If your hectic lifestyle makes it challenging to keep up with your cat’s needs, this could well be the product for you. Automatic litter boxes free up your time by dealing with your cat’s waste while keeping an eye on our fur baby’s health metrics through smart tracking.
Do you spend most of the day at the office? Are you frequently away on business trips? Or are preoccupied with caring for your family? If so, a self-cleaning litter box could well be the solution you have been searching for to ease up the day-to-day. These high-tech cat products will take care of your cat’s litter box situation, giving you one less thing to do throughout the day. Let’s explore how!
Self-Cleaning After Every Use
No one wants to tackle a dirty litter box after a stressful day at the office. But, ignoring your kitty’s smelly bathroom space will only result in a stressed cat and a foul-smelling home. With an automatic litter box, the highly accurate sensors initiate a cleaning cycle after every use.
The device’s intelligent system cleans the box more thoroughly and effectively than is possible with the traditional scooping method. The most common cleaning processes are the rotating globe and the horizontal rake. Both ways sift out all of the soiled particles leaving only clean litter in the tray.
What’s more, many newer units such as the AutoEgg or Aimicat contain advanced motors that operate almost silently. This means you don’t have to worry about being woken up at night when the litter box starts to clean.
Plus, automatic litter boxes like the Aimicat use a cat-approved, non-stick silicone material inside the litter bed. This makes it easy for the rotating function to clean any residue off the sides during a cycle.
Automatic litter trays start cleaning very promptly after your cat has done its business. For example, the AutoEgg waits just 5 minutes before it commences a self-cleaning. This ensures your kitty has enough time to leave the litter box but removes the waste before odors can spread and linger.
Additionally, the rake moves through the tray in a slow, safe, and gentle motion. Each cleaning cycle takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. By this time, all waste is concealed in the air-tight waste compartment, preventing scents from seeping out.
Some automatic litter boxes also use carbon filters to control litter box odors. These filters fit into the back of the waste drawer. Whenever waste enters the compartment, the pressure system pushes the smells to the carbon filter, neutralizing them.
Litter Tracking And Dust Control
Automatic litter boxes will not only keep the litter bed spotless, but they will keep the area around the box clean too. One of the biggest problems cat owners experience with traditional litter trays is the amount of litter that escapes from the box from kicking or entry/exit.
If you have an uncovered litter box with low sides, your kitty can easily kick out half the litter just from normal bathroom rituals and digging. Even if your cat is not much of a digger, litter particles have an annoying habit of sticking to your feline’s paws when they leave the litter box. This means you find grains of litter all over the house and have to make time to clean them up daily.
Automatic litter boxes come with an array of designs that can help to stop this from happening. Firstly, many of these units are covered, and the sides and back are fully enclosed. The entrance is the only place where litter can escape, but the placement of a tracking step here deals with that problem too. The cellular trapping pad of the AutoEgg catches the particles on your cat’s paws as your kitty leaves the box, so your fur baby cannot flick them off onto your sofa!
Automatic litter boxes are pretty self-sufficient and can run day-to-day without your assistance. All you will need to do is empty the waste drawer when it is full and replace the liner.
For one cat, you’ll find you’ll have to empty the trash every 5 to 7 days, depending on your cat’s litter box usage. Of course, if you have multiple cats sharing one box, you’ll need to do this more often.
But, this doesn’t mean you have to check the drawer every few days. Some automatic litter boxes have an intelligent system that will alert you when the drawer is full, making this process as effortless for you as possible. When emptying the waste drawer, it’s also good practice to top up the litter.
The AutoEgg is a strong example of a unit that will also alert you of any bathroom irregularities you need to know. So, if your cat hasn’t pooped in a long time, or on the contrary, if they are using the box more than usual, the health tracker and alert system will flag this up on the display panel as abnormal.
This is possible thanks to the precise weight sensors that detect and log how much waste your feline eliminates each time. As a busy cat parent, we know it can be hard to keep an eye out for digestive issues like these, especially if you’re out of the house for long periods of the day. Your automatic litter box acts as a helpful assistant, caring for your cat when you need to focus on other things.
The health tracker of the AutoEgg will also keep track of your cat’s weight. When we’re rushing around trying to juggle things, we tend to overlook things such as changes in our pets.
However, if your feline becomes an unhealthy weight, this can lead to many other health problems. You can prevent this from happening in the easiest way possible. Simply check the log now and again to ensure your kitty’s weight is stable and healthy.
Technology helps to make our lives easier. High-tech products can save us time and thus, reduce our stress. As a busy pet parent, you’ll want to spend the limited time you have bonding with your fur baby rather than cleaning up after them. Upgrade your life today by switching to a high-tech self-cleaning unit.