Cleaning the litter box is one of those chores that has to be done but can we make it easier?
Using a cat litter box liner solves the problem of the cat's waste being stuck to the bottom of the box. The whole liner, litter and all is tossed away or the litter is scooped and then litter and bag disposed of when necessary.
Not everyone likes litter box liners because they can tear and move about and fall back into the box. The solution is to get a liner that has elastic around the edge and that is thick enough to withstand some clawing or scratching.
The elastic is around the edges, and that keeps the litter box liners in place.
Litter box liners can sometimes to scrunch up when the cat starts digging. Even if the sides of the liners are over the edge of the box, once the litter is added, the liners can frustratingly fall back into the box.
Elastic liners fit right over the edge of the box and with the added advantage of being secured by elastic, they are less likely to move about.
The elastic eliminates the problem of the liner falling back into the box when the litter is poured in. You still need to be careful about pouring the litter in to the box. Avoid dumping the litter into the box, the liner may still come off.
Pour the litter with some control and keep an eye on the liner.
The video below shows how to use a litter box liner. It's an excellent video to get a basic understanding of how liners work in a litter tray. The liners used are not elastic liners and in the video, Karen does mention that the liners she was using were not top quality which is why she has two bags in the tray.
The take away points from this video are:
Litter box liners prolong the life of the litter box. Eventually odors get absorbed by plastic including the litter box. Odors can often be difficult to remove as you have no doubt experienced with other plastic products.
There are many litter liners that use a drawstring to ensure easy removal of the litter liner. This works by pulling the drawstring to gather the liner together for easy disposal.
There are very few liners that use elastic to keep the litter liner in place when it is in the box.
The Fresh Kitty Liners have elastic to keep the liner in place and a drawstring so that gets bonus points.
Cat Litter Liners with Elastic
The liners measure 36"x 18" and are 1.5 ml thick. They are heavy duty and will resist tearing.
To use: Fit a liner over the edge of the litter box. Fill the box with your preferred amount of litter,approximately 3" is a handy reference guide.
When you are ready to dispose of the litter, lift the edges of the liner, secure at the top and dispose of the bag and its contents in the regular garbage.
No more digging around trying to find the edge of the liner, which may have fallen back into the box.
There is no doubt that some cats will scratch the liners however these liners are heavy duty.
The cost may at first seem an unnecessary expense, however you are paying for convenience and that can be priceless.
There are 10 elastic litter box liners in one box.
There are options to purchase a number of boxes. The size of the liner is 36in x 18in.
The liners have a lavender vanilla scent to help neutralize unpleasant odors.
On the plus side, there is an elastic edge to help keep the liner in place in the litter box and there is also a drawstring which makes it easy to draw up when it is time to dispose of the liner.
On the negative side, the bags could be thicker. Some choose to use double liners for the convenience.
There are 30 elastic cat pan liners in this box. They remove easily from the dispensing box.
The liners are 17 inches long and 30 inches wide.
They are strong and get the tick of approval for being tear resistant as indicated here.
In addition to making it easy to clean the box, the elastic is going to help the liners stay in place even while kitty is turning in circles to trying to find the best box location of the day.
These cat litter box liners fit securely over the edge of the box as shown. Because of the elastic they fit most size litter boxes however if you have a jumbo size pan they do come in a jumbo size.
Cat Litter Liners with Elastic
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