A sphinx cat sits in a blue litter box.

What is the Best Thing to Put Under the Litter Box to Catch Litter?

What is the best way to prevent litter tracking? Placing a mat under litter boxes (also known as litterboxes, litter pans or litterpans) or in front of the litter box can catch litter tossed or tracked out as your cat uses it.

Using a litter box mats helps keep the rest of the house clean and minimizes litter tracking.

There are 2 considerations when choosing a litter box mat:

After you select a mat, watch how your cat uses it. Some cats will walk totally around the box and pace back and forth trying to figure out how to get in the box without walking on the mat. If this is the case, you may want to buy a different type of mat.

KEY POINT: Observe how your cat uses whatever mat you choose, as they may not like it.
The goal is to reduce tracking without discouraging your cat from using their litter box.

I hope this information helps you choose the right litter box mat for your home.