Entryway doesn't keep litter in

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Pet Zone Smart Scoop Automatic Litter Box

Pet Zone Smart Scoop Automatic Litter Box aims to give pet owners a hassle-free experience without having to completely redo your cat’s litter routine. Its design is compatible with multiple popular cat litters, and it uses carbon filters that promise to reduce odor.

While some self-cleaning cat litter boxes feature hoods or closed-off designs, this device has an open layout—which may or may not be beneficial depending on your cat’s preferences. It also claims to be up to 75 percent quieter than similar products.

However, some users claim that the motor doesn’t last long. The good news is that in case of an issue, there’s a one-year limited warranty.

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LitterMaid Single Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box - 3rd Edition

LitterMaid Single Cat Self-Cleaning Litter Box is a great option for pet owners who don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to litter box management. While some products on the market require a smartphone to manage the device via an app, this one works on its own thanks to an automatic rake that scoops and removes waste.

The litter box also comes with an attachment that can fit some vacuum hoses, meaning you can use the litter box to also clean up the surrounding area if you prefer (and want to purchase additional tools). Yet some users claim that this device runs on the noisy side and doesn’t always manage to scoop up litter caked around the edges or at the bottom of the box.

Pros

  • High walls prevent messes

  • Includes attachment

Cons

  • Noisy

  • May not remove waste around edges

  • For single-cat households

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