Petsafe has announced the launch of a new self-cleaning litter box, the ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box, Second Generation, an upgraded version of its original product.
The updated model features a neutral grey design that “reflects modern home décor trends” and a health counter that tracks how many times cats have used the box, helping alert owners of possible health issues.
Like the original version, the Second Generation litter box is reportedly the only self-cleaning litter box that uses disposable litter trays to provide “hands-off convenience and a clean, fresh smell”.
It works by using an automatic rake system that sweeps cats’ waste into a covered compartment 20 minutes after the box is used. Safety sensors detect when cats have left the box, which starts the timer for the automatic cleaning cycle.
The box also uses premium crystal litter which is said to provide five times better odour control than traditional clumping litter, whilst also being 99% dust-free. It is packed in a disposable litter tray with leak-proof plastic lining, and each replacement tray lasts up to 30 days, based on one cat.
Additional features of the product are that it has a “powerful, yet quiet” motor and comes with a power adaptor with a 1.8 m cord.
Petsafe said that this product, alongside the new covered ScoopFree model, which includes a cover for added privacy, demonstrates the commitment the brand has to developing waste management products that “put customer convenience front and centre”.
Rob Steele, marketing manager, Petsafe Brand, said: “One of our core values at PetSafe® is to listen to our customers’ feedback and this product upgrade is a key example of that – we learned they loved the health counter, which was previously only available on the ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box, so we’ve now included it in both new models.
“The original ScoopFree™ has always been one of our most popular products, providing owners with solutions to common litter box management concerns and we’re sure customers will love the benefits the new upgrades bring.”