Our question this week was:Dr. Jon - What is the difference between a cat litter box and a cat litter pan? My friend say litter pan and I've always said litter box. Is one better than the other?
Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking – "What is the difference between a cat litter box and a cat litter pan?
They are the same thing – they are used interchangeable by most people. However, if you wanted to really consider it – a litter pan would be lower and just the pan (no hood). Litter box could be deeper (like a box) and could include a hood or cover of some sort.
Generally – we believe cats prefer a big box without a hood. A clear box that is deep gives them the size and security they need. Some behaviorists recommend a clear plastic storage container bottom as an ideal litter box. Of course, it is just as important to have the right litter and the box be clean.
An article that might be interesting to you is The Top 8 Reasons Why Your Kitty Won't Use the Litter Box
. This is an excellent article and a must read for all cat owners.
Best of luck!
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