Five Things Every Cat Parent Needs to Prevent Litter Tracking

We've rounded up all the cat supplies you'll need to make sure your feline friend has a clean space—and won't track litter throughout your house.

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Purina Tidy Cats Dust-Free Litter

Whether you're a new pet parent or simply looking for new ways to keep their space clean, this Purina Tidy Cats litter is the product you want. It's dust-free and more than 50 percent lighter than other kitty litters, making it easy to scoop and clean up. Once you start using it you'll be saying goodbye to dusty paw prints all over your floors. ($24; petco.com)

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Enclosed Cat Litter Box

This enclosed cat pan is a step up from the open rectangular litter box, and it'll help keep your house cleaner, too. It's great for households with multiple cats and allows them to cover up their business without pushing it outside of the box. Plus, it comes with a replaceable air filter for odor control. Fill it with the Purina dust-free litter above for a clean combination. When it's time for a deep clean, simply wipe down the litter box with soap that's safe to use around pets and rinse with water. ($19; target.com)

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Arm and Hammer Cat Litter Mat

If you're looking for an affordable way to keep your home free of litter, try placing this cat mat in front of the litter box. It features a webbed pattern that catches stray pieces that might be stuck to your cat's paws as they leave their box and is made from durable, easy-to-clean rubber. Simply shake it out like a normal rug and wipe it down with a damp towel. ($7; walmart.com)

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Dustpan Set

A simple way to help with litter tracking is to make sure the area surrounding the litter box stays clean. Use this dustpan set to prevent litter build-up and sweep away any messes your cat might leave behind. It's available in four pretty colors and comes with a wooden brush that attaches to the pan for easy storage. ($29; westelm.com)

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Pet Nail Clippers

Instead of booking appointments with the groomer every two weeks, pick up these pet clippers and you can trim your cat's claws at home. Not only will it save you time and money, it'll help keep their paws clean, too. Cats can get things stuck under their nails just like humans do, but keeping their claws trimmed can help minimize litter tracking. If it's your kitty's first time getting her nails clipped, make sure to have plenty of treats on hand as a reward! ($10, usually $13; amazon.com)

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