Drs. Foster and Smith Jumbo Hi-Back Hooded Litter Pan Reviews
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I love my cat, I really do. I admit I've made some terrible threats, but I could never hurt him. But finding urine streaks on the wall, and a dried puddle on the floor can make a person think some bad thoughts. There really isn't a good place for a litter box in my tiny apartment. Best I could decide on was in the laundry area which is unfortunately visible from the kitchen. So I opted for a hooded box, in hopes of hiding what I could. I'm not sure exactly how he does it, but my cat Charlie can somehow pee out the back of a covered litter box. He often stands and backs up to the back of the box, and I guess he is just level with the fine crack between the base and the hood, but he can hit it hard enough so it sprays out the back, hits the wall and runs down to form a puddle on the floor. UGH!!! I am sort of a germophobe, and super conscious of odors, so this just wouldn't do! I started placing a folded paper towel between the hood and base, but every now and then he'd saturate it bad enough to run down the outside. So then (go ahead, laugh, everyone else did) I began taping a piece of plastic wrap to the inside of the hood and let that hang down over the crack, along with the paper towel for backup. Nobody likes cleaning the litter box, but the chore was getter harder all the time. Keeping the paper towel in place, and not getting the plastic messed up while replacing the lid wasn't a job for the short tempered. Then, one day while browsing through the Dr. Foster and Smith's book, or my kitty wish book as I call it, I saw it! Apparently my problem wasn't unique. They make a special high-back litter box for cats whose "litter habits include messy backups". It has a lower entrance for easier entry and exit, which I hoped would be helpful for my other cat Stinky, who lost a back leg last year. Cost didn't matter if this would remedy the problem, though I don't think 12.99 was out of line. I think I paid as much, if not more for the one I had. Never did I think I would get excited about a litter box! Wow, mybe I do need to get a life. There is a vent on top fo the hood for a zeolite filter(one included) for odor control. The handle on top is supposed to be for handy carrying. I don't know where I would want to carry the box to, and I don't really trust this. Thought the lid stays put for regular usage, it doesn't lock tight enough to the base for me to carry it around by the handle. And does it work? He still backs up, and still manages to hit right where the hood and base meet. I have to clean the rim of the hood when I scoop. But so far nothing hs escaped, the wall and floor have remained dry. No more folded up paper towels and taping plastic wrap. Not perfect but close enough to it. The catalog says assorted colors, but does not offer a choice. I ended up with light and dark blue which is fine, I really had no preference.