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The Scoop on Scoopers

ridiculous litter scoop

This, ladies and gentlemen, is NOT an appropriate tool for scooping your cat’s litterbox yet we see this quite frequently.  This always perplexes me as your standard issue, plastic, el-cheapo litter scoop is readily available at any dollar store.  The same litter scoop is also available at every major supermarket although it’ll run you more than a buck.  That being said, we run across all kinds of tools being used as litter scoops.  There are the slotted spoons; they are ok – they are metal so they stand up to tough scoops.  There are the flat, slotted spatulas; they are a little less than ok, but we can work around it.  There are also some people that scoop their litter with a large spoon.  As in, a spoon with no slots in it!  That one I just don’t get.  It takes forever and you end up throwing away more than you need to.

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Product Review – CleverCat Innovations Top Entry Litter Box

litterboxIf you share your home with both dogs and cats, chances are you’ve dealt with your dog snacking in the litterbox.  Gross, yes?  If you have a dog with pancreatitis you know that fatty foods (and snacks) are verboten.

Our 14 year old Jack Russell was recently diagnosed with pancreatitis and despite our best efforts controlling his food intake he kept having recurrences.  Then it hit me.  It was the cat poop that he was snacking on that was causing the issue.  I tried putting the litter box up and out of reach of the dog.  That didn’t work.  The cats didn’t like the new location.  So, I did some research and came upon the CleverCat Innovations Top Entry Litter Box.  It looked like the solution to our problem.

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