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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Was looking at the Costco website trying to find their litter prices as we are finally on the last few boxes (last litter shopping trip was in Jan. lol) and came across this..
http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product....se=&lang=en-CA

Thoughts on it? Has anyone ever used it or something similar?
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I used one of those before. The cats just learned when it was on (I think they could hear it), and would still go where I had put it on the counter. When it was on they just walked around it.


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I wasn't thinking of buying it because a) $$ and b) none of my cats can jump up on the counters. I was just wondering about it as I figured it sounded better then it actually was.

Maybe it makes some sort of slight humming sound?
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We have an old version that plugs in, that Hubby used for an outdoor neighbor cat that was sleeping on his truck hood and spraying his tires(!) It worked. I think it makes a tiny electrical noise that cats can hear.

Gracie has been good about counters for the whole year we've had her - until just this past week! We've cut back her food a little because she was getting chubby - she's outgrown the kitten phase of three meals a day, I think, and only needs two plus a snack before bed. Anyway, she has taken to jumping on the counters to put her face into the dishes before they are scraped and put in the dishwasher, and this morning, she licked the butter which got left uncovered by mistake. Grrr! We are planning to put the Scat Mat out to see if we can get her off of the counters... I expect she is going to be too smart. We tried the Sticky Paws tape but she learned to walk around the sticky part...(We would bust her by finding her hunkered down in the kitchen sink trying to hide from view! She must be powerfully motivated, since the only association she has with the sink is getting baths every ten days!)

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Re: Scatmat

I thought this was a mat for cats to poop on.


Then I read the posts about cats "going on the counter" being cute....

I think I might be wrong....
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 11:00 PM
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The scat mat probably makes a high-frequency noise the kitties can hear. They would use high frequency voltage because that is more efficient for stepping up the voltage.

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