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LitterMaid LM520

Cats are one of the easiest and virtually maintenance free pets you can have.  There are even cats that are toilet trained.  Until that happens though, you are going to want a litter box that demands as little care as possible.  It is a nuisance to have to clean a litter box, even with the cat pretty much looking after itself, and it can be unpleasant and quite unsanitary to have remnants of feces and urine lying around your house.  This is especially true if there are young children around.  Having an automatic self-cleaning litter box such as the LitterMaid LM520 can be a huge help.  It will make cleaning up after your cat as simple as can be.

The LM520 is a deluxe version of the standard LM500 model.  It is made for a medium sized cat and is designed for single cat households, although it can be used for multiple cat households as well, as long as the cats are not extraordinarily large.  The litter box uses premium clumping litter, which is more expensive than standard litter.  However, less of the premium litter is needed to fill the LM520.  Just like the LM500, the Littermaid LM520 can detect when the cat has exited the litter box and sets the timer for ten minutes from its departure for the cleaning cycle to begin.  The safety bar prevents any accident from happening, since it backs up at the slightest touch.  If the cat re-enters the cat box, the timer will reset.

The litter box has a detachable litter tray, which makes cleaning the unit extremely easy and convenient.  The deluxe LM520 includes the Paw Cleaning Ramp, which is basically a ramp that attaches to the litter box and is used for wiping off the cat’s paws from the litter.  This item is sold separately as well.  The product also includes four Odor-Absorbing Carbon Filters, something the standard litter box units do not come with.  The LM520 also comes with the triple action tool used for measuring the litter, and a cleaning brush as well.

The LM520 is basically the LM500 model with accessories.  It is the deluxe version of the standard size model, which comes with the Paw Cleaning Ramp and four Powerful Odor-Absorbing Carbon Filters, as do some of the other LitterMaid models.  It does not include the LitterMaid Kitty Kabana.  It comes with four waste receptacles, a cleaning brush and the triple action tool as well.  The LM520 litter box measures 23.5 x 16.5 x 8.5 inches and weighs 11.9 pounds.  It is suitable for a single, medium-sized cat household.

As in most LitterMaid automatic self-cleaning litter boxes, the LM520 requires premium clumping litter, which is more expensive than regular kitty litter but less of it is needed to fill the litter box.  The litter box can be plugged in with the AC adapter or powered by eight D-cell batteries, though they are recommended for backup use only.  The LM520 features the same detachable litter tray and safety bar, and has a timer that starts a cleaning cycle ten minutes after the cat’s exit.

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