After talking about it for quite some time, our little family recently decided to add another member to our family. One of the reasons we’d been excited to buy an acreage was the fact we’d finally have to room to add a pet to our family. And when we saw an adorable Bengal kitten available in our area, we couldn’t resist him!
Having a kitten in the house is a lot of fun, but if there’s one thing about cats that’s no fun at all, it’s cleaning a litter box. So, when PetSafe Canada gave me the chance to review its innovative ScoopFree litter box, I was delighted.
This litter box is designed to make dealing with cat waste as pleasant of an experience as it can possibly be. First, we put the disposable cardboard box in place under the litter box top. Then we added the included Blue Crystal Litter and plugged in the device.
Just like that, we were done dealing with kitty litter for the next month or so! The PetSafe ScoopFree Litter Box uses a motion-activated raking system to scoop litter into a back compartment and hide it away. When the compartment is full, the entire disposable cardboard box is replaced with a new one.
Our new kitten Hamlet was already litter-trained, so we were curious to see if he would take to the PetSafe ScoopFree quickly. His first night, we introduced him to the litter box a few times to get him used to its look and place in the house. By the next day, he had used it successfully.
One of my biggest worries about the system had been that the automatic rake might frighten Hamlet away from the box, but PetSafe was one step ahead of me. The litter box has sensors to detect when the box is being used. At those times, the rake will not activate.
After the box is empty, however, the litter box kicks into gear and sweeps cat waste into the compartment at the end of the box. When the compartment is full, the entire cardboard base, litter, cat poop and all, just get tossed in the trash.
Using a system that involved throwing away the entire litter box was new for me, but I really enjoyed how much cleaner it made the experience. Since I always have my hands on my baby, I want as little contact with cat waste as possible and the ScoopFree makes that easy.
Of course, as one would suspect, the cost of the ScoopFree litter box system is a little higher than a traditional litter box. The trays and litter for the system come in a package that retails for about $25. The box lasts approximately a month, depending on the cat. Personally, I find that the time I save dealing with cat poop makes the system worth the extra cost.
Want to see how the ScoopFree litter box works for you and your cat? PetSafe is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader their own ScoopFree Original Litter Box, a $200 value! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about your own special kitty.
While some people may not mind getting up close and personal with their cat’s litter box, it’s something that I definitely appreciate not having to worry about. And the time and hassle I save make the slightly higher cost worth every penny for me! Visit the PetSafe website to learn more about this innovative system and see if it may be the litter box you’ve always dreamed of.