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Catit is a brand until rather recently I had never heard of. Now though me and my cat, Myrtle own quite a few things, mainly toys and the likes from this brand.
I bought this from a local independent pet shop and it cost me £2.50. I keep mislaying my usual pooper scooper so felt I should buy a spare one and seeing that this was made by Catit I snapped it up.
In appearance this is quite nice actually. I bought ours in a silver colour though it is also available in a royal blue shade, not that I had that option when I bought ours though. Where this differs from other pooper scoopers I have seen/owned or used in the past is that this is shorter and easier for me to deal with and handle. Its made of very smooth, washable plastic with quite a thick handle though not cumbersome and it has a flat base to that and it is able to stand up and it also has a hole to hang it up with should you want to. The shovel part is integrated to the handle and quite wide and deep with several holes in it that again are not too big or too small....this is simply great and really handy!
You can use this for dog or cat mess of course, Myrtle is of course a cat and I use this to spot clean damp patches or urine and poop from her litter tray. Its easy for me to use and not one bit flimsy and I really do like the shorter length this has to it making it so simple for me to use! I don't find little bits of dirty cat litter to go through the holes at all and mess slides off it when I tap it into a bin liner, its easy to wash it up and has stayed in very good condition although I use it a few times a day most days!
Its worth the money this one and I'm glad I paid a bit more than paying usually about a pound for one cos it will last us!
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If you have a pet cat in your house and he or she doesn't do all their business outside and you have a litter tray - you will find that a litter scoop is a definite necessity. We had out last 2 cats from kittens and as such they had to use a litter tray until they both got all of their injections and were old enough to be able to go outside to do their business. We bought a 'kitten pack' which came with the (tiny) litter tray and scoop and poop bags and bowl etc but the littler scoop was useless after a while. It had no holes in it which meant that when we were scooping out their poops we were also taking out loads of cat litter with it - ridiculous.
We invested in a CatIt litter scoop and it was one of the best things we ever did. We have used it for both of our cats so there was no need to have to buy a second one. Ours is in red/pink but I think you can choose from a variety of different colours. We bought our scoop from Pets at Home and it cost just under £2 at the time. It has proven to be hard wearing and durable and obviously made to last.
What we like about this scoop is all the little holes it has in the middle. This means that when our cat did a poop we could just scoop out the poop and litter where it had all clumped together and the fresh clean little didn't go to waste as it falls out through the holes in the scoop and back into the litter tray again. This means less wastage for us as cat litter is expensive enough as it is to buy.
The scoop is also covered in at the sides so the litter doesn't fall out if you don't want it to. I just give the scoop a gentle shake when I've scoped out the poop to help the fresh litter to fall back through.
It's easy to keep clean and hygienic and we just clean it outside in the back garden as my dear other half will not let me clean it over the kitchen sink.
Overall, it's a great shape, nice and handy and the holes are the perfect size no matter what sort of cat litter you happen to use.
Whizz the cat is my lovely furry friend but one of the things I don't like about owning a cat is cleaning up the litter tray. We have a litter tray in our utility room which is a great place for it as its basically a tray full of wee and poo and so to be able to hide it away is great although it does need frequent cleaning and I like to do it at least twice a day as I can't stand to see a dirty tray.
These days litter granules are really good and do absorb wee very well. You almost cannot tell that she's gone most of the time as the littler tray still smells nice and clean but the litter will clump as it gets wet so you know that the cat has gone. Whizz will also bury her poos when she has done one so you get these little clumps of poo with granules all over them. IN order to clean the tray out we have a litter scoop which in my opinion is essential. Sometimes if I forget to clean up there is just too much wee and poo in there and the best thing is to just tip all the litter in the bin and start again but this can be costly so if I remember to clean up frequently a scoop does just the job.
We decided upon the pink coloured scoop as Whizz is a girl but you can buy it in blue too. The scoop is slightly scooped so when you push it into the litter you are able to pick up quite a bit and generally get everything in one go which is nice. The scoop is also quite large so you get a good amount up at a time. What I like about this scoop is that is goes up at the sides so the litter doesn't just fall off the edge of the scoop and onto the floor. This can be annoying if you then have to pick i tup off the floor but with this scoop it doesn't happen.
On the middle of the scoop there are lots of little holes in quite a fun bubble looking pattern. This is a great design as when you scoop up the poo and clumped wee the clean litter falls through the holes and back into the tray so you can use it again and the old dirty stuff stays in the scoop so you can then throw it away, the perfect way to clean up.
This scoop is plastic so its very easy to clean. I generally just brush off the dust from the litter and if there is any dirt that gets on it I can just rinse it under the tap or give it a wipe with a disinfecting cloth. The scoop costs just £1.99 from Pets at Home and is a great tool to have when you have cats and litter trays.
Dealing with the cat litter box is my least favourite job but I have a sensitive nose so I have to keep on top of it. My cat is a little bit peculiar too and does not like to go in a dirty box, you have to take the poo out of the box after he does it. To keep on top of the problem, I bought this cat litter scoop.
==Price and availability==
This scoop will set up back a grand amount of £3.99 from Pets At Home. This is pricey for a bit of moulded plastic but at the time it was the only one I could find and I liked the design.
This scoop is made from plastic and has a long handle. The whole thing measures 32 cm. The scoop is not overly round but is more flat, it is designed with a sort of sieve in mind as it has holes in it that litter can fall through. The overall construction of the item is ok and you can see why they get away with charging nearly four pounds for it. It is sturdy, well made and has a nice feel to it. The handle is easy to hold with a square bottom that stops your hand from sliding off.
The first couple of times I used this, I thought it was great. You stick it in the litter, scoop up the poo, shake the scoop over the litter tray so you end up with just the poo rather than poo and litter and pop it in a nappy sack to put in the bin. I liked the way the scoop didn't remove too much litter with it, after all if I am doing this three times a day I do not want to remove too much litter every time or I would end up with hardly anything left. After a few uses though, the scoop ended up looking a bit dirty. As you shake the scoop you are rolling around the excrement on the tool so inevitably some does deposit on the scoop itself. Lovely. I was not sure where to keep the scoop so ended up keeping it in a plastic bag next to the litter box as I did really want something so unhygienic out. In the end, I found scooping in the litter tray with my hand in a nappy bag far more successful as all you need to do is turn the bag inside out and you have the job done. That was another disadvantage to the litter scoop as the spade end was quite wide it was always a performance trying to get the poo into the bag!
Ah! A pointless instrument that I should never have purchased in the first place and I probably would not recommend it.
Robust large meshed litter scoop ideal for clumping and eco litter. Can be stood or hung up. Comfortable handle and large meshed scoop for easy cleaning of cat litter boxes.