LitterMaid High Sided Litter Pan Review

If you have a cat that likes to dig too much or urinates over the litter box, the LitterMaid High Sided Litter Pan helps to contain part of that mess with its high walls of 11 inches tall on sides and back.
This litter box is made of antimicrobial plastic that reduces the bacteria grown into the plastic preventing odors.

The inside of the litter box is easy to clean, with no odd shaped corners and a lower front entry making the scooping a lot easier.

FEATURES

  • High sides help to contain litter spillage or urine
  • Antimicrobial product protection
  • Easy to clean
  • Litter Box Dimensions: 19.5” L x 16.8” W x 11” H (with handles)
  • Inside dimensions on top: 17.5” L x 13″ W (approx.)
  • Lowest point of entry from floor: 5 inches
  • Front side height (sides of entry): 9.5 inches
  • Color: Light Grey
  • Shipping weight: 1.8 lbs

MATERIAL & CONSTRUCTION

LitterMaid High sided litter pan is made from a treated plastic to avoid bacteria buildup. This means the plastic has been injected with an anti-microbial substance prior to being molded which gives it this antibacterial characteristic.

The construction makes this litter box easy to clean since its walls are smooth and the bottom is a little more textured to make it stronger against scratching. The inside of the litter box is free of ridges or grooves to make it more scoop friendly.

PROS

  • Plastic with antimicrobial protection
  • High walls help to contain the cat’s urine or feces and kicked litter
  • Less litter around, less vacuum cleaning
  • Lower entry helps cats to enter the box easily, good for elderly or disable cats
  • The front is deep enough to hold at least 4 inches of litter
  • Grey color blends just right and doesn’t show the litter dust up the sides
  • Inside is easy to clean

CONS

  • Cats can still dig or kick litter towards the entry and spill litter outside
  • The stickers outside of the litter box are really hard to remove.
  • The inside dimension is smaller than the outside so it’s not big enough for large cats
  • Dimensions of this product sometimes varies

TIPS & TRICKS

A good product to remove the stickers is the WD-40 Spray that works well with any type of glue.

Another tip to remove the stickers is having a lot of patience and carefully pick off a tiny corner and slowly pull, making sure to see the adhesive on the sticker at all times while pulling. This takes about 20 minutes to completely remove without leaving glue residues.

To deal with possible litter going out through the entry, get a mat and place it right outside the entryway. All that litter will go there, you just grab the mat and dump the residue litter right back in the box.

 

CONCLUSION

LitterMaid High Sided Litter Pan is a good solution for high cat peers that don’t like covered litter boxes. The lower entry is a good advantage for elderly cats, kittens or disabled pets, but this could be a “con” if the cat decides to urinate against the entry or to cover against that direction as well.

Also, if you have a tall cat this may not be your solution since the walls are 11 inches and may not be tall enough for your tall cat.

 

BOTTOM LINE

LitterMaid High Sided Litter Box is suitable:

  • For kittens
  • For small to average sized cats
  • Heavy diggers only if you use a litter catching system outside the entry

 This litter pan is recommended with reservations for:

  • A cat that urinates high if it doesn’t tend to aim towards the entry
  • Vigorous diggers (if they dig against the entry)

x LitterMaid litter pan may not be suitable:

  • Large tall cats
  • If you don’t want to deal with hard-to-remove stickers

 

 

Lorena Avila is a Marketing Engineer, Writer, cat figures collector, cat lover and cat owner as well but above all a very passionate investigator of felines. She started investigating cat products 5 years ago when she couldn’t find reliable reviews on the internet to buy an automatic feeder for her own cat and since then she has been helping others providing honest information online.